Chris Cronin

Los Angeles, CA

Chris Cronin joined Touchdown Ventures in 2022. At Touchdown, he focuses on investments in materials science, retail, supply chain, sustainability, circular economy, and industrial technology. Chris brings more than ten years of combined experience in venture capital, M&A, leveraged finance, business development, and corporate finance.

Prior to joining Touchdown, Chris worked in corporate and business development at Amazon. He began his career in banking, holding roles with Bank of America Merrill Lynch in technology investment banking coverage and with Wells Fargo executing leveraged finance transactions.

Chris earned his MBA and a Graduate Certificate in technology commercialization from the USC Marshall School of Business. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in finance with honors from the Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business.

Chris is a world traveler, an avid runner & skier, and a lifelong fan of Boston sports & Formula 1 racing.

Favorite Travel experience

Hiking Sentiero degli Dei (The Path of the Gods) from Amalfi to Positano, Italy

Favorite Sports moment

Watching the 2004 Boston Red Sox come back from a 3-game deficit to the Yankees in the ALCS and go on to win the World Series, breaking the 86-year Curse of the Bambino.

Favorite City

San Diego, CA