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We have the experience and insight to create breakthrough business, the network to encourage dynamic partnership, and the passion to pursue unparalleled results. Seeking opportunities in which we can impact success, Edison focuses on expansion-stage, information technology companies, having invested in over 170 companies.
Initial investments range from $5–$8 million. When a company requires additional capital, Edison organizes a syndicate among prominent venture capital firms, financial institutions, and major corporations. Total investment ranges from $6–$10 million.
Our sector focus and investment participation—combined with a disciplined process and established financing profile—continue to generate an impressive track record of increased company valuations.
Edison Venture Fund
Michael Kopelman is a Partner with Edison Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in leading, high-growth technology companies. Since its founding in 1986, Edison has invested in over 185 companies and completed over 125 exits, including 17 IPOs. Michael leads Edison's eCommerce and Interactive Marketing segment, Edison’s fastest growing investment area, and serves on the firm’s investment committee.
Michael began his career as an investment banker with Credit Suisse First Boston where he advised clients on numerous M&A and financing transactions. In 1999, Michael left CSFB to launch E*OFFERING, a venture-backed online investment bank affiliated with E*TRADE. He launched several new online products, including the first web-based roadshow for retail investors. E*OFFERING was acquired one year after its launch by SoundView Technology Group, where he remained to lead the firm's internet & e-commerce investment banking franchise.
Michael serves as Director of CallCopy, a call performance management and analytics software company; The Neat Company, a digital organization tool for consumers and small businesses; and Sonicbids, an eCommerce platform for emerging musicians. He was previously Director of TrueCommerce (acquired by HighJump).
Michael serves on the IT investment advisory committee for Ben Franklin Technology Partners and Director on Pittsburgh Venture Capital Association. Philadelphia Business Journal identified Michael as one of forty individuals under the age of forty who have made the biggest impact on the Philadelphia region.
Michael was past President of Wharton Private Equity Partners, the private equity organization serving over 2,000 Wharton alumni. He regularly guest lectures seminars on entrepreneurship and venture capital at The Wharton School.
He holds a BA in Economics, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA, with honors, from The Wharton School. He resides in Villanova, PA with his wife and two children.
||Sonicbids software platform enables talent buyers to review band submissions online.|
||Neat Scanning productivity solutions for individuals, business professionals and organizations of all sizes.|
||CallCopy provides innovative contact center software solutions including screen capture, quality improvement, analytics and workforce management.|
||RedVision is a national independent provider of real property research solutions for lenders, title agents/insurers and attorneys. The company provides a unique software/database platform. RedVision offers a technology-enabled service that delivers accurate real estate information faster and more cost effectively than other solutions.|
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