Michael Eisenberg is an Equal Partner at Aleph, an early stage venture capital fund with over$330M under management. Aleph focuses on partnering with great Israeli entrepreneurs to build large, meaningful companies and impactful global brands. Since its founding in 2013, Aleph has invested in more than 25 companies including WeWork, Lemonade, Windward, JoyTunes,Healthy.io and Nexar.
Prior to Aleph, Michael was a General Partner at Benchmark Capital, which he joined in July2005, and where he continues as the partner responsible for Benchmark’s Israeli portfolio. Michael has focused on internet and software-enabled service investments since 1995. He has invested in and served on the boards of some of Israel’s leading companies and startups, such as Conduit, Gigya, Picturevison (acquired: EK), SeekingAlpha, Shopping.com (Nasdaq: SHOP,acquired: EBAY), Tradeum (acquired: VERT), and Wix (Nasdaq: WIX).
Since 2006, Michael has been writing the blog “Six Kids and a Full Time Job,” on topics ranging from politics to technology, Judaism and macroeconomics. He was a contributor to TheMarker, aHebrew-language daily business newspaper, and is the author of the “Hummus Manifesto,” the seminal piece on Israel’s innovation scene. Michael has also published three books, TheVanishing Jew, Ben Barukh, and The Tree of Life and Prosperity, and lectures frequently on venture capital, Israel and entrepreneurship. He serves on the boards of the non-profitorganizations The Shomer Hachadash and Yeshivat Har Etzion. Michael lives in Jerusalem with his wife and eight children.