Elan Zivotofsky has over 18 years of extensive, on-the-ground experience, focused on researching, raising capital for, and investing in Israeli companies. Elan has deep knowledge of the Israeli investment landscape, startup scene and the overall Israeli capital markets. Before joining OurCrowd as one of the founding partners, Elan was the Managing Partner of the Prelude Israel Fund, which was a hedge fund focused on Israeli companies. Elan was a Senior Vice President and the Head of Technology investment banking at Lehman Brothers in Israel from 2004-2008. Prior to that position, Elan was a portfolio manager at a global $1.5 billion hedge fund with a focus on long/short, catalyst driven and special situation investing. 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).