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Chad Harris

The Open Opportunity Fund

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Chad Harris

Chad Harris is a Partner at The Open Opportunity Fund, dedicated to backing Black and Latinx entrepreneurs in the tech and tech-enabled sectors. From the very inception of the fund, Chad has been at the forefront, spearheading early stage investments that are transforming the landscape of innovation.

Chad’s investment journey is a testament to his seasoned expertise, with a portfolio spanning over 40 companies in fintech, healthcare, climate tech, and a multitude of other sectors. He serves a board member for several portfolio companies including Zoe Financial and Lumu Technologies.
Chad’s focus on the intersection of technology and finance spans over 15 years, launching his career within Morgan Stanley’s Equity Research division covering the Cable & Satellite and Media industries. There, Chad helped lead the team to its first ever Institutional Investor recognition. Later, he made moved to MTV Networks (Viacom), contributing to their Strategy and Corporate Development Group where he evaluated multiple IP acquisition opportunities and developed go-to-market strategies for multiple business units ranging from consumer products, resorts and recreation to linear programming. Chad later joined Truist Securities, where he orchestrated numerous debt, equity, and M&A transactions within the Tech, Media & Telecom sectors including successful public equity offerings for Cardlytics, Fitbit, Lending Tree among others.

A third generation HBCU grad, Chad has a B.A. from Morehouse College and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. He is an ardent believer in the servant leadership having served on multiple non-profit boards.