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joe blair
vice president, obvious ventures

Joe brings over 10 years of experience as an engineer, entrepreneur, and investor in mission-driven organizations.

Prior to joining Obvious Ventures, Joe managed venture investments for four years at Chrysalix Venture Capital, an early stage VC firm focused on industrial innovation.

Joe was the founder and CEO of Chillbaby, a sustainable retail tech company serving the baby clothing market. Joe bootstrapped the company while pursuing his MBA at Harvard Business School.

Prior to Harvard, Joe worked in Business Development at FlexEnergy, a venture-backed cleantech startup. Joe was also a participant in a 3-year Engineering Leadership Development Program with Ingersoll Rand, a Fortune 500 industrial technology conglomerate.

Joe holds both a BS & MS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He’s an avid triathlete, aspiring yogi, and father of two.