Elan has two decades of experience in large Israeli VCs, preceded by stints with wall-street investment banks. Elan has deep knowledge of the Israeli, US and European tech venture investment landscape. As a Partner in Decacorn, he plays a pivotal role in its cross border play especially focussing on the Israeli start-up ecosystem.
Elan is a General Partner of Ibex Ventures and spent 5 years as the Head of Investments at one of Israel’s largest Venture Funding initiatives where he was one of the founding partners. Prior to that, Elan was the Founder and Managing Partner of the Prelude Israel Fund, a hedge fund focused on Israeli companies.
Before Prelude, Elan was a Senior Vice President and the Head of Technology investment banking at Lehman Brothers in Israel from 2004-2008. Elan was a portfolio manager at Oasis Capital, a multi-billion hedge fund with a focus on long/short, catalyst driven and special situation investing from 2002-2004. Between 1997-2002, Elan was a top-ranked Israeli technology research analyst at Goldman Sachs.
Elan started his career as a technology research analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York (1994-1997). Elan received a BA from the University of Pennsylvania (magna cum laude).