Chris Harper


Before Torch, Chris was an early-stage investor at Red Sea Ventures, a New York-based fund focused on consumer and consumerized B2B businesses. While at Columbia Business School, Chris was president of the VC Fellows program. As a fellow, he spent a year with General Catalyst developing a thesis on consumer services for the new millennial family. Chris was also a member of the New York investment team for Rough Draft Ventures, investing in pre-seed and seed companies founded by students. Earlier in his career, Chris ran edtech investing programs for the Department of Education at Luminary Labs for three years and worked in the Goldman Sachs trading division for two years.

Chris graduated from Yale with a BA in History, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.