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Yaron Lipshitz

Venture Capital

Yaron Lipshitz joined Ridgecrest Capital in January 2003 and is Managing Director at the firm. Prior to Ridgecrest Capital, Yaron worked in the Technology Mergers and Acquisitions group of Lehman Brothers in both New York and Menlo Park, where he advised numerous technology companies on strategic transactions. Prior to Lehman Brothers, he worked at Morgan Stanley in the firm’s Risk Management Group, focusing on quantitative risk assessment of large portfolios in areas such as Commodities, Equities, and Fixed Income. Yaron worked in two Israeli software companies, and served three years in an Army Intelligence unit of the Israeli Defense Forces. Yaron holds a double-major undergraduate degree in Economics and Computer Sciences from Tel Aviv University, and an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University.

Highlights: Managing Director at Ridgecrest Capital; Former Associate of the Technology Mergers and Acquisitions group at Lehman Brothers

Location: San Francisco Bay Area