Meet Evan H. Katz

Our Founder

Evan Katz is Managing Director of Crawford Ventures, Inc.

Crawford Ventures, Inc. is an alternative asset investment firm that forms, grows, holds interests in, and has raised very substantial investor capital for, compelling hedge funds and private equity funds

An honors graduate of The Wharton School of Business and Harvard Law School, Evan has worked on Wall Street for more than a decade, is highly regarded as an expert on hedge fund best practices and fundraising (see this site's Awards/Honors and Media/Interviews pages), has received more than 2,000 LinkedIn hedge fund, fundraising and related endorsements from his industry peers, and often is asked to speak on such topics at industry conferences.

Evan H. Katz

Evan has raised very substantial investor capital and commitments for compelling hedge funds, private equity funds, and early stage technology and medical life sciences companies.* Evan's vast and longstanding relationships in the global investor community include high-level relationships with hundreds of institutional and family office investors worldwide, which collectively have trillions of dollars of assets, allocate hundreds of billions of dollars to hedge funds, and include very many prominent world-renowned endowments, single-family offices, foundations, funds of funds, insurance companies, multi-family offices, pensions, and sovereign wealth funds.

Evan is a twice-elected Director on the Hedge Fund Association (the “HFA") Board of Directors (2014-2019)

He also was honored with and received the “Young Leadership Award" at the 2011 Hedge Fund Summit. Over the course of his career, Evan also has been professionally profiled and quoted as an expert, and/or his companies and matters have been profiled, in many professional journals and lay publications, including: the ABA [American Bar Association] Journal, The American Lawyer, Corporate Legal Times, Newsday, The New York Times, Ophthalmology Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Evan is a licensed attorney, admitted to the bars of New York State, the United States Supreme Court, and various federal trial and appellate courts, and also holds several FINRA licenses. He and his wife reside in New York City.

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