Elan Zivotofsky is a General Partner with Ibex Investors (Formerly Lazarus Investment Partners) and has over 20 years of on-the-ground experience researching, raising capital for, and investing in Israeli companies. Elan has deep knowledge of the Israeli investment landscape, startup ecosystem and the overall Israeli capital markets.
Before joining Ibex, Elan spent 5 years as the Head of Investments at OurCrowd 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).