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“There's a real joy and figuring out the solutions to people's problems.” - Chris Morton
Chris Morton is an operating partner at Orchid Black. Chris launches and accelerates the profitable growth of companies by creatively mapping technology to successful business models and market penetration strategies, leveraging industry partnerships, and securing institutional and strategic investment.
Highlights for Chris include being the co-founder of SkyCross which sold over 750 million antennas and was later acquired by Airgain.
Chris is also the co-founder of Mesh Networks which was acquired by Motorola and has also raised over $85 million in capital. Chris was awarded the GE Doctoral Fellowship and the Cade Prize for Company Innovation and Leadership.
Community involvement for Chris includes being the former Chairman and now Advisory Board for a Grove Florida and a member of the Executive Committee of Orlando Tech Council.
When it comes to business advice, Chris says, know your strengths and limitations. Be open to feedback and new ideas and hire accordingly. Chris's bucket list includes traveling to Egypt, learning about the structure and uses of DNA from experts, and learning to play the electric guitar when he isn't playing the drums. Chris earned his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Communication Systems.
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