Gavin Christensen Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 2

  • Exits
  • 2

Exits

Gavin Christensen General Information

Description

Mr. Gavin Christensen is the Founder and serves as General Partner at Kickstart Seed Fund. He was a Board Member at Lera Investment Technologies and ZenPrint. Mr. Christensen serves as Chairman at Spiff. Mr. Christensen serves as Board Member at Localfluence, Moises, National Venture Capital Association, and AdWallet. He served as Board Member at Chargeback. Since founding Kickstart in 2008, he has been responsible for all aspects of managing the firm in addition to leading due diligence and investment decisions in conjunction with Kickstart's Investment Committee. He recognized the need for both leadership and seed-stage capital in the region, so he launched Kickstart to fill this gap. Starting a seed-stage firm away from the coasts amidst the Great Recession was not easy, to say the least. But this experience means Gavin understands what it's like to see a vision for the future that few others do and he knows what it takes to make that vision a reality. His guidance to founders is born of first-hand experience and a desire to build not just a fund but an entire ecosystem. Gavin loves being part of the startup journey for entrepreneurs. Prior to Kickstart, Mr. Christensen was an analyst, associate and principal at vSpring (now Signal Peak). Before vSpring Capital, he also worked as a Vertical Strategy Associate for Google and as a consultant in Monitor Group's Cambridge office where he advised clients on a range of strategic, operational and organizational improvements. Mr. Christensen began his career at Fidelity Investments as an investment representative. Mr. Christensen received a Master of Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management and a B.S. in Economics (with Honors), cum laude, from Brigham Young University. Mr. Christensen currently sits on the boards of CloudApp, Chatbooks, Grow, Lucid Software, PhotoPharmics, Qzzr, RackWare and Claravine. Previously, Mr. Christensen also was a Board Member of JackRabbit Systems. Mr. Christensen served as Board Member at Banyan.

Contact Information

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 2750 East Cottonwood Parkway
  • Suite 160
  • Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
  • United States
+1 (801) 000-0000

Gavin Christensen Investments (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Qzzr 24-Sep-2014 Seed Round 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 00000 00000000000
000000000 21-Oct-2011 0000 00000 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Startup 00000 00000000000

Gavin Christensen Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Qzzr 18-Oct-2022 Merger/Acquisition
000000000 22-Jan-2013 000000000000000000

Gavin Christensen Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Gavin Christensen Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Gavin Christensen Angel Investor 00 0 00 Cottonwood Heights, UT