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chris abshire
analyst, toyota ai ventures

Chris Abshire is an analyst at Toyota AI Ventures, responsible for identifying startups, analyzing opportunities, and conducting due diligence.

Prior to joining Toyota AI Ventures, Chris was on the investment team at Fenox Venture Capital, where he led the U.S. due diligence process and market research activities. He also was executive director of the firm’s Startup World Cup event, a platform that created innovation opportunities for startup ecosystems around the world.

He received a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Kansas, where he received the CPE Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for graduating at the top of his class.