Reverb Advisors provides operational guidance and fundraising advisory to cyber security and data science companies.
Throughout our careers, our team has raised over $150mm in investment capital and closed more than $6 billion in M&A transactions. We've built and sold 6 companies ourselves and invested in dozens more. We leverage our operational expertise and relationships to help companies realize value from the technology they've created. Whether the objective is raising capital to accelerate growth or finding a strategic buyer, we help our companies achieve their goals.
While we try to help as many companies as possible, we only work with a select few companies at a time. We feel it's important to ensure that we devote our full effort and attention to help each of our companies succeed.
Meet our team.
Partner & Founder
Chris Lynch is a co-founder and Partner at Reverb Ventures. Prior to Reverb he co-founded Accomplice, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology companies. Chris backs entrepreneurs building companies based on disruptive enterprise technology and is most often the founding investor. He is also co-founder of Hack Reduce, a non-profit that is driving Boston’s big data ecosystem, Hack Secure, a non-profit shaping the cyber security community across the U.S. and is an advisor and mentor to dozens of entrepreneurs and startups.
Before joining Accomplice, Chris held CEO and leadership roles at tech startups where during his career he raised over $130M in capital and returned more than $6B to his investors. Chris was CEO of Vertica (acquired by HP) and Acopia Networks (acquired by F5 Networks); and held executive leadership positions at Arrowpoint Communications (IPO, then acquired by Cisco), Prominet (acquired by Lucent) and Wellfleet Communications (acquired by Bay Networks).
Chris is an avid supporter of the St. Baldrick’s foundation. He first became involved with St. Baldrick’s more than four years ago when he launched the first annual Hack Reduce Tech Tackles Cancer event. Since then, the event has raised more than $1M to help fund pediatric cancer research.
Chris earned his MBA from the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University and his bachelor’s degree in business management from Suffolk University. He received an honorary doctor of commercial science degree from Bentley University. Chris was born in Yonkers, New York and currently resides outside Boston with his wife and five children.
Partner & Founder
Cort Johnson is co-founder and partner of Reverb Ventures.
Prior to Reverb, Cort co-founded Komand. Komand is a security orchestration and automation platform that gives security teams the power to quickly automate and streamline security operations, with no need for code. The company was bought by Rapid7 in 2017.
Prior to Komand, Cort was a venture partner with Accomplice (formerly Atlas Venture), an early stage venture capital firm, where he invested in seed stage cyber security and data science companies. While at Accomplice, Cort co-founded and still runs Hack Secure, a syndicate of the top cyber security minds investing in the next generation of cyber security companies.
Prior to joining Accomplice, Cort was managing partner and co-founder of Terrible Labs. Terrible Labs was a leading developer of custom enterprise software solutions for Fortune 1,000 companies. Cort grew the company over 4 years, delivering over 50 custom software products. Terrible Labs was bought by Autodesk in 2014.
Cort initially got involved in the technology startup community founding DartBoston, an organization focused on enabling early stage entrepreneurs to found and grow technology companies. DartBoston hosted hundreds of events, connecting thousands of people and helped launch many early stage startups including Crashlytics which sold to Twitter for over $100mm in 2013.
Cort earned a BS in Economics and Finance from Bentley University.