Israeli startups and American investors will converge at the invitation-only Israel Dealmakers Summit 2015 next week in New York City. The March 24-25, 2015 event is a premier networking opportunity for senior global thought leaders to discuss the technology, trends and innovations shaping key sectors including Digital Media, Mobile & Wireless, CyberSecurity, Smart Cities, Enterprise Software, Health & Wellness, Internet of Things and Big Data.
“Israel has more active startups per capita than any foreign country, but one commonly cited problem is the lack of early-stage venture capital. The US has always been the first step for any aspiring Israeli high-tech company,” said Nili Shalev, Israel’s Economic Minister to North America. “The Israel Dealmakers Summit brings an impressive microcosm of Israel together in one room, unrivaled in terms of the global caliber of companies, investors and dealmakers. The summit has become a must-attend event for Israeli entrepreneurs and start-ups looking to gain a foothold in the US technology ecosystem.”
Among confirmed speakers are Yair Snir, Director, M&A and Business Development of Microsoft; Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871; Jonathan Pulitzer, Investment Director of GE Ventures; Jacques Benkoski, Partner of US Venture Partners; Jacob Lamm, EVP, Corporate Development & Strategy of CA Technologies; Claudia Fan Munce, Managing Director of IBM Venture Capital Group; Yifat Oron, CEO of LeumiTech; Kira Radinsky, CTO and Co-Founder of SalesPredict; and Imad Telhami, Chairman of Takwin Labs.
The summit, now in its seventh year, is organized by Landmark Ventures, a leading strategic advisory firm and global investment bank, in partnership with Investment Promotion Center of the Israel Ministry of Industry and Trade.
“Israel’s vibrant high tech industry is a major global growth engine and investment magnet,” said Zeev Klein, General Partner of Landmark Ventures. “We launched this summit in direct response to US and Global dealmakers’ desire to tap into Israel’s leadership in innovation. The summit is an unrivaled forum that provides many emerging companies with their first opportunity for meetings and collaboration with American investors.”