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Jorge M. Torres

Jorge M. Torres

Silas Capital
Venture Partner
New York, NY, USA


Jorge M. Torres
Venture Partner
Silas Capital

Jorge M. Torres is a Venture Partner at Silas Capital, a New York-based investment firm that works with early growth-stage consumer businesses. The firm has invested in consumer products companies drawn from various categories such as Casper (housewares), Bare Snacks (packaged foods), Lifefactory (housewares), Tracksmith (apparel), Ringly (jewelry), and others.

Before joining Silas Capital, Jorge practiced intellectual property law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, Milbank Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, and at Fish & Richardson. His practice focused on litigating complex patent infringement lawsuits, technology M&A, and performing legal due diligence for private equity and public markets investors. Earlier in his career, he clerked for the Honorable Raymond C. Clevenger III on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Jorge holds a BS in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from Yale and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a member of Kauffman Fellows, a network of investors from 50+ countries who have completed a competitive two-year leadership development program dedicated to the world of innovation investing. Jorge also mentors entrepreneurs in New York and Puerto Rico through Founder Institute, the world's largest entrepreneur training and startup launch program.

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