Raefer Gabriel attended Harvard College as a Physics major, graduating with an AB, magna cum laude in 2000. After college, he founded and served as Chief Technology Officer for TruExchange, a venture-backed software company that developed infrastructure technology for online marketplaces and futures exchanges. The New York Mercantile Exchange acquired the company in 2003.
Following that experience, Raefer pursued his interest in finance and investing as an analyst at Oracle Partners, a health-care focused investment firm based in Greenwich, CT. He brought his operating and technology experience to the investment process, performed due diligence on scientific event-driven trades, and worked on private investments for the firm.
In 2005, Raefer came to Columbia Business School as one of the inaugural class of Feldberg Fellows. While at Columbia, Raefer studied finance and entrepreneurship, focusing on value-oriented investing, derivatives and asset pricing, and the capital cycle. During his time at Columbia, Raefer helped launch two new ventures, Gotham Dream Cars, a luxury car rental company, and ReputationDefender, an online reputation management firm backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Bessemer Venture Partners.
Since 2009, Raefer has been focused on statistical arbitrage strategies at his own firm, Alaricus Capital. In his free time, Raefer enjoys walking his dog around Battery Park City, jogging, collecting and drinking great wines, and developing software for smartphones, tablets and other leading edge electronic devices.