Chip Meakem

Chip has been operating and investing in NYC companies since 1996 and has been a founder, operating executive or lead investor of several leading NYC companies including 24/7 Media, N2K, Massive Inc., Ideeli and Appnexus.

Prioring to co-founding Tribeca Venture Partners, Chip was a Managing Partner at Kodiak Venture Partners. Chip serves on the Board of Directors of several of his Kodiak investments including Appnexus, Ideeli, LiveGamer, and TRA Global.

Chip joined Kodiak from Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham. At DFJ Gotham Chip led investments and served on the boards of ContextWeb; Ingenio (acquired by AT&T); Massive Inc. (acquired by Microsoft); NanoOpto; Pantero (acquired by Progress Software); Practical Engineering; Q-Link Technologies (acquired by Adobe Systems); and Quantiva (acquired by NetScout Systems). Chip was also a personal seed investor in FreeMarkets Inc., which made its IPO in December 1999 and peaked at $12B market cap.

Before moving to the Venture side, Chip was a founding employee at Interactive Imaginations where he started the Commonwealth Network (launched in Q1, 1996), one of the Internet’s first advertising networks, building it from a concept to top 10 media property with 10,000 sites. Interactive Imaginations eventually became 24/7 Media and went public in 1998. Chip also worked at N2k and was responsible for strategic distribution partnerships for the leading music e-tailer.

Chip holds a B.A. from Cornell University, where he was a member of the varsity basketball team, and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.