Many venture funds talk about their network of executives. At Edison we put that in motion with our unique Edison Director Network (EDN), which has become the leading Director development program on the east coast. The EDN consists of over 250 experienced executives from successful portfolio companies, across financial services, healthcare, digital media, and software segments. Most have been involved with Edison-backed companies for over 10 years.
These proven leaders have demonstrated their company building capabilities and are eager to share their operational know-how with rising entrepreneurs to help companies scale. We match EDN executives to companies based on markets, functional specialty, geographic location and personal chemistry. The Edison Director Network member can serve as a board director, mentor or consultant. Many have also co-invested.
Since Edison has focused on the east-coast region since our inception in 1986, most of our Edison Director Network members live in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, New York and Massachusetts. This proximity maximizes leverage for companies and accessibility.