Jeffrey Waltcher is an entrepreneur and investor who has been involved with private equity and venture capital funded start-ups for over 25 years. He is currently the CEO of Saraha Ventures, a company formed to invest in real estate and natural resources in Colorado. From 1998-2006 he was the developer of a contemplative retreat on 600 acres in the northern Colorado Rockies. Prior to that he was the CEO of early-stage companies in the computer software and telecommunications industries, and spent three years building and managing a venture capital and leveraged buyout portfolio for New York Life Insurance Company. He holds a BA from Hobart College (1977) and an MBA in finance from the University of Colorado (1984).