Steve Elefant

Managing Partner

Gimmel Entrepreneurs Fund

Los Angeles


Steve Elefant is an experienced fintech executive as well as serial entrepreneur having created and grown numerous successful Silicon Valley companies.  As an early innovator and founding CEO of IcVerify, he developed the team, strategy and technology to exit his startup to Cybercash.


Steve was the CTO/CIO at Heartland Payment Systems, a Fortune 1000 company. He was pivotal in the turn-around at Heartland, following a major security breach. Working on overall corporate strategy, product, mobile, business development, the corporation ultimately resulted in successful M&A. 


As an institutional investor, Steve was founding Venture Partner at Claremont Creek and an EIR at USVP. 


Mr. Elefant holds a Bachelors from UCLA and is an avid pilot and photographer.