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Chris Douvos

Managing Director at Venture Investment Associates


Chris joined VIA in 2011 as head of the Firm’s Palo Alto office. As a General Partner and investment committee member, his activities span all of VIA’s investing and client outreach efforts. He represents VIA on eight advisory boards. Prior to joining VIA, he spent seven years co-heading the private equity program at The Investment Fund For Foundations (TIFF). In this role, he was responsible for over $1 billion in capital commitments and represented TIFF on over a dozen VC and LBO partnership advisory boards. Prior to joining TIFF, Chris worked on Princeton University's endowment team. Previously, he was a strategy consultant at Monitor Company working with clients in various industries and as an analyst for Monitor’s principal investing activities. Chris authors a blog, www.SuperLP.com, which explores various investment topics and is a regular contributor to industry discourse as a conference speaker and graduate school lecturer. Chris earned his B.A. with Distinction from Yale College in 1994 and an M.B.A. from Yale School of Management in 2001. He was awarded the CFA Charter in 2004. He currently sits on the investment committees of the Castilleja School and Avenidas.

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