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Running the Israeli HIGH-TECH

By entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs

Sarona Ventures is a unique investment company applying world-class business practices to leverage our investments and pro-actively transform technology driven companies into international organizations. Sarona Ventures invests when and where it can make a difference. We help founders where they need us the most, through shifting their business from Product Market Fit into a global scale, exponentially growing venture. The investment team applies a top-down strategy, focusing on Israeli built or related businesses. The sweet spot for investment are young companies with proven concepts, looking for funding at Post-Seed to Series A funding rounds. Follow-up investments are as far as a companies Series B funding round. Organic deal-flow of AI, Deep Tech and Enterprise Solution businesses stem out of the Sarona incubation programs (B2B, B2B2X), and allows the team to be dynamic in this niche investment window.

The Ecosystem

Sarona Ventures is the investment arm of the largest start up ecosystem in Israel. The Sarona Partners ecosystem currently operates five complementary components including: Top tier Acceleration Programs (acceleration and scale-up programs), Funding (VC funds, crowdfunding platform), Co-working spaces, the strongest tech media platform in Israel and an A-Z Corporate Innovation Solutions Hub.

365x scale up

365x Scale-Up Programs are the primary gateway to Sarona Ventures investment funds. These programs provide a unique and organic deal flow to the investment committee, and empower our fund managers to make the best strategic investment decisions.

As a general prerequisite, each company in the investment portfolio is required to complete a 365x Scale-Up Program before applying to the Sarona Ventures Investment Committee for investment funding.

By using these programs as a first line of due diligence, the funds invest in startups that have been accepted to and successfully completed one of Sarona’s 365x Scale-Up Programs.

At a result, when applying for investment funding, these potential candidate startups are well primed for early stage investments, and are familiar with the Sarona Ventures’ investment philosophy. Additionally, the investment committee is able to negotiate exclusive investment terms with company owners after they have receive impactful mentorship and have met specific performance milestones over the course of their experience on the programs.

Sarona Team

Managed by an experienced entrepreneur & investor, The Sarona Team is comprised of diverse and skilled members and a highly successful & experienced Investment committee

Philippe Bouaziz 
Managing Director
Daniel Abitbol 
Senior Partner
Alain Beaulac
Partner Europe, Investment Commitee
Alex Bouaziz
Investment Committee
Golan Bar Or
Investment Committee
Morris Levy
Partner U.S., Investment Committee
Refael Benadmon
Franck Cohen
Senior Partner

Toot Shani
Sarona Programs, CEO

David Debash
Sarona Programs, COO
Matthew Salmon
Head of Investor Relations

Jordan Shechter
GM 365x TLV

Asher Weinstein
Financial Analyst & Operations Manager