Christopher Tan

Chris is General Partner at Paraclete Capital, and has over 15 years of experience in venture capital and private equity, and as an operator at a VC-backed company.

Prior to founding Paraclete Capital, Chris worked at FTV Capital, a $1.8 billion growth equity firm, generating $500+ million of capital gains (>30% IRR) on his investment portfolio over the course of a decade. He previously worked in business development at HeyAnita Inc., and as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.

Chris graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, receiving dual degrees in Finance and Computer Science from Wharton and the School of Engineering respectively. He lives in San Francisco, California with his wife and two daughters, and is an avid kitesurfer, long-time snowboarder, and amateur photographer.