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Tom Kippola - Venture Partner

Tom is a Venture Partner for SVD Capital, and is the co-founder, along with Geoffrey Moore, of The Chasm Group, the leading market strategy firm in Silicon Valley to technology startups. He has served as a Venture Partner to Voyager Capital since 2000, and is a Managing Director with the Chasm Group.

Tom has advised many technology data analytics companies on their market strategies and product offerings, including Ayla Networks, Wise.io, Autogrid, Sensys Networks, ClearCommerce, Kryptiq, Tropos Networks, Elemental Technologies, ChargePoint, and MindSumo.

Tom has written numerous articles that have appeared in such publications as Forbes ASAP and he is co-author of the best-selling book The Gorilla Game: Picking Winners in High Technology. Tom has been a keynote speaker at over 20 high technology industry conferences. Prior to his consulting career, Tom was Director of Marketing for a venture-backed developer of software for support automation.

He graduated with a BGS from the University of Michigan, where he studied electrical engineering and business.