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Top 35 Education Angel Investors in Israel

A list of 35 angel investors that invest in Education startups based in Israel. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Education companies from Israel. We update this investor list every month.

Top 35 Education Angel Investors in Israel

Investor Education Israel investments
Zohar Gilon 2
Eilon Tirosh 2
Rami Lipman 2
Amit Gilon 1
Dan Shapiro 1
Bob. Wertz 1
Joe Heitzeberg 1
Eli Manning 1
Nir Zohar 1
Ethan Lowry 1
Ali Partovi 1
Benjamin Weiss 1
Barak Rabinowitz 1
Guy Gamzu 1
Roy Rodenstein 1
Patrick O'Donnell 1
Dana Messina 1
Udi Netzer 1
David Milch 1
Yossi Matias 1
Hadi Partovi 1
Alex Zubillaga 1
Chris DeVore 1
Scott Banister 1
Eran Shir 1
Josh Sutton 1
Noam Hachmon 1
Chris DeVore 1
Shaula Alexander Yemini 1
Kelly Smith 1
Craig Sherman 1
Michael Eisenberg 1
Shai Rephaeli 1
Gil Hirsch 1
Jeff Swartz 1
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Zohar Gilon Angel
Mr. Zohar Gilon is a Managing Partner at Tamar Technology Ventures. He has personally invested in over 45 start-ups and has achieved 13 exits. Mr. Gilon has also served as the Transaction Manager for some of Israel's most highly recognized exits and has managed each deal from inception through completion, including pricing and distributions.He has extensive investment experience including activity as an angel investor and an Investment Advisor to the Gilon Group. Mr. Gilon is a private investor in numerous high-technology companies, including affiliates of Radcom Ltd. in Israel. From 1974 to 1993, Mr. Gilon served as the President of various companies representing major U.S. aerospace and electronics corporations. From November 1993 to August 1995, he served as the President of W.S.P. Capital Holdings Ltd. Previously he served, as the Managing Director of Shaked Technologies Ltd. He serves as a Director of HCL CleanTech Ltd., RIT, AVT Ltd., Oberon Media, Inc., Edge Medical, Exlibris, OrSense Ltd., and WisAir Ltd. He served as a Director of RAD Ventures. Mr. Gilon served as a Director of RiT Technologies Ltd. since 1995, Ceragon Networks Ltd. since June 1999, Radware Ltd. from October 2006 to July 2009 and Radcom Ltd. since June 1995. He served as Member of the Supervisory Board of Advanced Vision Technology (AVT) Limited. He served as an Outside Director of Silicom Ltd. since 1994.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Health Care
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Israel, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • CADY — CADY utilizes AI technology to automate the analysis of electrical schematics,
  • Loora — Unlock your full potential with Loora, your very own AI English tutor. Engage in real conversations with Loora anytime, anywhere, and on any topic!
  • Annabella — The only Breast Pump that simulates your baby's tongue to optimize milk output naturally and efficiently. Our Tongue Technology is known to stimulate milk-producing hormones.
Eilon Tirosh Angel
Eilon Tirosh is a Startup Helper at SpearHealth. He attended Tel Aviv University.
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Investment focus
  • Apps, FinTech, Digital Entertainment
  • Seed, Series A, Series C
  • Israel, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • zooz — Manage and optimize multiple payment providers through a single platform.
  • Lawgeex — LawGeex automates legal work, redlining and negotiating contracts better, faster and cheaper than lawyers.
  • Thumzap — Thumzap reconnects people in the digital world by making the process of paying for someone else's purchases simple, fun and safe.Sometimes we need or just want someone else to pay for our purchases, either because we don't have a credit card or enough money, or because we're just not that tech-savvy and need some help.Thumzapmakes it easy to send friends and family a request to pay for us. All they have to do is approve the payment and they can pay with their own credit card or paypal account, in just one click. Not only does that make it completely safe and secure, but also familiar. No one has to share a password, set up a digital wallet, or input their credit card information, it’s a simple way to help fulfill a digital request.
Rami Lipman Angel
Rami Lipman is an angel investor.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Software, Machine Learning
  • Seed, Series A
  • Israel, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Matics Manufacturing Analytics Ltd. — Matics real-time manufacturing analytics provides a digital toolbox for factories' production floor management and dramatically increases the production efficiency.
  • Lawgeex — LawGeex automates legal work, redlining and negotiating contracts better, faster and cheaper than lawyers.
  • NoTraffic — NoTraffic has developed the first AI-powered traffic signal platform that connects road...
Amit Gilon Angel
Amit Gilon is an angel investor.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Developer Platform
  • Seed, Series A
  • Israel, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • CADY — CADY utilizes AI technology to automate the analysis of electrical schematics,
  • Loora — Unlock your full potential with Loora, your very own AI English tutor. Engage in real conversations with Loora anytime, anywhere, and on any topic!
  • daily.dev — daily.dev is the fastest growing online community for developers to stay updated on the best developer news. Together we supercharge developers' knowledge and empower better software.
Dan Shapiro Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Dan Shapiro is the CEO and primary turtle wrangler at Robot Turtles, a company created when he accidentally launched the bestselling board game in Kickstarter. He has previously spent time leading a Google subsidiary that operates comparison shopping products. Dan Shapiro joined Google when they bought his previous company, Sparkbuy, a comparisonshopping website, where he was founder and CEO.Before Sparkbuy, Dan Shapiro was founder and CEO of Ontela, a pioneering mobile imaging company, where he was named CEO of the Year by MobileBeat. Ontela was frequently recognized including the Dow Jones Top 10 in Wireless list, the CTIA award for Best Social Networking Application, and Breakthrough Startup of the Year by the WTIA.Prior to founding Ontela, Dan Shapiro managed development of the RealArcade service at RealNetworks, enabling thousands of end-users to play classic games such as Monopoly, Scrabble, and Rollercoaster Tycoon on their desktops. He arrived at RealNetworks by way of Wildseed, where he managed software development for the Identity Cellular Phone. Dan Shapiro started his career at Microsoft working on Windows 98, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.Dan Shapiro's articles have been published in the Washington Post, Wireless Week, and the Seattle PI, and he is a frequent speaker at conferences and events. He serves on the board of the non-profit Washington Technology Industry Association. He is a mentor for the Founder's Institute, 500 Startups, and Techstars. Dan Shapiro has been awarded eleven U.S. patents, and received his B.S. in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, SaaS
  • Seed, Angel, Series B
  • United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Skilljar — Skilljar is a customer training platform for enterprises to accelerate product adoption and improve customer retention. Their cloud learning management system (LMS) makes it easy to create courses, distribute to web and mobile devices, and track results. It helps to accelerate product adoption, automate onboarding workflows, reduce support costs,and increase long-term customer satisfaction.Skilljar solution allows users to offer courses from their own domain or from the solution’s content management system. The solution includes the option for the users to sell their course via a built-in e-commerce module, which enables direct deposit into the user’s account and corporate invoicing for customers wishing to send payment through a company. It also offers customizable course pages that include user’s branding. Courses include video, audio, live training, and instructor-led training.Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in Seattle, WA.
  • SparkToro — Our mission is to make it easy to discover the websites, blogs, podcasts, social accounts, and publications that reach your audience.
  • Apptentive — Measure shifts in customer emotion and gather actionable feedback across your mobile customer journey.
Bob. Wertz Angel · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Boris Wertz is the Founder & General Partner of Version One Ventures. He previously worked at Ether Capital as a Lead Independent director. Boris Wertz attended the WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Software, Internet
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • Canada, United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Helcim Inc. — Helcim is a payments company that lets businesses accept credit cards with ease. Helcim focuses on delivering a better payment service by making it easier to sign up, providing smarter payment tools, and making it more affordable to get paid.
  • Agora — Agora operates as a cross-chain governance platform.
  • Syndicate — Infrastructure for powerful web3 products at scale
Joe Heitzeberg Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Joe Heitzeberg previously founded In 1998 he incubated and sold a hosted ecommerce startup, JoeMart, to Infoseek.comthat subsequently became the basis for GO.com's Auctions and Stores services. Between 2001 and founding SnapVine, Heitzeberg has worked at a leading mobile software company, Openwave Systems, as principal product manager of client software. Heitzeberg holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Education, Email Marketing
  • Seed, Angel
  • Israel, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Smore — Cut through the noise and communicate effectively with Smore. Create interactive newsletters that parents and staff actually read. Get started with free school newsletter templates.
  • Glue — Engage and retain employees with deep insights and data-backed morale strategy.
Eli Manning Angel · New York, New York, United States
Eli Manning was chosen first overall in the 2004 NFL draft out of Ole Miss by the San Diego Chargers. He was immediately traded to the New York Giants and went on to lead the team to Super Bowl victory in the 2007 season, and into Super Bowl XLVI in the 2011 season.College Football CareerEli Manning was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in1981. In 2000, he enrolled at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), where both his father and brother Cooper went to college. He played quarterback for the Rebels for four years while at Ole Miss, and put up outstanding numbers, including 10,119 passing yards (fifth on the SEC career list), 81 touchdown passes (third on the SEC career list), and a passer rating of 137.7 (tied for sixth on the SEC career list). During his senior year he won several awards, including the Maxwell Award as the nation's best all-around player and the SEC Player of the Year award.
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Investment focus
  • Ediscovery, Sports, EdTech
  • Series B, Seed, Series E
  • United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Spren — Spren powers digital health, wellness, and fitness experiences with unique, heart rate variability based biomarker insights.
  • ZOE — ZOE analyzes your unique gut, blood fat and blood sugar responses. So you can take back control of your health & weight
  • Toya Pioneering Women — Toya is developing multilayer games for girls on a Minecraft platform. The playful learning experience enables girls to become the heroes while revealing the life stories of exceptional women.
Nir Zohar Angel
Nir has been with Wix since 2007 and he’s been the driving force behind the successful scaling of the company's operations from a small start-up into an international company serving tens of millions of users. Nir spearheads all efforts to develop and implement Wix' strategic plans geared towards accommodating the company's growthobjectives and business goals.Prior to joining Wix, Nir was the Budget and Production Manager for two years at M.B. Contact Ltd., a private Israeli event production company. Before that, Nir worked for The Jewish Agency and the Israeli Scouts. Nir’s experience stems from his position as Lieutenant Commander and Chief Engineer in the Israeli Navy.On his day off you catch him reading or avidly following the NBA scores.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Publishing, Social Media
  • Seed, Series A
  • United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • TaTiO — TaTIO is delivering a smarter way to hire through competency-based sourcing that combines artificial intelligence and job experience simulations to guarantee qualified candidates.
  • Villiger — Villiger provides an app that unites parents and their support network within a private social network where they can share stories, recommendations, and resources, as well as book and pay for services.Users can download the app and upload friends to their Village via Facebook Connect or their address book.The platform allows parents to sharetheir support network within a “Trusted Village,” then receive recommendations, advice, requests and contacts within the Village. The platform provides direct booking and payment for a variety of support providers including sitters, tutors, music teachers, housekeepers, coaches, and more.
  • Demostack — Deliver tailored demos that drive discovery, build connection, and win more business.
Ethan Lowry Angel
Ethan Lowry is co-founder of the award-winning restaurant guide Prior to Urbanspoon Ethan helped start a number successful web companies. Most recently he was the VP of Product for Jobster, a recruiting site. Before that he ledthe design team at the mobile start-up Avogadro which was later acquired by mobile-web pioneer Openwave. He also helped start Drugstore.com.Ethan has a bachelor’s degree in Product Design from Stanford University.
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Investment focus
  • Computer, Internet, Software
  • Angel
  • Israel, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Smore — Cut through the noise and communicate effectively with Smore. Create interactive newsletters that parents and staff actually read. Get started with free school newsletter templates.
  • SparkToro — Our mission is to make it easy to discover the websites, blogs, podcasts, social accounts, and publications that reach your audience.
Ali Partovi Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 13 investments in the past 12 months
Ali Partovi is the CEO and Founder of Neo. He previously worked at Dropbox as an Advisor. Ali Partovi attended Harvard University.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Artificial Intelligence, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Spain, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Expedock — Delivering Powerful Data Infrastructure for the Global Supply Chain. Experience AI technology that streamlines all logistics workflows with Expedock.
  • Ohana — Ohana is a company that allows users to find short-term housing and roommates.
  • Skiff — Everything on Skiff is end-to-end encrypted. Your most sensitive data is private, decentralized, and truly owned by you.
Benjamin Weiss Angel · Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong
Has 20 years experience working globally in investment banking, asset management, private equity and corporate law. Through a diverse range of roles in Asia, including with Salomon Smith Barney, Macquarie Bank, Shinsei Bank, AXA, CLSA and Baker and McKenzie, Ben brings to both funds a broad set of analytical skills with a focus on investment duediligence and strategic business development. Ben has a BCom and LL.B from the University of NSW, is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and graduate of Sydney College of Law. Ben is a Member of the CFA Institute, and the Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts and is an Associate Member of the Law Society of NSW.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Information Technology, Analytics
  • Series A, Series B, Seed
  • Israel, United States, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Zoog — Be part of their story
  • DiA Imaging Analysis — DiA is the leading provider of FDA cleared and CE marked ultrasound AI solutions that make the use and analysis of ultrasound images smarter, faster and accessible to all. Our solutions address the main challenges ultrasound users face - manually capturing and visually analyzing ultrasound images.
  • Panoply — Easily sync, store, and access all your business data with a cloud data platform designed for analysts.
Barak Rabinowitz Angel
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, Barakled 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.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Mobile, Big Data
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Israel, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Zoog — Be part of their story
  • Zaraz — Cloudflare Zaraz is a third-party tool manager that loads tools in the cloud - away from browsers. Learn more about benefits and use cases of Zaraz.
Guy Gamzu Angel
Guy Gamzu currently works as an Entrepreneur for Guy Gamzu. He previously worked at Yeloha as a Director & co-founder. Guy Gamzu attended City University London.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Social Media, Advertising
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Zoog — Be part of their story
  • Vyzer — One platform for investment tracking, financial planning, data-driven insights, document analysis & more! Ideal for diverse portfolios.
  • Atlas Invest — A platform for institutional investors to invest in real estate backed bridge loans at scale with reduced risk.
Roy Rodenstein Angel · Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Roy Rodenstein is Co-founder at SocMetrics.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, SaaS
  • Seed, Angel, Pre-Seed
  • United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Seedscout — Seedscout is a professional network that connects founders, investors, and job seekers together across the global startup universe.
  • Troy Medicare — Troy Medicare is an AI-driven, pharmacy-powered Medicare Advantage company. The company presents a Medicare advantage plan that uses data and technology, enabling people to get access to the fair, transparent, and personalized health plan as well as pharmacies and health care providers to truly impact each patient's health and get rewarded forthose results.Troy Medicare was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Hackers/Founders — Hackers/Founders serves technology entrepreneurs by equipping founders, encouraging vibrant tech ecosystems and sharing Silicon Valley insights with the world.
Patrick O'Donnell Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Patrick O'Donnell is a Co-founder at Spare5.He is founder of Urbanspoon. He holds Bachelor's Degree, Mathematics and Computer Science from University of California, Santa Cruz.
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Investment focus
  • Computer, Internet, Software
  • Angel
  • Israel, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Smore — Cut through the noise and communicate effectively with Smore. Create interactive newsletters that parents and staff actually read. Get started with free school newsletter templates.
  • SparkToro — Our mission is to make it easy to discover the websites, blogs, podcasts, social accounts, and publications that reach your audience.
Dana Messina Angel · Los Angeles, California, United States
Dana Messina
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Investment focus
  • Music, EdTech, Software
  • Seed
  • Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Simply (formerly JoyTunes) — Feel the joy of playing piano and guitar, or discovering your singing voice, with Simply. The best apps for learning musical instruments.
Udi Netzer Angel
Udi Netzer is the Private Investor at Joonko.
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Investment focus
  • EdTech, Software, Education
  • Seed
  • Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Lingua.ly — Founded by Cambridge and Stanford graduates Dr. Jan Ihmels and Dr. Orly Fuhrman, Lingua.ly is a brand new way to learn a language. Collect new words from across the web with Lingua.ly's smart dictionary. Use your new vocab as you read real articles you choose. Immersion is the ultimate way to learn a language, and Lingua.ly’s free, onlinelearning platform uses “digital immersion” to give you all the same benefits no matter where you learn. Do you like to read about science and technology in your spare time? Prefer French recipes or travel magazines? Perhaps following business updates from the Middle East is key to your company’s success? Our patent pending algorithm understands your vocabulary to fill your feed with real articles from the web to suit both your level and interests. Better still, we let you practice your new words through fun games and quizzes. So, give your vocabulary a boost, create some colorful flashcards, keep your mind engaged and explore the web in a new language with Lingua.ly! Learn English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, German and Russian. Lingua.ly’s blended learning solution can be used as a stand-alone product or to complement language classes and self-study course-ware. It is cloud synced and operable via desktop or mobile and supports 18+ dictionary languages. Website: http://lingua.ly App Store: http://bit.ly/1pyL1bb Google Play: http://bit.ly/1s04YuK
David Milch Angel
David Milch
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Investment focus
  • PaaS, EdTech, Software
  • Pre-Seed
  • Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Quonder — Introducing the interactive teaching assistant that will help you save time and focus on what's important!
Yossi Matias Angel
Yossi Matias is Vice President, Engineering, at Google and the Head of Google's R&D Center in Israel which he established. He leads global efforts in Search, AI, and Crisis Response (some highlights here), and is the founding executive lead of Google’s Campus Tel Aviv, the birthplace of Launchpad and other global entrepreneurship programs.In addition to his executive and entrepreneurial experience, Yossi has been on the Computer Science faculty at Tel Aviv University, and previously a Research Scientist at Bell Labs and visiting professor at Stanford. He published extensively, has dozens of patents on his name, and pioneered some of the early technologies for the effective analysis of big data, internet privacy, and contextual search. He is a recipient of the Godel Prize and is an ACM Fellow.Yossi was on the board of IATI - Israel Advanced Technology industries - and is co-chair of IATI’s Multi National Companies Forum.
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Investment focus
  • Music, Social, Content
  • Seed, Series B
  • Israel, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Anyword — The AI writing platform that knows what works. Trusted by over 1 million marketers, Anyword is built to help you scale on-brand content that drives marketing results
  • Tonara — We believe in using technology to move music education forward. Tonara's products empower music teachers and their students, worldwide.
  • enso — enso Designed for non-technical people, enso offers the world's first experience in which AI bots provide premium-quality services directly to you for a fraction of the cost.
Hadi Partovi Angel · Bellevue, Washington, United States
Hadi Partovi is an entrepreneur and investor, and CEO of the education non-profit Code.org. In 2013 Hadi and his twin brother Ali launched the education nonprofit Code.org which Hadi continues to lead full-time as CEO. Code.org has established computer science classes in 15% of US classrooms, created the most popular curriculum platform for K-12computer science, and launched the global Hour of Code movement that has reached over 100 million students.A computer science graduate of Harvard University, Hadi began his career during the browser wars in the 1990s, when he was Microsoft’s Group Program Manager for Internet Explorer. In a second stint at Microsoft, he was General Manager of the MSN portal, delivering its first year of profit. As an entrepreneur, Hadi was on the founding teams of Tellme Networks and iLike, which were acquired by Microsoft and MySpace, respectively. Hadi has served as an early advisor to numerous startups including Facebook and Dropbox, and as a tech investor his portfolio also includes airbnb, Uber, Zappos, IndieGogo, Change.org, and others. Aside from his investments, Hadi also serves as a Director on the boards of TASER International and Convoy.
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Investment focus
  • Software, E-Commerce, Enterprise Software
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Israel, Colombia
Portfolio highlights
  • Statsig — Statsig is a modern feature management and experimentation platform that empowers teams to 10x their experimentation velocity, shipping every feature in a data-driven way.
  • Clearbrief — Do Justice to the Facts. Select any sentence in your Word doc, and our AI instantly finds the best evidence you have to support your argument. 1-Click TOA.
  • Saturn Technologies — The best way to share time with friends
Alex Zubillaga Angel · New York, New York, United States
Alex Zubillaga is the founder of 14W, a New York-based, venture capital firm focused on consumer Mobile, Web, E-commerce, CPG, and Media.Previously, Alex was Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Development at Warner Music Group (WMG). Prior to WMG, Alex founded Net Uno, a leading Venezuelan cable television and broadbandoperator where he served as CEO and Chairman.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Apps, Music
  • Seed, Series A, Series B
  • United States, United Kingdom, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Reby — Reby is a European multinational company involved in the design, construction, financing, operation (DBFO) and maintenance of public sharing transport infrastructure. Today, Reby is the Southern Europe leader in the micromobility field, with over 15 agreements with public administrations. The company was founded by four entrepreneurs (Pep Gómez,Kiran Thomas, Cristina Castillo, and Guillem Pagès) in 2018 as a micromobility operator, winning the first public tender in Europe for kickscooters, in the city of Zaragoza (Spain). During the COVID-19 pandemic, the company increased its R&D efforts, expanding into the MaaS (mobility-as-a-service) economy and the investment banking/franchising business for public administrations (through PPPs), public utility companies, as well as SMEs.
  • Qapital — Qapital is an award-winning app designed to let you save, invest, and spend with any goal in mind.
  • Opal — Protect your focus time. Schedule your days, block distracting apps and focus fully, on your iPhone, Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browser. Try Opal for Free!
Chris DeVore Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Chris DeVore has been an investor, operator and executive at both public and private companies.Prior to Founders Co-op, Chris co-founded of Judy's Book and served as the company's COO and member of the board of directors. Previously Chris was a Vice President at Sapient Corporation (NASDAQ: SAPE), where he built and led thecompany's strategy consulting practice and was also a core member of the M&A and corporate venturing teams. Chris arrived at Sapient via the 1999 acquisition of Adjacency, an e-Commerce consultancy he and his partners bootstrapped into a profitable, 50-person, $15MM revenues firm serving clients like Apple, Nordstrom, Virgin, Land Rover and Steelcase. Prior to Adjacency, Chris served as Patagonia's Director of eCommerce, building that outdoor retailer's first online retail presence, and also led and managed six of the company's product lines. Pre-Internet, Chris held senior product management and strategic planning roles at McCaw Cellular (acquired by AT&T) and at AT&T (NYSE: T).Chris is currently an investor and board / advisory board member for: Appature, AppStoreHQ, Bonanzle, Colligent, Cooler Planet, Frugal Mechanic, Nearlyweds!, LookStat and Urban Airship.
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Investment focus
  • E-Commerce, Analytics, Information Technology
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Smore — Cut through the noise and communicate effectively with Smore. Create interactive newsletters that parents and staff actually read. Get started with free school newsletter templates.
  • Tindie — Tindie is a marketplace for maker made products. From Raspberry Pi to Arduino to drones, Tindie's goal is to bring innovation to the masses faster than ever before.
  • Shippable — The only platform for DevOps automation that covers the complete pipeline, end-to-end, JFrog, now also with Shippable inside.
Scott Banister Angel · San Francisco, California, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Scott is an American entrepreneur and angel investor. He is best known as a co-founder of IronPort and an early advisor and board member at PayPal.Scott Banister started his career as a pioneer in the email business. He was Founder and VP of Technology at ListBot, the largest ASP for business email list hosting. ListBot was acquired byMicrosoft. After ListBot, Scott spent his time working with other start-ups as a board member and investor. These start-ups include eVoice, creator of the first email-enabled home voicemail service, which was acquired by AOL in 2001. He served as VP of Ideas at idealab!, where he contributed numerous innovations, including the unique bid-for-placement search engine model that powers Overture. In December 2000, with Scott Weiss, Banister co-founded IronPort, an email appliance provider that was acquired in 2007 by Cisco for US$830 million.Scott Banister is co-founder and Chairman of Other private equity investments include Zappos.com, LiveOps, Facebook, Hi5.com, Tagged.com, iLike, and Causes.com.Banister attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from which he dropped out in 1996 to move to Silicon Valley. He currently lives in Half Moon Bay, California with his wife Cyan.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Internet, Mobile
  • Seed, Series A, Angel
  • United States, India, Canada
Portfolio highlights
  • Stell — Stell is a platform that digitizes the relationship between aerospace companies and their suppliers with a living specification workflow
  • Together AI — Together will enable researchers, developers & companies to leverage and improve artificial intelligence with an intuitive data, models & computation platform.
  • Highlight — highlight.io is the open source monitoring platform that gives you the visibility you need.
Eran Shir Angel · Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Eran is the CEO and co-founder of Nexar. Prior to Nexar, he was an entrepreneur in residence at Tel Aviv venture fund, Aleph and ran the global Creative Innovation Center for Yahoo!. Eran received his bachelor’s and master’s in physics from Technion-Machon Technlogi Le’ Israel and his PhD in electrical engineering and computer science from TelAviv University.
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Investment focus
  • Music, EdTech, Software
  • Seed
  • Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Simply (formerly JoyTunes) — Feel the joy of playing piano and guitar, or discovering your singing voice, with Simply. The best apps for learning musical instruments.
Josh Sutton Angel · New York, New York, United States
Josh Sutton is the Founder and CEO of USIL Capital is a parent company to several startups and brands. Real Estate, healthcare, Tech and Fashion.
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Sports, E-Learning
  • Pre-Seed
  • Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Skillset — Skillset is a game-based sports e-learning platform that offers young athletes and sports fans the opportunity to learn from leading professional athletes. Through its app, Skillset offers courses that break down techniques and tactics used by some of the world's top football players into easy-to-follow lessons. The app is designed to behighly engaging, with social and gamification elements that encourage continued viewing and sharing.
Noam Hachmon Angel · Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
Noam Hachmon
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Investment focus
  • SaaS, Sports, E-Learning
  • Pre-Seed
  • Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Skillset — Skillset is a game-based sports e-learning platform that offers young athletes and sports fans the opportunity to learn from leading professional athletes. Through its app, Skillset offers courses that break down techniques and tactics used by some of the world's top football players into easy-to-follow lessons. The app is designed to behighly engaging, with social and gamification elements that encourage continued viewing and sharing.
Chris DeVore Angel · Seattle, Washington, United States
Chris DeVore has been an investor, operator and executive at both public and private companies.Prior to Founders Co-op, Chris co-founded of Judy's Book and served as the company's COO and member of the board of directors. Previously Chris was a Vice President at Sapient Corporation (NASDAQ: SAPE), where he built and led thecompany's strategy consulting practice and was also a core member of the M&A and corporate venturing teams. Chris arrived at Sapient via the 1999 acquisition of Adjacency, an e-Commerce consultancy he and his partners bootstrapped into a profitable, 50-person, $15MM revenues firm serving clients like Apple, Nordstrom, Virgin, Land Rover and Steelcase. Prior to Adjacency, Chris served as Patagonia's Director of eCommerce, building that outdoor retailer's first online retail presence, and also led and managed six of the company's product lines. Pre-Internet, Chris held senior product management and strategic planning roles at McCaw Cellular (acquired by AT&T) and at AT&T (NYSE: T).Chris is currently an investor and board / advisory board member for: Appature, AppStoreHQ, Bonanzle, Colligent, Cooler Planet, Frugal Mechanic, Nearlyweds!, LookStat and Urban Airship.
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Investment focus
  • Software, SaaS, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Angel
  • United States, Canada, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Smore — Cut through the noise and communicate effectively with Smore. Create interactive newsletters that parents and staff actually read. Get started with free school newsletter templates.
  • Tindie — Tindie is a marketplace for maker made products. From Raspberry Pi to Arduino to drones, Tindie's goal is to bring innovation to the masses faster than ever before.
  • Shippable — The only platform for DevOps automation that covers the complete pipeline, end-to-end, JFrog, now also with Shippable inside.
Shaula Alexander Yemini Angel · New York, New York, United States
Dr. Shaula Alexander Yemini is a startup mentor, board member and advisor to several technology companies. She is also an angel investor. Until 2007, Shaula was a Vice President at EMC. She joined EMC in 2005 with the acquisition of SMARTS (System Management Arts), a developer of network and system management software that she founded and led asCEO from inception. SMARTS counted among its customers the leading global telecoms, global banks, and multi-national enterprises, as well as thousands of others. Shaula was named as 1 of 10 “Leaders Among Leaders” in Information Technology by Information Week Magazine, and selected as an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Her company SMARTS was an INC 500 company, a Deloitte & Touche Fast 50 company, and won other prestigious awards.
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Investment focus
  • iOS, Apps, EdTech
  • Funding Round, Seed, Angel
  • United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • TinyTap — TinyTap, the world's largest library of games by teachers, becomes a part of Animoca Brands to build an open education system on blockchain
  • Canvs AI — Canvs AI is an emotion and behavior insights platform that understands how consumers feel, why they feel that way, and the business impact those feelings and behaviors create for brands. Through identifying a massive number of expressions and analyzing more than 10 billion conversations, Canvs’ patented AI and machine learning platform and APIsquickly turn open-ended text from unstructured data, social media comments, marketing campaigns and customer surveys into powerful insights that can improve product and brand experiences. Brands like Disney and AMC, and research companies like Triangulum Insights and Luma Research use Canvs to create research efficiencies, unlock marketing opportunities and increase revenue with the power of emotion and behavior insights. Canvs was recently named to the Inc 5000 list for a second year straight. Canvs' TV solution is powered by Talkwalker’s Social Content Ratings Twitter data. The company is also an official Facebook Media Solutions partner. Start understanding your customers better at canvs.ai.
  • Semperis — Semperis is the industry's most comprehensive Active Directory security and recovery platform, protecting hybrid AD environments from identity-based attacks.
Kelly Smith Angel · Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Kelly is a "Designer Founder" of several start-ups and is the founder of Curious Office, a Seattle seed stage incubator and investment firm. As a designer and product development expert, Kelly takes an active interest optimizing around the development/design intersection. He is aTechStars mentor, a co-founder of a YCombinatorcompany and an occasional speaker on the subjects of design, start-ups and company building. He is most recently the founder of Zapd, which is venture backed by Madrona Venture Partners and Second Avenue Partners. Zapd was twice Apple's App of the Week, was an Editor Staff Pick and was a top 10 lifestyle app in several countries. He co-founded MadRaces which was sold to BetaWorks and also Scoutzie which was accepted as a 2012 YCombinator company. He was also the founder and designer of Inkd.com and Imagekind, which is the largest market for buying and selling art (acquired by CafePress in 2007). In 2000 he founded an online video company called RocketVox which was acquired by thePlatform (a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast). Previously, Kelly served as VP Product Marketing for Myrio (Siemens Nokia IPTV division) and worked at RealNetworks from 1994-1999 in various marketing and business development roles. Curious Office has invested in SEOmoz, Bonanza, Sparkbuy, Buuteeq, ooBible, Imagekind, Wishpot, CoolSpotters, Shelfari (acquired by Amazon) and FeedDigest. He is a board member or advisor for PressPlane, NetConcepts, SEOmoz and Rouxbe.
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Investment focus
  • Advertising, Software, SEO
  • Series A, Angel
  • United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Inkd.com — Inkd (formerly Pressplane) has two main products: Inkd, a true "buy & sell" community (rather like CafePress, Zazzle, Etsy and even stock image companies) wherein designers upload print creative and businesses can download and use the content as a cost effective alternative to hiring a designer, and Zapd, an app that allows users tocreate instant, themed websites straight from their iPhones.
  • Smore — Cut through the noise and communicate effectively with Smore. Create interactive newsletters that parents and staff actually read. Get started with free school newsletter templates.
  • Fanzter — Fanzter Inc. is an American software company that designs and develops consumer-focused mobile and web products. Fanzter's best-known products include Coolspotters.com and the popular iOS applications CoolPapers, Streaks, and Summizer. Fanzter's corporate headquarters are located in Unionville, Connecticut.
Craig Sherman Angel · Palo Alto, California, United States
Craig Sherman is a Partner and Managing Director at Meritech since 2011. Craig focuses primarily on digital media and consumer services. Craig has led the firm's investments in Evernote, Zulily, Lynda.com and Ariosa Diagnostics. Prior to Meritech, Craig was Chief Executive Officer of Gaia Interactive, which he grew from a 1/2 millionto over a 20 million monthly visitor pioneer in social games and online communities. Prior to joining Gaia, Craig served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at Benchmark Capital. Previously, Craig was Chief Operating Officer of Ancestry.com (ACOM), where he helped lead the company’s pivot from a free family social network to a family history subscription service and grew the company from under $10 million to $150 million in sales and from tens of millions in losses to tens of millions in profits. Before Ancestry.com, Craig held senior positions at AIG: he was Head of Marketing and Internet for all of AIG's Japanese and Korean divisions totaling over $5 billion in sales; and the General Manager of AIG's property management software subsidiary, a $90 million sales company whose growth rate quadrupled during Craig's tenure. Previous to AIG, Craig was Chief Executive Officer of Cendant Japan, a joint venture startup he founded with Cendant and Mitsubishi Corporation that he helped grow from inception to over $20 million in sales and profitability. Before that, Craig worked in product, marketing, finance and operations roles at Cendant during its growth from less than a $1 billion to over a $40 billion public company. Craig has personally invested in over a dozen startups including Ancestry, SurveyMonkey, Zillow and Zipcar. In addition, Craig has held independent board and advisory roles with Homestead (prior to its sale to Intuit), Kongregate (GameStop), Logoworks (Hewlett Packard), Netquote (BankRate), and Photobucket (Fox). Craig graduated magna cum laude with A.B. degree in East Asian Studies from Princeton University. Craig spends his 'free' time with his son and daughter - hiking, playing soccer, doing puzzles and even some musical theater. After they go to sleep, he loves to meditate and read classic (AKA “old”) novels.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Health Care, Medical
  • Series C, Series D, Seed
  • United States, Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Glystn — Glystn is a reliable platform for creator analytics and insights of any scale. The company was founded in 2021 and is headquartered in SAN FRANCISCO, California.
  • GENETICA® US — Originated from San Francisco, Genetica® is a leading and the fastest growing gene testing company in Asia with leading-edge proprietary technology.
  • Toya Pioneering Women — Toya is developing multilayer games for girls on a Minecraft platform. The playful learning experience enables girls to become the heroes while revealing the life stories of exceptional women.
Michael Eisenberg Angel · Jerusalem, Yerushalayim, Israel
Michael is a General Partner at Aleph, an early stage venture capital fund with $850M under management. Aleph focuses on partnering with great Israeli entrepreneurs to build large, meaningful companies and impactful global brands. Since its founding in 2013, Aleph has invested in over 50 companies (not all announced) including Lemonade (NYSE:LMND), Frank (acquired JPM), Melio, Healthy.io, JoyTunes, Fabric, Honeybook and Bringg. Prior to Aleph, Michael was a General Partner at Benchmark Capital, which he joined in July 2005, and where he continues as the partner responsible for Benchmark’s Israeli portfolio. Michael has focused on internet and software-enabled service investments since 1995. He has invested in and served on the boards of some of Israel’s leading companies and startups, such as Conduit, Gigya (Acquired SAP), Picturevison (acquired: EK), SeekingAlpha, Shopping.com (Nasdaq: SHOP, acquired: EBAY), Tradeum (acquired: VERT), and Wix (Nasdaq: WIX), and Wework (NYSE: WE). Since 2006, Michael has been writing the blog “Six Kids and a Full Time Job,” on topics ranging from politics to technology, Judaism and macroeconomics. He was a contributor to TheMarker, a Hebrew-language daily business newspaper, and is the author of the “Hummus Manifesto,” the seminal piece on Israel’s innovation scene. Michael has also published numerous books, including The Vanishing Jew, Ben Barukh, and The Tree of Life and Prosperity. He has published two additional books in Hebrew which are due out in English in the coming years: Everyone Can Be Moses and Roaring Tribe. Michael also lectures frequently on venture capital, Israel and entrepreneurship. He is the Chairman of HaShomer Hachadash and sits on the board of Yeshivat Har Etzion. Michael founded the Nevo network, a professional network organization that integrates immigrants to Israel into the high tech ecosystem and serves as the organization's active Chairman. Michael lives in Jerusalem with his wife and eight children.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Financial Services, B2B
  • Seed, Series C, Series A
  • United States, Israel, Australia
Portfolio highlights
  • TaTiO — TaTIO is delivering a smarter way to hire through competency-based sourcing that combines artificial intelligence and job experience simulations to guarantee qualified candidates.
  • Beewise — Beewise offers robotic beehives that operate with minimal human intervention, by utilizing AI-powered precision robotics. The company's solution automates all beekeeping activities in order to increase yield, reduce colony loss, and eliminate the use of chemical pesticides. We are the first comprehensive solution that keeps bees alive, inspite of all the stressors and challenges they face, allowing them to thrive, pollinate, and produce honey.
  • Spines — Spines: Publishing your book has never been easier - a one-stop shop for all your publishing needs.
Shai Rephaeli Angel
Shai Rephaeli - Co-Founder and CEO @ Tutoria Digital
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Investment focus
  • Software, EdTech, Medical
  • Seed
  • Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • Myndlift — Myndlift offers a therapist-guided home neurofeedback solution for mental health, using mobile and wearable technology. Home users enjoy accessible and affordable training while neuro-therapists can grow their practices with remote supervision.
  • Lingua.ly — Founded by Cambridge and Stanford graduates Dr. Jan Ihmels and Dr. Orly Fuhrman, Lingua.ly is a brand new way to learn a language. Collect new words from across the web with Lingua.ly's smart dictionary. Use your new vocab as you read real articles you choose. Immersion is the ultimate way to learn a language, and Lingua.ly’s free, onlinelearning platform uses “digital immersion” to give you all the same benefits no matter where you learn. Do you like to read about science and technology in your spare time? Prefer French recipes or travel magazines? Perhaps following business updates from the Middle East is key to your company’s success? Our patent pending algorithm understands your vocabulary to fill your feed with real articles from the web to suit both your level and interests. Better still, we let you practice your new words through fun games and quizzes. So, give your vocabulary a boost, create some colorful flashcards, keep your mind engaged and explore the web in a new language with Lingua.ly! Learn English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, German and Russian. Lingua.ly’s blended learning solution can be used as a stand-alone product or to complement language classes and self-study course-ware. It is cloud synced and operable via desktop or mobile and supports 18+ dictionary languages. Website: http://lingua.ly App Store: http://bit.ly/1pyL1bb Google Play: http://bit.ly/1s04YuK
Gil Hirsch Angel · San Francisco, California, United States
Gil Hirsch is an angel investor. Gil has over ten years of experience in software architecture, product and general management in computer technology. Before co-founding face.com, Gil held multiple R&D, Product and Sales executive roles at Amdocs, Xacct Technologies and Telrad Networks. Gil is also the co-founder of the garage geeks communityin Israel to drive non-commercial innovation activities.
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Investment focus
  • Software, Marketing, SaaS
  • Seed, Pre-Seed
  • Israel, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • InfiniGrow — InfiniGrow helps B2B marketing teams drive higher ROI by measuring, predicting, and planning marketing efforts that drive revenue growth.
  • Oshi — Alternative Protein - Stealth Mode
  • Vee — Vee empowers you to change the world by doing good. Use our platform to make an impact & invest in your community. Join us in doing good!
Jeff Swartz Angel
Jeff Swartz
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Investment focus
  • Software, Recruiting, Social Impact
  • Seed
  • Israel
Portfolio highlights
  • TaTiO — TaTIO is delivering a smarter way to hire through competency-based sourcing that combines artificial intelligence and job experience simulations to guarantee qualified candidates.
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