Christopher T. Rogers, J.D.
Partner, Lumia Capital
Christopher T. Rogers, J.D. is a Partner at Lumia Capital where he is responsible for leading Lumia’s global and mobile investment and value-add activities. Lumia invests in category-leading US SaaS companies seeking a global footprint and in breakout players in South East Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Their GCC based investments include Careem, Kitopi and Shedul.
Prior to Lumia, Chris was the co-founder of Nextel Communications, a US mobile carrier which grew to $13B in sales and 19k employees before being acquired by Sprint for $35+ billion. Chris brings 30 years of mobile and tech industry experience as a founder, advisor, and operator.
Prior to the 2005 acquisition, Chris helped spearhead the roll-up of local carriers that transformed Nextel into a major national operator. He also led a series of transactions in Mexico, Argentina, Peru, and Brazil that resulted in the creation of Nextel International. In 2005 he orchestrated a JV in KSA with Saudi Telecom and also negotiated deals in Jordan, China, India and Pakistan.
Throughout his time at Nextel and Sprint, Chris sat on the boards of numerous venture-backed companies across five continents. Additionally, Chris has served as a director on multiple public company boards and as well as several Washington, D.C.-based philanthropic organizations. He currently sits on the board of Digital Turbine (NASDAQ:APPS), NII Holdings (NASDAQ:NIHD).