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Chris Cantell

Chris Cantell
Chris Cantell
Born June 6, 1961
St Albans, Vermont
Nationality American
Occupation Investment Banker and Entrepreneur

Christopher M. Cantell (born June 6, 1961) is an American entrepreneur born in St Albans, Vermont. He is best known for his work in supercomputers in the 80s, his public relations and advertising businesses and most recently his technology and investment ventures in the telecommunications industry.


  • Multipath Communications 1
  • SigEx Ventures 2
  • SigEx Telecom 3
  • The Foundry School 4
  • References 5

Multipath Communications

From 1995 to present Chris Cantell had developed and/or acquired a series of agencies that now make-up MultiPath Communications International, Inc., TechSource International and Cantell Communications International, Inc., which are located in Silicon Valley, Southern California and Sarasota, Florida. Multipath Communications is a global communications/Public Relations company specializing in high technology, Multipath has experience presenting pre-IPO companies to the media and analyst communities, as well as supporting established corporations in press tours, trade shows, and media strategizing.

Chris Cantell and his Multipath teams have planned and/or executed campaigns for the following technology companies: Archive Technology, Broadcom, ConnectCom Solutions, Conexant, Cubic Memory, Inc., eSynch/Kissco Software, Kingston Technology, Knowledge Revolution, Moss Software, NewPort Communications, Oak Technology, OSTA[1] (Optical Storage Technology Association – client members include: Eastman Kodak Corporation, Verbatim Corporation, Apple Computer, Bifrostec, Imation, Fujifilm, LG Electronics, Microsoft Corporation, Nero Inc., Olympus Corporation., Panasonic, Pioneer Electronics, Powerfile, Software Architects, Sony Corporation[2]), PrinTrak, PurchasingNet, Inc., Qlogic Corporation, SigmaRAM (Toshiba America Electronic Components, Sony Electronics, Mitsubishi Electric, Integrated Silicon solutions, Inc., and GSI Technology), Simple Technology, Sony Electronics Corporation of America, Toshiba America Electronic Components,[3] Toshiba America Information Systems,

SigEx Ventures

In 2000, Chris Cantell launches with partner Frédéric Artru a series of technology and investment ventures aimed at shaping the new telecommunications industry, in great crisis at the time. In 2002, Chris Cantell publishes the article "The Future of Media"[4] in French[5] in "La Revue Télécom",[6] a specialized French magazine for telecom specialists. In this article, he lays the ground for what he calls at the time Enhanced Communications. This article defines, more than four years prior, the advent of YouTube, Joist and other content driven concepts existing today.

Enhanced Communications companies are financially supported by SigEx Ventures, Inc., a US private investment fund, incorporated in 2001, focused on seed financing of technology ventures related to Enhanced Communications.

SigEx Telecom

In July 2002, Chris Cantell and Frédéric Artru incorporate SigEx SuperPBX, SAS, a French technology company that builds the core architecture (called SuperPBX) of a next generation telecommunications carrier. SigEx SuperPBX is funded by private investors as well as Chris Cantell and Frédéric Artru's SigEx Ventures. The commercial name of SigEx SuperPBX is now SigEx Telecom. In March 2004, Chris Cantell and Frédéric Artru incorporate privately funded Sigex Ventures Euro Fund, SAS, a French investment vehicle for telecommunications technology ventures.

The Foundry School

In 2003, Chris Cantell engages into a European site selection to start a leadership school called The Foundry School.[7] In parallel to this site selection, Chris Cantell promotes a European "Be a Part of It" tour in major cities considered for the site. With great media coverage and a final selection of a main site in Pau, France,[8] Chris Cantell renews a successful training program that he had initiated four years prior in Montreal, Quebec.


  1. ^ "OSTA Optical Storage News". OSTA Monthly Newsletter.
  2. ^ "OSTA - List of Members". OSTA official membership list.
  3. ^ "Toshiba - Media Contacts". Toshiba official agencies of record.
  4. ^ "The Future of Media" (PDF). la Revue Télécom. January 2002.  Chris Cantell's article on the Future of Media (English translated version).
  5. ^ "Le Futur des Médias" (PDF). la Revue Télécom. January 2002.  Chris Cantell's article on the Future of Media as it appeared in the "La Revue Télécom" publication (French published version).
  6. ^ "La Revue Télécom".  Specialized publications for French telecom industry.
  7. ^ "Le Rambo des télécoms". Le October 18, 2002.  Chris Cantell launches the Foundry initiative with partner Frédéric Artru.
  8. ^ "Pau - Vivre à très haut débit". Le October 1, 2003.  Chris Cantell chooses Pau for the first French Foundry.
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