The vcopious Team
Board of Directors
Saul is the Founder and Managing Partner of Emerald Stage2 Ventures, the leading investment fund for vcopious. With more than 20 years of experience in the technology community as a venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and technologist, Saul brings a problem-solving wisdom and industry perspective to the Board of Directors of vcopious. His strong technical background in software development and systems administration, his ongoing avid interest in emerging technologies and deep early-stage venture experience make him a strong leader of the Emerald Stage2 Investment Team, and a tremendous asset to vcopious.
Since founding Stage2 in 2006, Saul has led investments and sat on numerous Boards. As the founder of Zapper Technologies’ U.S. operations, Saul was involved in all operational aspects including the development of the infrastructure of the company’s U.S. office, the launch of its go-to-market strategy, and the hiring of its sales force. Throughout, he worked closely with the Israel-based development team to coordinate product development. Previously, Saul was a financial analyst at Salomon Smith Barney and was the head of new product development at Dubois, Brown & Co, a financial analysis software company.
Saul is a graduate of Columbia University, where he received his BA in economics. He then earned his MBA from Columbia Business School, where he was awarded the Beta Gamma Sigma Alumni award for overall achievement.
Board of Directors
Bruce is a partner at Emerald Stage2 Ventures, the leading investment fund for vcopious. With sharp analytical skills and more than 25 years of experience as a banker, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist, Bruce contributes significantly to the Board of Directors at vcopious. He was previously a General Partner of the Edison Venture Fund, and has extensive experience with both equity and debt financings. Bruce has a strong track record and extensive investment experience in the region, having championed numerous Edison investments (totaling over $60 million) in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Highly regarded in the Philadelphia area, Bruce has served as a past Chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Venture Group (now the MAC Alliance), as an active member of the Mid Atlantic Venture Conference Steering Committee, and the Association for Corporate Growth. Previously, Bruce was Vice President of Columbia Capital, an investment merchant bank in Alexandria, VA, and a principal at PNC Equity Management and Fidelcor Capital. While at PNC Equity Management, he directed its specialization on wireless telephone service investments. Earlier in his career, Bruce was a commercial lender with Continental Illinois National Bank (Chicago) and Fidelity Bank (Philadelphia).
Bruce was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force in 1975. Bruce is a graduate of Duke University, where he earned his BA in Economics, summa cum laude. He then earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.