Chris Chaney

Founder & Managing Partner C4+
  • Esports, gaming, consumer and entertainment angel investor (15+ investments)
  • Early-stage esports and gaming startup advisor (15+ companies)
  • Founder of Infinite Esports & Entertainment (sold to Immortals Gaming Club)
  • Advised on multiple sports industry growth equity raises (e.g. Nitro Circus, Hayabusa Fightwear)
  • Former NBA global marketing partnerships associate and founder of Ivy Sports Symposium
  • Forbes 30 Under 30 inaugural class
  • Princeton University graduate

Chris is an award-winning serial entrepreneur (Forbes 30 Under 30, among others) and startup mentor with a 15-year leadership track record of success in the global sports, esports and entertainment industries.  A native of Germany, he is an angel investor in and start-up advisor to more than 30 companies across esports, gaming, consumer, entertainment and other verticals.

Chris started his career at the NBA and also founded the Ivy Sports Symposium, a widely-recognized non-profit organization that promoted the development of young leaders in the global sports industry.  Most recently, he was the founder of Infinite Esports & Entertainment (OpTic Gaming/Houston Outlaws), which was acquired by Immortals Gaming Club (IGC).

Chris proudly serves on the board of Rise Above The Disorder, a non-profit organization dedicated to making mental health care accessible to everyone.  Currently, he is the founder and C4+, an esports, gaming, sports and entertainment holdings and investment company, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University.

My Speaker Sessions

Wednesday, October 28

Session 6A: Global Projects Showcase – Level Up: Opportunities for growth in esports
Chris Chaney Michael French (moderator) Jamie Hindhaugh Gavin Poole


Level Up: Opportunities for growth in esports

It’s been another landmark year for the esports industry with huge growth in the sector globally. Businesses are turning their attention to how they can be involved, building meaningful partnerships and pivoting their strategies to leverage the growth opportunities.

In this session you'll hear from founding business leaders in tech, sports and gaming who are collaborating across their sectors and enabling the esports industry to grow and flourish in the UK and US.

Topics will include; the evolution of the sector, key priorities for building a talent pipeline, curating a place that esports companies want to call home and the opportunities in cross-over sports partnerships.


Wednesday , October 28, 13:45 - 14:20
Jamie Hindhaugh Bert Beattie