Elie Wurtman is the cofounder of Vroom, one of the largest online used car retailers in the US, and has over two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, executive, and investor. He is also the co-founder and Partner at PICO Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that led the first financing round in Vroom in 2014.
Elie started his career as a serial entrepreneur and company builder. He launched his first company in 1993 and took 3 companies from founding to IPO. As co-founder and CEO of Deltathree, Jerusalem’s first unicorn, Elie led the company from its founding to 60 points of presence globally with operations in 35 countries.
Elie has led the second chapter of his career as a venture investor and social entrepreneur. Elie was previously a General Partner at Benchmark Capital Israel. Prior to Benchmark, he was CEO of JVP Studio, before founding Vroom in 2014. Elie is passionate about education, social impact, and positioning his hometown Jerusalem at the forefront of innovation. He is also an Aspen Institute Global Leadership Fellow, and sits on the boards of the Tower of David Museum and Regavim.