chrisWe’re pleased to welcome Chris McCann as an official advisor to The Fetch.

Chris is well regarded for founding and growing StartupDigest (a popular newsletter covering the tech startup ecosystem) from 0 to 300,000 subscribers and selling it to Startup Weekend. He is now onto his second company called GroupTie – a platform for Group Relationship Management (GRM). He started the site after he found it difficult to scale membership management of the volunteer curators at StartupDigest. GroupTie’s customers already include the Thiel Foundation, Microsoft, Fast Compay, Singularity University and others.

I first met Chris in 2010 when I was a fresh-faced Bay Area transplant. Over coffee at Coupa Café in Palo Alto, we got chatting about newsletters and it’s been great to see him champion the #emailmafia renaissance. He completely gets this space and is an incredible community builder.

His motto is: “Life’s too short to not do awesome things” and this picture riding a llama pretty much sums that up. (This was the image sent through as his ‘headshot’!) Welcome Chris! We look forward to your insights.


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