Ken Elefant, Elefant Ventures

Ken Elefant is a founding partner of Elefant Ventures and was a founding general partner for Opus Capital’s 2006 Fund. Ken focuses primarily on internet infrastructure, software and security investments. Ken was involved with several prior investments including Virsa Systems (NYSE: SAP, acquired in May 2006) and Riverbed Technology (Nasdaq: RVBD, IPO in September 2006).

In addition, Ken served on the Board of Directors of the following companies:

* Wirefree Partners (owner and lessor of PCS Spectrum, acquired by Sprint in November 2010)
* Equatrax (Royalty processing platform acquired by Universal Music in February 2008)
* Transpond (HTML5 cross platform social app solution acquired by Webtrends in August 2010)
* Spock Networks (People search startup acquired by Intelius in May 2009)
* Alert Enterprise (Security and compliance)
* TrustedID (Consumer identity theft service)
* Jivox (Cross platform video advertising)
* Pudding Media (Mobile advertising)
* SuperSecret (Online game for tweens)

From 2001 to 2005, Ken was a Senior Associate at Lightspeed Venture Partners. Prior to this, Ken was a Kauffman Fellow at Battery Ventures.

Previously, Ken worked at Radius Inc. as Director of International Sales and Marketing. His role at Radius included serving as a member of the executive staff and opening the company's first sales and marketing office in the Benelux region of Europe.
He has also held various marketing and business development positions at Claris Corporation (the software subsidiary of Apple) and RealNetworks.

Ken holds a BS in Economics from the Wharton undergraduate division at the University of Pennsylvania (where he wrestled for four years) and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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