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Torch Capital is a brand-focused investment firm built to shepherd the next generation of truly great mission driven consumer companies.

 
 
 
 
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Technology and evolving consumer tastes are creating massive shifts in business models across all consumer sectors.

We combine our unique experiences investingoperating and building brands to help catapult companies to their next stage of growth.

 
 
 

E-Commerce

Marketplaces

Consumer Internet

Digital Media

 
 

Healthcare

Fintech

Beauty

Food & Beverage

 
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Our Companies

 
 
 
 
 

 We invest through the perspective of entrepreneurs & brand builders

 
 
 
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Our Team

 



Jonathan Keidan
Founder & Managing Partner

Jonathan is a long-time entrepreneur and investor who has spent his career at the intersection of the media, technology and entertainment industries. He is the co-founder of digital media publication InsideHook. Jonathan previously worked at McKinsey and Company and for former General Electric CEO Jack Welch, where he helped launch his online education venture JWMI. Jonathan started his career founding a music talent management company, where he developed and directed the careers of high-profile artists, songwriters and producers.

Katie Reiner
Investor

Katie spent two years at Lead Edge Capital, a $1.5bn growth equity firm focused on software and internet related companies, where she led consumer investing. Prior to Lead Edge, Katie co-founded Companion, a p2p mobile safety app that acquired over one million users.

Curtis Cheng
Investor

Curtis started his career in investment banking at HSBC, where he was the lead execution analyst on over US$500m of completed equity related transactions in Hong Kong. Curtis then spent a year at Inturn, where he led International Business Development.

Chantal Noble Haldorsen
Director of Platform

Chantal spent 6 years at EMC, first as a Project Manager within Global Operations, and later as Strategic Sales Lead on the Global Financial Services team. She advised several startups while pursuing her MBA, and graduated from Harvard Business School in May 2018.

Hampton King
Operations

Hampton spent 3 years at Jefferies as an analyst for their Fixed Income Department and then explored her creative side and joined Simon Wallace Interior Design. Hampton graduated from the University of Virginia.

 
Silas Chou

Silas Chou
Operating Advisor

Silas is a renowned fashion and consumer entrepreneur, who is most well-known for growing Tommy Hilfiger and Michael Kors to multi-billion-dollar businesses before taking them public in 1992 and 2011 respectively.

Charlie Chanaratsopon
Venture Partner

Charlie is a Thai-American entrepreneur, most notable for being the founder of women's fashion accessory brand Charming Charlie. He built the business and brand from being the 1st employee to 5,000 employees, 300 stores globally, and $500 million revenue.

 
 
 

Our Advisors

Industry Experts

 

Digital Media

Bryan Goldberg  Founder & CEO,  Bustle, Bleacher Report

Bryan Goldberg
Founder & CEO, Bustle, Bleacher Report

E-Commerce

Neil Parikh  Co-Founder & COO,  Casper

Neil Parikh
Co-Founder & COO, Casper

Food & CPG

Mark Ramadan  Co-Founder & CEO,  Sir Kensington’s Condiments

Mark Ramadan
Co-Founder & CEO, Sir Kensington’s Condiments

Consumer Tech & Insights

Aniq Rahman  President,  Moat

Aniq Rahman
President, Moat

E-Commerce Subscription

Jenny Fleiss  Co-Founder,  CEO, Jetblack  Co-Founder, Rent the Runway Advisor, theSkimm, Hint Inc.

Jenny Fleiss
Co-Founder, CEO, Jetblack
Co-Founder, Rent the Runway Advisor, theSkimm, Hint Inc.

Consumer Private Equity

Mark Genender  Consultant,  Eldridge Industries  Former   Sr. Managing Director,  Guggenheim Partners ,

Mark Genender
Consultant, Eldridge Industries
Former Sr. Managing Director, Guggenheim Partners,

Tactical Experts

 

Acquisition Marketing & BD

Patrick Yee  CMO, Daily Harvest Former CMO,  Refinery 29

Patrick Yee
CMO, Daily Harvest
Former CMO, Refinery 29

Marketing

Jay Livingston  CMO, Barkbox Former SVP of Marketing,  Bank of America

Jay Livingston
CMO, Barkbox
Former SVP of Marketing, Bank of America

Brand Marketing

Noah Kerner  CEO,  Acorns  Former CMO,  WeWork

Noah Kerner
CEO, Acorns
Former CMO, WeWork

PR & Media

Jennifer Bett Meyer  Founder & CEO,  Jennifer Bett Communications  e.g., Parachute, Cuyana

Jennifer Bett Meyer
Founder & CEO, Jennifer Bett Communications
e.g., Parachute, Cuyana

PR & Branding

Jesse Derris    Founder & Partner,  Derris & Co  e.g, Warby Parker, Everlane & Oscar

Jesse Derris
Founder & Partner, Derris & Co
e.g, Warby Parker, Everlane & Oscar

Media & Influencer Strategy

Ryan Harwood  CEO,  Gallery Media Group (Vayner Media)  Founder & CEO,  PureWow

Ryan Harwood
CEO, Gallery Media Group (Vayner Media)
Founder & CEO, PureWow

 
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