QED Investors appoints Christianson as IR head

In her new role, Courtney Christianson will be responsible for increasing the global scale of QED's investor relations function.

  • Christianson previously oversaw IR and fundraising at KSL Capital
  • Based in Alexandria, Virginia, QED invests in the financial services sector
  • Christianson will be based in Denver

QED Investors, which raised about $1 billion for early-stage and growth-stage funds last year, has hired Courtney Christianson as head of investor relations.

In her new role, she will be responsible for increasing the global scale of QED’s investor relations and the scope of its sources of investment capital. Christianson will be based in Denver.

“This is a critical role in the evolution of QED and I am thrilled to bring on such a talented and well-respected head of IR as Courtney to our team,” QED Investors managing partner Nigel Morris said in a statement. “As QED continues to scale, Courtney will play an instrumental role in maintaining ongoing dialogue with potential partners, as well as managing our highly valued relationships with our existing LPs who have put their trust in us.”

Christianson joins QED from KSL Capital, where she oversaw investor relations and fundraising efforts across equity, opportunistic and credit vehicles, as well as facilitated global team LP coverage.

Previously, Christianson spent three years as the founder of Apogee HQ, a business development consultancy for venture and growth equity managers and companies. She has also served in senior roles at Alpha Edison and 3L Capital. Christianson began her investor relations career at The Blackstone Group in New York as a vice president within private equity.

Founded in 2007, QED Investors has invested in more than 180 companies, including 26 unicorns, and has $4.8 billion under management. In September 2021, QED announced it had closed a on $1.05 billion for Fund VII, “which is comprised of a $550 million early stage fund and a $500 million growth-stage fund.”

Based in Alexandria, Virginia, QED invests in the financial services sector. Notable investments include AvidXchange, Bitso, ClearScore, Current, Creditas, Credit Karma, Kavak, Klarna, Konfio, Loft, Mission Lane, Nubank, QuintoAndar, Remitly and SoFi.