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Edward I. Dresner

Investment Partner
Ed has been a key contributor at Eastward for over 15 years and is a member of the Investment Committee. Ed has led Eastward’s investments in companies including Booker Software, Digital Ocean, Host Analytics, Neat, Persado, Tabula Rasa, WealthEngine, xMatters and 7Park Data. While at Eastward he also has led investments in Cadient (acquired by Cognizant), E Ink (acquired by PrimeView), Enpirion (acquired by Altera), Motricity (IPO), NetProspex (acquired by Dunn & Bradstreet), SonicBids (acquired by Backstage) and Ustream (acquired by IBM).

A strong background in financial and credit analysis provides Ed with a unique perspective regarding Eastward's opportunities. Ed’s strength in providing analysis of business models and structures allows him to provide key insights into companies and potential exit values. As a member of the investment committee, Ed provides significant input into terms and the modeling of Eastward’s investments as well originating his own opportunities.

Ed began his career as a credit analyst for Chemical Bank. Ed also was a managing director at MeesPierson, Inc. (part of Fortis), where he originated and structured debt, equity and fund investments for the bank’s clients and also managed investment research for an internal fund which provided equity financing to publicly traded companies in various sectors including technology.

Ed is a graduate of Hamilton College.
Active Portfolio
7 Park Data, Inc.
Digital Ocean, Inc.
DineInFresh, Inc. (DBA Plated)
FiscalNote, Inc.
Host Analytics, Inc.
New Signature, Inc.
Persado, Inc.
Tabula Rasa Healthcare, Inc.
The Neat Company, Inc.
WeathEngine, Inc.
Representative Realized Portfolio
Cadient Group, Inc. (Acquired by Cognizant)
Clearent, LLC
E Ink Corporation (Acquired by PrimeView International)
Enpirion, Inc. (Merged with Altera)
Everest Software, Inc. (Acquired by Versata)
Motricity, Inc. (Acquired by Voltari)
NetProspex, Inc. (Acquired by Dun & Bradstreet)
Sonicbids Corporation (Acquired by Backstage)
Ustream, Inc. (Acquired by IBM)