Hi, I'm Chris Dumler. Welcome to my profile!
Chris Dumler is a key member of the Entertainment team at Chill (chill.com), a platform for premium entertainment as direct-to-consumer VOD. Chill is backed by investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, William Morris Endeavor (WME) and Atlas Venture.
He is focussed on meeting top filmmakers and discovering the best narrative, documentary, animation, long and short-form content out there. Chris helps independent filmmakers get one step closer to being truly independent by helping them understand the tools and strategies available to them; from Kickstarter and crowd-funded financing to online distribution and marketing.
Some of Chill's recent original productions include critically acclaimed Maria Bamford's "The Special Special Special" which was named to New York Magazine's Top 10 Standup Comedy Specials of 2012, Ari Shaffir's "Passive Agressive" and Doug Benson's "The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled."
Chris Dumler's Background
Chris Dumler's Experience
Producer at Appshows
June 2010 - August 2012
We produce and develop two-minute screencasts for your web and mobile apps. We help you define the story, write the script, and we coordinate all the talent needed for a great video.
Co-Founder (Los Angeles) at Startup Foundation
July 2011 - February 2012
Accelerating Startup Ecosystems
With the help of a grant from the Kauffman Foundation, we launched the Startup Foundation to support our hypothesis for how entrepreneurs go from the "I have an idea!" phase along the path to "high growth" company. Upon launching in Los Angeles, I discovered and analyzed the elements that contribute to existing startup communities. I connected people (ecosystem stakeholders) to each other, I created new programs to support the community and helped magnify the best programs that already existed.
While the Startup Foundation has been resigned as an official organization and the findings now wrapped into the parent, Startup Weekend, I continue to serve as a guide and resource to help new and existing entrepreneurs navigate this ecosystem more efficiently.
Thinker at Startup Vitamins
2012 - 2012
Community Management (aka the "Coloftologist") at CoLoft
July 2010 - July 2011
Community Building | Culture | Product Development
We're the next evolution work space - helping people break away from workspace paradigms that don't work well, cultivating a new work culture. I build online and offline community helping startups and entrepreneurs work, network, and prosper.
New Simple at New Simple
March 2006 - November 2009
An experiment in ideation, I helped develop a number of proprietary products, including:
- New Simple "Decisions", a tool designed to help make weighted decision making easier
- Strenghtsfinding, a community centered around the Clifton StrengthsFinder movement
- "Trading", black box and prop trading based on technical analysis
Production Coordinator, Field Producer at 3 Ball Productions
2003 - 2005
Biggest Loser, Beauty & the Geek, For Love or Money
Front End Web Development at Deximer
October 2000 - March 2002
HTML | UX | Zope | Agile
Jr. Web Dev at spirituality.com
1999 - 2000
HTML | XML | ATG Dynamo | Agile | Usability
Content Partner Manager at Chill.com
Chris Dumler's Education
Chris Dumler's Interests & Activities
Backpacking, Technology, Startups, Community, MMA, Muay Thai