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Christopher Michel is an entrepreneur, investor & photographer. Chris manages Nautilus Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm he founded in 2008. Nautilus has made over 75 investments including Palantir, Blue Bottle, Diamond Foundry, Hipcamp, LTSE, Goodreads, RelateIQ, Ruby Ribbon, Ditto, etc. Chris is also an experienced board member and serves as a Director of Dale Carnegie and Catchlight. Previously he was a Director of Castlight Health (NYSE: CSLT), IDG, 3D Robotics, Kixeye, Tugboat Yards, the USO, Alliance Health, etc. In 1999, he founded Military.com, an online portal for servicemembers, veterans and their families. Military.com was one of the first online social networks to reach scale in the United States. In 2006, Chris founded Affinity Labs, which runs a portfolio of online professional communities. Both companies were purchased by Monster Worldwide. Chris is also an advisor to the Center for Investigative Reporting, The Union of Concerned Scientists, and Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation. Chris is also a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. He was also an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School during the 2010-2011 school year. Prior to his business career, Chris served as a Naval Flight Officer in the United States Navy. He holds a BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an honorary Doctorate from Tiffin University.