Chris Calder - DIRECTOR

Chris Calder is a Director at EPIC Ventures, where he leads early stage investments in technology, software, and new media companies. Chris has led or been involved with the firm’s investments in VNDLY, Canopy Tax, Joyent (acquired: Samsung),, Health Catalyst, Simplus, SaltStack, and Orchestrate (acquired: CenturyLink). Chris has also held board positions at VNDLY, Joyent (acquired: Samsung), and Adaptive Computing (acquired: ALA Services).

Prior to joining EPIC, Chris was a member of the founding team at XYDO, an early content aggregation startup. At XYDO Chris held a variety of roles across product, growth, and finance, helping raise two rounds of venture funding and growing the company to over a million users weeks after launch.

Chris serves as Board Vice Chair for the Rocky Mountain Venture Capital Association, and is a frequent speaker on the topic of entrepreneurship outside of the Bay Area. He holds an MBA from Wharton and a BS in Management from Brigham Young University.


  • MBA - The Wharton School

  • BS, Management - Brigham Young University


  • VNDLY (Board Member)

  • Joyent (Board Observer, Acquired: Samsung)

  • Orchestrate (Acquired: CenturyLink)


  • Adaptive Computing (Board Member, Acquired: ALA Services)

  • Canopy Tax

  • Health Catalyst


  • Nuvi

  • SaltStack

  • Simplus