Chris HarperSenior Investor at Torch Capital
Chris is a senior investor at Torch Capital, an early-stage consumer venture fund focusing on mission-driven, next-gen consumer brands and tech platforms. At Torch, Chris leads fintech investing at seed through early growth rounds. Torch's fintech portfolio includes Acorns, Rho Business Banking, Lili Bank, Arc, Domain Money, Embed, Crediverso and more.
Before Torch, Chris worked at Red Sea Ventures, an early-stage consumer technology fund, and served on the investment committee of Rough Draft Ventures. While at Columbia Business School, he was President of the Venture Capital Fellows program and served as a fellow himself at General Catalyst. In 2021, Chris was named a Rising-Star of VC by Business Insider.
Chris previously worked at Goldman Sachs in the Securities division where he modeled cross-asset quantitative counterparty and market risk. He then went on to work at Luminary Labs, an innovation consultancy, where he led edtech investing on behalf of the Department of Education.
Chris has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Yale University.