Ela Madej

Partner, Fifty Years



Ela Madej is a serial entrepreneur and a Founding Partner at Fifty Years, an early stage venture capital fund that backs entrepreneurs solving the world’s biggest problems with technology. She's a Y Combinator alum who previously co-founded the enterprise software company Base CRM, a software development company Applicake, and was also a Partner at Innovation Nest, a Europe-focused VC firm. With Fifty Years, Ela has invested in over 29 private companies in areas such as synthetic biology, energy, space tech, health tech, food tech, autonomous vehicles, and more. Ela also runs, a platform for technologists in Silicon Valley who want to combine purpose with profit.

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    RT @sethbannon: WSJ says "Investors Look for Next Wave of Plant-Based Food Innovation". @fiftyyearsvc we've already found @RebellyousFoods…
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    RT @bubs: I've never felt more inspired and burdened by the opportunity to build something I care so deeply about. I'm so thankful for my…
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    RT @sethbannon: The team at @fiftyyearsvc is jazzed to support @bubs @caracaleo @realasa Dr Fish and the entire @bravecare team as they bri…
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    We all need to take better care of ourselves. Know a mission-driven entrepreneur who could use a ticket to our…
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    So many new plant-based products are finally able to launch nationally thanks to @gauravmaken and his awesome…
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