Twitter’s Gnip chief Chris Moody is joining Foundry Group

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Twitter is losing another key executive as Gnip chief executive Chris Moody has announced his departure. He has joined venture capital firm Foundry Group as a partner, a move Moody described as a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” It’s believed that his last day will be at the end of May.

For more than two decades, Moody has been involved in the enterprise either as an executive or consultant. He’s worked at Oracle, IBM, and Aquent before joining Gnip as chief operating officer in 2011 and then assuming the role of CEO at the big data platform in 2013, leading up to its acquisition by Twitter in 2014. Since then, he’s served as a vice president and general manager of the company’s data and enterprise solutions.

Moody’s relationship with Foundry Group isn’t new, as both he and the firm are from the Boulder, Colorado area, and the firm had been an investor in Gnip. When it came time for Foundry to raise its next fund last September, the partners decided to begin having conversations with Moody.

“We knew Chris was an…