Office of Innovate Carolina

Chelsea Eshraghi

Director, Carolina Angel Network

Chelsea Eshraghi is the director of the Carolina Angel Network (CAN). Prior to joining CAN, Chelsea was a senior associate at Casla Capital Management, a New York-based private equity fund with a focus on lower-middle market special situations. While at Casla, Chelsea was responsible for all aspects of the investment process, including sourcing, due diligence, execution and operations. She previously held trading positions at boutique investment banks Imperial Capital and Global Hunter Securities, where she was responsible for trading industrial, retail and European high-yield debt. Chelsea began her career on the short-term fixed income trading desk at Bank of America. Chelsea graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and received her MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where she was an alternative investment fellow.