Israel Innovation Showcase

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April 23, 2012

Event Description:

Celebrate Israel’s Independence Day!

Come celebrate Israel’s 64th birthday by attending “Israel Innovation Day” at the Palo Alto JCC. This special event will include demos by exciting Israeli-founded companies, VC keynotes and extensive networking with the best and brightest of Silicon Valley.

This is a unique opportunity to learn more about the exciting innovations of Israeli-founders’ tech companies and to make valuable connections with key players in the industry.

Hosted and organized by TEC Club , IEFF and JHTC  with grateful thanks to sponsor Bank Leumi and the Palo Alto JCC.

Presenting:

Confirmed presentations by founders/CEO of:

  • Bankaroo
  • Alicanto
  • Gogobot
  • MeArket
  • Duda Mobile
  • CruiseWise
  • Tango

Oren Zeev will provide opening remarks on the current state of technology investing, the JOBS bill, Israeli entrepreneurs, and provide input from his experience on how to pick winning startups.

Oren Zeev is a Founding Partner of Orens Capital and is focused on the internet and mobile internet spaces. Oren typically leads the rounds he invests in and plays a very active role in the companies he invests in. Oren currently serves on the boards of Chegg, Infolinks (Chairman), Duda Mobile (Chairman), Houzz, Crossrider, Tipalti, Younow and until recently Wibiya (acquired by Conduit). Oren is also a significant investor in Celltick and GT Nexus, and an early investor in Gogobot, Capriza, Spreecast and Bonobos. Oren was the lead investor in Audible (Nasdaq:ADBL, acquired by AMZN) and a significant investor in Cramster (acquired by Chegg).

Between 1995 and 2007 Oren was with Apax Partners, where he headed the US tech practice and was a member of the firm’s investment committee. Prior to that Oren was a Research Staff Member with IBM.

Oren holds an MBA with Distinction from INSEAD and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion.