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Erez Capital Announces Adds Arpit Garg as General Partner

Erez Capital

Erez Capital, a Boston, MA-based venture capital firm investing in disruptive technologies, added Arpit Garg as a General Partner.

Prior to joining Erez Capital, Garg was a tech investment banker at Drake Star Partners. He advised on mergers and acquisitions and private placements (Series B onwards) for companies operating in Fintech, AI, and Entertainment verticals.

Garg joins Erez Capital with valuable experience as an investment banker with Drake Star Partners in Los Angeles, and Beekman Advisors, where he advised companies operating in Real Estate and FIG sectors in over $3 Billion of M&A transaction value. Garg started his career as an asset manager with JPMorgan, overseeing the planning and investment of over $1 Billion of technology portfolio across AI, Fintech, Cloud Computing, etc. He earned a Master of Science in Finance degree from McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Led by Michael Benezra, Managing Partner, Erez Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in seed-stage startup companies at the forefront of digital transformation across fintech, proptech, AI, and medtech.

In August 2023, the firm announced a strategic investment of $100,000 in Curio, a deeptech startup pioneering technologies that are aimed at converting nuclear waste into safe and sustainable energy sources.

In June, Erez had announced the addition of 40 Venture Partners and a USD10m commitment to its fund.

They included:

– Omar Agely, Managing Partner Mandatory Ventures 
– Garth Daniels, CEO Ensign Global Fund
– Kenneth Asher, CEO Kasher Capital
– Jonah Zahnd, Manager for Social Impact Investing Harvard Business School
– John Brice, Managing Partner Poseidon Capital Partners
– Lawrence Jen, Managing Partner Anderson Angels
– Andrew Cohen, VP YE Ventures
– Brandon Kortokrax, Venture Associate Moonshots Capital
– Pankaj Kedia, Managing Partner 2468 Ventures
– Jim Lewis, Managing Partner Freestone Group
– James Lubin, Partner Indigo Ventures
– Joe Mikhail, CEO YouVue
– Eric Mayo, Managing Partner Terra Incognita Capital
– Mohammed Nagda, Venture Partner, NexGen Venture Partners
– A.J. Noronha, Managing Partner, GX Ventures
– Mario Pazos, Managing Partner, Moana Capital
– Tyler Norkus, VP Ideanomics (NYSE:IDEX)
– Keena Pierre, Chief of Staff, Zane Venture Fund
– Brahm Pillai, Managing Partner Pillai Capital
– Deepak Ramanathan, Director of Capital Markets Regent L.P.
– Jeff Schell, CEO Prove
– Amari Smothers A.I and VC
– Dr. Aakash Saraiya, Physician Google Health
– Varun Sharat, Managing Partner Charybdis Capital Management
– Nick Sterlacci, Co-Founder OneDeal
– Tom Vollbrecht, Zion Bank
– Bryan Feinberg, CEO Zephyr Technology Ventures

The firm’s Advisory Board includes:
– Leonard Johnson, CEO Artificial Intelligence Economic Development Corp
– Dr. Cvic Innocent, CTO & Founder Estate Protocol
– Tim Ramdeed, Managing Partner Dharma Capital Partners
– Mike Berson, CEO Chainstarters
– Eugene Buff, EIR Northeastern University
– Steven Friedmutter, CEO SF Ventures