Chris Douvos

Chris Douvos

Palo Alto, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since June 09, 2011
  • About
Investor interests
Credentials Accredited Investor, Qualified Purchaser

I am a(n):


Full bio

Chris Douvos joined The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF) in 2004 to co-head its private equity division and founded its Palo Alto, California office in 2008.  At TIFF, Chris has been jointly responsible for approximately $1 billion in capital commitments to private equity funds.  He sits on over a dozen advisory boards of venture capital and LBO partnerships.

Prior to joining TIFF, Mr. Douvos worked on Princeton University's endowment team, where his duties included selection and evaluation of external managers, risk analysis, and asset allocation modeling.  Previously, he was a strategy consultant at Monitor Company working with clients in the financial services, healthcare, and telecommunications sectors and as an analyst for Monitor’s principal investing activities.

Called "their favorite occasionally dyspeptic LP blogger” by the Wall Street Journal's Private Equity Beat, Mr. Douvos authors a blog in his spare time,, that examines topics in institutional investing and human nature.  Mr. Douvos also regularly contributes to industry conferences and frequently lectures at business schools.

A CFA charterholder, Mr. Douvos received his BA with distinction in history from Yale College and his MBA from the Yale School of Management.  He has served on the Alumni Council of Phillips Academy and is a member-elect of the board of the Palo Alto Community Fund and the investment committee of the Castilleja School.