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Chris Heivly

The Startup Factory
Managing Partner
Raleigh-Durham, NC
Chris Heivly is an accomplished executive in the software-technology sector with proven experience in marketing, sales, business development, investment finance and operations. His accomplishments include:
One of the co-founders of MapQuest (sold to AOL for $1.2B)
Managing Director of 77 Capital ($25M Venture Fund)
CEO, COO or President of several companies ranging in size from $200k to $20M in annual revenue.

Chris is currently one of two Managing Directors of THE STARTUP FACTORY a seed-level investment fund making 10-14 new investments per year. In addition to TSF, Chris is the founder of the Big Top Job Fair and a national writer and speaker about startups and startup communities.