Chad Waite joined OVP Venture Partners in 1987 and focuses on investments in the digital biology, and network security sectors. His investments include 4thPass, Accelerator, Adapx, Airgo Networks, Boston Beer, Cardima, CellPro, Complete Genomics, Corixa, Filenet, GenoLogics, Limerick BioPharma, Loudeye Technologies, NanoString, Napera Networks, ProTools, Quantum Medical, Raytel Medical, Returns Online, Rosetta Inpharmatics, SafeHarbor, Saros, Seattle Genetics, SignalSoft, Syntellect, Vantos, Verdezyne, Verity, and WatchGuard. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Accelerator, Adapx, Aggregate Knowledge, NanoString, Symform, Verdezyne and The W Fund, and is a Board Observer to Talyst.
Prior to joining OVP, Chad was a General Partner at Hambrecht & Quist Venture Partners where he focused on investments in IT and life sciences. Prior to H&Q, he was in marketing and sales management at Cobe Laboratories, Inc. in its cardiovascular medical products division.
Chad received his BA in History from Kenyon College and his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a Trustee at Kenyon College and has also served as a board member of the NVCA. He is the proud father of three grown children, is an avid cyclist and snowboarder, and loves fine wine.