PV Capital Management manages a diverse and international asset base that includes companies innovating in biotech and medical technology, consumer and business software, real estate and more. Created with a vision to back great people with industry changing ideas, PV Capital is an organization that operates with a singular goal: to invest in capital efficient opportunities that result in meaningful and lasting impacts.
Elon Boms is the Managing Director of PV Capital Management. A seasoned investment professional, Elon has led over 250 investments across a range of industries and geographies. Along with Karen Pritzker and Michael Vlock, Elon is the co-founder of LaunchCapital, a premiere seed stage investment fund with offices in Boston, New Haven and New York. In the last 10 years, Elon has helped raise over $3 billion dollars of capital for leading and emerging companies and has been involved in over $1 billion dollars of M&A transactions. Since 2008, Elon’s firm recorded an IRR that places them in the top 20% of venture funds worldwide. He is currently managing a robust portfolio of leading technology, consumer, medical device and biotech including companies such as Pico Quantitative Trading, award-winning Arccos Golf, 6K, Adimab, Snap, Spotify, and more.
An industry expert, Elon has taught courses at the Yale School of Management on Private Equity and Venture Capital and on Entrepreneurial Finance. Elon is an active board member having served on the boards of over 40 companies and the Chairman of LaunchCaptial. He is also an active member of the community, sitting on the board of ACIR – an organization focused on investor responsibility at Yale University. Elon earned his BA in Economics from George Washington University and his MBA with distinction in Venture Capital and concentration in finance and strategy from Yale School of Management. Elon lives in New Haven with his wife, 2 incredible daughters, and a very shaggy dog.
Karen Pritzker is an accomplished businesswoman, investor, philanthropist, social entrepreneur, and film producer. Having learned the ropes at a young age as the daughter of a business legend, she has been the force behind a diverse array of ventures in market-leading technologies and companies for more than 25 years, seeing through the success of at least 100 entities. Along with husband Michael Vlock and Elon Boms, she co-founded LaunchCapital, a premiere seed-stage investment firm with a portfolio of over 200 technology, consumer, medical device, and biotech companies.
As president of the Seedlings Foundation, Karen’s investments extend beyond corporations and technologies and into social and community good works. A devoted philanthropist, her positive impact can be felt in the fields of education, mental health, and healthcare. Karen is currently serving on the board of Grameen America, an organization that provides no-interest loans to women entrepreneurs in underserved communities. She also co-founded Truth in Advertising, a consumer advocacy organization. Karen helped establish the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity, which advocates for those with dyslexia and aims to educate others about dyslexia. Beyond that, she has produced three of the highest selling educational videos on topics in education and mental health. She earned BA at Northwestern University. Today, she is an avid traveler, reader, and mother of four adult children.
Head of Investment Team
Jason Gray is the Head of Investment Team at PV Capital Management. He focuses on direct investments in technology, healthcare, and business services companies. Jason’s experience includes investments in over 45 companies, including 20+ companies through our primary investment vehicle and 25 companies via our early stage fund LaunchCapital. Jason also serves as a board member and advisor on our behalf, which has included guiding groundbreaking healthcare companies, supporting technology-enabled services businesses during rapid growth, leading successful turnaround opportunities, and managing our companies through capital raising and M&A processes. Prior to PV Capital Management, Jason worked as a manager at hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, which is among the world’s largest hedge funds with ~$150B AUM.
Previously, Jason has served as a staffer on President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign and Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, where he helped build field programs in key battleground states and led state and nationwide training programs. Currently, Jason teaches as an Adjunct Faculty member in the School of Business at Montclair State and previously taught Economics at CUNY’s Lehman College. He holds an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School and BA & MA degrees summa cum laude and with highest honors from Brandeis University.
Bill is an experienced private investor and operator. Since 2009, he has invested in the networking, semiconductor, clean energy and online markets. Investments include Collaborate.com (acquired by Cisco), Incentive Targeting (acquired by Google), Daily Grommet (acquired by Rakuten), CardStar (acquired by Constant Contact), Careport (acquired by Allscripts), Runkeeper (acquired by ASICS Corporation), and many others.
Previously, Bill was an equity analyst and held senior-level technical roles at companies such as Sycamore Networks. He began his career as an engineer.
Bill received BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is a lifelong Bostonian who currently lives in the suburbs with his wife and 3 children and enjoys playing basketball and cycling.