Ephraim Lindenbaum is the founder and managing director of Advance Ventures, a Silicon Valley based venture investment fund and venture accelerator that invests in seed and early stage startups. Founded in 1999, Advance Ventures has consistently achieved meaningful exits with its portfolio companies across its core market sectors.
Mr. Lindenbaum has served as a board member, board advisor and/or investor: Acerro, Agnitia Networks (acquired by LeadingEdge), BonTriage, BPG Worldwide, Bright Light Systems, Corvigo (acquired by NASDAQ: TMWD), eSports (acquired by Ositech), iLoopMobile (acquired by Archer), Inertia Beverage Group (now WineDirect), Kite.io (acquired by Quixey) LandSonar (acquired by Triangle) MerchEngines (acquired by NASDAQ: DLX) MycoTechnology, Ooba Beverages (acquired by HealthyBrands), Parago (acquired by NASDAQ: HAWK) Realta Entertainment Group, SiteAudit, Sitebase, Smaato, SnapMD, Solaireo, TerraFusion, Tunewear and Workout.com.
Prior to founding Advance Ventures, Mr. Lindenbaum was the cofounder of interactive media pioneer Broadcast Production Group and served as CEO until its acquisition in 1999 by Parago (NASDAQ: HAWK). Under his leadership, Broadcast Production Group was listed as a Top 15 fastest growing private company in Silicon Valley and a Top 100 fastest growing private company in the US.
He has been nationally recognized in cover and feature stories by CNN Future Watch, New Media News, AV Video ~ Multimedia Producer Magazine, Wired, MicroPublishing News and Silicon Valley Business Journal. In 1995, Mr. Lindenbaum was chosen as one of the “30 most influential business leaders under 30 years of age” in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley Business Journal and listed alongside innovators such as Marc Andreessen (Netscape) and Jerry Yang (Yahoo). In 2005, Mr. Lindenbaum was selected again as one of the “40 most influential business leaders under 40 years of age” in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley Business Journal.
Mr. Lindenbaum has a strong commitment to realworld business education and entrepreneurial development. He is a lecturer at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business, University of California Haas School of Business, San Jose State University, Stanford University and UCLA/Digital Media Arts Program. Mr. Lindenbaum is a frequent keynote speaker, panel participant and lecturer at industry events, startup programs and international entrepreneurial delegations.