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Ken Elefant

Managing Director at Sorenson Capital
Overview
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Education
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Career History
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Ken Elefant

Managing Director at Sorenson Capital

Overview

Notable Companies
Opus Capital Ventures LLC
Board Seats
11
Number of Relationships
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Head, Technology Practice at Sorenson Capital

Founding Partner at Opus Capital Ventures LLC

Director-Product Management at Active Network Systems Ltd.

Managing Director at Trident Capital Cybersecurity Management LLC

Former Director at Quest Software, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer at Worldwide Asset eXchange

Co-Founder at Helion Venture Partners Pvt. Ltd.

Investor at Apteligent, Inc.

Co-Founder at BRM Capital Advisors Ltd.

Co-Founder & Managing Director at Trident Capital Cybersecurity Management LLC
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Educational Background

MBA 
Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.
BS in Economics 
The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

Memberships

Member
Current
The Indus Entrepreneurs provides mentoring, networking and education to entrepreneurs. It is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurs and giving back to community. The company was founded by Kailash Joshi in 1992 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.
Fellow
Current
The Society of Kauffman Fellows is a network of venture capitalists operating at 160 venture firms and corporate venture groups in 26 countries on 6 continents, collectively deploying $50B in venture capital.
Fellow
Prior
The Kauffman Fellowship is a two year educational, networking, and leadership development program for venture capitalists. According to the Center for Venture Education, it is "dedicated exclusively to the world of venture capital and the cultivation of new high-technology, high-growth, high-impact companies".

Career History

Managing Director
2017 - Current
Sorenson Ventures LP seeks investment opportunities in companies located in the US. The fund provides financing for early stage capital requirements.
Managing Director
2017 - Current
Sorenson Capital focuses on buyout and growth equity investments in the US. The firm targets companies operating in the fields of aerospace, analytics, manufacturing, SaaS/software, energy, business services and consumer. They look for experienced and motivated management teams. They acquire majority & minority positions and make investments in the range of $10 million to $40 million.
Vice President & Managing Director
2011 - 2016
Intel Capital backs innovative startups targeting computing and smart devices, cloud, datacenter, security, the Internet of Things, wearable and robotic technologies and semiconductor manufacturing.
Co-Founder
2005 - 2010
Opus Capital Ventures focuses on seed and Series 'A' financings of technology companies including the Internet, software, networking and semiconductors. The firm pursues opportunities where the market opportunity is not crowded and where neighboring markets have the potential for growth. The firm serves as the lead investor in their portfolio companies.Opus Capital Ventures also invests in early-stage information technology companies in Israel. They look for companies with next-generation products in fast growing segments of the information technology market. The firm typically syndicates Israeli investments with venture capital firms based in Israel.
Senior Associate
Prior - 2000
Battery Ventures invest in technology based companies across the Globe, primarily in the U.S., Europe and Israel. The firm focuses on companies operating in the fields of information-technology and industrial-technology sectors including the application software, IT infrastructure and consumer Internet/mobile. Battery Ventures' venture capital focuses on spans technology sectors and investment stages ranging from seed to growth. This is their hub for new ideas, insights and introductions to help entrepreneurs grow their businesses.The firm's private equity investments focus on identifying and building technology companies across all stages of development. They work with management teams to accelerate growth, access new markets and transform businesses in the information and industrial technology sectors. They provides financing for diverse range of deal types, including buyouts of family or founder-owned companies; public to privates; and divisional carve-outs of business units. They invest in companies with revenue between $5 million and $200 million.
Managing Director, Software & Security Sector
Prior
Intel Corporation is an American multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Intel is the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip maker, based on revenue. It is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers. Intel Corporation, founded on July 18, 1968, is a portmanteau of Integrated Electronics (the fact that "intel" is the term for intelligence information was also quite suitable). Intel also makes motherboard chipsets, network interface controllers and integrated circuits, flash memory, graphic chips, embedded processors and other devices related to communications and computing. Founded by semiconductor pioneers Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore and widely associated with the executive leadership and vision of Andrew Grove, Intel combines advanced chip design capability with a leading-edge manufacturing capability. Though Intel was originally known primarily to engineers and technologists, its "Intel Inside" advertising campaign of the 1990s made it and its Pentium processor household names.
Director-International Sales & Marketing
Prior
Radius is not just an earbuds company: They innovate products that solve specific problems for music lovers and adventurers around the globe. Whether you are an Ironman striving for your next first place finish, a rock climber looking for crystal clear tunes as you climb to your next peak, a dedicated professional looking for high-tech simplicity or a bass aficionado looking for a comfortable fit, Radius has the solution for you.
Senior Associate
Prior
Lightspeed Management Co. is an active manager focuses on early and expansion stage investments in the US, China, India and Israel, sectors in which they invests in enterprise, consumer and energy. It is typically the first institutional investor in their portfolio companies and acts as lead investor.
Professional
Prior
RealNetworks, Inc. creates applications and services that make it easier for people to access and enjoy digital media on the devices and platforms they choose to use. We do this in two ways: directly to consumers through our applications and services; and through partnerships with well-established businesses and mobile operators throughout the world. This philosophy and approach reaches back more than 15 years, when RealNetworks first gave the Internet a voice with the first audio streaming solution for the Internet, RealAudio®. Continued innovation led to generations of RealVideo® and what is now known as RealPlayer®, which has now been downloaded more than 100 million times at a continued rate of millions of downloads per week. Today, RealNetworks continues to thrive on providing new ways of delivering high-quality digital entertainment—across an all-embracing range of devices and platforms—as quickly and easily as possible.
Professional
Prior

Boards & Committees

Corporate Boards ▾
Observer, Board of Directors
Prior - 2017
AlienVault, Inc. provides security management solutions. It offers Unified Security Management (USM), a collection of open source tools for asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, threat detection, behavioral monitoring, and security intelligence; and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), a compliance management solution that integrates and analyzes the data produced by other security technologies, and detects threats and accelerates compliance. The company was founded by Julio Casal and Dominique Karg on May 1, 2012 and is headquartered in San Mateo, CA.
Member, Board of Directors
Prior
AlertEnterprise, Inc. provides information technology and operational technology convergence for corporate and critical infrastructure protection. It eliminates silos and uncovers blended threats across IT Security, Physical Access Controls and Industrial Control Systems for true prevention of insider threat, fraud, theft, sabotage and acts of terrorism. The company was founded by Jasvir Gill and Kaval Kaur in 2007 and is headquartered in Fremont, CA.
Director
Prior
Jivox Corp. operates as a interactive video advertising technology company. Its platform enables brand advertisers, digital agencies and publishers to deliver highly engaging video advertisements by interactive and social sharing widgets. The firm also provides campaign performance tracking, brand awareness and purchase intent analytics for advertisers. The company was founded by Diaz H. Nesamoney in 2006 and is headquartered in San Mateo, CA.
Member, Board of Directors
Prior
Virsa Systems, Inc. operates as a security and controls software company. It provides cross-enterprise solutions for governance, risk, and compliance management. It also develops and controls software for enterprise resource planning systems. The company was founded by Gill Jasvir and is founded on May 20, 2010 and is headquartered in Fremont, CA.
Director
Prior
TrustedID, Inc. provides identity theft protection solutions. It delivers privacy, security and management services to protect against credit and identity theft - safeguarding individuals, families and businesses. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.
Member, Board of Directors
Prior
Spock Networks, Inc. develops people search applications. The company was founded Jay Bhatti and Jaideep Singh on March 07, 2006 and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.
Member, Board of Directors
Prior
Transpond, Inc. provides advertising services for social networks. The company was founded by Peter Yared in June 2007 and is headquartered in Portland, OR.
Director
Prior
SuperSecret, Inc. provides online social games. It offers supersecret.com, which engages in social games where kids make friends, play games and explore new places with other players. The company was founded by Ted Barnett and Tony Espinoza in 2006 and is headquartered in Torrance, CA.
Member, Board of Directors
Prior
Wirefree Partners is the exclusive management company hired by Wirefree Partners III, LLC to provide network and administrative services. In this role, Wirefree Partners is charged with overseeing the construction and operation of wireless telecommunications networks in the 16 metropolitan markets where Wirefree Partners III, LLC holds PCS spectrum licenses.The Wirefree Partners networks, while still in the design stage, will use advanced wireless equipment to provide network coverage in each market. Wirefree Partners is currently evaluating the optimal technology to deploy in the network and expects to begin network construction in 2007. Wirefree Partners also manages the leasing relationship between Wirefree Partners III and Sprint for a portion of spectrum in each of the 16 markets.Wirefree Partners is not yet offering commercial telecommunications service. The company anticipates that it will begin to roll out service in its 16 metropolitan markets in 2007.
Board Member
Tenure Unconfirmed
Pudding Media, Inc. provides voice based advertising services. It offers a full-service solution that includes a technology platform, regional and local ad sales teams and ad operations services. The company was founded by Ruben E. Maislos, Eran Arbel and Ariel Maislos in 2006 and is headquartered in Israel.
Member, Board of Directors
Tenure Unconfirmed

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