Christopher Barter

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Co-Founder & Partner

Chris is a seasoned venture investor and accomplished finance leader with a long track record of building profitable businesses and generating strong returns. His extensive global experience and network has aided his portfolio companies with business development, capital raising and market expansion strategies. 

Prior to co-founding King River, Chris has long been a dedicated global venture capital investor. He launched two fund management platforms along with partners that collectively raised in excess of US$600M, and has led investor syndicates in multi-stage software ventures via CKA Capital and other entities resulting in 28 early to mid-stage investments in verticals including fintech, AI-enabled businesses, and digital healthcare. His portfolio includes Flipkart, DiDi, Palantir, Wish, Ola, Delos and Meituan.

Chris spent the first nineteen years of his career at Goldman Sachs, where he was a Partner and was based in Frankfurt, London and Moscow. He was co-Head of the European Financial Institutions Group in the Investment Banking Division, and in that role co-founded a fund management business which today commands a multi-billion dollar market valuation.

Chris serves on the boards of Ariadne Australia (ASX-listed), CNG Fuels, FinClear, and on the advisory board of GreenSync. He also serves on the President’s Leadership Council at Brown University.

Chris obtained a BSc in Physics from Brown University and an MSc in Physics from Harvard University.


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