The fellowship is an intense, 10-month program aimed to grow the next generation of leaders in the Israeli tech ecosystem. As part of the fellowship, each fellow is connected to a mentor, a coach, and an amazing cohort. 

Application to the fellowship is by recommendation only.

Meet the Fellows

0
Fellows
0%
Female
0
Nationalities

Noa Bloch
Associate (Vintage Investment Partners)

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Noa moved to Israel in 2021 and works as an investor at Vintage Investment Partners. Prior to transitioning into the world of tech, Noa was an associate at Boston Consulting Group in New York with topic expertise in private equity and consumer strategy. She also worked in a range of public sector roles, including for the Australian Government. Outside of work, Noa loves spending time with her husband and daughter, sourcing the best coffee in Tel Aviv and hosting Shabbat meals for friends and family.


Didier Bollag
Product Manager (monday.com)

Didier is a Product Manager at monday.com, residing in Tel Aviv. Born and raised in London, Didier studied War Studies in King’s College London, before starting his career at WeWork. Since moving to Israel, he discovered a passion for the eclectic world of ‘Product Management’ and transitioned from previously client-facing roles to product.

Didier considers himself, most unfortunately, as the only ‘Didier’ in existence not to speak french. In his spare time, you may find him playing beach volleyball, juggling, climbing, or attempting to learn french


Michelle Charnoff
Senior Food Technologist (Incredo)

Michelle is a food scientist by trade and a foodie in all aspects of life. Originally hailing from New York, she moved to Israel in 2020, looking to dive into Israel’s Food Tech scene. Michelle studied Food Science at Cornell University while making cheese on the side. She started her career at Unilever, eventually leading the Popsicle brand and launching a startup probiotic ice cream brand within Unilever. She now works at Incredo, reducing sugar in food products with Incredo’s patented sugar reduction technology. You can find her exploring restaurants, menus, and wine labels, riding her Vespa, or doing the NYT crossword on the mesilah.


Alexandre Dahan
Principal (JVP)

Alexandre was born and raised in Paris and made Aliyah in late 2018. He studied economics and philosophy in both Paris and Sao Paulo, and was part of a French-Israeli association at Sciences Po, to promote cultural and historical links between France and Israel. Alexandre is a Principal at JVP, one of Israel’s leading VC. During his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, helping young Olim to get a job, and listening to hardcore French rap.


Nicolas Galer
Data Engineer (Wix)

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with an engineering background, Nicolas is passionate about solving ANY problem using data and AI tools. Currently working in Wix as a data engineer after spending many years in data analytics.

He loves playing musical instruments, traveling around the world and studying chess.


Tyler Golden
Demand Generation Manager (Panorays)

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and currently living in Tel Aviv, Tyler currently leads the field and demand marketing efforts at Panorays and has experience crafting brand narratives, integrated campaigns and go-to-market programs. An avid runner and cross-fit enthusiast, you can usually find Tyler either on the Tel Aviv boardwalk or sitting for coffee with friends.


Binny Goldman
Business Development Manager (WSC Sports)

Binny was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and made aliyah to Israel in 2015 to attend Reichman University for a BA in Business. Prior to his aliyah, Binny served in the paratroopers’ brigade as a lone soldier and spent two years traveling and working throughout Australia. Binny has held multiple management positions in Health and Wellness companies, including Abacus Health Products, and Charlotte’s Web, and has since transitioned into sports media rights with WSC Sports. Living in Tel Aviv with his wife and their dog Nola, Binny enjoys spending time at the beach, live music, and going camping.


Melissa Goldman
UX Researcher (Lightricks)

Melissa moved to Israel in 2016 from New York to join the IDF as a lone soldier. Before making aliyah she studied Human Development and Women, Gender and Sexuality at Binghamton University. Her fascination for human behavior and how technology’s role is changing what it means to live in the world is what led her to pursue a career in UX Research. UX Research combines her passion for problem solving using a human- centered approach with continuous learning and creativity.
When she’s not working she likes to travel, sew, read feminist blogs and try out the tasting menu at new restaurants.


Fay Goldstein
Co-Founder, CEO (Folio)

Fay is the Co-Founder and CEO of Folio. She has 10+ years of experience leading branding and communication efforts for non-profits, government agencies, tech companies, and a VC firm. Prior to founding Folio, she was the Director of Marketing and Communications at Entrée Capital. In the past, Fay was the Strategic Communications and Development Manager at Upstream Security and the Managing Director of a US-based political communications NGO. Fay graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida International University and holds an MBA from Reichman University.


Elina Hoshen
VP Customers (retrain.ai)

Elina is originally from Russia and spent several years in Germany where she completed her Masters degree in psychology and started her career in HR tech. She moved to Israel in 2015 and immediately started working in HR Tech Consluting, then moving to be a VP Customers at retrain.ai which is startup that focuses on providing AI driven solutions to solve labor and workforce challenges. Elina lives in Jerusalem with her husband and two little kids and in her “me” time she does Pilates.


Eli Igra Serfaty
Co-Founder & CEO (MAIA Digital)

Eli Igra Serfaty is the Co-Founder and CEO of MAIA Digital, a LinkedIn-centric digital marketing agency working closely with leading companies and executives in Israel. Originally hailing from South Florida, Eli stayed in Israel and made Aliyah to draft into the military. During his six years in the IDF, Eli served as a Battery Commander (Captain) in the Israeli Air Force Defense Unit and continues to serve in reserve duty as a Major. Upon his release in 2018, he pursued a BA in Business Administration from Reichman University.

Prior to MAIA, Eli worked at iAngels, an Israeli-based VC investing in Israeli early stage startups on the investment team.

Eli enjoys spending time with his wife Aliza and their dog, Gaya, drinking coffee (show me your best spots!) cooking and barbecuing, and spending time with friends.


Brandon Joffe
Computer Vision & Machine Learning Engineer (Apple)

Brandon is a lead Computer Vision and Machine Learning Engineer at Apple. His primary focus is on developing cutting-edge depth sensing technologies that empower features enabling new experiences on the iPhone, iPad, and VisionPro. Hailing from South Africa, Brandon pursued his studies in Computer and Electrical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. In 2017, his drive for personal and professional growth, combined with his passion for creating innovative technology, led him to relocate to Israel. Beyond his professional endeavors, Brandon is an accomplished DJ, dedicated swimmer, traveler, and proud father of two plants.


Ruby Katz
Regional Sales Team Leader – DACH (monday.com)

Ruby gravitates to a healthy challenge and seeking ways to impact change within organizations’ core processes. Spending the past 9 years growing in tech sales, she currently leads the DACH region as Regional Team Leader at monday.com.

Born in Northern New Jersey, and studied Business Management at James Madison University – Ruby made Aliyah in 2019, was eager to translate her experience in larger organizations to Tel Aviv’s tech start-ups.

Outside of work, Ruby loves shooting 35mm film, playing her new hobby of tennis, reading about psychology, and Sunday day trips with friends to seek untouched nature in Israel.


Daniel Kontorovskyi
Software Engineer (Vena)

I was born and raised in Ukraine. Once I finished my degree in mathematics I decided to perceive my career in software. I’ve been working and leaving in Israel for the past 7 years in cyber security startups.
In my free time, I like to meet with my friends, bing TV shows and travel a lot


Vera Kopylova
Associate Product Marketing Manager (AppsFlyer)

Born and raised in Russia, I decided to move to Israel in the summer of 2020, amidst the ongoing Covid pandemic. With a background in management from the School of Public Administration and five years of marketing experience at Unilever, a prominent international CPG company, I embarked on a new career path upon my arrival in Israel. I entered a new IT world, and joined AppsFlyer initially as a sales rep, but eventually found my way back to the field of marketing, and I am currently enjoying my role in the Product Marketing team. Outside of work, I have a deep passion for sports, cooking, and all forms of art. I am drawn to the beauty in everything.


Emmanuelle Lipski
Principal (10D)

Emma made aliyah from Belgium in 2021 with her previous employer, McKinsey, where she spent 7 years consulting for large organizations from across the world with a focus on commercial and growth strategy topics. There, she developed a passion for healthcare and social sectors, but mostly became curious about pretty much any topic.

She is now a Principal at 10D, an early-stage VC fund based in Tel Aviv, where she works across the board on deal sourcing, evaluation and portfolio support.

She enjoys exploring cities through their food and wine scenes, hosting friends and family from abroad and listening to podcasts.


Joel Liurner
Founder & CPO (Kalto)

Joel is the founder & CPO of Kalto, a B2B SaaS that help companies in Latam to unlock their potencial by saving time to key employes and freeing up cashflow.

He spent most of its career living in Uruguay and working in Astropay. He was also part of the founding team of dLocal, the first uruguayan Unicorn and publicly listed company in NASDAQ.

Passionate about Machine Learning/Data Science and Product Management as a key role to push organizations to move forward. Joel moved to Israel 3 years ago to complete MSc in Machine Learning.


Nadine Melamed
Partnerships Manager (TikTok)

Originally from Los Angeles, Nadine moved to Israel 7 years ago after earning an accelerated B.A. in Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley. In addition to her work as a social entrepreneur, Nadine manages an extensive book of clients as a Partnerships Manager at TikTok Israel. Concurrently, she is also working on growing her CPG startup in the food industry. In her free time, Nadine loves to learn languages, attempt to cook, and travel both in Israel and abroad.


Dean Meyer
Investor (Vine Ventures)

Born and raised in South Africa, Dean now lives in Tel Aviv where he leads Vine Venture’s investments in Israel. Before joining Vine, Dean was one of the first investors at Team8 Capital, where he led investments in early-stage Cloud, Data, and AI startups. Dean studied Computer Science at Reichman University, graduating magna cum laude. Prior to his professional career, Dean played professional soccer at Ajax Amsterdam and Maccabi Tel Aviv. Outside of this, Dean helped establish Start-Up Nation Mentorship (SUNM), a successful nonprofit organization improving the way future leaders perceive Israel.


Rachael Ostroff-Mann
Privacy Consultant (PrivacyTeam)

Rachael is a Canadian lawyer and global privacy consultant with PrivacyTeam in Tel Aviv. Captivated by the interface of law and technology, she holds a double degree in civil law (LL.L) and common law (JD) from the University of Ottawa, and a BA in philosophy from McGill. She currently volunteers in the international law unit of the IDF.

A former varsity distance runner, Rachael spends most of her free time running and coaching other runners.

She made aliyah 2 years ago, and now lives in Zichron Yaakov with her husband and their newborn daughter.


Jonas Ouazan
Data Scientist (Zengo)

Meet Jonas Ouazan!

Passionate about outstanding products and experiences, he started working as a PM at Seekube (acq.) after graduating from engineering school with an MSc in Oil & Gas Engineering in France. His insatiable curiosity then led him to Tel Aviv, where he thrived as a Machine Learning Engineer at Outbrain followed by 3 years as a Lead Data Scientist at Google, tackling intricate challenges head-on.

In his pursuit of attacking complex problems, Jonas embraced the blockchain sphere joining Zengo as a Data Scientist where he leads research on blockchain data. Outside of work, you’ll probably find Jonas surfing Tel Aviv waves, or playing the guitar.


Estee Rebibo
GTM Lead (Draftboard)

Originally from Maryland, Estee made Aliyah in July 2021 after 3 years in New York where she worked as a software engineer at Goldman Sachs and Flatiron Health. After landing in Israel, Estee transitioned into VC- working as an associate at F2 Venture Capital. Now, Estee is once again in the operating seat – this time as the GTM and Product lead at a startup called Draftboard. Estee has her Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis. In her free time, Estee can be caught reading, playing basketball, or hanging out with her puppy Kai.


Lorine Rosenberg
Software Engineer (Dazz)

I was born in Israel and moved to South Africa at the age of 4. I moved back to Israel at 18 to study a BA in Communications at Reichman University. Following my graduation I spent 2 years working in the marketing field after which I enrolled in a full stack coding bootcamp at ITC. I now have over 5 years experience as a software engineer at small to mid-sized companies. Some of my current hobbies (which are constantly changing) are yoga, travel, film, eating instant ramen, hanging out at the beach and dog watching on the tayelet.


Daniel Sass
Business Development Lead (Pheno.AI)

Daniel Sass is a South African Medical Doctor & Ironman Athlete, now leading business development at Pheno.AI – a Tel-Aviv based start-up on a mission to improve human health. Daniel is passionate about health, technology & business which led him to pursue his MBA at Tel-Aviv University and make Aliyah in 2020. Daniel is also an avid triathlete, having competed in numerous Ironmans, ultra-marathons & endurance races across Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Apart from work & training, Daniel loves great coffee, fine whiskeys and spending time with enthusiastic & positive people.


David Sion Raccah
Head of Growth&Partnership (HB Innovations)

David is originally from Italy and made Alyah during COVID. He studied in Rome, Granada (Spain), and Jerusalem.

He is passionate about meeting new people, organising events and know more about the Israeli Hi-Tech ecosystem.

After an year and a half in Tel Aviv, he decided to start his own startup journey with his brother. Attended different accelerators and gained invaluable experience that would love to give back to the community.

In the weekend, you can always find David in a Tel Aviv’s beach playing Matkot or Futvolley.


Rachel (Raya) Skiba
Design Team Lead (AI21 labs)

Rachel was born in Israel but lived most of her life in Kyiv, Ukraine before making aliyah with her cat (& husband) in 2018. After graduating from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute with M.A. in Arts & Design, Rachel started her design career working at a global design agency, Havas. Her most recent work experience was at Elementor where Rachel found herself managing the UI design team after multiple promotions. For the past 5 years Rachel lives in Tel Aviv and currently works as a Design Team Lead at AI21 Labs. In her free time, Rachel is making pottery, takes long bike rides, and drinks specialty coffee.


Elliott Spira
Technology and Product Strategy, Office of the CTO (Snyk)

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Elliott moved to Israel after his first start-up exit to take a role in Snyk’s CTO Office.
In his spare time, you’ll find Elliott insisting he’s not really a hipster, despite riding his single-speed bike around south Tel-Aviv to grab a meal, filter coffee or craft beer “somewhere grungy”


Hannah Waxman
Software Engineer (Via)

Originally from London, Hannah took an unconventional path to the world of software engineering 8 years ago, having studied biological anthropology and archaeology at university. Since moving to Tel Aviv in the summer of 2017, she worked at Wix on the Editor Platform for 4 years, and then moved to Via – working on the bus scheduling platform. As a mentor on tech programs such as Code:First Girls and the Palestinian Mentorship Program, she has seen the enjoyment that so many get from the ability to build things on the web, and loves sharing that passion. She is a big fan of Lego, music, tennis, swimming; as well as discussing big ideas with whoever is around and willing to listen.


Josh Weissmann
Product Manager (PrettyDamnQuick)

Josh Weissmann is a native of Atlanta, GA and resident of Tel Aviv, Israel. Post high school, he spent a year studying and learning the land at Yeshivat Har Etzion in the Gush. With a subsequent degree in Computer Science, Operations Research, and Financial Engineering from Princeton University, Josh spent 3 years working at Palantir Technologies as a Data Integration Lead where he worked alongside industry and technology experts to enable operational data use cases for Fortune 500 companies and government institutions. Josh transitioned to Product Management at PDQ, where he manages both primary revenue streams and core products on the PDQ platform.


Chana Yachad
Head of Revenue Operations (Zencity)

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Chana now calls Tel Aviv home. After studying Economics at Bar Ilan University and completing a master’s degree in Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University, she now serves as the Head of Revenue Operations at Zencity, using data-driven decision making to improve the lives of individuals and communities. Chana is passionate about helping people and community building, data, sports, traveling to new places, and completing as many crossword puzzles as possible.


Maria Yurkovskaya
Account Manager (Similarweb)

“People first” – the motto of Maria.
Born and raised in Moscow, Russia, she moved to Israel in 2021 and immediately began to actively help Olim to find work and look for themself in a new country.
8 years of experience in digital-marketing and constant learning psychology and the basics of communication allow her to build effective and high-quality relationships with clients in High-tech.

In her free time, Maria can be found on a yoga classes, hiking or reaching the mountaintops (already two behind: Elbrus and Kilimanjaro, the next goal: Mont Blanc). And after that she relaxes by watching the sunset with her dog Chemodan.

0
Fellows
0%
Female
0
Nationalities
Matan Adelson
Analyst (MizMaa Ventures)

Originally from Las Vegas, Matan moved to Israel in the summer of 2021 after earning his BA in Economics from Stanford University. Currently, he works for MizMaa Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund that invests in deep-tech Israeli start-ups. His interests for entrepreneurship and Israel was cultivated throughout his time in Silicon Valley as well as his experience completing the Birthright Excel fellowship. Prior to joining MizMaa, Matan worked for Liberty Strategic Capital, a Washington DC-based private equity firm, where he helped to build their local presence in Israel. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, watching Formula One, and relaxing at the beach.

Max August
Investment Professional (General Atlantic)

Max August is an Investor at General Atlantic based in Tel Aviv. He moved to Israel in December 2021 to help open General Atlantic’s Israel Office, after having spent a couple of years at the firm in New York. Max studied Economics at Harvard and published his senior thesis about the Impact of Experience on Israeli Entrepreneurial Success, a project co-advised by Larry Summers and Paul Gompers. While at Harvard, he also started the Israel Summit, a grassroots movement dedicated to helping college students engage with Israel. Max’s two biggest passions are paddle tennis and helping build the next chapter of Israel’s Start-Up Nation!

Jake Belinky
Backend Developer (Via)

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Jake moved to Israel in the summer of 2017, 2 weeks after finishing his degree in Finance at Washington University in St. Louis. Seeing the growing and exciting Tech ecosystem within Israel, he transitioned to a career as a Backend Developer at Via where he works on the Mobility Operations Infrastructure Team. You can find Jake on Saturdays playing volleyball on the beach in Tel Aviv with his wife and friends.

Michael Ben Mergui
Product Manager (Appsflyer)

Michael’s passion about technology led him to join the Israeli Tech ecosystem as a Product Manager at Appsflyer.
During 8+ years of experience he led a 30+ Business Unit across Europe in a Tech startup, built products, and worked as a strategy consultant.
By living across Europe in UK, Spain, Italy, France, he now speaks 5 languages.
He also holds 3 MSc in engineering from Imperial College London, CentraleSupelec, and Business Strategy from HEC Paris. He is also an ITC certified Data Scientist.
Outside of work, he volunteers as a mentor at Product League, learns at elite product training program Reforge, swims and plays beach volley.

Alberto Benatar
Associate (J.P. Morgan)

Alberto was born in Madrid where he grew up at the core of a Jewish and Zionist family. At age 18 he moved to the UK and France to pursue his undergraduate degree in International Management and French. After considering it for many years, he made Aliyah in 2014 and joined the army for 2 years. Ever since, he has been working for J.P. Morgan as an Investment Banker in Tel Aviv. In his free time you will find him enjoying the beach, practicing his piano skills or enjoying family moments with his sister and niece.

Jessica Borenstein
Head of Business Operations (Nilus)

Jessica is currently Head of Business Operations at a startup called Nilus. Prior to making the jump into the start-up world, Jessica worked as Director of Business Operations at Payoneer in Israel as well as a Senior Consultant in EY’s strategy practice in New York. Jessica has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in History and thinks everyone must visit upstate New York. Originally from New Jersey, Jessica made Aliyah 3.5 years ago to Tel Aviv with her husband and spends her free time reading, eating sushi, and traveling as much as possible.

Leah Bury
Lead Scientific Product and Communication Designer (Immunai)

Leah is a Cell Biologist turned Scientific Product Designer. Originally from Frankfurt, Germany, she completed her PhD in Genetics at the University of Cambridge, UK, followed by a postdoc at the Whitehead Institute/MIT in Cambridge, MA. During this time, she developed a passion for science-art, illustrations, and science communication. Having never visited Israel previously, she made Aliyah 3 years ago and moved to Tel Aviv to join Immunai. In her free time Leah enjoys exploring Tel Aviv’s restaurants and cocktail bars, hiking and camping, and has a particular passion for swimming.

Meir Cohen
Associate (Greenfield Partners)

Meir is an Associate on the investment team at Greenfield Partners, an early-growth stage VC based in Tel Aviv & New York. Since moving to Israel in 2012, Meir completed his 3-year service in the IDF as a Staff Sergeant in the Paratroopers Brigade, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Finance from IDC Herzliya, and has worked in a variety of investment firms. In his time away from the office, Meir loves spending time with his wife and son on the beaches of Tel Aviv, hiking the trails of Israel or listening to a good Phish jam.

Ariel Fisher
Senior CSM (Zencity)

Originally hailing from New York City, Ariel made aliyah in the height of the pandemic in June 2020. Prior to that he lived in Dakar, Senegal and Princeton New Jersey. When he is not working with elected officials through his work at Zencity, he enjoys mountain biking in Jerusalem and spending quality time with his family in Jerusalem.

Gili Fleekop
Founder (Pink Chili)

Gili Fleekop is the Co-Founder of Pink Chili, a boutique, Gen-Z social media agency helping tech startups & founders add *spice* to their marketing. Originally from Philadelphia and now a proud Tel Avivian, Gili moved to Israel in 2018 and quickly found herself in the tech marketing scene. As a creator herself, Gili lives & breathes content. She believes in the true power of unfiltered, raw & organic social media content. When she’s not making TikToks, YouTube videos or podcast episodes, you can find Gili wandering Tel Aviv in hopes of trying every oat milk latte in the city.

Rachel Kastner
Chief of Staff (OneStep)

Rachel Kastner is an operator, creative storyteller, and New York City transplant to TLV. After some years working as a producer in LA and NY, Rachel moved to Tel Aviv to pursue a new creative challenge: A deep dive into the tech start-up world, motivated by the challenge of building something from nothing.

At first, Rachel began consulting for early-stage entrepreneurs on storytelling for investors. She eventually joined one of her clients, OneStep, where she is part of the management team as Chief of Staff.

She continues to produce social impact projects as well. Her digital projects have garnered millions of views and international press coverage. Rachel is especially passionate about Holocaust education. She is a speaker on Millennial and Gen-Z responsibility in Holocaust Memory – and has presented to US public schools, private schools, companies, conferences and and organizations.

Rebecca Katz
Europe Content & Comms Lead (Lemonade)

Passionate about marketing, branding, and innovation, Rebecca has been working in tech startups for the past 10 years. Originally from the south of France, she lived in London before making Aliyah in 2018.

Rebecca holds a BA in Business from IDC Herzliya and a MSc. in Marketing & Creativity from ESCP Europe. After 4 years in EdTech,
Rebecca joined Lemonade in 2020 and currently leads content, comms, and branding initiatives in Europe.

Outside of work, Rebeca enjoys traveling, writing, and helping Olim find their dream jobs.

Hanna Kliachkovska
QA Tech Lead (Pagaya)

Hanna was born and raised in Ukraine and moved to Israel 6 years ago.
She works as QA Tech Lead and is passionate about this profession. It helps her to make higher quality products, thereby making people happy.
As a hobby, Hanna likes to learn something new and share something she already knows so that you can see her as a participant in meetups and conferences as a speaker and attendee. It happens in different languages as she speaks 4 languages.
You’ll probably find her on a plane heading towards a new adventure when not in the office.

Anna Levitin
Email Marketing Specialist (Powtoon)

Anna loves turning relationships with customers into revenue.

She has an MA in History, majoring in Ethnology and Anthropology. Her passion for learning various cultures and traditions brought her to the marketing field nine years ago.

In 2017 Anna made Aliyah from Russia and continued her marketing journey in Israel.

Now Anna is the proud owner of an email marketing hat at Powtoon and a member of the “Women of Email” association.

In her spare time, Anna sews tote bags, sings, and helps Olim to develop their career in hi-tech

Jenya Mishuris
Global Head of Marketing Operations (Gett)

Jenya is passionate about products that help people focus on what they do best. She loves clarity and translating abstract ideas into forms. After 10+ years in multinational companies and not-for-profit org in Moscow, Jenya moved to Israel in 2019 and currently, she’s a Global Head Of Marketing Operations at Gett.

During her free time, you can typically find her cooking, hosting guests and helping olims out with getting around job search in Israel. Jenya also enjoys capturing moments with a smartphone camera.

Alberto Namias
Director of Sales (IOD Cloud Technologies Research)

Alberto was born and raised in Greece and made Aliyah in 2014. Prior to arriving in Israel, he organized the first ever Taglit trip from Greece to Israel which takes place every two years. He has eight years of experience in international Sales and Business Development and has led go-to-market and growth strategies. He has worked and lived in Athens, Buenos Aires, and Tel Aviv. During his free time, Alberto enjoys playing soccer and table tennis.

Kevin Natanzon
Founder & CEO (CreatorKit)

Kevin is the founder & CEO of CreatorKit.com, a video creator for ecommerce used by thousands of marketers, brands, and businesses worldwide.

Before CreatorKit, he created mobile apps and games used by over 15 million users that reached the top charts of the App Store. He was also one of the first 10 employees at Astropay, the company that spun-off dLocal ($DLO) and IPOed in 2021.

Originally from Uruguay, he relocated to Israel after graduating as a software engineer.

Michael Nemni
Development Team Lead (YuviTal)

Michael is passionate about driving Israel’s story forward through technology and innovation. After growing up in London, Michael made Aliyah in 2018 to draft to the Army, where he served as a Paratrooper. Following his service, he did a bootcamp to learn the basics of programming. He is currently leading a team of Full Stack Developers at YuviTal, a maker of health and wellness applications with over 1.5 million users in Israel.

In his spare time, Michael can be found barbecuing, on a tiyul, or listening to podcasts about History and Economics.

Samuel Newman
Senior Enterprise Account Executive (Tastewise)

Born in the snowy cold of upstate New York, Sam has lived in Tel Aviv for over 10 years. With a successful history in startups focused on data and AI, he currently is a Senior Enterprise Account Executive at Tastewise, helping some of the world’s largest food & beverage companies develop products that are healthy, sustainable, and delicious. He holds a degree from the Israeli Institute of Culinary Arts in French Pastries, and takes personal pride in his most famous creation: the deconstructed peanut butter cup.

Daniel Orozco
Data Scientist (Clarifruit)

Graduated in Biology Sciences, specialized in Genetics and Computational Biology. Working as a Data Scientist in Israel and Co-Founder of a Healthcare AI Start-up in Argentina. Passionate about solving biological or healthcare problems with Data Science approaches. Trekking and classical music enthusiast.

Roy Peleg
Product Manager (Wix)

Roy grew up in California and moved to Israel to volunteer in the IDF. Currently, he is a product manager of a no-code database solution at Wix; prior to that he was a product analyst at Vonage, where he built the domain. In his spare time, he enjoys kitesurfing, making shakshuka with friends, telling self-deprecating jokes, soliciting advice from his grandmothers, and playing padel (he represented Israel in the 2022 Maccabiah for the latter). Roy graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a B.Sc. in Quant Economics, and was a captain of the men’s tennis team.

Chelsea Pincus
Head of Global Agency and Consultancy Account Management (Similarweb)

Passionate about leveraging Data and Technology to optimize client strategy and support business objectives, Chelsea is the Head of Global Agency and Consultancy Account Management at Similarweb. Born and raised in New York, she studied at the University of Florida before moving back to NYC to work in Media Investment and Strategy for three years. With a desire to embrace the impact of three meaningful educational trips to Israel, she moved to Tel Aviv in 2019. When not in the office, you can find Chelsea playing and watching sports with friends, reading, painting, giving back to the Jewish community, and helping Olim land their next all-star job.

Leonardo Rosenberg
Data Scientist (JFrog)

Leonardo is a Brazilian-born Israeli who left the comfort of his known world to achieve his dreams of living in Israel. Ever since arriving in 2018, Haifa and its surroundings became home. Leonardo obtained a MSc in Industrial Engineering from the Technion, where his focus was on Smart Cities and City Logistics. After graduation, his fascination by mobility led him to work in Waze Carpool as a Product Analyst. Currently, Leonardo works as a Data Scientist at JFrog. On his free time, he brews his own beer and enjoys hiking.

Leah Schwartz
Senior Program Manager (aiOla)

Leah made aliyah from Sydney in 2017 and has been an active member of Tel Aviv’s tech ecosystem ever since. At aiOla, Leah is dedicated to enhancing global business workflows and communication, harnessing AI to simplify complex processes for global businesses using voice. Previously, she was an Innovation Team Lead at SOSA, where she tackled business challenges with technological solutions.

Outside of work, Leah’s love of the sea inspired her to create a women’s sea-swimming group in Tel Aviv. In her spare time, she also loves playing netball with the Tel Aviv squad, practicing yoga, and hopping between coffee shops in Jaffa.

Daniel Skiba
Director of Sales (anecdotes )

A passionate runner, a big cat lover, and a sophisticated coffee drinker, Daniel moved to Israel from Kyiv with his wife and (you guessed it) his cat in 2018.

While holding a BA in Political Science and Economics from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv and the University of Warsaw, Daniel works in sales, where his cross-field experience helps him be more creative, more agile, and drive better results.

Currently, as a Director of Sales at anecdotes, he built the sales department from the ground up and is now focused on scaling the company.

Marina Slutzky
Deal Operations & Marketing Manager (OurCrowd)

Enthusiastic, planner ahead, and open-minded, Marina moved to Israel 2 years and a half ago, challenging herself to aim high and develop her professional career in Social Impact.

Marina studied Business Management at the National University of La Plata, Argentina, and is expanding her background in the Climate-Tech ecosystem. She works in a Venture Capital, and also seats on the board of an Entrepreneurship program to connect Israel and Latin America.

She enjoys traveling and meeting new people from all over the world.

David Stark
Senior Associate (Insight Partners)

Hailing from the Washington, DC suburbs, David launched his career as a consultant at McKinsey focused on growth and go-to-market strategy, with stints in the firm’s New York, London, and Tel Aviv offices. Passionate about using technology to make a difference in people’s lives, David joined K Health at the start of the pandemic, where he worked across multiple high impact functions (most recently leading Strategy/BizDev for their Enterprise business unit). Outside the office, David loves cooking, drinking good coffee, and listening to podcasts about American, British, and Israeli politics.

Keren Starobinski
Artificial Intelligence Engineer (Riverside.fm)

Keren Starobinski is an Artificial Intelligence Engineer at Riverside.fm, a Tel-Aviv based startup revolutionizing the way people create content.

Before making Aliyah in 2021, Keren double majored in Computer Science and Economics at MIT, and worked as a software engineer at Audible on the data science engineering team.

Outside of work, you will most likely find Keren doing something related to music. She also enjoys playing tennis, spending time with her family & friends, and taking long walks.

Elinor Swery
Director of Solution Architecture and Partnerships (Rookout)

Elinor is the Director of Solution Architecture and Partnerships at Rookout.

Before making Aliyah in 2019, she worked at Soul Machines, an AI company serving technologies to international clients. At her time there, she was a Senior Solutions Architect, and was named as part of the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Previously, she also worked at IBM, leading the development and implementation of AI strategies for companies across New Zealand and Australia.

Elinor holds a PhD in Engineering, having worked in collaboration with BMW during her research on the optimization of their manufacturing processes. She has also recently completed an MBA at Tel Aviv University and is passionate about building strong networks with fellow Olims. Outside of work, you will find her enjoying Israel’s fine beaches and taking part in different dance groups.

Eden Tzoubari
Senior Associate (iAngels)

Eden is a Senior Associate on the investments team at iAngels, responsible for sourcing deal flow and managing the investment due diligence process. Eden previously worked as an investment banker at Citigroup and Poalim Capital Markets on high-profile capital raises and M&A transactions for Israeli public and private technology companies. Eden made aliyah in 2017 from Canada, where she completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Finance) at McGill University and also passed Level II of the CFA Program. Outside of work, Eden enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hosting pizza/game nights, solving riddles, and finding any opportunity to go on a road trip.

Raphaël Vannerom
Staff Data Scientist (Intuit )

Raphael graduated with both an M.sc. in mathematics from the Université Paris Dauphine and an engineering diploma from École des Ponts ParisTech. Upon graduation in 2015 he moved to Israel.

There he worked at Outbrain for 5 years as a Data Scientist and a team lead, dealing with recommender system challenges.

From adTech, he moved to the fintech industry and currently works at Intuit.
Raphael is passionate about music and is an autodidact multi instrumentalist playing the bass, piano and the percussions, as well as composing electronic music.

Rory Vinokor
Director of Channel Partnerships (Zencity)

Rory is originally from New York and has been living in Tel Aviv since 2016. Passionate about cities and urban development, she graduated with her Master’s in Urban Planning from the Technion, while in parallel embracing her love of sales and developing a career in the Israeli tech scene. For the past four years, Rory has combined her interests in both sales & cities, leading Zencity’s Business Development department to bring resident engagement solutions to local governments worldwide.

Fabio Zon
Fermentation Scientist (Chunk foods)

Fabio grew up in Argentina, infinitely curious about the world around him. Driven by tales of the almost mythical Start-Up Nation, he came to Israel to broaden his horizons and kick-start his professional career. He is currently a Fermentation Scientist at Chunk foods, where he develops sustainable, nutritious and delicious plant-based whole-cut meat replacements.
After delving in several artistic endeavors, including publishing his first poetry book regarding the experience of migration in the midst of the pandemic, he now enjoys exploring film photography, fixing old audio gear and cooking for his friends.

0
Fellows
0%
Female
0
Nationalities
David Abensur
Data Scientist (Outbrain)

David is passionate about creating new technological products. After studying Engineering and Data Science at Ecole Centrale in France, David made Allyah 4 years ago. He is currently working for Outbrain as Data Scientist where he applies Machine Learning in the field of advertising. He is also fascinated by the impact of blockchain & VR/AR in the future.
David loves working on side projects with his roommate, playing music, dancing or playing volleyball on the beach.

Daniel Benarroch
Director of Research (QEDIT)

Daniel Benarroch has over 10 years of experience in cryptographic and mathematics research. He has designed and built several products based on privacy-enhancing techniques and is currently leading strategy and the R&D team at QEDIT. He graduated with an M.Sc. in computer science from the Weizmann Institute and an M.A. in mathematics from the Johns Hopkins University. Daniel is passionate about the world of gaming, the metaverse, and decentralized finance, having angel-invested in a few start-ups. He is also a member of the AJC ACCESS Global Board and an avid snowboarder.

Aaron Bours
VP Marketing (Hyro)

Aaron has always been a social animal. Having joined the IDF as a lone soldier in 2009, forging deep-rooted relationships became even more of a priority. After serving in Givati, Aaron completed a BA in Business at IDC Herzliya while acting as Class Representative for three consecutive years. Upon entering the tech scene, earlier roles at Check Point and Google revealed a passion for smaller teams within corporate settings. Aaron translated those experiences to startups, moving to Hyro as the first hire. He is now VP Marketing as the company hits 50+ employees. When out of the office, you’ll get his attention with hosting events, branding, the New York Knicks and beach volleyball.

Maia Budman
Software Developer (Wix)

Maia’s international and multi cultural background is what sparked her enthusiasm for thriving in new environments and challenging herself to aim high.
Growing up in Argentina and Canada, and moving to Israel 6 years ago, Maia expanded her political and legal background into the world of technology. While completing her B.Sc in Computer Science in Raichman University (IDC), she started to work at Wix as a front end software developer. There, she also gets the opportunity to take part in product and design decision making. After hours, she greatly enjoys reading a book on the beach of Tel Aviv after a fun tennis lesson.

Rachel Caplin
Business Development (Team8)

Rachel leads Business Development for Fintech at Team8. Originally from Perth, Western Australia, she relocated to Israel in 2015 and worked as Fintech Lead at the Israel Australia Chamber of Commerce for 4.5 years. Rachel obtained a BComm (Management) and BA (Psychology) from the University of Western Australia, and MA International Relations (Political Economics) from the University of Melbourne. A proud wife and mother, Rachel sits on the Board of two non-profit organizations and wrote a novel shortlisted for The Australian 2022 Vogel Award.

Nathan Cavaglione
CTO (Fairgen)

Nathan completed a First-Class Honours Bachelor & Masters in Electronic & Electrical Engineering at Imperial College with a thesis in AI learning and the Maurice Hancock Scholarship.
After working at Intel, Nathan led the algorithmic development of Datagen’s synthetic data products.
Nathan then decided to apply his knowledge to disrupt the world of Ethical AI through founding Fairgen, a data debiasing platform.
Fairgen rewrites historical datasets used to train decision-making AIs so they become discrimination-free.

Daniil Chernov
Analytics Team Lead, Product Growth (Wix.com)

Daniil Chernov is an Analytics Team Lead at Wix.com for the Product Growth team. Inspired by Nevo, he Co-Founded The Reboot Startup Nation – an organization focusing on helping olim from FSU countries (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, etc) reboot their career in Israeli tech. The community reached 12 000 members and continues growing. In addition to his involvement with Reboot, Daniil is an active member of Nevo’s executive board helping shape their data and measurement strategy.

Eden Bar Cohen
Product Designer (UX-UI) (monday.com)

Eden started her career in the Tech world as a Product Designer in New York before moving to Tel Aviv. Today, she leads the UX-UI of a monday.com product.Passionate about Arts, Technology and Design, she discovered her passion for creating user-centric experiences while studying at Parsons. On her free time, Eden explores ways to create interactive, very often abstract and conceptual, technology-based artworks.

Lorena Feldman
Business Development Representative (GigaSpaces)

Lorena is a proud Mexican living in Israel. She studied International Relations in Mexico and opened her own Digital Marketing Agency when she was only 24. When she made Aliya she changed her career and has been working in Business Development for Hi Tech companies. Her passion is to promote Israeli technologies around the world. In her free time, she loves spending time with her daughter and husband and walking on the streets of Tel Aviv. One of her main strengths is that she speaks 5 languages.

Jillian Goldberg
Chief Revenue Officer (GuardKnox)

Jillian Goldberg is the Chief Revenue and Investment Officer (CRO) as well as a member of the board of directors at GuardKnox. Originally hailing from Ohio, she graduated from Tulane University before joining Teach for America. She obtained her MPH- Emergency and Disaster Management from Tel Aviv University and in turn changed career paths. She is passionate about education, technology, and anything related to athletics. She is a mentor in the flagship program through Women in Mobility, an Expert at Quantum Hub Accelerator, Competitive Powerlifter, Crossfitter, Flag Football Player and advisor to the AMHSI for Entrepreneurship, among others. In addition, Jillian is an engaged member of Nevo’s executive board helping to shape their strategy, brand, and marketing among others.

Gabriel Gordon
Software Engineer/Scrum Master (Ottopia)

Gabe moved to Israel in 2016 from New Jersey to join the IDF as a lone soldier. Prior to his army service, he studied Business & Economics and Computer Science in the US. His passion for software development lead him to pursue his career as a Software Engineer at Ottopia, a Tel Aviv based start up committed to unlocking the full potential of autonomous mobility.

During his free time, Gabe enjoys to cook, play sports and coach wrestling in Tel Aviv. He is an avid traveler and a passionate musician.

Katerina Greenstein
Head of Partner Community (AppsFlyer)

Katerina is originally from Ukraine, with an MA Degree in Literature she managed to enter the high-tech ecosystem. Katerina is a community architect, building and nurturing communities as a part of her role at AppsFlyer and outside of it. When there are waves, you can be sure to find Katerina surfing otherwise she will be spending free evenings in the CrossFit gym.

Alex Ingberg
Algorithm Engineer (Outbrain)

Alex’s passion revolves around everything that relates to data. Graduated as a Computer Engineer from Universidad de Buenos Aires and moved to Israel one year after. Since 2014 he has been working in start ups, both in Argentina and Israel, and currently he’s an Algorithm Engineer in Outbrain.
An amateur photographer and a beginner podcaster, he also dedicates a lot of his spare time to help run Sofar Sounds Tel Aviv as a Partnerships Coordinator and Artists Liaison.

Nathan Joel
Director of Sales (Kipp)

Nathan is Director of Sales at Kipp, having spent 3 years at Riskified leading the company’s growth in APAC. Before making Aliyah in 2018, Nathan worked on the speechwriting team for Israel at the United Nations in New York and spent 3+ years in corporate strategy roles at Australia’s largest telecommunications company, Telstra. Nathan is passionate about helping Olim find work, the Jewish world and loves a game of chess. Nathan holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics/Finance) both from Monash University.

Melanie Koss
Product Manager (Zencity)

Melanie Koss is a Product Manager for Zencity, a Tel-Aviv-based startup revolutionizing civic engagement by collecting and analyzing citizen feedback. Since making Aliyah in 2014, Melanie has jumped from practising law to working in Israel’s bustling tech scene, where she has cut her teeth in various Product and Marketing roles. Originally from Melbourne, adventuring in the outdoors is Mel’s biggest passion and you will find her most weekends hiking along one of Israel’s stunning trails. During the 2020 Coronavirus lockdowns, Melanie helped organize an open-water swimming group for women in Tel Aviv, who continue to meet every week at sunrise to swim, all year round.

Jonatan Macznik
ESG Data Expert (ESGgo)

Jonatan is a dedicated ESG (Environment, Social and Governence) professional from the windy west coast of Sweden with an LL.M in International Human Rights Law and previous background in NGOs, the public sector and the political sphere. In Israel he has been a part of the CSR team at AppsFlyer and is currently serving as the co-chair of the Nevo Alumni Board.

Today he is lucky to put those experiences to work at ESGgo, determined that sustainability on all fronts must be a vital part of any venture´s global growth. When not in the office, Jonatan loves cooking with his kid and tending to his vegetable garden.

Yonatan Mandelbaum
Principal (TLV Partners)

Yonatan is a Principal at TLV Partners, an early stage VC based in Israel. He joined the firm in 2017 and prior to that was an analyst at iAngels, another early stage Israeli VC. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Yonatan spent two years studying at Yeshivat Har Etzion and then served as a commander in the Haruv Unit in the IDF. Most importantly, he is a proud father of two daughters, and enjoys spending time with them as well as sharing random thoughts on twitter.

Alon Margolin
Product Manager (Via)

With a technical background in data and backend development, Alon is now a Product Manager at Via.
After studying French and Spanish Literature at Cambridge, and living in Mexico and France, he moved to Israel to learn Arabic.
Alon grew up in London, speaks four and a half languages, plays the guitar, and is also a certified scuba dive guide.

Tamar Roth
Product Manager (Lemonade)

Passionate about using tech to solve real-world problems, Tamar is a product manager currently working at Lemonade. A mechanical engineer by training, she led product engineering at a London-based lifestyle electronics startup (notably creating a millennial-appropriate portable iPhone charger shaped like an avocado) before moving to Tel Aviv. In her spare time, Tamar loves learning languages, running, propagating plants and has a fierce drive for social impact. She previously led operations for a social initiative that created networking opportunities for talented adults from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

Reuven Shirazi
Algorithm Developer (SolarEdge)

Reuven studied physics at Cambridge University and moved to Israel in 2016. Following a stint in cybersecurity, he transitioned to data science, working in the field of sustainable energy. In his spare time, you can find him riding his bike, playing the piano, hiking around Israel, and helping Olim out with their personal finances.

Matias Sigal
Co-founder (REplace)

I am co-founding a climate tech startup that makes renewable energy cost-efficient, with the vision of becoming the global software solution for renewable energy project development.

Previously I led Eco Wave Power’s Business Development activities, joining the now publicly traded company as the 5th employee, on behalf of which I participated in 6 accelerator programs around the world and brought several deals. Before that, I worked in real estate project development at BSD Investments, founded a startup “Le Barbier” at the age of 19, and co-founded a real estate sustainability consulting company “Green Kiri”.

My background is in industrial engineering with courses on business for startups and renewable energy.

Jorge Smulevici
Software Development Engineer (Cloudendure (AWS))

Jorge was born and raised in Argentina. Holding a Computer Engineer degree from the University of Buenos Aires and with 5+ years of experience in the software engineering field, he is truly passionate about cloud computing and the impact technology has in day to day life.

Besides that, he is a hiking, travelling and food enthusiast.

Dov Stern
Product Manager (BeyondMinds)

Dov, a native New Yorker, made Aliyah in 2021. While studying Materials Science, Math and Entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania, Dov discovered his interest in data. He broke into the field as Product Manager for WeWork’s Data & Machine Learning teams. Working closely with WeWork’s Tel Aviv team gave Dov the network and career path to actualize his dream of making Aliyah. Today, Dov is a Product Manager at BeyondMinds, working on the core platform to provide fully customizable production-grade enterprise AI solutions. Dov loves all things music and food, and getting outdoors to hike, cycle or ski.

Aaron Taylor
Product Manager (Poptin)

Originally from Toronto, Aaron moved to Israel at 18 and served in the paratroopers. He went on to study business and finance at IDC Herzliya where he founded an ed-tech startup. After deciding to close the startup, he honed his design and dev skills and worked as a frontend developer and UI/UX designer. Currently, he works as a product manager at Poptin.

Aaron maintains several side projects such as TasteJury, a dish rating website, and Open Sukkah, described as an “Airbnb for sukkahs”. He also loves to cook and play tennis.

Ari Tuch
Enterprise Account Executive (monday.com)

Ari originally hails from the sunny beaches of Sydney, Australia from where he made aliyah in 2015. He proudly served in the paratroopers brigade after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Finance & Business Law.

Ari found his passion in the high-tech world, bringing together his love of people and technology to upend the status quo. He currently works with large global corporations as part of the enterprise sales team at monday.com.

Reading is one of Ari’s favorite pastimes, with interests spanning economics, investing, sustainability, history and the occasional Tom Clancy novel for fun. On the weekends when not reading he can be found hiking or cycling the length of Israel.

Ma’ayan Tzoubari
Software Engineer (Via Transportation)

Ma’ayan works as a software engineer, with prior experience working in Venture Capital, Investment Banking, and Product Strategy. She graduated with a degree in International Development Studies from McGill University, and is currently carrying out her mission to give a hand up to disadvantaged populations by founding her first company. When not working or pursuing passion projects, you can find her on the beach, sailing, volunteering as a mentor in coding programs, or baking.

Kyle Ungerman
Sales & Business Development Lead (Oribi.io)

Kyle moved to Israel in 2018 to do his MBA at Tel Aviv University. Prior, Kyle graduated from Western University in Canada with a BA in Psychology and afterwards worked at a bank and then a start-up in Toronto called Turnstyle, building their Sales team that led to an acquisition by Yelp. Currently, Kyle is doing Sales and Biz Dev at Oribi.io in Tel Aviv. Kyle can be found running on the tayalet, watching new exciting documentaries and finding ice in Israel to satisfy his Canadian-ness of being an avid Ice Hockey Player.

Hunter Weinsheink
Developer Success Engineer (Frontegg)

Hailing from the desert land of Arizona, Hunter is a Developer, Manager, and Pun Enthusiast. He studied Literature and Digital Culture at Tel Aviv University while working as a Full Stack Developer, R&D Tech & Team lead across multiple Israeli startups. Now, he leads DevSuccess at Frontegg, focusing on the intersection of engineering and people.
In his free time, he works as the Artistic Director of The Stage, a non profit organization that creates performing arts opportunities for Anglos in Tel Aviv.
Like a staircase, he’s always up to something.

Michael Weiss
Head of Strategic Finance (Trullion)

Mikey made aliya 5 years ago from New York. He currently lives in Tel Aviv with his wife (and their two cats, Scooby and Bamba) and works at Trullion as their Head of Finance. Following his BA from Johns Hopkins, Mikey served as a lone solider in the IDF. After releasing from the army, he worked in Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan and also Marble Law (Flare). In his free time, you’ll find Mikey shopping at the Carmel Market, hosting dinners, exercising, and spending time with friends and his Israeli host families.

Giovahnna Ziegler
Director of Marketing, Demand Generation (anecdotes)

Giovahnna was born and raised in Rio, and made Aliyah in 2015. Passionated about Data, and with a tremendous creative vain, Giovahnna has been leading Marketing departments for the past 10 years and had worked in multi-national Companies, NGOs and Star-ups. She’s a writer by soul, and is current writing her next book. Giovahnna loves to read, good food and red wine. Usually, all of it together.

0
Fellows
0%
Female
0
Nationalities
Eden Adler
Backend Engineer (Lemonade)

Eden is a challenge seeker and creative problem solver. She studied Neuroscience at the University of Michigan, and works as a backend engineer at Lemonade. Outside of work, Eden is passionate about creating communities and getting more women into technical careers. She is one of the team members behind Women of Startup Nation, is a board member of Olim in Tech, and also runs What the Tech (@_whatthetech) on Instagram.

Daniel Bollag
Product Manager (XR Health)

Daniel moved to Israel in 2015 following his studies in Biomedical engineering at Imperial College in London.
He is passionate about product & strategy where previously worked at PayPal and WeWork and currently a product manager at XR Health working on building a telehealth platform.
Hosting Shabbat dinners, swimming, biking and family keep him busy and happy the rest of the time.

Avi Cabessa
Product Manager (DoorLoop)

Avi studied computer science at Brooklyn College where he started freelance development and a few years later founded BH Labs, a web & app development agency. He then continued to study Business Administration & Finance at IDC Herzliya, and where he discovered product management and has been in love with it ever since. Currently, when not managing products at DoorLoop, Avi can can be found enjoying the beach, at the gym, playing some sort of musical instrument, or just enjoying the wonderful life Tel Aviv has to offer.

Lia Cromwell
Principal (UpWest)

Lia is a Principal at UpWest, a cross-border VC fund investing at the US-Israel tech junction. She joined the fund in 2017 and focuses on Pre-Seed and Seed investments. A native New Yorker, Lia previously worked in credit research at a boutique New York-based firm, as well as in business development at FiscalNote, a global regtech startup. Outside the office, Lia is an avid reader who spends her time between cafes, (zoom) yoga class, and running on the tayelet.

Hannah Danan Moise
Data Scientist (Windward)

Hannah studied Data Analytics in France, and pursued her studies after her Aliyah to strengthen her engineering background. Since then, she has been working as a Data Scientist at Windward, focusing on solving problems in the maritime domain while being strongly connected to the business aspects. In her free time, Hannah loves cooking, training, and watching series (mostly documentaries)

Ezra Erani
Android Developer (ironSource)

Ezra is passionate project-starter and skills-acquirer who loves nothing more than flirting with a new language (human or machine, he doesn’t discriminate). After studying Middle Eastern Studies and working briefly as a toy salesman, Ezra took a crash-course in mobile development with a focus on Android and has since been working professionally on atypical Android projects. In his free time Ezra loves playing music, likes to sew and occasionally forces himself to go for a run.

Adir Gozlan
Data Scientist (Cato Networks)

Adir is a French national who studied Applied Physics at Yeshiva University & Columbia University in NY. After a short period applying his physics skills in the industry, he moved towards Machine Learning and Data Science and has worked at Akamai Technologies and Cato Networks where he applied these capabilities to the cybersecurity domain. He is also fascinated by the application of such technologies to “”forgotten”” industries.
When not working, Adir is into sailing, playing tennis, building stuff, and always likes starting new hobbies.

Kevin J. Hanna
Product Manager (Promo.com)

You can usually find Kevin creating new things at work or as a hobby. He graduated as a Software Engineer, joined a couple of startups as the first employee, and later became a Product Manager. Kevin co-hosts Hummus and Tech, a Podcast for Olim in the Israeli hi-tech industry, runs LazyHebrew.com, paints watercolours, and writes about his creative journey on kevinjhanna.com.

Max Kane
Product Manager (Lemonade)

Max grew up in New York and lived there until he moved to Israel at the age of 18. He served in the Golani brigade, first as a soldier, then a commander. After discharging, Max founded his first company OFFr, with the mission of helping people become less distracted in their every day lives. He built OFFr while completing his bachelors degree at Reichman University in Herzeliya where he also participated in the Zell Entrepreneurship Program. After graduating, Max went on to work in Product Management at companies like Wix and Lemonade. Max is also an avid runner, occasional writer and serious snowboard bum.

Taly Kisel
Technical Support Engineer (Camilyo)

For over 5 years, Taly has been a leader in the e-business industry. You may know her for her work as Project Manager at Pepperi, she has also worked at Fornova as an Application Engineer. Most recently she joined Camilyo as a Technical Support Engineer. Taly has been honored with scholarships to pursue her studies. She currently holds an MsC in Advanced Computer Science (Data Analytics) from University of Leeds and a BEng in Systems Engineering and IT from Universidad Anahuac.

Josh Lewittes
Co-founder (Runhouse)

Josh is the co-founder of Runhouse, which aims to break down the silos between machine learning compute and data environments, making interacting with cloud resources easy and pythonic. Previously he worked as a Machine Learning Engineer at Gloat and Software Engineer at KPMG.

Josh is originally from New York and moved to Israel 6 years ago. In his free time he can be seen running on the boardwalk or hanging out with Poppy, his Labradoodle puppy.

Matan Markind
Software Engineer (Google)

Matan works at Google working as part of the Cloud team to help develop computer network. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University and came to Israel on ITC to learn programming. He moved to Israel 5 years ago and just got married. Matan likes going outside and doing activities, playing sports or just going for a hike, and also reading fiction.

Eli Parkes
Physical Design (Chip) Engineer (Apple)

Eli Parkes is a Chip Engineer at Apple, and a generalist. He has worked in the past as a software developer, UI designer, and also led a non-profit focused on teen education. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, he attended Monash University, and now lives in Tel Aviv. He loves to read, cook, and scuba dive.

Javi Plavnick
Solutions Architect (Bringg)

Javi is passionate about solving problems using technology. He was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and made Aliyah in 2015. Technically-savvy, Javier is an information systems engineer and has been developing software and consulting on business-intelligence and logistic solutions for 10+ years. He’s worked with both multi-national companies and start-ups. Javi loves learning new things, and feeding his friends with home-made meals on the Sabbath.

Jon Rathauser
Chief Egg Officer & Co-Founder (Eggmented Reality)

Jon Rathauser is the CEO & Co-Founder at Eggmented Reality, a Co-Chair of the Nevo Alumni organization and advocate of combining social impact with business models that sustain and scale. When not building science-based ventures, you Jon can be found traveling, scuba diving, hiking or competing on the lacrosse field.

Adi Rosen
Software Engineer (Nexar)

Adi studied computer science at the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked at Checkpoint, BlackRock, and is currently a Software Engineer at Nexar, a startup working to create the world’s first safe-driving network. She loves running, her family and friends, is an aspiring yogi, and is grateful to have made Israel and technology central parts of her life.

Dan Schwartz
Machine Learning Engineer (Immunai)

Dan is passionate about the intersection of technology and its ability to solve hard real-world problems. He studied Human Biology at Stanford University and has worked at Palantir, Udacity, Mobileye, and most recently joined the biotechnology startup Immunai as a Machine Learning Engineer, focused on using AI techniques to understand the immune system and improve health outcomes. In his free time, Dan loves outdoor sports (a former competitive tennis player and current triathlete), reading (especially history), and hosting dinners.

Esther Teplitsky
Product Data Lead (JoyTunes)

Esther is passionate about all things data. She studied Economics at UC Berkeley and has since worked in various analytics roles in advertising, e-commerce, consulting, and internet companies. In her free time, Esther can usually be found playing beach volleyball and enjoying the Mediterranean Sea.

Sheina Tolmas
DevOps Engineer (Checkpoint)

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Sheina moved to Israel 5 years ago. After serving in the Givati brigade, she set her sights on hi-tech and completed the ITC programming bootcamp. She now works to “keep the lights on” as one of Checkpoint’s most tenacious DevOps engineers. Sheina is an avid exerciser and reader, and can dribble circles around almost anybody.

Avital Tzubeli
Product (Arya.fyi)

Avital Tzubeli is a passionate storyteller and technical storytelling coach. She believes that any boring content can be turned into a magical fairytale. Avital began telling stories in NYC, and has since spoken on stages in Stockholm, Dublin, Tokyo, Brussels, and throughout the USA. A software engineer turned developer advocate turned product manager, she’s currently Arya, building a user experiences for couples, helping THEM rewrite their story. Avital loves telling stories with food, fresh and locally sourced, in her happy-place-kitchen in Jaffa, Tel Aviv.

Allie Vogel
Product Designer (Microsoft)

Starting her career in Silicon Valley and now living in Tel Aviv, Allie has designed products for LinkedIn, WalkMe, Booking.com, and now Microsoft. Studying Sociology, Design, and Business at the University of California, San Diego, she is currently completing her Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction at IDC Hertzylia. Her professional passions lie at the intersection of design and human behavior. When not designing products, you can find her in the sea: surfing, running a coding program for refugees or building various art projects.

0
Fellows
0%
Female
0
Nationalities

Noa Bloch
Associate (Vintage Investment Partners)

Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Noa moved to Israel in 2021 and works as an investor at Vintage Investment Partners. Prior to transitioning into the world of tech, Noa was an associate at Boston Consulting Group in New York with topic expertise in private equity and consumer strategy. She also worked in a range of public sector roles, including for the Australian Government. Outside of work, Noa loves spending time with her husband and daughter, sourcing the best coffee in Tel Aviv and hosting Shabbat meals for friends and family.


Didier Bollag
Product Manager (monday.com)

Didier is a Product Manager at monday.com, residing in Tel Aviv. Born and raised in London, Didier studied War Studies in King’s College London, before starting his career at WeWork. Since moving to Israel, he discovered a passion for the eclectic world of ‘Product Management’ and transitioned from previously client-facing roles to product.

Didier considers himself, most unfortunately, as the only ‘Didier’ in existence not to speak french. In his spare time, you may find him playing beach volleyball, juggling, climbing, or attempting to learn french


Michelle Charnoff
Senior Food Technologist (Incredo)

Michelle is a food scientist by trade and a foodie in all aspects of life. Originally hailing from New York, she moved to Israel in 2020, looking to dive into Israel’s Food Tech scene. Michelle studied Food Science at Cornell University while making cheese on the side. She started her career at Unilever, eventually leading the Popsicle brand and launching a startup probiotic ice cream brand within Unilever. She now works at Incredo, reducing sugar in food products with Incredo’s patented sugar reduction technology. You can find her exploring restaurants, menus, and wine labels, riding her Vespa, or doing the NYT crossword on the mesilah.


Alexandre Dahan
Principal (JVP)

Alexandre was born and raised in Paris and made Aliyah in late 2018. He studied economics and philosophy in both Paris and Sao Paulo, and was part of a French-Israeli association at Sciences Po, to promote cultural and historical links between France and Israel. Alexandre is a Principal at JVP, one of Israel’s leading VC. During his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, helping young Olim to get a job, and listening to hardcore French rap.


Nicolas Galer
Data Engineer (Wix)

Born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with an engineering background, Nicolas is passionate about solving ANY problem using data and AI tools. Currently working in Wix as a data engineer after spending many years in data analytics.

He loves playing musical instruments, traveling around the world and studying chess.


Tyler Golden
Demand Generation Manager (Panorays)

Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada and currently living in Tel Aviv, Tyler currently leads the field and demand marketing efforts at Panorays and has experience crafting brand narratives, integrated campaigns and go-to-market programs. An avid runner and cross-fit enthusiast, you can usually find Tyler either on the Tel Aviv boardwalk or sitting for coffee with friends.


Binny Goldman
Business Development Manager (WSC Sports)

Binny was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, and made aliyah to Israel in 2015 to attend Reichman University for a BA in Business. Prior to his aliyah, Binny served in the paratroopers’ brigade as a lone soldier and spent two years traveling and working throughout Australia. Binny has held multiple management positions in Health and Wellness companies, including Abacus Health Products, and Charlotte’s Web, and has since transitioned into sports media rights with WSC Sports. Living in Tel Aviv with his wife and their dog Nola, Binny enjoys spending time at the beach, live music, and going camping.


Melissa Goldman
UX Researcher (Lightricks)

Melissa moved to Israel in 2016 from New York to join the IDF as a lone soldier. Before making aliyah she studied Human Development and Women, Gender and Sexuality at Binghamton University. Her fascination for human behavior and how technology’s role is changing what it means to live in the world is what led her to pursue a career in UX Research. UX Research combines her passion for problem solving using a human- centered approach with continuous learning and creativity.
When she’s not working she likes to travel, sew, read feminist blogs and try out the tasting menu at new restaurants.


Fay Goldstein
Co-Founder, CEO (Folio)

Fay is the Co-Founder and CEO of Folio. She has 10+ years of experience leading branding and communication efforts for non-profits, government agencies, tech companies, and a VC firm. Prior to founding Folio, she was the Director of Marketing and Communications at Entrée Capital. In the past, Fay was the Strategic Communications and Development Manager at Upstream Security and the Managing Director of a US-based political communications NGO. Fay graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida International University and holds an MBA from Reichman University.


Elina Hoshen
VP Customers (retrain.ai)

Elina is originally from Russia and spent several years in Germany where she completed her Masters degree in psychology and started her career in HR tech. She moved to Israel in 2015 and immediately started working in HR Tech Consluting, then moving to be a VP Customers at retrain.ai which is startup that focuses on providing AI driven solutions to solve labor and workforce challenges. Elina lives in Jerusalem with her husband and two little kids and in her “me” time she does Pilates.


Eli Igra Serfaty
Co-Founder & CEO (MAIA Digital)

Eli Igra Serfaty is the Co-Founder and CEO of MAIA Digital, a LinkedIn-centric digital marketing agency working closely with leading companies and executives in Israel. Originally hailing from South Florida, Eli stayed in Israel and made Aliyah to draft into the military. During his six years in the IDF, Eli served as a Battery Commander (Captain) in the Israeli Air Force Defense Unit and continues to serve in reserve duty as a Major. Upon his release in 2018, he pursued a BA in Business Administration from Reichman University.

Prior to MAIA, Eli worked at iAngels, an Israeli-based VC investing in Israeli early stage startups on the investment team.

Eli enjoys spending time with his wife Aliza and their dog, Gaya, drinking coffee (show me your best spots!) cooking and barbecuing, and spending time with friends.


Brandon Joffe
Computer Vision & Machine Learning Engineer (Apple)

Brandon is a lead Computer Vision and Machine Learning Engineer at Apple. His primary focus is on developing cutting-edge depth sensing technologies that empower features enabling new experiences on the iPhone, iPad, and VisionPro. Hailing from South Africa, Brandon pursued his studies in Computer and Electrical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. In 2017, his drive for personal and professional growth, combined with his passion for creating innovative technology, led him to relocate to Israel. Beyond his professional endeavors, Brandon is an accomplished DJ, dedicated swimmer, traveler, and proud father of two plants.


Ruby Katz
Regional Sales Team Leader – DACH (monday.com)

Ruby gravitates to a healthy challenge and seeking ways to impact change within organizations’ core processes. Spending the past 9 years growing in tech sales, she currently leads the DACH region as Regional Team Leader at monday.com.

Born in Northern New Jersey, and studied Business Management at James Madison University – Ruby made Aliyah in 2019, was eager to translate her experience in larger organizations to Tel Aviv’s tech start-ups.

Outside of work, Ruby loves shooting 35mm film, playing her new hobby of tennis, reading about psychology, and Sunday day trips with friends to seek untouched nature in Israel.


Daniel Kontorovskyi
Software Engineer (Vena)

I was born and raised in Ukraine. Once I finished my degree in mathematics I decided to perceive my career in software. I’ve been working and leaving in Israel for the past 7 years in cyber security startups.
In my free time, I like to meet with my friends, bing TV shows and travel a lot


Vera Kopylova
Associate Product Marketing Manager (AppsFlyer)

Born and raised in Russia, I decided to move to Israel in the summer of 2020, amidst the ongoing Covid pandemic. With a background in management from the School of Public Administration and five years of marketing experience at Unilever, a prominent international CPG company, I embarked on a new career path upon my arrival in Israel. I entered a new IT world, and joined AppsFlyer initially as a sales rep, but eventually found my way back to the field of marketing, and I am currently enjoying my role in the Product Marketing team. Outside of work, I have a deep passion for sports, cooking, and all forms of art. I am drawn to the beauty in everything.


Emmanuelle Lipski
Principal (10D)

Emma made aliyah from Belgium in 2021 with her previous employer, McKinsey, where she spent 7 years consulting for large organizations from across the world with a focus on commercial and growth strategy topics. There, she developed a passion for healthcare and social sectors, but mostly became curious about pretty much any topic.

She is now a Principal at 10D, an early-stage VC fund based in Tel Aviv, where she works across the board on deal sourcing, evaluation and portfolio support.

She enjoys exploring cities through their food and wine scenes, hosting friends and family from abroad and listening to podcasts.


Joel Liurner
Founder & CPO (Kalto)

Joel is the founder & CPO of Kalto, a B2B SaaS that help companies in Latam to unlock their potencial by saving time to key employes and freeing up cashflow.

He spent most of its career living in Uruguay and working in Astropay. He was also part of the founding team of dLocal, the first uruguayan Unicorn and publicly listed company in NASDAQ.

Passionate about Machine Learning/Data Science and Product Management as a key role to push organizations to move forward. Joel moved to Israel 3 years ago to complete MSc in Machine Learning.


Nadine Melamed
Partnerships Manager (TikTok)

Originally from Los Angeles, Nadine moved to Israel 7 years ago after earning an accelerated B.A. in Near Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley. In addition to her work as a social entrepreneur, Nadine manages an extensive book of clients as a Partnerships Manager at TikTok Israel. Concurrently, she is also working on growing her CPG startup in the food industry. In her free time, Nadine loves to learn languages, attempt to cook, and travel both in Israel and abroad.


Dean Meyer
Investor (Vine Ventures)

Born and raised in South Africa, Dean now lives in Tel Aviv where he leads Vine Venture’s investments in Israel. Before joining Vine, Dean was one of the first investors at Team8 Capital, where he led investments in early-stage Cloud, Data, and AI startups. Dean studied Computer Science at Reichman University, graduating magna cum laude. Prior to his professional career, Dean played professional soccer at Ajax Amsterdam and Maccabi Tel Aviv. Outside of this, Dean helped establish Start-Up Nation Mentorship (SUNM), a successful nonprofit organization improving the way future leaders perceive Israel.


Rachael Ostroff-Mann
Privacy Consultant (PrivacyTeam)

Rachael is a Canadian lawyer and global privacy consultant with PrivacyTeam in Tel Aviv. Captivated by the interface of law and technology, she holds a double degree in civil law (LL.L) and common law (JD) from the University of Ottawa, and a BA in philosophy from McGill. She currently volunteers in the international law unit of the IDF.

A former varsity distance runner, Rachael spends most of her free time running and coaching other runners.

She made aliyah 2 years ago, and now lives in Zichron Yaakov with her husband and their newborn daughter.


Jonas Ouazan
Data Scientist (Zengo)

Meet Jonas Ouazan!

Passionate about outstanding products and experiences, he started working as a PM at Seekube (acq.) after graduating from engineering school with an MSc in Oil & Gas Engineering in France. His insatiable curiosity then led him to Tel Aviv, where he thrived as a Machine Learning Engineer at Outbrain followed by 3 years as a Lead Data Scientist at Google, tackling intricate challenges head-on.

In his pursuit of attacking complex problems, Jonas embraced the blockchain sphere joining Zengo as a Data Scientist where he leads research on blockchain data. Outside of work, you’ll probably find Jonas surfing Tel Aviv waves, or playing the guitar.


Estee Rebibo
GTM Lead (Draftboard)

Originally from Maryland, Estee made Aliyah in July 2021 after 3 years in New York where she worked as a software engineer at Goldman Sachs and Flatiron Health. After landing in Israel, Estee transitioned into VC- working as an associate at F2 Venture Capital. Now, Estee is once again in the operating seat – this time as the GTM and Product lead at a startup called Draftboard. Estee has her Bachelors and Masters degree in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis. In her free time, Estee can be caught reading, playing basketball, or hanging out with her puppy Kai.


Lorine Rosenberg
Software Engineer (Dazz)

I was born in Israel and moved to South Africa at the age of 4. I moved back to Israel at 18 to study a BA in Communications at Reichman University. Following my graduation I spent 2 years working in the marketing field after which I enrolled in a full stack coding bootcamp at ITC. I now have over 5 years experience as a software engineer at small to mid-sized companies. Some of my current hobbies (which are constantly changing) are yoga, travel, film, eating instant ramen, hanging out at the beach and dog watching on the tayelet.


Daniel Sass
Business Development Lead (Pheno.AI)

Daniel Sass is a South African Medical Doctor & Ironman Athlete, now leading business development at Pheno.AI – a Tel-Aviv based start-up on a mission to improve human health. Daniel is passionate about health, technology & business which led him to pursue his MBA at Tel-Aviv University and make Aliyah in 2020. Daniel is also an avid triathlete, having competed in numerous Ironmans, ultra-marathons & endurance races across Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Apart from work & training, Daniel loves great coffee, fine whiskeys and spending time with enthusiastic & positive people.


David Sion Raccah
Head of Growth&Partnership (HB Innovations)

David is originally from Italy and made Alyah during COVID. He studied in Rome, Granada (Spain), and Jerusalem.

He is passionate about meeting new people, organising events and know more about the Israeli Hi-Tech ecosystem.

After an year and a half in Tel Aviv, he decided to start his own startup journey with his brother. Attended different accelerators and gained invaluable experience that would love to give back to the community.

In the weekend, you can always find David in a Tel Aviv’s beach playing Matkot or Futvolley.


Rachel (Raya) Skiba
Design Team Lead (AI21 labs)

Rachel was born in Israel but lived most of her life in Kyiv, Ukraine before making aliyah with her cat (& husband) in 2018. After graduating from Kyiv Polytechnic Institute with M.A. in Arts & Design, Rachel started her design career working at a global design agency, Havas. Her most recent work experience was at Elementor where Rachel found herself managing the UI design team after multiple promotions. For the past 5 years Rachel lives in Tel Aviv and currently works as a Design Team Lead at AI21 Labs. In her free time, Rachel is making pottery, takes long bike rides, and drinks specialty coffee.


Elliott Spira
Technology and Product Strategy, Office of the CTO (Snyk)

Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Elliott moved to Israel after his first start-up exit to take a role in Snyk’s CTO Office.
In his spare time, you’ll find Elliott insisting he’s not really a hipster, despite riding his single-speed bike around south Tel-Aviv to grab a meal, filter coffee or craft beer “somewhere grungy”


Hannah Waxman
Software Engineer (Via)

Originally from London, Hannah took an unconventional path to the world of software engineering 8 years ago, having studied biological anthropology and archaeology at university. Since moving to Tel Aviv in the summer of 2017, she worked at Wix on the Editor Platform for 4 years, and then moved to Via – working on the bus scheduling platform. As a mentor on tech programs such as Code:First Girls and the Palestinian Mentorship Program, she has seen the enjoyment that so many get from the ability to build things on the web, and loves sharing that passion. She is a big fan of Lego, music, tennis, swimming; as well as discussing big ideas with whoever is around and willing to listen.


Josh Weissmann
Product Manager (PrettyDamnQuick)

Josh Weissmann is a native of Atlanta, GA and resident of Tel Aviv, Israel. Post high school, he spent a year studying and learning the land at Yeshivat Har Etzion in the Gush. With a subsequent degree in Computer Science, Operations Research, and Financial Engineering from Princeton University, Josh spent 3 years working at Palantir Technologies as a Data Integration Lead where he worked alongside industry and technology experts to enable operational data use cases for Fortune 500 companies and government institutions. Josh transitioned to Product Management at PDQ, where he manages both primary revenue streams and core products on the PDQ platform.


Chana Yachad
Head of Revenue Operations (Zencity)

Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Chana now calls Tel Aviv home. After studying Economics at Bar Ilan University and completing a master’s degree in Environmental Studies at Tel Aviv University, she now serves as the Head of Revenue Operations at Zencity, using data-driven decision making to improve the lives of individuals and communities. Chana is passionate about helping people and community building, data, sports, traveling to new places, and completing as many crossword puzzles as possible.


Maria Yurkovskaya
Account Manager (Similarweb)

“People first” – the motto of Maria.
Born and raised in Moscow, Russia, she moved to Israel in 2021 and immediately began to actively help Olim to find work and look for themself in a new country.
8 years of experience in digital-marketing and constant learning psychology and the basics of communication allow her to build effective and high-quality relationships with clients in High-tech.

In her free time, Maria can be found on a yoga classes, hiking or reaching the mountaintops (already two behind: Elbrus and Kilimanjaro, the next goal: Mont Blanc). And after that she relaxes by watching the sunset with her dog Chemodan.

0
Fellows
0%
Female
0
Nationalities
Matan Adelson
Analyst (MizMaa Ventures)

Originally from Las Vegas, Matan moved to Israel in the summer of 2021 after earning his BA in Economics from Stanford University. Currently, he works for MizMaa Ventures, an early-stage venture capital fund that invests in deep-tech Israeli start-ups. His interests for entrepreneurship and Israel was cultivated throughout his time in Silicon Valley as well as his experience completing the Birthright Excel fellowship. Prior to joining MizMaa, Matan worked for Liberty Strategic Capital, a Washington DC-based private equity firm, where he helped to build their local presence in Israel. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, watching Formula One, and relaxing at the beach.

Max August
Investment Professional (General Atlantic)

Max August is an Investor at General Atlantic based in Tel Aviv. He moved to Israel in December 2021 to help open General Atlantic’s Israel Office, after having spent a couple of years at the firm in New York. Max studied Economics at Harvard and published his senior thesis about the Impact of Experience on Israeli Entrepreneurial Success, a project co-advised by Larry Summers and Paul Gompers. While at Harvard, he also started the Israel Summit, a grassroots movement dedicated to helping college students engage with Israel. Max’s two biggest passions are paddle tennis and helping build the next chapter of Israel’s Start-Up Nation!

Jake Belinky
Backend Developer (Via)

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Jake moved to Israel in the summer of 2017, 2 weeks after finishing his degree in Finance at Washington University in St. Louis. Seeing the growing and exciting Tech ecosystem within Israel, he transitioned to a career as a Backend Developer at Via where he works on the Mobility Operations Infrastructure Team. You can find Jake on Saturdays playing volleyball on the beach in Tel Aviv with his wife and friends.

Michael Ben Mergui
Product Manager (Appsflyer)

Michael’s passion about technology led him to join the Israeli Tech ecosystem as a Product Manager at Appsflyer.
During 8+ years of experience he led a 30+ Business Unit across Europe in a Tech startup, built products, and worked as a strategy consultant.
By living across Europe in UK, Spain, Italy, France, he now speaks 5 languages.
He also holds 3 MSc in engineering from Imperial College London, CentraleSupelec, and Business Strategy from HEC Paris. He is also an ITC certified Data Scientist.
Outside of work, he volunteers as a mentor at Product League, learns at elite product training program Reforge, swims and plays beach volley.

Alberto Benatar
Associate (J.P. Morgan)

Alberto was born in Madrid where he grew up at the core of a Jewish and Zionist family. At age 18 he moved to the UK and France to pursue his undergraduate degree in International Management and French. After considering it for many years, he made Aliyah in 2014 and joined the army for 2 years. Ever since, he has been working for J.P. Morgan as an Investment Banker in Tel Aviv. In his free time you will find him enjoying the beach, practicing his piano skills or enjoying family moments with his sister and niece.

Jessica Borenstein
Head of Business Operations (Nilus)

Jessica is currently Head of Business Operations at a startup called Nilus. Prior to making the jump into the start-up world, Jessica worked as Director of Business Operations at Payoneer in Israel as well as a Senior Consultant in EY’s strategy practice in New York. Jessica has a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in History and thinks everyone must visit upstate New York. Originally from New Jersey, Jessica made Aliyah 3.5 years ago to Tel Aviv with her husband and spends her free time reading, eating sushi, and traveling as much as possible.

Leah Bury
Lead Scientific Product and Communication Designer (Immunai)

Leah is a Cell Biologist turned Scientific Product Designer. Originally from Frankfurt, Germany, she completed her PhD in Genetics at the University of Cambridge, UK, followed by a postdoc at the Whitehead Institute/MIT in Cambridge, MA. During this time, she developed a passion for science-art, illustrations, and science communication. Having never visited Israel previously, she made Aliyah 3 years ago and moved to Tel Aviv to join Immunai. In her free time Leah enjoys exploring Tel Aviv’s restaurants and cocktail bars, hiking and camping, and has a particular passion for swimming.

Meir Cohen
Associate (Greenfield Partners)

Meir is an Associate on the investment team at Greenfield Partners, an early-growth stage VC based in Tel Aviv & New York. Since moving to Israel in 2012, Meir completed his 3-year service in the IDF as a Staff Sergeant in the Paratroopers Brigade, received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Finance from IDC Herzliya, and has worked in a variety of investment firms. In his time away from the office, Meir loves spending time with his wife and son on the beaches of Tel Aviv, hiking the trails of Israel or listening to a good Phish jam.

Ariel Fisher
Senior CSM (Zencity)

Originally hailing from New York City, Ariel made aliyah in the height of the pandemic in June 2020. Prior to that he lived in Dakar, Senegal and Princeton New Jersey. When he is not working with elected officials through his work at Zencity, he enjoys mountain biking in Jerusalem and spending quality time with his family in Jerusalem.

Gili Fleekop
Founder (Pink Chili)

Gili Fleekop is the Co-Founder of Pink Chili, a boutique, Gen-Z social media agency helping tech startups & founders add *spice* to their marketing. Originally from Philadelphia and now a proud Tel Avivian, Gili moved to Israel in 2018 and quickly found herself in the tech marketing scene. As a creator herself, Gili lives & breathes content. She believes in the true power of unfiltered, raw & organic social media content. When she’s not making TikToks, YouTube videos or podcast episodes, you can find Gili wandering Tel Aviv in hopes of trying every oat milk latte in the city.

Rachel Kastner
Chief of Staff (OneStep)

Rachel Kastner is an operator, creative storyteller, and New York City transplant to TLV. After some years working as a producer in LA and NY, Rachel moved to Tel Aviv to pursue a new creative challenge: A deep dive into the tech start-up world, motivated by the challenge of building something from nothing.

At first, Rachel began consulting for early-stage entrepreneurs on storytelling for investors. She eventually joined one of her clients, OneStep, where she is part of the management team as Chief of Staff.

She continues to produce social impact projects as well. Her digital projects have garnered millions of views and international press coverage. Rachel is especially passionate about Holocaust education. She is a speaker on Millennial and Gen-Z responsibility in Holocaust Memory – and has presented to US public schools, private schools, companies, conferences and and organizations.

Rebecca Katz
Europe Content & Comms Lead (Lemonade)

Passionate about marketing, branding, and innovation, Rebecca has been working in tech startups for the past 10 years. Originally from the south of France, she lived in London before making Aliyah in 2018.

Rebecca holds a BA in Business from IDC Herzliya and a MSc. in Marketing & Creativity from ESCP Europe. After 4 years in EdTech,
Rebecca joined Lemonade in 2020 and currently leads content, comms, and branding initiatives in Europe.

Outside of work, Rebeca enjoys traveling, writing, and helping Olim find their dream jobs.

Hanna Kliachkovska
QA Tech Lead (Pagaya)

Hanna was born and raised in Ukraine and moved to Israel 6 years ago.
She works as QA Tech Lead and is passionate about this profession. It helps her to make higher quality products, thereby making people happy.
As a hobby, Hanna likes to learn something new and share something she already knows so that you can see her as a participant in meetups and conferences as a speaker and attendee. It happens in different languages as she speaks 4 languages.
You’ll probably find her on a plane heading towards a new adventure when not in the office.

Anna Levitin
Email Marketing Specialist (Powtoon)

Anna loves turning relationships with customers into revenue.

She has an MA in History, majoring in Ethnology and Anthropology. Her passion for learning various cultures and traditions brought her to the marketing field nine years ago.

In 2017 Anna made Aliyah from Russia and continued her marketing journey in Israel.

Now Anna is the proud owner of an email marketing hat at Powtoon and a member of the “Women of Email” association.

In her spare time, Anna sews tote bags, sings, and helps Olim to develop their career in hi-tech

Jenya Mishuris
Global Head of Marketing Operations (Gett)

Jenya is passionate about products that help people focus on what they do best. She loves clarity and translating abstract ideas into forms. After 10+ years in multinational companies and not-for-profit org in Moscow, Jenya moved to Israel in 2019 and currently, she’s a Global Head Of Marketing Operations at Gett.

During her free time, you can typically find her cooking, hosting guests and helping olims out with getting around job search in Israel. Jenya also enjoys capturing moments with a smartphone camera.

Alberto Namias
Director of Sales (IOD Cloud Technologies Research)

Alberto was born and raised in Greece and made Aliyah in 2014. Prior to arriving in Israel, he organized the first ever Taglit trip from Greece to Israel which takes place every two years. He has eight years of experience in international Sales and Business Development and has led go-to-market and growth strategies. He has worked and lived in Athens, Buenos Aires, and Tel Aviv. During his free time, Alberto enjoys playing soccer and table tennis.

Kevin Natanzon
Founder & CEO (CreatorKit)

Kevin is the founder & CEO of CreatorKit.com, a video creator for ecommerce used by thousands of marketers, brands, and businesses worldwide.

Before CreatorKit, he created mobile apps and games used by over 15 million users that reached the top charts of the App Store. He was also one of the first 10 employees at Astropay, the company that spun-off dLocal ($DLO) and IPOed in 2021.

Originally from Uruguay, he relocated to Israel after graduating as a software engineer.

Michael Nemni
Development Team Lead (YuviTal)

Michael is passionate about driving Israel’s story forward through technology and innovation. After growing up in London, Michael made Aliyah in 2018 to draft to the Army, where he served as a Paratrooper. Following his service, he did a bootcamp to learn the basics of programming. He is currently leading a team of Full Stack Developers at YuviTal, a maker of health and wellness applications with over 1.5 million users in Israel.

In his spare time, Michael can be found barbecuing, on a tiyul, or listening to podcasts about History and Economics.

Samuel Newman
Senior Enterprise Account Executive (Tastewise)

Born in the snowy cold of upstate New York, Sam has lived in Tel Aviv for over 10 years. With a successful history in startups focused on data and AI, he currently is a Senior Enterprise Account Executive at Tastewise, helping some of the world’s largest food & beverage companies develop products that are healthy, sustainable, and delicious. He holds a degree from the Israeli Institute of Culinary Arts in French Pastries, and takes personal pride in his most famous creation: the deconstructed peanut butter cup.

Daniel Orozco
Data Scientist (Clarifruit)

Graduated in Biology Sciences, specialized in Genetics and Computational Biology. Working as a Data Scientist in Israel and Co-Founder of a Healthcare AI Start-up in Argentina. Passionate about solving biological or healthcare problems with Data Science approaches. Trekking and classical music enthusiast.

Roy Peleg
Product Manager (Wix)

Roy grew up in California and moved to Israel to volunteer in the IDF. Currently, he is a product manager of a no-code database solution at Wix; prior to that he was a product analyst at Vonage, where he built the domain. In his spare time, he enjoys kitesurfing, making shakshuka with friends, telling self-deprecating jokes, soliciting advice from his grandmothers, and playing padel (he represented Israel in the 2022 Maccabiah for the latter). Roy graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a B.Sc. in Quant Economics, and was a captain of the men’s tennis team.

Chelsea Pincus
Head of Global Agency and Consultancy Account Management (Similarweb)

Passionate about leveraging Data and Technology to optimize client strategy and support business objectives, Chelsea is the Head of Global Agency and Consultancy Account Management at Similarweb. Born and raised in New York, she studied at the University of Florida before moving back to NYC to work in Media Investment and Strategy for three years. With a desire to embrace the impact of three meaningful educational trips to Israel, she moved to Tel Aviv in 2019. When not in the office, you can find Chelsea playing and watching sports with friends, reading, painting, giving back to the Jewish community, and helping Olim land their next all-star job.

Leonardo Rosenberg
Data Scientist (JFrog)

Leonardo is a Brazilian-born Israeli who left the comfort of his known world to achieve his dreams of living in Israel. Ever since arriving in 2018, Haifa and its surroundings became home. Leonardo obtained a MSc in Industrial Engineering from the Technion, where his focus was on Smart Cities and City Logistics. After graduation, his fascination by mobility led him to work in Waze Carpool as a Product Analyst. Currently, Leonardo works as a Data Scientist at JFrog. On his free time, he brews his own beer and enjoys hiking.

Leah Schwartz
Senior Program Manager (aiOla)

Leah made aliyah from Sydney in 2017 and has been an active member of Tel Aviv’s tech ecosystem ever since. At aiOla, Leah is dedicated to enhancing global business workflows and communication, harnessing AI to simplify complex processes for global businesses using voice. Previously, she was an Innovation Team Lead at SOSA, where she tackled business challenges with technological solutions.

Outside of work, Leah’s love of the sea inspired her to create a women’s sea-swimming group in Tel Aviv. In her spare time, she also loves playing netball with the Tel Aviv squad, practicing yoga, and hopping between coffee shops in Jaffa.

Daniel Skiba
Director of Sales (anecdotes )

A passionate runner, a big cat lover, and a sophisticated coffee drinker, Daniel moved to Israel from Kyiv with his wife and (you guessed it) his cat in 2018.

While holding a BA in Political Science and Economics from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Kyiv and the University of Warsaw, Daniel works in sales, where his cross-field experience helps him be more creative, more agile, and drive better results.

Currently, as a Director of Sales at anecdotes, he built the sales department from the ground up and is now focused on scaling the company.

Marina Slutzky
Deal Operations & Marketing Manager (OurCrowd)

Enthusiastic, planner ahead, and open-minded, Marina moved to Israel 2 years and a half ago, challenging herself to aim high and develop her professional career in Social Impact.

Marina studied Business Management at the National University of La Plata, Argentina, and is expanding her background in the Climate-Tech ecosystem. She works in a Venture Capital, and also seats on the board of an Entrepreneurship program to connect Israel and Latin America.

She enjoys traveling and meeting new people from all over the world.

David Stark
Senior Associate (Insight Partners)

Hailing from the Washington, DC suburbs, David launched his career as a consultant at McKinsey focused on growth and go-to-market strategy, with stints in the firm’s New York, London, and Tel Aviv offices. Passionate about using technology to make a difference in people’s lives, David joined K Health at the start of the pandemic, where he worked across multiple high impact functions (most recently leading Strategy/BizDev for their Enterprise business unit). Outside the office, David loves cooking, drinking good coffee, and listening to podcasts about American, British, and Israeli politics.

Keren Starobinski
Artificial Intelligence Engineer (Riverside.fm)

Keren Starobinski is an Artificial Intelligence Engineer at Riverside.fm, a Tel-Aviv based startup revolutionizing the way people create content.

Before making Aliyah in 2021, Keren double majored in Computer Science and Economics at MIT, and worked as a software engineer at Audible on the data science engineering team.

Outside of work, you will most likely find Keren doing something related to music. She also enjoys playing tennis, spending time with her family & friends, and taking long walks.

Elinor Swery
Director of Solution Architecture and Partnerships (Rookout)

Elinor is the Director of Solution Architecture and Partnerships at Rookout.

Before making Aliyah in 2019, she worked at Soul Machines, an AI company serving technologies to international clients. At her time there, she was a Senior Solutions Architect, and was named as part of the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Previously, she also worked at IBM, leading the development and implementation of AI strategies for companies across New Zealand and Australia.

Elinor holds a PhD in Engineering, having worked in collaboration with BMW during her research on the optimization of their manufacturing processes. She has also recently completed an MBA at Tel Aviv University and is passionate about building strong networks with fellow Olims. Outside of work, you will find her enjoying Israel’s fine beaches and taking part in different dance groups.

Eden Tzoubari
Senior Associate (iAngels)

Eden is a Senior Associate on the investments team at iAngels, responsible for sourcing deal flow and managing the investment due diligence process. Eden previously worked as an investment banker at Citigroup and Poalim Capital Markets on high-profile capital raises and M&A transactions for Israeli public and private technology companies. Eden made aliyah in 2017 from Canada, where she completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Major in Finance) at McGill University and also passed Level II of the CFA Program. Outside of work, Eden enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hosting pizza/game nights, solving riddles, and finding any opportunity to go on a road trip.

Raphaël Vannerom
Staff Data Scientist (Intuit )

Raphael graduated with both an M.sc. in mathematics from the Université Paris Dauphine and an engineering diploma from École des Ponts ParisTech. Upon graduation in 2015 he moved to Israel.

There he worked at Outbrain for 5 years as a Data Scientist and a team lead, dealing with recommender system challenges.

From adTech, he moved to the fintech industry and currently works at Intuit.
Raphael is passionate about music and is an autodidact multi instrumentalist playing the bass, piano and the percussions, as well as composing electronic music.

Rory Vinokor
Director of Channel Partnerships (Zencity)

Rory is originally from New York and has been living in Tel Aviv since 2016. Passionate about cities and urban development, she graduated with her Master’s in Urban Planning from the Technion, while in parallel embracing her love of sales and developing a career in the Israeli tech scene. For the past four years, Rory has combined her interests in both sales & cities, leading Zencity’s Business Development department to bring resident engagement solutions to local governments worldwide.

Fabio Zon
Fermentation Scientist (Chunk foods)

Fabio grew up in Argentina, infinitely curious about the world around him. Driven by tales of the almost mythical Start-Up Nation, he came to Israel to broaden his horizons and kick-start his professional career. He is currently a Fermentation Scientist at Chunk foods, where he develops sustainable, nutritious and delicious plant-based whole-cut meat replacements.
After delving in several artistic endeavors, including publishing his first poetry book regarding the experience of migration in the midst of the pandemic, he now enjoys exploring film photography, fixing old audio gear and cooking for his friends.

0
Fellows
0%
Female
0
Nationalities
David Abensur
Data Scientist (Outbrain)

David is passionate about creating new technological products. After studying Engineering and Data Science at Ecole Centrale in France, David made Allyah 4 years ago. He is currently working for Outbrain as Data Scientist where he applies Machine Learning in the field of advertising. He is also fascinated by the impact of blockchain & VR/AR in the future.
David loves working on side projects with his roommate, playing music, dancing or playing volleyball on the beach.

Daniel Benarroch
Director of Research (QEDIT)

Daniel Benarroch has over 10 years of experience in cryptographic and mathematics research. He has designed and built several products based on privacy-enhancing techniques and is currently leading strategy and the R&D team at QEDIT. He graduated with an M.Sc. in computer science from the Weizmann Institute and an M.A. in mathematics from the Johns Hopkins University. Daniel is passionate about the world of gaming, the metaverse, and decentralized finance, having angel-invested in a few start-ups. He is also a member of the AJC ACCESS Global Board and an avid snowboarder.

Aaron Bours
VP Marketing (Hyro)

Aaron has always been a social animal. Having joined the IDF as a lone soldier in 2009, forging deep-rooted relationships became even more of a priority. After serving in Givati, Aaron completed a BA in Business at IDC Herzliya while acting as Class Representative for three consecutive years. Upon entering the tech scene, earlier roles at Check Point and Google revealed a passion for smaller teams within corporate settings. Aaron translated those experiences to startups, moving to Hyro as the first hire. He is now VP Marketing as the company hits 50+ employees. When out of the office, you’ll get his attention with hosting events, branding, the New York Knicks and beach volleyball.

Maia Budman
Software Developer (Wix)

Maia’s international and multi cultural background is what sparked her enthusiasm for thriving in new environments and challenging herself to aim high.
Growing up in Argentina and Canada, and moving to Israel 6 years ago, Maia expanded her political and legal background into the world of technology. While completing her B.Sc in Computer Science in Raichman University (IDC), she started to work at Wix as a front end software developer. There, she also gets the opportunity to take part in product and design decision making. After hours, she greatly enjoys reading a book on the beach of Tel Aviv after a fun tennis lesson.

Rachel Caplin
Business Development (Team8)

Rachel leads Business Development for Fintech at Team8. Originally from Perth, Western Australia, she relocated to Israel in 2015 and worked as Fintech Lead at the Israel Australia Chamber of Commerce for 4.5 years. Rachel obtained a BComm (Management) and BA (Psychology) from the University of Western Australia, and MA International Relations (Political Economics) from the University of Melbourne. A proud wife and mother, Rachel sits on the Board of two non-profit organizations and wrote a novel shortlisted for The Australian 2022 Vogel Award.

Nathan Cavaglione
CTO (Fairgen)

Nathan completed a First-Class Honours Bachelor & Masters in Electronic & Electrical Engineering at Imperial College with a thesis in AI learning and the Maurice Hancock Scholarship.
After working at Intel, Nathan led the algorithmic development of Datagen’s synthetic data products.
Nathan then decided to apply his knowledge to disrupt the world of Ethical AI through founding Fairgen, a data debiasing platform.
Fairgen rewrites historical datasets used to train decision-making AIs so they become discrimination-free.

Daniil Chernov
Analytics Team Lead, Product Growth (Wix.com)

Daniil Chernov is an Analytics Team Lead at Wix.com for the Product Growth team. Inspired by Nevo, he Co-Founded The Reboot Startup Nation – an organization focusing on helping olim from FSU countries (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, etc) reboot their career in Israeli tech. The community reached 12 000 members and continues growing. In addition to his involvement with Reboot, Daniil is an active member of Nevo’s executive board helping shape their data and measurement strategy.

Eden Bar Cohen
Product Designer (UX-UI) (monday.com)

Eden started her career in the Tech world as a Product Designer in New York before moving to Tel Aviv. Today, she leads the UX-UI of a monday.com product.Passionate about Arts, Technology and Design, she discovered her passion for creating user-centric experiences while studying at Parsons. On her free time, Eden explores ways to create interactive, very often abstract and conceptual, technology-based artworks.

Lorena Feldman
Business Development Representative (GigaSpaces)

Lorena is a proud Mexican living in Israel. She studied International Relations in Mexico and opened her own Digital Marketing Agency when she was only 24. When she made Aliya she changed her career and has been working in Business Development for Hi Tech companies. Her passion is to promote Israeli technologies around the world. In her free time, she loves spending time with her daughter and husband and walking on the streets of Tel Aviv. One of her main strengths is that she speaks 5 languages.

Jillian Goldberg
Chief Revenue Officer (GuardKnox)

Jillian Goldberg is the Chief Revenue and Investment Officer (CRO) as well as a member of the board of directors at GuardKnox. Originally hailing from Ohio, she graduated from Tulane University before joining Teach for America. She obtained her MPH- Emergency and Disaster Management from Tel Aviv University and in turn changed career paths. She is passionate about education, technology, and anything related to athletics. She is a mentor in the flagship program through Women in Mobility, an Expert at Quantum Hub Accelerator, Competitive Powerlifter, Crossfitter, Flag Football Player and advisor to the AMHSI for Entrepreneurship, among others. In addition, Jillian is an engaged member of Nevo’s executive board helping to shape their strategy, brand, and marketing among others.

Gabriel Gordon
Software Engineer/Scrum Master (Ottopia)

Gabe moved to Israel in 2016 from New Jersey to join the IDF as a lone soldier. Prior to his army service, he studied Business & Economics and Computer Science in the US. His passion for software development lead him to pursue his career as a Software Engineer at Ottopia, a Tel Aviv based start up committed to unlocking the full potential of autonomous mobility.

During his free time, Gabe enjoys to cook, play sports and coach wrestling in Tel Aviv. He is an avid traveler and a passionate musician.

Katerina Greenstein
Head of Partner Community (AppsFlyer)

Katerina is originally from Ukraine, with an MA Degree in Literature she managed to enter the high-tech ecosystem. Katerina is a community architect, building and nurturing communities as a part of her role at AppsFlyer and outside of it. When there are waves, you can be sure to find Katerina surfing otherwise she will be spending free evenings in the CrossFit gym.

Alex Ingberg
Algorithm Engineer (Outbrain)

Alex’s passion revolves around everything that relates to data. Graduated as a Computer Engineer from Universidad de Buenos Aires and moved to Israel one year after. Since 2014 he has been working in start ups, both in Argentina and Israel, and currently he’s an Algorithm Engineer in Outbrain.
An amateur photographer and a beginner podcaster, he also dedicates a lot of his spare time to help run Sofar Sounds Tel Aviv as a Partnerships Coordinator and Artists Liaison.

Nathan Joel
Director of Sales (Kipp)

Nathan is Director of Sales at Kipp, having spent 3 years at Riskified leading the company’s growth in APAC. Before making Aliyah in 2018, Nathan worked on the speechwriting team for Israel at the United Nations in New York and spent 3+ years in corporate strategy roles at Australia’s largest telecommunications company, Telstra. Nathan is passionate about helping Olim find work, the Jewish world and loves a game of chess. Nathan holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics/Finance) both from Monash University.

Melanie Koss
Product Manager (Zencity)

Melanie Koss is a Product Manager for Zencity, a Tel-Aviv-based startup revolutionizing civic engagement by collecting and analyzing citizen feedback. Since making Aliyah in 2014, Melanie has jumped from practising law to working in Israel’s bustling tech scene, where she has cut her teeth in various Product and Marketing roles. Originally from Melbourne, adventuring in the outdoors is Mel’s biggest passion and you will find her most weekends hiking along one of Israel’s stunning trails. During the 2020 Coronavirus lockdowns, Melanie helped organize an open-water swimming group for women in Tel Aviv, who continue to meet every week at sunrise to swim, all year round.

Jonatan Macznik
ESG Data Expert (ESGgo)

Jonatan is a dedicated ESG (Environment, Social and Governence) professional from the windy west coast of Sweden with an LL.M in International Human Rights Law and previous background in NGOs, the public sector and the political sphere. In Israel he has been a part of the CSR team at AppsFlyer and is currently serving as the co-chair of the Nevo Alumni Board.

Today he is lucky to put those experiences to work at ESGgo, determined that sustainability on all fronts must be a vital part of any venture´s global growth. When not in the office, Jonatan loves cooking with his kid and tending to his vegetable garden.

Yonatan Mandelbaum
Principal (TLV Partners)

Yonatan is a Principal at TLV Partners, an early stage VC based in Israel. He joined the firm in 2017 and prior to that was an analyst at iAngels, another early stage Israeli VC. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Yonatan spent two years studying at Yeshivat Har Etzion and then served as a commander in the Haruv Unit in the IDF. Most importantly, he is a proud father of two daughters, and enjoys spending time with them as well as sharing random thoughts on twitter.

Alon Margolin
Product Manager (Via)

With a technical background in data and backend development, Alon is now a Product Manager at Via.
After studying French and Spanish Literature at Cambridge, and living in Mexico and France, he moved to Israel to learn Arabic.
Alon grew up in London, speaks four and a half languages, plays the guitar, and is also a certified scuba dive guide.

Tamar Roth
Product Manager (Lemonade)

Passionate about using tech to solve real-world problems, Tamar is a product manager currently working at Lemonade. A mechanical engineer by training, she led product engineering at a London-based lifestyle electronics startup (notably creating a millennial-appropriate portable iPhone charger shaped like an avocado) before moving to Tel Aviv. In her spare time, Tamar loves learning languages, running, propagating plants and has a fierce drive for social impact. She previously led operations for a social initiative that created networking opportunities for talented adults from low socioeconomic backgrounds.

Reuven Shirazi
Algorithm Developer (SolarEdge)

Reuven studied physics at Cambridge University and moved to Israel in 2016. Following a stint in cybersecurity, he transitioned to data science, working in the field of sustainable energy. In his spare time, you can find him riding his bike, playing the piano, hiking around Israel, and helping Olim out with their personal finances.

Matias Sigal
Co-founder (REplace)

I am co-founding a climate tech startup that makes renewable energy cost-efficient, with the vision of becoming the global software solution for renewable energy project development.

Previously I led Eco Wave Power’s Business Development activities, joining the now publicly traded company as the 5th employee, on behalf of which I participated in 6 accelerator programs around the world and brought several deals. Before that, I worked in real estate project development at BSD Investments, founded a startup “Le Barbier” at the age of 19, and co-founded a real estate sustainability consulting company “Green Kiri”.

My background is in industrial engineering with courses on business for startups and renewable energy.

Jorge Smulevici
Software Development Engineer (Cloudendure (AWS))

Jorge was born and raised in Argentina. Holding a Computer Engineer degree from the University of Buenos Aires and with 5+ years of experience in the software engineering field, he is truly passionate about cloud computing and the impact technology has in day to day life.

Besides that, he is a hiking, travelling and food enthusiast.

Dov Stern
Product Manager (BeyondMinds)

Dov, a native New Yorker, made Aliyah in 2021. While studying Materials Science, Math and Entrepreneurship at the University of Pennsylvania, Dov discovered his interest in data. He broke into the field as Product Manager for WeWork’s Data & Machine Learning teams. Working closely with WeWork’s Tel Aviv team gave Dov the network and career path to actualize his dream of making Aliyah. Today, Dov is a Product Manager at BeyondMinds, working on the core platform to provide fully customizable production-grade enterprise AI solutions. Dov loves all things music and food, and getting outdoors to hike, cycle or ski.

Aaron Taylor
Product Manager (Poptin)

Originally from Toronto, Aaron moved to Israel at 18 and served in the paratroopers. He went on to study business and finance at IDC Herzliya where he founded an ed-tech startup. After deciding to close the startup, he honed his design and dev skills and worked as a frontend developer and UI/UX designer. Currently, he works as a product manager at Poptin.

Aaron maintains several side projects such as TasteJury, a dish rating website, and Open Sukkah, described as an “Airbnb for sukkahs”. He also loves to cook and play tennis.

Ari Tuch
Enterprise Account Executive (monday.com)

Ari originally hails from the sunny beaches of Sydney, Australia from where he made aliyah in 2015. He proudly served in the paratroopers brigade after completing a Bachelor’s degree in Finance & Business Law.

Ari found his passion in the high-tech world, bringing together his love of people and technology to upend the status quo. He currently works with large global corporations as part of the enterprise sales team at monday.com.

Reading is one of Ari’s favorite pastimes, with interests spanning economics, investing, sustainability, history and the occasional Tom Clancy novel for fun. On the weekends when not reading he can be found hiking or cycling the length of Israel.

Ma’ayan Tzoubari
Software Engineer (Via Transportation)

Ma’ayan works as a software engineer, with prior experience working in Venture Capital, Investment Banking, and Product Strategy. She graduated with a degree in International Development Studies from McGill University, and is currently carrying out her mission to give a hand up to disadvantaged populations by founding her first company. When not working or pursuing passion projects, you can find her on the beach, sailing, volunteering as a mentor in coding programs, or baking.

Kyle Ungerman
Sales & Business Development Lead (Oribi.io)

Kyle moved to Israel in 2018 to do his MBA at Tel Aviv University. Prior, Kyle graduated from Western University in Canada with a BA in Psychology and afterwards worked at a bank and then a start-up in Toronto called Turnstyle, building their Sales team that led to an acquisition by Yelp. Currently, Kyle is doing Sales and Biz Dev at Oribi.io in Tel Aviv. Kyle can be found running on the tayalet, watching new exciting documentaries and finding ice in Israel to satisfy his Canadian-ness of being an avid Ice Hockey Player.

Hunter Weinsheink
Developer Success Engineer (Frontegg)

Hailing from the desert land of Arizona, Hunter is a Developer, Manager, and Pun Enthusiast. He studied Literature and Digital Culture at Tel Aviv University while working as a Full Stack Developer, R&D Tech & Team lead across multiple Israeli startups. Now, he leads DevSuccess at Frontegg, focusing on the intersection of engineering and people.
In his free time, he works as the Artistic Director of The Stage, a non profit organization that creates performing arts opportunities for Anglos in Tel Aviv.
Like a staircase, he’s always up to something.

Michael Weiss
Head of Strategic Finance (Trullion)

Mikey made aliya 5 years ago from New York. He currently lives in Tel Aviv with his wife (and their two cats, Scooby and Bamba) and works at Trullion as their Head of Finance. Following his BA from Johns Hopkins, Mikey served as a lone solider in the IDF. After releasing from the army, he worked in Investment Banking at J.P. Morgan and also Marble Law (Flare). In his free time, you’ll find Mikey shopping at the Carmel Market, hosting dinners, exercising, and spending time with friends and his Israeli host families.

Giovahnna Ziegler
Director of Marketing, Demand Generation (anecdotes)

Giovahnna was born and raised in Rio, and made Aliyah in 2015. Passionated about Data, and with a tremendous creative vain, Giovahnna has been leading Marketing departments for the past 10 years and had worked in multi-national Companies, NGOs and Star-ups. She’s a writer by soul, and is current writing her next book. Giovahnna loves to read, good food and red wine. Usually, all of it together.

0
Fellows
0%
Female
0
Nationalities
Eden Adler
Backend Engineer (Lemonade)

Eden is a challenge seeker and creative problem solver. She studied Neuroscience at the University of Michigan, and works as a backend engineer at Lemonade. Outside of work, Eden is passionate about creating communities and getting more women into technical careers. She is one of the team members behind Women of Startup Nation, is a board member of Olim in Tech, and also runs What the Tech (@_whatthetech) on Instagram.

Daniel Bollag
Product Manager (XR Health)

Daniel moved to Israel in 2015 following his studies in Biomedical engineering at Imperial College in London.
He is passionate about product & strategy where previously worked at PayPal and WeWork and currently a product manager at XR Health working on building a telehealth platform.
Hosting Shabbat dinners, swimming, biking and family keep him busy and happy the rest of the time.

Avi Cabessa
Product Manager (DoorLoop)

Avi studied computer science at Brooklyn College where he started freelance development and a few years later founded BH Labs, a web & app development agency. He then continued to study Business Administration & Finance at IDC Herzliya, and where he discovered product management and has been in love with it ever since. Currently, when not managing products at DoorLoop, Avi can can be found enjoying the beach, at the gym, playing some sort of musical instrument, or just enjoying the wonderful life Tel Aviv has to offer.

Lia Cromwell
Principal (UpWest)

Lia is a Principal at UpWest, a cross-border VC fund investing at the US-Israel tech junction. She joined the fund in 2017 and focuses on Pre-Seed and Seed investments. A native New Yorker, Lia previously worked in credit research at a boutique New York-based firm, as well as in business development at FiscalNote, a global regtech startup. Outside the office, Lia is an avid reader who spends her time between cafes, (zoom) yoga class, and running on the tayelet.

Hannah Danan Moise
Data Scientist (Windward)

Hannah studied Data Analytics in France, and pursued her studies after her Aliyah to strengthen her engineering background. Since then, she has been working as a Data Scientist at Windward, focusing on solving problems in the maritime domain while being strongly connected to the business aspects. In her free time, Hannah loves cooking, training, and watching series (mostly documentaries)

Ezra Erani
Android Developer (ironSource)

Ezra is passionate project-starter and skills-acquirer who loves nothing more than flirting with a new language (human or machine, he doesn’t discriminate). After studying Middle Eastern Studies and working briefly as a toy salesman, Ezra took a crash-course in mobile development with a focus on Android and has since been working professionally on atypical Android projects. In his free time Ezra loves playing music, likes to sew and occasionally forces himself to go for a run.

Adir Gozlan
Data Scientist (Cato Networks)

Adir is a French national who studied Applied Physics at Yeshiva University & Columbia University in NY. After a short period applying his physics skills in the industry, he moved towards Machine Learning and Data Science and has worked at Akamai Technologies and Cato Networks where he applied these capabilities to the cybersecurity domain. He is also fascinated by the application of such technologies to “”forgotten”” industries.
When not working, Adir is into sailing, playing tennis, building stuff, and always likes starting new hobbies.

Kevin J. Hanna
Product Manager (Promo.com)

You can usually find Kevin creating new things at work or as a hobby. He graduated as a Software Engineer, joined a couple of startups as the first employee, and later became a Product Manager. Kevin co-hosts Hummus and Tech, a Podcast for Olim in the Israeli hi-tech industry, runs LazyHebrew.com, paints watercolours, and writes about his creative journey on kevinjhanna.com.

Max Kane
Product Manager (Lemonade)

Max grew up in New York and lived there until he moved to Israel at the age of 18. He served in the Golani brigade, first as a soldier, then a commander. After discharging, Max founded his first company OFFr, with the mission of helping people become less distracted in their every day lives. He built OFFr while completing his bachelors degree at Reichman University in Herzeliya where he also participated in the Zell Entrepreneurship Program. After graduating, Max went on to work in Product Management at companies like Wix and Lemonade. Max is also an avid runner, occasional writer and serious snowboard bum.

Taly Kisel
Technical Support Engineer (Camilyo)

For over 5 years, Taly has been a leader in the e-business industry. You may know her for her work as Project Manager at Pepperi, she has also worked at Fornova as an Application Engineer. Most recently she joined Camilyo as a Technical Support Engineer. Taly has been honored with scholarships to pursue her studies. She currently holds an MsC in Advanced Computer Science (Data Analytics) from University of Leeds and a BEng in Systems Engineering and IT from Universidad Anahuac.

Josh Lewittes
Co-founder (Runhouse)

Josh is the co-founder of Runhouse, which aims to break down the silos between machine learning compute and data environments, making interacting with cloud resources easy and pythonic. Previously he worked as a Machine Learning Engineer at Gloat and Software Engineer at KPMG.

Josh is originally from New York and moved to Israel 6 years ago. In his free time he can be seen running on the boardwalk or hanging out with Poppy, his Labradoodle puppy.

Matan Markind
Software Engineer (Google)

Matan works at Google working as part of the Cloud team to help develop computer network. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Columbia University and came to Israel on ITC to learn programming. He moved to Israel 5 years ago and just got married. Matan likes going outside and doing activities, playing sports or just going for a hike, and also reading fiction.

Eli Parkes
Physical Design (Chip) Engineer (Apple)

Eli Parkes is a Chip Engineer at Apple, and a generalist. He has worked in the past as a software developer, UI designer, and also led a non-profit focused on teen education. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, he attended Monash University, and now lives in Tel Aviv. He loves to read, cook, and scuba dive.

Javi Plavnick
Solutions Architect (Bringg)

Javi is passionate about solving problems using technology. He was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina and made Aliyah in 2015. Technically-savvy, Javier is an information systems engineer and has been developing software and consulting on business-intelligence and logistic solutions for 10+ years. He’s worked with both multi-national companies and start-ups. Javi loves learning new things, and feeding his friends with home-made meals on the Sabbath.

Jon Rathauser
Chief Egg Officer & Co-Founder (Eggmented Reality)

Jon Rathauser is the CEO & Co-Founder at Eggmented Reality, a Co-Chair of the Nevo Alumni organization and advocate of combining social impact with business models that sustain and scale. When not building science-based ventures, you Jon can be found traveling, scuba diving, hiking or competing on the lacrosse field.

Adi Rosen
Software Engineer (Nexar)

Adi studied computer science at the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked at Checkpoint, BlackRock, and is currently a Software Engineer at Nexar, a startup working to create the world’s first safe-driving network. She loves running, her family and friends, is an aspiring yogi, and is grateful to have made Israel and technology central parts of her life.

Dan Schwartz
Machine Learning Engineer (Immunai)

Dan is passionate about the intersection of technology and its ability to solve hard real-world problems. He studied Human Biology at Stanford University and has worked at Palantir, Udacity, Mobileye, and most recently joined the biotechnology startup Immunai as a Machine Learning Engineer, focused on using AI techniques to understand the immune system and improve health outcomes. In his free time, Dan loves outdoor sports (a former competitive tennis player and current triathlete), reading (especially history), and hosting dinners.

Esther Teplitsky
Product Data Lead (JoyTunes)

Esther is passionate about all things data. She studied Economics at UC Berkeley and has since worked in various analytics roles in advertising, e-commerce, consulting, and internet companies. In her free time, Esther can usually be found playing beach volleyball and enjoying the Mediterranean Sea.

Sheina Tolmas
DevOps Engineer (Checkpoint)

Originally from Dallas, Texas, Sheina moved to Israel 5 years ago. After serving in the Givati brigade, she set her sights on hi-tech and completed the ITC programming bootcamp. She now works to “keep the lights on” as one of Checkpoint’s most tenacious DevOps engineers. Sheina is an avid exerciser and reader, and can dribble circles around almost anybody.

Avital Tzubeli
Product (Arya.fyi)

Avital Tzubeli is a passionate storyteller and technical storytelling coach. She believes that any boring content can be turned into a magical fairytale. Avital began telling stories in NYC, and has since spoken on stages in Stockholm, Dublin, Tokyo, Brussels, and throughout the USA. A software engineer turned developer advocate turned product manager, she’s currently Arya, building a user experiences for couples, helping THEM rewrite their story. Avital loves telling stories with food, fresh and locally sourced, in her happy-place-kitchen in Jaffa, Tel Aviv.

Allie Vogel
Product Designer (Microsoft)

Starting her career in Silicon Valley and now living in Tel Aviv, Allie has designed products for LinkedIn, WalkMe, Booking.com, and now Microsoft. Studying Sociology, Design, and Business at the University of California, San Diego, she is currently completing her Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction at IDC Hertzylia. Her professional passions lie at the intersection of design and human behavior. When not designing products, you can find her in the sea: surfing, running a coding program for refugees or building various art projects.