Jorge M. Torres
Investor & Educator
Jorge M. Torres is an investor early-stage startups and educator based in New York.
Jorge also teaches venture capital to university students and experienced investors through his affiliations with Yale University, HBCUvc, Kauffman Fellows, and other organizations committed to developing talent. He has taught courses that introduce undergraduates to investing fundamentals as well as continuing education programs that help seasoned investors raise their practice to the next level.
Jorge serves as a Special Advisor to HBCUvc, a non-profit whose mission is to increase the racial and ethnic diversity in venture capital. While on the HBCUvc team, he designed, prototyped, and implemented a venture capital training program that is currently being scaled across hundreds of historically Black colleges and universities in the US.
Jorge started in the venture capital business at Silas Capital, where he served as an original member of the investment team that partnered with the founders of consumer brands such as Casper, Ringly, Tracksmith and others. Through his affiliation with Kauffman Fellows, he is also a limited partner in Truebridge Capital Partners, a venture capital fund-of-funds.
Jorge mentors entrepreneurs through his affiliations with Techstars, Founder Institute, and Endeavor. His mentoring relationships focus on helping companies with product, fundraising, go-to-market, and legal.
Jorge was engaged in the full-time practice of law for a decade prior to venture capital, and he maintains an active status as a US patent attorney (Reg. No. 57,447). He received a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry from Yale and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He also completed the Kauffman Fellows Program while at Silas Capital. Jorge was born in the Bronx, raised in Queens, and has roots in Ponce, Puerto Rico.