200 Founders, VCs Discuss Future of Israeli Tech Tonight 7PM IL (Video)

A little over a year ago the TechAviv Founders Club in Israel convened a “group therapy” session between startup founders and VCs to get even the most taboo subjects of business building and funding out of the table. The result was one of our best meetups yet.

To close off an exhilarating 2010 tonight we’re holding a similar town-hall style conversation with over 200 startup founders and investor members discussing the current state and future of Israeli hi-tech. Whats working, what’s broke and how can we all build disruptively better businesses together. Kicking off the discussion is Benchmark’s Michael Eisenberg with a talk summarizing his now famous Hummus Manifesto. That talk will lead into an open discussion between members and a panel of some of our top local VCs:

VC Panelists:
1. Michael Eisenberg, Benchmark
2. Gili Raanan, Sequoia
3. Adam Fisher, Bessemer
4. Avi Zeevi, Carmel
5. Scott Tobin, Battery
6. Noga Kap, BRM
7. Yoram Snir, Greylock
8. Adi Pundak-Mintz, Gemini

Repeating our tradition from last year, founders were asked to submit anonymous questions for the VC panel. Should be a lot of fun. We’re way over capacity and as usual this is a closed members-only event but everyone is welcome to watch and chat live at www.techaviv.com/videos starting at 7PM Israel time tonight. We’ll update this post with pics/video after the event.

UPDATE: Photos

Categories: Conversation, Meetups, VCs


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