Chris HollodFounder and Managing Partner, Hollod Holdings

    Chris Hollod is a prominent fund manager and Founder/Managing Partner at Hollod Holdings. Previously, he worked directly with Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary, and Ron Burkle to manage their venture capital fund, A-Grade Investments. In addition to being a Partner at A-Grade, Chris worked for The Yucaipa Companies and oversaw Ron Burkle’s venture capital investments.

    Chris was named one of the 32 most influential investors of 2013 (outside Silicon Valley).

    Chris has judged several start-up competitions including Global Startup Battle and Start-Up Weekend Los Angeles.

    Chris sat on the board of directors of life/after/denim, a contemporary menswear and accessories brand backed by Ashton Kutcher, Ron Burkle, and Relativity Media.

    Prior to joining A-Grade Investments, Chris worked in Investment Banking and Private Equity. Chris graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Economics.