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Ronen Menipaz is an Israeli investor, entrepreneur, and tech advisor. He’s been a founder in the entertainment, ad-tech, and fintech space with over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience.

Ronen is the CEO and Founder of M51 Entrepreneur Labs, a private equity company located in Tel Aviv, Israel. The company helps empower fearless, passionate, and creative Israeli entrepreneurs to succeed by leveraging M51’s ideas, time, and network of support.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Ronen Menipaz’s return to Israel to embrace his biological roots after being born and raised in Canada
  • Ronen’s first entrepreneurial venture at 16
  • The story of how Ronen invested in OVIVO Gaming after they had initially passed on him
  • Why M51 is not a Venture Capital (VC) firm
  • The real-life superpowers of an M51 entrepreneur
  • What did Ronen learn from his brother, Amit, about culture?

In this episode…

There’s not too much that separates successful entrepreneurs from the not-so-successful ones. Unlike what many people think, it’s not about the numbers, but about the real superpowers of the entrepreneur. It is also about what makes the entrepreneur tick and their understanding of culture gaps.

Today’s guest, Ronen Menipaz, speaks to this issue. He calls the first superpower optimism. For Ronen, an entrepreneur is eternally optimistic because they’ll need all the optimism they can muster to support the other necessary superpowers. What are these other entrepreneurial superpowers?

Listen to this episode of the Inspired Insider Podcast with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the CEO and Founder of M51 Entrepreneur Labs, Ronen Menipaz. They discuss how Ronen became a private equity company owner, his personal experience as an entrepreneur, and the real-life superpowers that distinguish great entrepreneurs.

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Jeremy Weisz 0:19

Dr. Jeremy Weisz here, Founder of where I talk with inspirational entrepreneurs leaders today is no different. We have Ronen Menipaz of M51. Before I formally introduce Ronen, Ronen, I like to talk about other episodes people should check out since this is part of the top Israeli business leaders series. Check out the other ones I’ve had, I’ve Mois Navon of Mobileye, Uri Adoni Liron Rose was actually also on Ronen’s podcast Yossi Vardi, Jon Medved, OurCrowd and many more, so check them out. And this episode is brought to you by Rise25 at Rise25 we help businesses give to and connect to their dream 100 relationships and partnerships. And we do that by helping you run your podcast. You know, for me running the number one thing in my life is relationships. I’m always looking at ways to give to my best relationships, profiles and their thought leadership, their company and what they’re working on, on my podcast. So, you know, if you’ve thought about podcasting, you should. And if you have questions, go to and emails any thing that you want my business partner, I’ve been podcasting both for over a decade, [email protected] Check it out. Today we have Ronen Menipaz is an Israeli investor, entrepreneur, tech advisor. He’s founder in he’s been founder in the entertainment, Ad tech FinTech space with over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience. He’s a CEO, and founder of M51 Entrepreneur labs, a private equity company located in Tel Aviv, Israel, and the company helps empower Israeli entrepreneurs by investing empathy, one’s time, think power, and network of resources. And he’s got a treasure trove of experience and stories from startups to companies going public to being sold to much more. So Ronen, thanks for joining me.

Ronen Menipaz 2:19

Thank you so much. Thank you for not saying that. I’m really nice too.

Jeremy Weisz 2:24

Yes. Well, I don’t know you well enough to speak to that. But you know, it’s a weird combination, Canadian, Israeli, you know, it’s like you have the laid back. nicest, stereotypical, and then the confrontational stereotypical, right.

Ronen Menipaz 2:39

Yeah, because it’s hard to actually be sorry for your existence, and also fight for it at the same time. It’s a complex, it’s complex on the psyche.

Jeremy Weisz 2:50

What was that change? Like, when you went from what was the point when you went from Canada to Israel? And what was the culture difference that you felt?