Angel Investor - Interlock Capital
Most recently, Christopher Rae was SVP of Sales, Asia-Pacific & Global Strategic Partnerships at Verimatrix, providing leadership for all sales, business development, partnerships, and operational activities in the APAC region, and partnerships globally. His efforts drove the company’s expansion of cybersecurity software solutions for media, entertainment, and telecom, and developing Blue Ocean Strategies to identify and execute in adjacent markets such as fintech / crypto, esports, edtech, automotive, healthcare, smart cities, and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
Previously, he was SVP of Global Operations for Verimatrix, where he built and scaled the company’s operations from an early-stage startup with less than $1M in revenue to become a global leader in content security and cybersecurity driving over $100M in annual revenue. Under his leadership since 2005, Verimatrix protected billions of dollars of premium movies, television, and live sports from piracy and hackers at over 1,200 telecom, cable, satellite, streaming media pay-TV, and IoT operators in over 120 countries.
Before Verimatrix, he led professional services at Entriq (acquired by Irdeto) where he advised major brands such as NBC Universal, MTV Networks, Viacom, Canal+, DreamWorks, Major League Baseball, WWE, International Olympics Committee, Tencent, and Prince’s New Power Generation Music Club to integrate, secure, monetize, and launch high-traffic streaming media services. He developed software and web services for NaviSite Streaming Media (acquired by Akamai) and CMGI’s entertainment portal iCAST.com (now MySpace), and co-founded ClearKey Solutions, an early SaaS-based digital rights management (DRM) and e-commerce platform.
Christopher earned his MBA in Technology Commercialization from University of California, San Diego, and a BA in Journalism & Mass Communications from the University of Maine.
He also serves as an angel investor and advisor to early-stage tech and media startups.
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