Chris Rust Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Investments
  • 8

  • Portfolio
  • 4

  • Exits
  • 3


Chris Rust General Information


Chris Rust is a venture capitalist in Silicon Valley. He focuses on information technology and technology-enabled services companies that address large markets. From August 2013 to present his venture investments include Cyphort, GoEuro, Reflektion, Robin Systems, and Vera. From November 2004 to July 2013 he was a Partner at U.S. Venture Partners. From July of 2002 to October 2004 he was the CEO of Mahi (Meriton). From January 1998 to July 2002 he was a Partner at Sequoia Capital. From 1985 to 1997 Chris spent 12 years in operating roles that include Co-Founder and Lead Architect of broadband access pioneer Roadrunner (Time Warner Cable Internet), startup product management at Carrier Access (IPO CACS) and Comcore (National Semiconductor), and software development at US West and MITRE. Chris was an early stage venture investor in Abrizio (PMCS), Avanex (IPO AVNX), Dune (Broadcom), GoPro (IPO GPRO), Kaiam, LVL7 (Broadcom), Mellanox (IPO MLNX), SwitchOn (PMCS), Telera (Alcatel), VxTel (INTC), and Zerto. He was also an investment team member on AltoBeam, Netscreen (IPO NSCN), Optichron (NetLogic), and Trusteer (IBM).

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • 3340 Hillview Avenue
  • San Luis Obispo, CA 93403
  • United States
+1 (650) 000-0000

Chris Rust Investments (8)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Tignis 10-May-2019 Seed Round 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
Swift Navigation 08-Dec-2015 00000 00000 0000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue
Vera 31-Oct-2014 00000 00000 0000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue
Omio 13-Aug-2014 00000 00000 000.00 Other Restaurants, Hotels and Leisure Generating Revenue
Zerto 09-Jun-2014 00000 00000 0000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue
Cato Digital 01-Jun-2014 00000 00000 00.000 Other Commercial Services Generating Revenue
Reflektion 04-Mar-2014 Early Stage VC 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
Vera 01-Feb-2014 Seed Round 000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue

Chris Rust Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Reflektion 22-Sep-2021 Buyout/LBO
Zerto 01-Sep-2021 000000000000000000 00000
Vera 23-Dec-2020 0000000000

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Chris Rust FAQs

  • Who is Chris Rust?

    Chris Rust is an angel Investor who has made 8 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Chris Rust?

    Chris Rust is an angel investor.

  • What does Chris Rust do?

    As an angel investor, Chris Rust invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has Chris Rust invested in?

    Chris Rust has made numerous investments in companies like Tignis, Swift Navigation, and Vera within the Business/Productivity Software, Electronic Equipment and Instruments, and Network Management Software industries.

  • What has Chris Rust invested in recently?

    Chris Rust's latest investment was on 10-May-2019 in Tignis, a company within the Business/Productivity Software industry.

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