Josh Elser

Proud Pittsburgh native (and sports fan), Mars colonization enthusiast, aspiring tennis player with a love for anything Pixar who won’t stop talking about self-driving cars

Josh Elser is a Director with SGE. He focuses on SaaS and marketplace businesses in a number of verticals with emphasis on financial technology, HR technology, and real estate technology. He currently serves on the boards of Boomtown, Buildout, Evive and PerkSpot. He is a board observer at Fundera and is actively involved with BstockCredit Karma and iCIMS. His prior investments include Zyme (acquired by E2open), Clearleap (acquired by IBM), JK Group (acquired by CyberGrants), and Reorg Research (acquired by a financial sponsor).

Josh started his career in Pittsburgh at the age of twelve washing dishes and cleaning houses with his mother, who taught him the value of hard work. His investment career began in 2005 when he co-founded Jelser Holdings LLC, a real estate investment firm with a portfolio of rental properties. Any success in his life can be attributed to his loving mother, father and brother.

Josh graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Yale University

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