Investment team

Edgar Bronfman, Jr.

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Co-Founder, Chairman and General Partner


Edgar  is Co-Founder, Chairman and General Partner of Waverley Capital.  He is also Senior Advisor and Special Limited Partner of Luminari Capital and Managing Partner at Accretive, LLC.  


Prior to Waverley, Edgar was the Chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group, one of the world's largest music companies.  During his tenure, WMG was named one of Fortune Magazines's "Most Admired Companies" in 2007, the first ever music company to receive the honor and, in 2009, was recognized as one of the "World's 50 Most Innovative Companies" by Fast Company magazine.


 As a creator, Mr. Bronfman produced films starring Peter Sellers and Jack Nicholson, and has written songs for artists such as Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Dionne Warwick, Smokey Robinson, Donna Summer and Ashford & Simpson, among many others. 


Bronfman also serves on the board of InterActiveCorp (Nasdaq: IAC) and as Executive Chairman to Global Thermostat LLC, a pioneering company designed to develop and commercialize a technology for the direct capture of carbon dioxide.  He is Chairman of the Board of Endeavor Global, a non-profit organization pioneering a new approach to international development.  In addition, he serves on the board of the New York University Elaine A. and Kenneth G. Langone Medical Center and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Daniel V. Leff, Ph.D.

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Co-Founder and Managing Partner

  

Daniel  is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Waverley Capital.  He is also Founder and Managing Partner of Luminari Capital (the predecessor of Waverley Capital and a top-performing media-focused venture capital fund that he founded in 2014).

 

Prior to co-founding Waverley Capital and founding Luminari Capital, Daniel was a Partner with Globespan Capital Partners.  Earlier in his career, Daniel worked for Sevin Rosen Funds and Redpoint Ventures.  He also previously held engineering, marketing and strategic investment positions with Intel Corporation.  Daniel has been an investor in a multitude of media companies including 1Mainstream (sold to Cisco Systems), Art19, Elemental Technologies (sold to Amazon), fuboTV, Matterport, MikMak, MOVL (sold to Samsung), Novel Effect, PlutoTV (sold to Viacom), Roku (NASDAQ:ROKU), TheAthletic, and others.
 

Daniel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from The University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. Daniel also earned an MBA from The UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management, where he was an Anderson Venture Fellow and where he currently serves on the Board of Visitors.

Jamie Roberts Seltzer

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Vice President


Jamie is Vice President of Waverley Capital.  Jamie has been an active angel investor in the media sector and currently serves on the board of directors of Karate Combat and on the Advisory Board of Vi Trainer.


Prior to joining Waverley, Jamie co-founded and was CEO of Alpha Audiotronics, Inc. d.b.a "Skybuds" (acquired by Vi Trainer).  Skybuds was a pioneer in wireless audio and voice with national distribution in retailers such as Best Buy and Equinox.  Prior to Skybuds, Jamie was an associate at Saban Capital Group, a private investment firm specializing in the media, entertainment and communications industries.  Earlier in his career, Jamie worked at UBS, Apollo Global Management, and Sling Media.


Jamie earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a dual concentration in Finance and Operations & Information Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.