Michael Kopelman is a General Partner with Edison Partners, a growth equity firm that invests in rapidly growing technology companies. Since its founding in 1986, Edison has invested in over 200 companies and completed over 160 exits, including 13 IPOs. Michael leads Edison's Financial Technology segment, serves on the firm's investment committee and leads the firm's exit management process.
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 by SoundView Technology Group, where he remained to lead the firm's internet & e-commerce investment banking franchise.
Michael serves as Director of Bento for Business, provider of expense management solutions, GAN Integrity, a compliance management software company; iqMedia, a TV analytics company; Scivantage, a provider of wealth management/tax solutions for financial institutions; and TrialScope, a software solution for management of clinical trials. He previously served on Board of TrueCommerce (acquired by HighJump), Uptivity (acquired by InContact), RewardsNOW (acquired by Augeo) and Sonicbids (acquired by BackStage).
Michael serves on the investment advisory committee for Ben Franklin Technology Partners an early stage economic development program in Philadelphia and is a Board Member of the 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 is 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 the Philadelphia suburbs with his wife and two children.< Back