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We are thrilled to announce that Tomer Diari has joined as our newest partner.

Tomer is 30 years old, grew up in Israel and is looking forward to returning home after spending the last two years living and working in the US.

From an early age, Tomer has shown dedication and commitment to serving his community, having volunteered with youth in Israel and in the US for many years. He served as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces’ Unit 8200 for six years, and then graduated from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC). Tomer also held engineering roles at Allot…


Working with great people, on a great cause that is a great business, and is focused on the future, is what venture capital is all about. Matan, Ilan and Ziv are great people.

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This tweet by Jeff Morris Jr. is one of my favorites.

I am clearly in the first camp of people-oriented investors, because I know little about technology and have little faith in my ability to predict markets. Moreover, like Keith Rabois, I believe that product/market fit (the new VC religion) is forged by great people and not discovered or revealed.

Matan Bar is one of those great people.

I have known Matan for many years. We would get together every now and then when he was leading Consumer Payments at eBay/Paypal, just a few streets down from our…


The importance of competence and mutual responsibility

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Brexit and US President Donald Trump are perhaps the best icons of the current era, marking the end of a decades-long march toward globalization. However, the saplings of this change were already watered by the Global Financial Crisis of 2008 and then fertilized by hostility to “elites” expressed during the last few U.S. elections by both political parties (Trump, Bernie Sanders and, to a lesser extent Elizabeth Warren). …


Values matter. Onward and upward to delight customers and service them well.

When we raised the first Aleph fund exactly seven years ago tomorrow, Eden and I told potential LPs that we wanted to invest in remarkable entrepreneurs, who wanted to build big, meaningful global brands and businesses. We also told them that we believed we were on the verge of a meaningful change in every industry that would be driven by machine learning, machine vision and big data.

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I think it is fair to say that Daniel, Shai and team Lemonade capture that mission statement in its entirety. Most importantly, Lemonade is a meaningful company with values at its core. …


This is a time for empathy. It is also a time for action.

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Dear Entrepreneurs,

This is a time for empathy. It is also a time for action.

We are about to celebrate the holiday of Passover. After over 200 years of slavery in Egypt, the Israelites were locked in their homes the night before their salvation. The plague was rampant outside and they were with their families indoors.

Over the last few weeks, I have been asking myself what was going through the minds of the Israelites on that fateful night? They must have been frightened as many around them were dying. I trust that they also had empathy for the afflicted…


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We are pleased to announce the closing of Aleph III, a $200 million fund that will do exactly the same thing as previous Aleph funds. We strive to invest in ambitious Israeli entrepreneurs who want to build large, meaningful companies and impactful global brands from Israel.

We are humbled and honored by the ongoing support of our Limited Partners, the entrepreneurs who have graciously partnered with us, and the Israeli technology ecosystem that enables and inspires us to do our job. Thank you for your faith in Aleph.

We are recommitting to continue working tirelessly on your behalf. With the…


Why finding IPO-ready CFOs is Scale-up Nation’s biggest challenge for 2020

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When we started Aleph in the summer of 2013, we fretted a lot about the global talent shortage and, specifically, the talent shortage in Israel. The ongoing challenge of finding engineers, data scientists and product leaders to meet our mission of building global-scale companies and brands out of Israel was daunting. Moreover, we focused a lot of attention on another challenge facing Israeli entrepreneurs: messaging and marketing.

What happens when your fund and the Israeli ecosystem starts to succeed and is actually building global-scale companies? A new challenge emerges: a shortage of capable CFOs who can take companies public. In…


Welcoming Erica to Aleph

Today we have some news, but first some history.

When we started Aleph, we thought it was critical to better tell the stories of Israeli entrepreneurs and their breakthroughs. In order to become Scale Up Nation we needed to up our marketing game, and that starts with storytelling. Daniel Schreiber, CEO of Lemonade, once told me that he thinks storytelling is 80% of a founder and CEO’s job and CEOs should spend that much time on it. However, not every entrepreneur knows how to craft a story and a message.

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Erica Marom (Chernofsky)

Today, we are thrilled to announce that Erica Marom (Chernofsky)…

Michael A. Eisenberg: Six Kids And A Full Time Job

VC, Israel, Internet, Family, @home, @work, @israeli, @politics, and lots kids

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