Dr. Ayal Shenhav
Founder & Managing Partner

Dr. Shenhav represents many of Israel’s leading venture capital and private equity funds, advising them on their formation, tax efficient structuring, and operations. Dr. Shenhav has also been involved in dozens of complex financing transactions, representing the investors, companies and founders, M&A transactions representing target companies, acquiring companies, investors and more. Dr. Shenhav practiced law for several years at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, he served as Vice Dean of the Radzyner School of Law at the Interdisciplinary Center Hertzliya. He was a senior partner at Danziger Klagsbald & Co., Law Offices. Dr. Shenhav is an Adjunct Professor at the Tel Aviv University and the Interdisciplinary Center Hertzliya. He is also a frequent lecturer at seminars and conferences relating to venture capital and tax. Dr. Shenhav is the Chairman of the IATI Law Firm and Accounting Firm Committee.

Yael Shany
Founder & Tsav 8 toBarcelona

Strategy consultant specialized in Ecosystem & Country branding, strategic alliances & bizdev. Initiated and manages several hitech forums & communities in mobile & telecom, cyber security, R&D and entrepreneurs. In 2010 was accredited by Israel PM for worlds' first HItech Diplomacy initiative - TSAVto Barcelona. As  strategic& creative planning in advertising agencies has worked with telecom companies, such as MIRS, BEZEQ, CELLCOM, as well as  commercial companies such as Jaguar, Corona, El-Al and more. MA in Social Psychology, TAU. 

Amb. Michael Oren
Ambassador, Statesman and Historian
Advisory Board

Ambassador Michael Oren is now a seat on our Advisory Board. He has devoted his life to serving Israel and the Jewish people around the world. 

As a Member of Knesset and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, he interacted with foreign leaders and defended Israel in the media. He spearheaded efforts to strengthen Israel-Diaspora relations, to develop the Golan Heights, and to fight BDS.

Sam Behar
Board Member 

Sam is a CPA and has over 18 years of experience in various executive and financial positions in software, medical devices and technology companies. Currently the CEO of Kontroller CPM, combines business intelligence (BI) tools with financial consolidation and predictive analytics capabilities;

He served as VP Finance & Operations for Microsoft Israel; CFO of Babylon Software; CEO of IFP - a provider of real-time FX data; CFO of InspireMD - a NYSE-traded medical device company; CEO of YouTradeFX - an FX and financial derivatives trading company and CFO of Cryptalgo - a Swiss-based cryptocurrency brokerage and investment company. Sam speaks Hebrew, English and Spanish and is a director at the board of the World Jewish Congress.

Daniel Samama
Board Member

Managing partner at GAUSS Institute Seasoned executive, for the past 25 years worked for multiple hi-tech companies and start-ups as business and operation manager, responsible for leading international operations and teams and implementing multidisciplinary projects around the world in the areas of Telecom, HLS and cyber security, Smart and Safe cities, IoT, AI & ML, Utilities (Energy and Water) and Digital agriculture Prior worked for 9 years as chief of staff at the Ports and Railways Authority responsible for the merger of the state-owned railway in the Ports Authority and multiple mega projects of ports and railways development. Liaison officer for the middle east regional transportation cooperation peace talks

Rafi Gefen
Board Member

Technology, Software, IT, Cyber & Security veteran with 40 years of experience combining and acting as technological expert and/or investor in companies of all sizes, from startups to large enterprises, engaging with all levels of management from finance to technology and up to CEO

Shlomo Tyran

Shlomo Tyran Foundation was established in order to commemorate Mr. Shlomo Tyran, one of the founders of Israel Computing industry. Founded ELAD systems & software. Was among the veterans of computerised systems.  Awarded life achievement for pioneering the hitech and computing in Israel, by People & Computers. Born in JM, served in the Armory, took leading roles in the public and private sectors. Has led numerous innovations in his roles at the transportation ministry, including the Points for drivers, computerized theory tests. Was among the founders of the government computer system board,


Tyran foundation commemorates and continues Shlomo Tyran legacy – giving and passing forward. The foundation supports organizations and foundations by encouraging innovation, creativity, excellence in fields of education, medicine, technology, computing and youth at risk.


Tyran was a fan of science fiction.

Racheli Kresiberg
ISRAELI-DUTCH Innovation center

Empowering Innovation, Together

Israel and the Netherlands are two relatively small countries, both well known for their talents, thriving entrepreneurial spirit and novel ideas, technologies, products, processes and business solutions. Innovation is developed in companies, startups, universities, research organizations, hospitals and in the government sector. Joining forces at private and public sector level could enhance the economic productivity of both countries and sustain their leading global position. However, forming joint partnerships is sometimes challenged by the lack of knowledge about each other’s specific strengths, lack of crucial contacts outside the home country and simply a lack of time to explore these possibilities. This is where the Israeli-Dutch Innovation Center plays a pivotal role: we foster valuable, flourishing and effective relations between parties from Israel and the Netherlands.


In December 2016 the Netherlands Embassy in Israel launched the Israeli-Dutch Innovation Center (IDIC). The mission of IDIC is to initiate, facilitate, develop and enhance innovative R&D collaborations between Dutch and Israeli organizations from the public and private sector. Together we empower innovation, address major societal challenges, sustain a leading role in the global market and truly make a change.

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Deloitte Israel is one of Israel’s leading professional services firms, providing a wide range of world-class audit, tax, consulting, financial advisory and trust services.

Deloitte is devoted to excellence in consultation, professional services and advice, focused on clear service through a global strategy executed locally. Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services to more than 80% of the World’s largest companies, accomplished by more than 210,000 staff members, located in 154 countries.

Deloitte’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) industry group brings together one of the world’s largest pools of deep industry experts – respected for helping shape some of the world’s most recognized TMT brands and helping companies of all shapes and sizes thrive in a digital world.

In 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began offering IT infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services - now commonly known as cloud computing. One of the key benefits of cloud computing is the opportunity to replace up-front capital infrastructure expenses with low variable costs that scale with your business. With the Cloud, businesses no longer need to plan for and procure servers and other IT infrastructure weeks or months in advance. Instead, they can instantly spin up hundreds or thousands of servers in minutes and deliver results faster.

Today, Amazon Web Services provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of businesses in 190 countries around the world. With data center locations in the U.S., Europe, Brazil, Singapore, Japan, and Australia.



Foreign ambassadors 

China, US, Brazil, UK, South Korea, Spain, Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan.

Israeli ambassadors and diplomats

Former ambassadors to UN, USA, Philippines, acting consul to NYC, head of Israel branding project, director of the economic department.


Israel Vice prime minister, Director General of the Ministry of Communications, VP ministry of Foreign Affairs, MP Erel Margalit



waze, jpegmini\beamr, accel, c2c, motekon, tvtak, olivebay, aerotel, plymedia, ipgallery, sqream, grobot, appforma, total media, gita tech, lexifone, ekidens, ceragon, mbox, cellphone, matomy, intucell, cellrox, anyclip, mobilemax, dragonplay, exodus, atlas ct, gartner, asg, pops, calling id, cellint, tsofen, bynet




screenovate, mcr, intel, roamatics, safe wallet


Intel, singtel, sandisk, ness, Samsung Israel, golan telecom, fts, oracle, radcom, radvision, fibrolan, informobile, ceva, mobixell, nice, telemessage, willocity, conduit, flashnetworks, vetch, fts, mce, pelephon, cisco, marvell, mellanox, MER, alvarion, eyesight

Head of strategic alliances



vertex, telefonica, carmel, rhodium, BRM, JVP, DFJ, MICRO ANGEL FUND, SVB

  • Prof. Yossi Matias., Godel award winner, Managing Director Israel R&D, Google

  • Dr. Eli Eisenberg, Senior VP,  R&D and Training, ORT Israel

  • Mooly Eden, senior VP, INTEL

  • David Bevilacqua, VP S. Europe, Cisco

  • Noel Hurley, VP strategy, ARM

  • Mario Cavestany, VP, Telecommunications & Media Industries, IBM

  • Joseph Ziskin, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, IBM

  • Paul Bloom, CTO Telecom Research, Telecommunication Industry Leader, IBM

  • Benjamin Parker,  Director of Network Ecosystem Architecture & Design VERIZON

  • Saul Klein, INDEX ventures

  • Dov Moran, inventor of the Flash Memory Drive

  • Uri Levine, Co-founder and Chairperson of Waze

  • Boaz Maoz, CEO, Cisco Systems Israel & EMEA

  • Moshe Lichtman, Microsoft, Corporate VP & President of the Israel R&D Center

  • Yaacov Perry former head of ISA and currently chairman of Mizrahi bank.

  • Eliaz Lavie, Marvell global VP and CEO of Marvell Israel

  • Haim Shani, outgoing Director General of Ministry of Finance, former CEO, NICE

  • Gil Sharon, CEO, Pelephon

  • Commander Nadav Zafrir outgoing Commander of elite intelligence unit, IDF

  • Hila Paz, co Founder CTO, Algomizer

  • Yehuda Meshi Zahav, Zaka rescue teams

  • Avi Hasson, former Chief Scientist & Innovation Authority

  • Zohar Levkovitch, founder AMOBEE, Sharks

  • Yariv Nornberg, Gulius Baer Israel

  • Jon Medved, founder CEO, OurCrowd

  • Yigal Rotem, CEO, Credorax bank

  • David (Dadi) Perlmuter, former VP, Intel

  • Eyal Waldman, Mellanox

  • Yair Seroussi – Chairman, Bank Hapoalim

  • Harel Ifhar, Country Leader Israel, AWS

  • Gil Adato, VP Digital Health and New Business Development, Royal Philips

  • Asaf Touboul, VP Technology, 5G & machine learning, Qualcomm

  • Alon Berman, General Manager, Israel, Ericsson

  • Boaz Zinniman, Technical evangelist Ai, AWS

  • H.E. Magnus Hellgren,  Ambassador of Sweden

  • H.E. Gilles Beschoor Plug,  Ambassador of Netherlands

  • H.E. Koji Tomita, Ambassador of Japan,             

  •  H.E. Jean-Daniel Ruch, Ambassador of Switzerland

  • H.E. Manuel Gomez Acebo, Ambassador of Spain

  • Ron Linder, CEO, Elad Solutions (mhealth)

  • Sharon Cohen, Partner, LS&HC Industry Leader,  Deloitte

  • Uzi Navon, Country Leader, Oracle Israel

  • Avi Hasson, Former Israel Chief Scientist of Ministry of Economy

  • David (Dadi) Perlmutter, General Partner, Eucalyptus Innovation Capital

  • Benny Schnaider, VP SW Oracle, serial entrepreneur

  • Yariv Nornberg, Julius Baer

  • Meirav Hickry, Deloitte

  • Zohar Levkovitz, former CEO, Amobee, current investor 'shark', L1ght CEO


A big THANK YOU to all our sponsors and everyone who's 

effort make our journey possible.

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