Chris Morales

Chris Morales

Vice President, Point72 Ventures


Chris Morales is a member of the Investment Team at Point72 Ventures. In this role, he invests in Enterprise and AI businesses, tackling a variety of challenges across the public and private sectors.

Prior to joining Point72 Ventures, Chris was a Technology, Media, Telecommunications associate at Goldman Sachs in their Investment Banking division, where he advised leading technology clients on M&A, debt, and equity financings.

Earlier, Chris served as an F/A-18 Super Hornet Weapons Systems Officer in the U.S. Navy, where he flew combat missions in support of Operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom. During his last two years on active duty, he was assigned as a flight instructor responsible for teaching aircrew the techniques, tactics, and procedures of the F/A-18.

Key Quotes

On getting your start as a veteran founder:

  • “Many of the most influential tech companies were started by employees of established, older organizations that have found a better way to solve the same problems. The founders of Zoom, CrowdStrike and Snowflake had their epiphanies while working at Cisco, McAfee, and Oracle, respectively. There is a new cadre of entrepreneurs who are in the process of doing the same, but rather than coming from big tech or another hot startup — they’re coming from the SEAL teams, Carrier Strike Groups or the 82nd Airborne.”


F/A-18 Weapons Systems Officer

US Navy

2007 - 2015

F/A-18 Flight Instructor

US Navy

2013 - 2015

Summer Associate

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

2017 - 2017

Investment Banking Associate

Goldman Sachs

2018 - 2020

Board Observer

2020 - Present

Board Observer

Shield AI

2020 - Present

Vice President

Point72 Ventures

2020 - Present


  • MBA, The Wharton School
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
  • BS, Political Science & Government, US Naval Academy


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