Christopher S. Gladwin

Co-Founder at Ocient

Christopher S. Gladwin

Christopher S. Gladwin

Co-Founder at Ocient

Overview
Career Highlights

Ocient
Cleversafe, Inc.
MusicNow LLC

RelSci Relationships

2159

Number of Boards

6

Birthday

1964

Age

56

Number of Awards

2

Relationships
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Executive in Residence at Costanoa Ventures

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center

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President at Illinois Institute of Technology

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Chief Executive Officer at Fast Heat, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Chicago Ventures LLC

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Strategic Advisor at OCA Venture Partners LLC

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Strategic Advisor at OCA Venture Partners LLC

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Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer at Ocient

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Chief Executive Officer at SITO Mobile Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at Halo Investing, Inc.

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Christopher S. Gladwin
Co-Founder at Ocient
Education
Bachelor's in Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Career History
Founder
2004 - 2016

Cleversafe, Inc. provides object storage system solutions. It offers dispersed storage network or dsNet, a system that provides comprehensive operation and maintenance functions. The firm also offers accesser appliance services data requests from applications and performs the IDA calculations as needed, storing and retrieving the slices for each data item to and from the slicestor storage nodes. The company was founded by Chris Gladwin in November 2004 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Founder
Prior

Cruise Technologies, Inc. develops wireless technology. The firm develops and markets CruiseConnect platform that enables server-class and wireless thin client computing, through OEM and licensing partners worldwide. It serves the healthcare, government, military, manufacturing, and warehousing industries. The company was founded in 1997 and is located in Arlington Heights, IL.

Strategic Advisor
Current

OCA Venture Partners focuses on investments in companies with dramatic growth potential, primarily in technology, financial services, for-profit education and technology-enabled services businesses. The firm leads or co-leads a majority of their deals which are typically syndicated with one or more institutional investors. Initial investments range from $1 million to 2 million with a target of $3 million to $5 million per company. OCA Ventures targets initial rounds of $6 million or less but they are opportunistic and will consider smaller and larger deals.OCA Ventures typically participates in a company's first round of institutional capital. This may range from seed stage (pre-product, pre-revenue) to expansion stage ($3 million to $8 million in revenue, near profitability). OCA Ventures looks to own a meaningful portion of their but they are a minority investor and do not often take controlling interest. OCA Ventures typically seeks investments that can return 5x to 10x invested capital or more.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Prior

Cruise Technologies, Inc. develops wireless technology. The firm develops and markets CruiseConnect platform that enables server-class and wireless thin client computing, through OEM and licensing partners worldwide. It serves the healthcare, government, military, manufacturing, and warehousing industries. The company was founded in 1997 and is located in Arlington Heights, IL.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Prior

MusicNow LLC distributes downloadable music over the Internet. MusicNow will only use the information it collects for the purposes of enhancing your MusicNow experience and providing you with a more personalized music discovery and membership experience. MusicNow collects information from their users at several different points on their website or during software installation.

Director
Prior

Cleversafe, Inc. provides object storage system solutions. It offers dispersed storage network or dsNet, a system that provides comprehensive operation and maintenance functions. The firm also offers accesser appliance services data requests from applications and performs the IDA calculations as needed, storing and retrieving the slices for each data item to and from the slicestor storage nodes. The company was founded by Chris Gladwin in November 2004 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Illinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programs in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design. Founded in 1940 and tracing its roots back to the 1890s with the foundings of Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis Institute, IIT brings a focused, interdisciplinary approach to education, including the Interprofessional Projects Program.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) is a non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurs on their path to building high-growth, sustainable businesses that serve as platforms for economic development and civic leadership. Its flagship project, 1871, fulfills CEC’s vision of a central address for entrepreneurs in Chicago. CEC runs and operates the workspace, develops programming, organizes events and ensures that the culture of 1871 allows entrepreneurs the greatest opportunity for success.

Chairman Emeritus of the Board
Current
Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$100 - $249
2011

The Anti-Cruelty Society provides animal rescue services. The firm's services include behavior helpline, end of life services, feral trap/neuter/return program, giving up pet for adoption, pet food pantries, pet loss support group, pet visitation, report abuse, SAFE program, and friends who care. The company was founded on January 19, 1899 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

$100 - $249
2009

The Anti-Cruelty Society provides animal rescue services. The firm's services include behavior helpline, end of life services, feral trap/neuter/return program, giving up pet for adoption, pet food pantries, pet loss support group, pet visitation, report abuse, SAFE program, and friends who care. The company was founded on January 19, 1899 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

Political Donations
$1,000
2013

Representative from Illinois's 10th Congressional District

$500
2012

Representative from Illinois's 10th Congressional District

$500
2012

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is the official campaign arm of the Democrats in the House. The DCCC is the only political committee in the country whose principal mission is to support Democratic House candidates every step of the way.

Investments
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Cleversafe, Inc. provides object storage system solutions. It offers dispersed storage network or dsNet, a system that provides comprehensive operation and maintenance functions. The firm also offers accesser appliance services data requests from applications and performs the IDA calculations as needed, storing and retrieving the slices for each data item to and from the slicestor storage nodes. The company was founded by Chris Gladwin in November 2004 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

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Cruise Technologies, Inc. develops wireless technology. The firm develops and markets CruiseConnect platform that enables server-class and wireless thin client computing, through OEM and licensing partners worldwide. It serves the healthcare, government, military, manufacturing, and warehousing industries. The company was founded in 1997 and is located in Arlington Heights, IL.

Awards & Honors
2013
Crain's Chicago Business Magazine - Tech 50
2012
Crain's Chicago Business Magazine - Tech 50
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