Our Story

Michael Eisenberg (Aleph VC) is passionate about creating a dynamic tech ecosystem in Israel. In addition to his role at Aleph and his philanthropic endeavors, Michael and founding Executive Director Abbey Onn built a fellowship that answers what happens after aliyah becomes citizenship. With the help of Roni Amitai Raz, they created an opportunity for olim to truly impact the tech ecosystem.

Nevo creates multipliers of impact from top-talent olim who are already employed in Israel. Nevo offers each cohort a chance to develop themselves, expand their network and give back to their new home. Nevo focuses on intimate conversations with top leaders, mentoring, and network expansion to deeply integrate Olim into the Israeli ecosystem.

Our Story

Michael Eisenberg (Aleph VC) is passionate about creating a dynamic tech ecosystem in Israel. In addition to his role at Aleph and his philanthropic endeavors, Michael and founding Executive Director Abbey Onn built a fellowship that answers what happens after aliyah becomes citizenship. With the help of Roni Amitai Raz, they created an opportunity for olim to truly impact the tech ecosystem.

Nevo creates multipliers of impact from top-talent olim who are already employed in Israel. Nevo offers each cohort a chance to develop themselves, expand their network and give back to their new home. Nevo focuses on interactive workshops, intimate conversations with top leaders, mentoring, and personal development projects.

By 2023, we expect 250 alumni to be active in Israel and reaching across the diaspora to encourage aliyah.

Michael Eisenberg
Founder

Michael Eisenberg is an Equal Partner at Aleph, an early stage venture capital fund with over $500M 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 40 companies including Melio, Lemonade, Bringg, JoyTunes, Healthy.io and Nexar.

Prior to Aleph, Michael was a General Partner at Benchmark Capital, which he joined in July 2005, 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), Shopping.com (Nasdaq: SHOP, acquired: EBAY), Tradeum (acquired: VERT), and Wix (Nasdaq: WIX), Lemonade (NYSE: LMND).

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, a Hebrew-language daily business newspaper, and is the author of the “Hummus Manifesto,” the seminal piece on Israel’s innovation scene. Michael has also published four books, in Hebrew, The Vanishing Jew, Ben Barukh, The Tree of Life and Prosperity, Everyone can be Moses and Roaring Tribe. He lectures frequently on venture capital, Israel, and entrepreneurship. He serves on the board of the non-profit organization Yeshivat Har Etzion and is the chairman of The Shomer Hachadash. Michael lives in Jerusalem with his wife and eight children.

Abbey Onn
Co-founder, Executive Director

Abbey moved to Israel with her family in 2015. She spent four years as the CEO of InsideIL, a platform that connected MBAs with internships in Israel.

Before the move, she worked for the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School, directing their leadership development efforts and the Wexner Israel Fellowship program. Abbey also served as the Asst. Director both for Recruiting and Selection and for Academic Programs for the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program at Duke and UNC in North Carolina. She spent six years working for Hillel International, heading a program that brought 3,000 students to rebuild the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.

Abbey lives in Herzliya with her family.

Roni Amitai-Raz
Leadership Development Consultant

After serving as the Israeli Emissary representing the Jewish Agency in Charlotte, North Carolina. Roni continued her work with world Jewry as a Program Manager for several ‘Masa Journey’ programs. Roni’s previous role, before joining the Nevo Network, was the Director of Education and Training at Israel Tech Challenge (ITC), managing career growth for hundreds of young olim in the Israeli high-tech ecosystem. Skilled in building and managing multidisciplinary teams, designing training , and driving forward scalable change, Roni is especially passionate about cultivating tech talent and enhancing professional impact. Roni holds a B.S.W in Community Social Work from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an M.B.A in Social Leadership from Ben Gurion University and the Mandel Foundation.

Michael Eisenberg
Founder

Michael Eisenberg is an Equal Partner at Aleph, an early stage venture capital fund with over $500M 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 Melio, Lemonade, Bringg, JoyTunes, Healthy.io and Nexar. 

Prior to Aleph, Michael was a General Partner at Benchmark Capital, which he joined in July 2005, 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), Shopping.com (Nasdaq: SHOP, acquired: EBAY), Tradeum (acquired: VERT), and Wix (Nasdaq: WIX), Lemonade (NYSE: LMND). 

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, a Hebrew-language daily business newspaper, and is the author of the “Hummus Manifesto,” the seminal piece on Israel’s innovation scene. Michael has also published four books, in Hebrew, The Vanishing Jew, Ben Barukh, The Tree of Life and Prosperity, Everyone can be Moses and Roaring Tribe. He lectures frequently on venture capital, Israel and entrepreneurship. He serves on the board of the non-profit organization Yeshivat Har Etzion and is the chairman of The Shomer Hachadash. Michael lives in Jerusalem with his wife and eight children.

Abbey Onn
Co-founder, Executive Director

Abbey moved to Israel with her family in 2015. She spent four years as the CEO of InsideIL, a platform that connected MBAs with internships in Israel.

Before the move, she worked for the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard’s Kennedy School, directing their leadership development efforts and the Wexner Israel Fellowship program. Abbey also served as the Asst. Director both for Recruiting and Selection and for Academic Programs for the Robertson Scholars Leadership Program at Duke and UNC in North Carolina. She spent six years working for Hillel International, heading a program that brought 3,000 students to rebuild the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.

Abbey lives in Herzliya with her family.

Roni Amitai-Raz
Leadership Development Consultant

After serving as the Israeli Emissary representing the Jewish Agency in Charlotte, North Carolina. Roni continued her work with world Jewry as a Program Manager for several ‘Masa Journey’ programs. Roni’s previous role, before joining the Nevo Network, was the Director of Education and Training at Israel Tech Challenge (ITC), managing career growth for hundreds of young olim in the Israeli high-tech ecosystem. Skilled in building and managing multidisciplinary teams, designing training , and driving forward scalable change, Roni is especially passionate about cultivating tech talent and enhancing professional impact. Roni holds a B.S.W in Community Social Work from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an M.B.A in Social Leadership from Ben Gurion University and the Mandel Foundation.