Edward Yip

Vice President

Stage: Venture

Focus: Internet & Consumer

Location: Palo Alto, San Francisco

Ed focuses on early to late-stage venture investments in consumer Internet with a specific emphasis on e-commerce, consumer marketplaces, ad tech and mobile investments. Ed was involved in Norwest’s investments in Common, Smilo, PolicyGenius, Fam, JoyRun, Madison Reed, IFTTT, Minted, ModCloth (acquired by Walmart), The Echo Nest (acquired by Spotify), Hobnob, and Second Measure.

Most recently, Ed was co-founder and COO of Spree Network Inc., a San Francisco-based internet collective-purchasing company. Prior to Spree Network, Ed spent four years with the Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory Group at Evercore Partners in New York and London. In this role, Ed executed and analyzed mergers and acquisitions, divestitures and leveraged buyout opportunities in technology, media and telecom sectors.

Ed is currently a mentor with Plug and Play’s Startup Camp, the BeAVC case competition and with the Dartmouth Entrepreneurs Forum.

Ed obtained bachelor of arts degrees in both economics and environmental studies from Dartmouth College.

Get To Know Ed

  • What was your first job?

    A construction job during summer in high school; I was the best gravel-shoveler and concrete pourer in the class.

  • What was your first car?

    A 1982 diesel Volkswagen Rabbit. It was two-toned, had three speeds and an overdrive, and topped out at 55 mph.

  • What are your interests outside of work?

    Skiing, squash, cycling, backpacking, rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams

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