Chase Gummer

Vice President of Communications

Before joining btov in December 2021 as Vice President of Communications, Chase was Head of Global Communications at app analytics platform Adjust, where he led the corporate communications and content marketing teams. Prior to that Chase was Head of Digital in the Strategic Communications practice at FTI Consulting, helping establish the consulting group’s digital communications hub in Germany. Before working in communications, Chase was a journalist, covering technology and corporate news for the Wall Street Journal, and German politics and business for the American Prospect. Chase holds a B.A in Art History, Germanic Studies, and Economics from the University of Texas at Austin and a M.A. and PhD from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

After all the analysis and number crunching, it comes down to people.

  • With btov since: December 2021

  • Expertise in/interested in: Communications, Marketing, Content Creation

  • Favorite quote: “It is when we all play safe that we create a world of utmost insecurity.” – Dag Hammarskjöld

  • Your “favourite futuristic technology”: Lab-based meat

Q -Which values are important to you and drive you?
CG -Curiosity
Q -Which technology or trend excites you the most?
CG -Foodtech – how can we devise a food chain that is more healthy and sustainable and ethical toward animals.
Q -What technological advancement are you currently hoping for the most?
CG -Cures for neurological degeneration
Q -What do you do in your spare time? Do you have a passion that you pursue outside of work?
CG -Cooking, jogging, gardening
Q -What surprised you the most when starting to work in venture capital?
CG -After all the analysis and number crunching, it comes down to people.
Q -Tell us something that you are learning right now.
CG -How to bake bread. Amazingly simple to become proficient in, very hard to master.
Q -Which person do you admire the most and why?
CG -Rene Redzepi, Danish chef and founder of Noma restaurant.
Embodies what’s best about the act of cooking – the inherent creativity, curiosity, and collaborative effort involved.
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