Chris Lynch is a partner at Atlas Venture in the technology group. Prior to joining Atlas in 2012, Chris was CEO of Vertica Systems, where he led the company from late-stage startup to the number one ranked big data company in the market and its acquisition by HP in March of 2011. Before that he was an executive at four successful early-stage startups that were acquired by public companies.

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