Chris Sklarin
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Chris Sklarin

I caught the startup bug early as an engineer and now that I am an investor I love coaching companies and entrepreneurs who develop great products and services.

Accredited investor
Member since March 30, 2018
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Investor interests
Typical investment size $250k - $500k $500k - $1M
School/Associations of interest
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Credentials Accredited Investor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences
University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business , MBA

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Leading Castor Ventures, an MIT Alumni Venture Fund I am Managing Partner for Castor Ventures, a venture fund enabling MIT alums to invest in high-growth companies connected to fellow alums. Our mission is to provide accredited investors with a smart, simple means to participate in a largely inaccessible but key asset class. We create venture portfolios of 15-25 companies diversified across sector, stage, and geography, co-investing alongside top-tier VC and PE firms. Castor Ventures raises a new fund each year, supported by a community of 13,000 alums who refer deals, socialize the fund, and foster our mission. Castor Ventures is a natural evolution of my extensive career as an investor in private companies and director of business development, evaluating, guiding, and backing a variety of innovative companies. As an MIT grad, I find it’s also an opportunity for me to reaffirm my commitment to one of the world’s foremost innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems, while collaborating with other alums with the same desire.