Felix K. Chang is a partner at CVP Ventures, an incubator and venture capital firm focused on the renewable energy and digital technology sectors. He is also a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He was previously a consultant in Booz Allen Hamilton's Organization and Strategy practice; among his clients were the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and other agencies. Earlier, he served as a senior planner and an intelligence officer in the U.S. Department of Defense and a business advisor at Mobil Oil Corporation, where he dealt with strategic planning for upstream and midstream investments throughout Asia and Africa. His publications and ongoing research concentrate on military, economic, and energy security issues in Asia as well as financial markets around the world. He received his M.B.A. from Duke University and M.A. and B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
CVP Ventures is a seed-stage business incubator and venture investor. Its mission is to build enterprises that will extend the technologies or services within their markets. The partners at CVP Ventures believe in taking a blank piece of paper and doing something with it. Hence, they prefer to invest in seed-stage companies and help them grow through subsequent funding rounds. Although CVP Ventures can arrange heftier financing if needed, their preferred investment range is under $200,000.
CVP Ventures' focus falls into two sectors: energy productivity and digital technology. That said, the partners at CVP Ventures particularly concentrate on deals that may have a strategic fit with Customer Value Partners -- a leading customer-lifecycle management consultancy and our parent organization. CVP Ventures is committed to providing that help to our portfolio companies. Their venture partners' experience has shown that active collaboration, guidance, and nurturing can provide our companies with the best chances for success. The CVP Ventures team is prepared to cooperatively work through strategic issues with the management teams of our companies. It also encourages cooperation among its companies, as that helps accelerate learning and growth. Having been entrepreneurs themselves, the partners at CVP Ventures know what it takes to launch an enterprise and will provide their companies with whatever support they need.