Chris Pizzo, PRINCIPAL
Chris Pizzo joined SCP & CO as a in February 2020, and is now a Managing Director. He is a Founding Partner of Druid Ventures, SCP & CO’s early-stage venture fund focused on digital asset infrastructure and interoperability. He was also the Corporate Secretary of SCP & CO Healthcare Acquisition Company, a $230M publicly traded SPAC on the Nasdaq focused on digital health from January 2021 – November 2022.
Mr. Pizzo has a background investing in and working with companies to shape their goals and success. Prior to joining SCP & CO, Chris developed and managed the coaching and corporate partnership programs at Embarc Collective, a Tampa-based innovation hub spearheaded by Jeff Vinik. Chris oversaw the support of 44 early stage technology companies at the time, and directly coached 21 with strategy, leadership, operations and fundraising efforts.
Previously, Mr. Pizzo held the position of Associate at the investment firm Murray-Bertron, LLC. While there, Chris divided his time between working with portfolio companies on operational improvements and sourcing/executing new transactions. His focus included deal origination and screening, structuring deal financing, due diligence, portfolio company monitoring, and investor correspondence. Prior to his position with Murray-Bertron, Chris co-founded VitalStream Networks, a remote patient monitoring company seeking to reduce hospital re-admissions and achieve the quadruple aim.
Chris received a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce & Business Administration from the University of Alabama and a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship in Applied Technologies from the University of South Florida.