Speaker profile

Ephraim Lindenbaum

Managing Director - Advance Ventures

Ephraim Lindenbaum is the founder and managing director of Advance Ventures, a Silicon Valley-based venture investment fund and venture accelerator that invests in seed and early-stage start-ups across three core sectors; Sustainability (AgTech, CleanTech, FoodTech) Communications (Mobility & IoT) and Information Technology (Enterprise & Verticals: DigitalHealth, FinTech). Founded in 1999, Advance Ventures has consistently achieved meaningful exits with its portfolio companies across its core market sectors.

Mr. Lindenbaum has served as a board member, board advisor and/or investor: Acerro, Agnitia Networks (acquired by LendingEdge), BonTriage, BPG Worldwide, Bright Light Systems, Corvigo (acquired by NASDAQ: TMWD) eSports (acquired by Ositech), EVAOS, Grazix, iLoopMobile (acquired by Archer) Inertia Beverage Group (now WineDirect), kite.io (acquired by Quixey) LandSonar (acquired by Triangle) MerchEngines (acquired by NASDAQ: DLX) MycoTechnology, OOba Beverage (acquired by HealthBrands), Parago (acquired by NASDAQ: HAWK) Realta, SiteAudit, Sitebase, SkillGigs, Smaato, SnapMD, Solaireo, TerraFusion, Tunewear, workout.com, YouVoice, and Zenyx. As a venture accelerator, he has worked with more than 50 companies resulting in accelerated growth and transactions with top-tier Silicon Valley venture funds, private equity firms and in the public markets.

Prior to founding Advance Ventures, Mr. Lindenbaum was the co-founder of interactive media pioneer Broadcast Production Group and served as CEO until its acquisition in 1999 by Parago, a leading global engagement management company. Under his leadership, Broadcast Production Group was listed as a Top 15 fastest-growing private company in Silicon Valley and a Top 100 fastest-growing private company in the US.