Eric Vest

Business Development Advisor
Philadelphia, PA

Eric has been an advisor to several large private equity firms since 2021 and began working with Touchdown Ventures in 2023. He brings over 25 years of experience in private equity, M&A, and scaling technology companies to the Touchdown team.

As a former software entrepreneur with three successful exits, Eric has a practical understanding of how technology and strategic relationships between startups and corporations can unlock value. Eric is also the founder and Managing Partner of Y Capital Partners, LLC, a middle market growth equity firm that invests in traditional companies led or owned by members of a global community of 34,000 CEOs worldwide. Before founding Y Capital, Eric was a senior executive at LabWare, Inc., where he helped grow the firm into a market leader for over a decade.

Eric graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Medieval Literature. He resides in Haddonfield, NJ and enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and constantly learning.

Favorite Team

Buckeyes on Saturdays, Steelers on Sundays

Favorite Activity

Family dinner every Sunday

Favorite Food

Few things beat a great bacon cheeseburger