Curtis Krause

Investor Relations

Curtis Krause is a General Partner at TechOperators and leads investor relations and fundraising for the firm.  He has over 15 years of experience in alternative assets, holding senior client-facing roles with Goldman Sachs, AQR, and most recently Muzinich & Co. private credit.

Curtis enjoys building long-term client relationships and takes pride in being a technical and transparent resource for his investors. Curtis also cofounded Nanoclear Technologies, a materials science startup, where he focused on building early customer partnerships. He worked to grow the company from pre-revenue through commercial launch and helped lead the company through its venture fundraising.

Curtis holds a BA in Applied Math Economics from Brown University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is also a CFA charterholder.

A turning point for me happened during my work as an analyst in strategy consulting. Because the project team was small and we were working a continent away from headquarters, I was given the early opportunity and responsibility to present to the client and pitch follow-on work. I remember immediately realizing that building partnerships with clients would be the focus of my career.

I’ve had the privilege since then to work across most types of alternative strategies and with all varieties of LP investors – large pensions, nonprofits, family offices, and consultants. By knowing each investor’s organization as a whole, I have been able to understand their goals and constraints for their investment portfolio. Putting myself in their shoes enables me to structure an approach that results in a winning relationship.

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