Elon co-founded LaunchCapital in January 2008 to help entrepreneurs gain quick access to seed capital and mentorship. With a passion for working with industry disruptors and teams that have a strong business development focus, Elon has been involved in over 90 deals across a wide range of industries and geographies. He holds an MBA from Yale School of Management and a BA in Economics from George Washington University. His prior work experience includes brand management, strategy consulting and finance. Elon lives in Connecticut with his wife, 1 year old daughter, and very shaggy dog.
Edward first started working with LaunchCapital as a summer analyst in 2010. After graduating from Kenyon College with a B.A. in Political Science, he joined as a full time analyst in 2012. As an analyst, Edward is responsible for performing due diligence, financial modeling, researching emerging trends and discovering new companies. Edward has always been captivated by the intersection of technology and culture and is excited to meet entrepreneurs looking to disrupt the status quo. As an avid golfer Edward finds it hard to believe that Rory Mcllroy is the same age.
Konstantine is an experienced early stage investor focused on proprietary technologies in the tri-state NY region. As an "Entrepreneurial Engineer", Konstantine gravitates to technology companies within the software, med-tech and green-tech markets. He holds a Masters in Environmental Management from Yale University and a Civil and Environmental Engineering degree from the University of Vermont. He is a board certified Professional Engineer and is a member of the National Civil Engineering Honors Society. Konstantine lives in New Haven with his wife, 3 year old son and new baby girl. When he can, he finds a Zen moment in his garden.
Tom is a principal at LaunchCapital and a mentor to many early startups in the local community. In addition to his diligence work, Tom is often found at TechStars where he serves as an advisor. Tom is a former high school economics teacher turned entrepreneur. Prior to joining LaunchCapital, Tom lived through the full life cycle of a VC-backed startup. Tom earned his BA in Economics from Middlebury College. A native New Yorker, Tom evens out the Yankee fan contingent at LaunchCapital.
Elizabeth draws on her studio art background to find her sense of order and attention to detail to keep the LaunchCapital team organized. When not project managing or painting, you will likely find her with her husband at a hockey rink (near or very, very far) cheering on one of her three teenagers.
Board of Directors
Michael Vlock and Karen Pritzker
Mr. Vlock and Ms. Pritzker run the Pritzker/Vlock family office. The enterprise owns and
manages a broad portfolio of public equities, consumer, biotech, industrial and
medical equipment and technology businesses, several venture funds, real
estate, and has substantial private equity ownership of Global Hyatt
Corporation, TransUnion LLC, Triton Container International Corporation and
the Marmon Group. They are involved in numerous national philanthropic
efforts individually and through their family foundation with emphasis on literacy,
education, medicine, theatre and land preservation.
Ms. Pritzker received a B.A. from Northwestern University.
Mr. Vlock received a B.A. from Hampshire College and a J.D. from
Boston College School of Law.