Chris Bura

Chris Bura

Christopher Joseph Bura (Born 1966) is an American Entrepreneur and Angel investor

Born in Syracuse, NY and raised in Martinez, California, Bura studied Jazz Performance at Los Medanos College under John Maltester and finished at California State University, East Bay (Formerly Cal St. Hayward) under Jazz Director [ David Eshelman] graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Liberal Studies, and a Minor in Music Composition.


After earning his BA, Bura performed professionally while studying computer science at Cal St. East Bay. He later entered the technology world with a sales position at Walnut Creek CDROM a company best known for distributing shareware on CDROM and pioneering the awareness of open source operating systems such as FreeBSD and Linux. The company was also well known for hosting the busiest FTP site in the world at the time. Bura was later promoted to Global Director of Sales, and during off hours authored and programmed Music Workshop, the company’s first Windows 95 title.

In 1996 Bura founded and served as CEO of NetCorps, a shared hosting company that later morphed into [] where he grew it from modest personal financing to several million in revenue before selling it at a premium valuation to [ Hostcentric, Inc.] which was later acquired by Interland Inc. (NASDAQ: INLD), now, Inc. From March 2000 to March 2002, Bura served as co-founder and President, Domain Registration Division for Hostcentric.

In March 2002 Bura negotiated and personally financed the buyback of from Hostcentric. This time, Bura focused on the corporate market solidifying its position as the leading SAAS provider of domain registration and brand protection services. Among its many accomplishments, was voted Entrepreneur Magazine's "Best 100 Websites" both years in which the competition ran, referenced for its innovation in country-code domain names, whois and DNS in several publications including the de facto [ O'Reilley’s] "DNS & Bind", acknowledged as Yahoo!s Useful Site of the Day and won contracts with some of the highest profile brands in the world including [ AMD] , [ Boeing] , [ eBay] , [ GM] , [ Google] , [ NFL] , [ Time Warner] and [ Yahoo!] .

In October 2003 was acquired by [ MarkMonitor] resulting in a 10x premium over what Bura paid just 18 months earlier. From October 2003 until February 2005 Bura served as General Manager for MarkMonitor working under Mark Shull, former CEO of Digex (NASDAQ: DIGX).

In February 2005 Bura left MarkMonitor to create [ Videre Ventures] an Angel Investing firm specializing in early stage technology, web, and consumer startups including MarkMonitor and [ Halo Technologies] the makers of the first UVC germ-killing vacuum.

Non Business

Bura continues to be an avid drummer, pianist, mentors young entrepreneurs, advises startups and sits on the board of several non-profit and faith-based organizations including The [ Leadership Connection] , an organization birthed out of the same disciplines [ Vistage] uses to serve CEOs, but for Pastors around the world.

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