Sun, Feb 17|
Urban Place- Coworking Space
Get to Know Your Local VCs
Olim In Tech will be joined by Barak Rabinowitz, General Partner at F2 Capital and Michael Eisenberg, Equal Partner at Aleph VC, two of the top venture capitalists in Israel. Following their introductions, their will be a Q & A session and presentations by some of their portfolio companies.
Time & Location
Feb 17, 2019, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Urban Place- Coworking Space, Ahad Ha'Am St 9, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
About The Event
Olim In Tech is honored to be joined by Barak Rabinowitz, General Partner at F2 Capital and Michael Eisenberg, Equal Partner at Aleph VC, two of the top venture capitalists in Israel (see full bios below).
Barak and Michael will each introduce themselves to the community, followed by Q & A sessions from the moderator and then the audience.
Following the Q & A sessions, portfolio companies from Aleph and F2 will give short presentations on what they do and provide information on how to apply for roles within their respective companies.
Drinks and snacks will be provided.
There will be limited space, so please register a ticket to guarantee a spot.
6:30: Networking and Refreshments
7:00: Speaker Introductions
7:20: Panel Discussion
7:40: Q & A from Audience
8:00: Aleph and F2 Portfolio Company Presentations
Event will be held at Urban Place, Ahad Ha’am 9 (Migdal Shalom), 1st floor.
About the Speakers
Barak Rabinowitz is Managing Partner of F2 Capital, a seed-stage, Israeli venture capital fund backing exceptional founders at the junction of big data, AI and connectivity. Until 2016, Barak was General Partner at Genesis Partners where he focused on early stage investment opportunities and The Junction seed investment program. Previously, Barak led three startup companies from inception to exit as co-founder and CEO, and backed multiple companies as a strategic angel investor. Barak started his career in the Technology M&A Group at Morgan Stanley and served in an infantry paratroop brigade of the IDF. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS BA from Georgetown University.
Michael Eisenberg is an equal partner at Aleph, an early stage venture capital fund with $330MM under management. Aleph focuses on serving Israeli entrepreneurs who want to build scalable, global businesses. Since its founding in 2013, Aleph has invested in more than 20 companies including WeWork, CommonSense Robotics, Lemonade, Windward, Honeybook and Nexar.
Prior to Aleph, Michael was a general partner at Benchmark Capital which he joined in July 2005 and continues as the partner responsible for Benchmark’s Israeli portfolio. Michael has focused on Internet investments since 1995 and has invested in and sat on the board of Israel’s leading companies and start ups, such as Shopping.com (Nasdaq SHOP, acquired by eBay), Conduit, SeekingAlpha, Gigya, WeWork, Wix (Nasdaq WIX), Answers.com (Nasdaq ANSW), Tradeum (acquired: VERT), and Picturevison (acquired: EK).
Michael writes a blog on Medium, is a contributor to Themarker.com (Hebrew) and is the author of the Hummus Manifesto, the seminal piece on Israel’s innovation scene. Michael has authored two books: Ben Baruch, an exposition on topics in the Jerusalem Talmud, Tractate Brachot; and The Vanishing Jew, a new exposition on the Book of Esther (עברית: ״ככה יעשה ליהודי״).
Michael also serves on a few education-oriented non-profit boards including Yeshivat Har Etzion and the Shomer Hachadash and lectures frequently on the topics of Venture Capital, Israel and Entrepreneurship. Michael lives in Jerusalem, Israel with his wife and eight children.