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[Venture Capital & Israel Business Series] What Gives an Investor Goosebumps? With Ben Wiener, Managing Partner at Jumpspeed
Ben Wiener is the Managing Partner of Jumpspeed, the first and only micro-VC fund dedicated to investing in early-stage startups that originate within the Jerusalem startup ecosystem. Jumpspeed addresses the mismatch of supply and demand for the early-stage capital in the Capital of the Startup Nation.
How to Look Beyond Eyesight & the People Telling You What You Cannot Do with Dr. Hoby Wedler, Co-Founder, Senspoint
Dr. Hoby Wedler is the co-founder of Senspoint, which has a sister brand called Tucker Branding, and it is a full-spectrum design company with a distinct focus on telling stories to create truly memorable experiences using all five senses.
Dr. Wedler has been completely blind since birth. He is a scientist, a food and beverage expert, and a passionate explorer of anything sensory. Dr. Wedler earned his Ph.D. in Computational Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Davis.
He also founded Accessible Science, a nonprofit organization that held annual chemistry camps for blind or visually impaired students. Dr. Wedler began opening doors to the world of wine aromas by holding truly blind wine tastings in Francis Ford Coppola’s wineries, and he’s conducted these all over the globe.
Dr. Wedler was recognized by President Barack Obama in 2012 when he was named a Champion of Change.
Mark Timm has been an entrepreneur for almost three decades and he has started more than a dozen companies and has had six exits. Mark has spoken professionally for more than 25 years, giving thousands of speeches to millions of people worldwide.
Mark’s most important role is being the CEO of the most valuable business in the world—his family. His own experience of dealing with entrepreneurial challenges fueled his passion for helping people balance the demands of family life and business.
He co-authored the book Mentor to Millions: Secrets of Success in Business, Relationships, and Beyond with Kevin Harrington, one of the original sharks of the hit TV Show, Shark Tank.
[Venture Capital Series] Investing in Early Stage Startups like Pipedrive, Zevia, Kevita, & More with Zac Zeitlin of New Ground Ventures
Zac Zeitlin is the Founder of New Ground Ventures, a venture capital investment platform established to fund and support breakthrough companies. They invest in companies from the early seed stage up to businesses with $10 million in sales.
New Ground Ventures have a particular focus on food, health and wellness, education, and technology. Some of the companies they have invested in include Pipedrive, Zevia, Kevita, and many others.
Before starting New Ground Ventures, Zac was a Partner at Silver Point Capital and worked as a Private Equity Investor at Goldman Sachs & Co.
Jason Swenk is an agency coach, mentor, and advisor. He helps agency owners grow their agencies faster by setting up the right strategies and systems.
Jason is also a board Member and Partner at Republix, a $20 million+ dollar agency building the world’s leading Growth as a Service Platform to provide customers a one-stop-shop for all their growth needs with guaranteed results.
When Jason is not advising agency owners directly, he’s helping them through his two podcasts: The Smart Agency Master Class Podcast, where he shares strategies and stories from real agency owners, and the SwenkToday, which is a weekly show that documents how you can grow your digital agency.
[Israel Business Series] Discussing Covid, Effecting 100 million People, and Contingency Plans with Ran Korber of BreezoMeter
Ran Korber is Co-Founder and CEO at BreezoMeter, the leading air quality analytics company. It is one of Israel’s top startups and has almost 100 million daily users from its customers, including Dyson, L’Oreal, Bosch, Unilever, and many more.
Lior Sion is Co-Founder and CTO of Bringg, a SaaS technology that improves their client’s pickup and delivery speed, capacity, and customer experience at scale. They’ve helped brands like Walmart, Coca-Cola, Panera, KFC, and many more.
Lior was previously CTO of GetTaxi and Clarizen. He is a serial entrepreneur with years of experience and know-how in disrupting the delivery industry.
[Israel Business Series] How to 4x Your Leads for your Car Dealership with Aharon Horwitz of AutoLeadStar
Aharon Horwitz is the CEO and one of the Co-Founders of AutoLeadStar, a company that uses cutting edge technology to help the automotive industry be more effective in engaging buyers. Through their bespoke technology, AutoLeadStar automates companies’ processes to attract engaged and quality customers on the web and convert them into buyers. They have been featured in over 10 Auto publications including Dealer magazine, AutoDealer Today, and CarBizToday, and have worked with more than 30+ OEM brands.
Aharon is also the co-host of the InsideAuto podcast where they feature top leaders, entrepreneurs, GM’s, and authors across the auto industry
How to Start a Furniture Company from Scratch and Serve Companies like Google with Greg Hayes of Branch
Greg Hayes is the Co-Founder and CEO of Branch, an office furniture company. They’ve furnished companies like Google and Shopify with thousands of desks and ergonomic chairs and their office furniture company has appeared in many reputable publications. They make the most comfortable office chair and serve both large and small companies and even individual consumers. Their goal is to make it easy for teams of every size to create offices they’ll love.
[Israel Business Series] How to Manage Over 20K Square Feet of Warehouse with Tiny Robots – Guy Glass and Reuven Della-Torre, CO-Founders, Caja Robotics
Guy Glass is one of Israel’s e-commerce pioneers. He founded StyleRiver, the first fashion e-commerce site in Israel. As COO and CTO, Guy needed to address order fulfillment problems which led him to search for an economic warehouse robotics solution that offered adaptive processes that can work with their existing infrastructure and flexible enough to handle sales spikes.
In order to get the solution to his problem, Guy partnered with Dr. Ilan Cohen and Danny Frishman and they founded Caja Robotics in 2014. Caja Robotics is a visionary software and robotics expert that is changing the world of warehouse logistics through robotic fulfillment. Shortly after the foundation of the company, Reuven Della-Torre joined Caja Robotics and he currently serves as its CTO.
Reuven is an experienced CTO who has expertise in robotics, media content provision, telecom, web, and mobile markets. He has an in-depth knowledge of autonomous guided robots, warehousing, and video streaming communication.