Harry Edelson, CFA, CCP, CDP

Chairman of the Advisory Board

Harry Edelson is the Chairman of the Advisory Board for Arcis Capital Partners and its affiliates.  Harry is also the Founder & General Partner of Edelson Technology Partners and the President of China Investment Group.  Over the years, Harry has served on over 150 boards, 12 as the chairman. 

In his early career, Harry was the most quoted analyst on Wall Street for a decade.  Harry left Wall Street when the CEOs of ten of the world’s largest multinational corporations (AT&T, Viacom, 3M, Ford Motor, Cincinnati Bell, Colgate-Palmolive, Reed Elsevier, Imation, Asea Brown Boveri and UPS) each in a different business, entrusted him with corporate money to manage a series of four strategic venture capital funds. Two additional prominent limited partners were Harbourvest and Wellcome Trust which entered the partnerships through secondary purchases.

His venture capital performance over a 20-year span was rated number one of all venture capital firms in the Eastern United States by two of the four leading auditing firms. The annual return (IRR) for his funds averaged 27%, even through the disastrous stock market decline of 2000-2002. The Edelson Technology Partner funds were the first venture capital investor in eleven early stage companies that grew to have market capitalizations of more than $1 billion and up to $100 billion. This was accomplished in part by Harry’s instigation and support of numerous M&A transactions.

Harry received his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College and an MBA from New York University. He also took an Advanced Telecommunication Program from Cornell Graduate School of Electrical Engineering.


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