Christopher J. Alden

Currently:
Breaker Labs, Founder

Previously:
Six Apart Ltd., Chairman & CEO
Rojo Networks, Inc., Co-founder & CEO
Red Herring Communications, Inc., Co-founder & CEO
Computer Guides, Co-founder
Dartmouth College, BA in History, 1992

Blogs:
R21, chris.typepad.com,

Bio (LinkedIn):

Christopher J. Alden is founder of Breaker Labs, a pre-launch company focused on "third wave" Internet applications. Previously he was Chairman & CEO of Six Apart Ltd., provider of award-winning blogging software and services that is now part of SAY Media. Prior to that he was founder CEO of Rojo Networks, Inc., creator of an innovative RSS feed reading service. Before Rojo, he was CEO of Red Herring Communications, Inc., publisher of Red Herring magazine - described by the Wall Street Journal as the "bible of Silicon Valley" - which he helped launch out of his house in 1993. Prior to that he founded Computer Guides, a consultancy, and taught computer studies at Crystal Springs Uplands school. Mr. Alden also has a background in real estate development and hotel management, having worked for Western Land Corporation and Woodside Hotels & Resorts.

Mr. Alden was awarded the Business Leadership Award from the Anderson School of Business at UCLA in 2000 and graduated with a degree in history from Dartmouth College in 1992.

Current Non-Profit  Activities:

Silicon Valley Social Ventures (SV2), Partner Advisory Board Member
Founding Steering Committee member for this organization dedicated to promoting  philanthropy in Silicon Valley.

Previous Non-Profit Activities:

Peninsula Bridge Program, Board Chair
The  Peninsula Bridge Program offers academic enrichment programs for low-income students grades 1-8 to motivate and prepare them for success in the next steps of their education.

Lead21, Board Member
Helped found Lead21 (formerly NCLC, aka N-Click), a political organization for entrepreneurs and business leaders who share the core philosophy that innovation and freedom bring prosperity.


Pacific  Research Institute's Center for Technology Studies, Advisory Board Member
Adviser to this center dedicated to protecting the free flow of information on the  Internet and opposing policies that could hinder its  progress.

Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, Board of Advisers Member
The first research center dedicated to the scholarship, education, and practice of global private equity, the center brings together leading practitioners,  academics, and students to advance their understanding of private equity in all  its forms.

San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, board member for three years

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