Meet the Strawberry Creek Team

Thursday, March 25th, 4:00 PM EST

Join us for a live, 45-minute presentation about Strawberry Creek Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group’s UC Berkeley-focused venture capital fund. The discussion will be led by Strawberry Creek Ventures Managing Partner Chris Sklarin and is open to all alumni and friends of UC Berkeley.*

During the session, Chris and Krithika will discuss:

  • The goal and structure of the fund
  • The value of the Alumni Venture Group model
  • Some examples of current portfolio companies
  • The benefits of diversifying into venture capital
  • The minimum requirements needed to invest in the fund
  • There will be time for open questions during the call

* You must be accredited to invest in venture capital.

Meet Your Presenters

Chris Sklarin, Managing Partner - Strawberry Creek Ventures

Chris Sklarin, Managing Partner - Strawberry Creek Ventures

Chris has over 20 years’ experience in tech investing, product development, and sales engineering. He has invested over $80M in companies from seed to venture stage. Most recently, he was Vice President at Edison Partners, where he focused on investments for Enterprise 2.0 and mobile. Previously, Chris was a Director of Business Development with biomedical venture accelerator BioEnterprise and Director of Business Development with Chrysalis Ventures. Earlier, at JumpStart, a nationally recognized venture development organization, he sourced and executed seed investments. Chris has an SB EE from MIT (’88) and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business.

Krithika Kumar, Principal - Strawberry Creek Ventures

Krithika Kumar, Principal - Strawberry Creek Ventures

Krithika is a member of Strawberry Creek Ventures where she brings experience in venture capital, entrepreneurship, and scientific research to the team. Krithika has led diligence and sourced deals as a Venture Partner at Humboldt Fund and a Senior Venture Fellow at Castor Ventures. Prior to venture capital, she co-founded a cognitive fitness company to enhance brain performance across the age spectrum. She also served as the Director of Business Development at Prime Biologics where she established strategic partnerships in the US, EU, and emerging markets. Krithika did her postdoctoral research studying the gut microbiome at Cornell University and has a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Texas A&M University.

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