Chris Thomajan has been a CFO since 1990 in a variety of industries, including: biotech, medtech, software, digital media, Internet services and investment banking.
Chris was a founding partner of America’s Growth Capital, a boutique investment bank focused on emerging growth technology companies. He was the early stage CFO/VP Operations for Asurion Corporation which is a closely held, multi-billion-dollar private company. He was also the founding CFO for a pioneering Internet company, Delphi Internet Services, which was acquired by News Corporation in 1993. He was a Vice President at News Corporation post acquisition, and opened Delphi’s London office.
Since joining TechCXO in 2007, Chris has worked with emerging tech companies such as Mashable, Mascoma and Ektron (acquired by Accel/KKR in December 2014).
With TechCXO, Chris has primarily focused on the biotech sector and has been the founding CFO for outstanding companies such as Relay (RLAY), Keros (KROS), Catabasis (CATB), Adheron (acquired by Roche in October 2015), Ribometrix, Cyteir, Decibel, QurAlis and EnClear.
Chris has extensive experience in raising debt and equity. He has also been involved in numerous M&A transactions and has managed the operations of several start-up companies during rapid revenue growth.
Chris holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Dartmouth College
The Latest from Chris Thomajan
Fundraising: A Primer for the CEO
For non-finance professionals, much of what a CFO does is a mystery and more than a little daunting. Cash flow statements, 409a valuations, tax, audit, treasury, stock options,...Full Article
Rheostat Therapeutics Raises $23 Million Series A Financing; Developing Potential Treatments for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Rheostat Therapeutics, a biotech company focused on the discovery of novel treatments for neurodegeneration, cognition and rare diseases announced the close of a Series A financi...Full Article
Managing Capital Intensive Startups Guide
Managing a capital-intensive startup is tricky. Authored by TechCXO's Managing Partner - Boston Chris Thomajan, follow these straightforward guidelines to principles, perspec...Full Article
Catabasis Client Case Study
Catabasis is a pharmaceutical and drug discovery platform. It had initially funded the company through a round of convertible debt but needed a financing plan, an infrastructur...Full Article
Mashable Client Case Study
During a period of rapid growth, Mashable needed to develop its key operational processes, including budgeting, billing & collections, purchasing and cash management. See...Full Article
Board Management Guide
Managing a board of directors can be a huge challenge even for experienced entrepreneurs. What do they expect for an agenda? Who should participate? The preparation that is requi...Full Article
A Guide to Financial Sanity – CFO to the Rescue
You recently launched your company after years of planning and wondering if you could actually do it. You’ve maxed out your credit cards and hit up your friends and family for ...Full Article
Board Management Part 3 – KPIs
In my prior post related to boards of directors, I discussed when to add independent directors to your board. In this article, I will cover some critical aspects of managing y...Full Article
Board Management Part 2 – Adding Independent Directors to Your Board
Adding Independent Directors to your Board In my last post, I discussed how to manage your board of directors – things to do and not to do. In this article, I discuss the adv...Full Article