Gavin Christensen is the founder and Managing Director of Kickstart Seed Fund, Utah’s first and longest-running institutional seed firm. Gavin founded Kickstart Seed Fund in 2008, a year that, thanks to the Great Recession, turned out to be not the greatest time to launch a fund. But Gavin’s an entrepreneur at heart, and he took that challenge and has turned Kickstart into a premier investment firm for early-stage companies and entrepreneurs. Gavin’s been in the venture game for a while now, and he’s seen how this ecosystem has evolved and changed over the years. It was a pleasure to sit-down with him to get his take on the past, the present, and the future of Utah tech.