Over the last decade I’ve had the privilege to call a number of amazing cities home — Tel Aviv, Philadelphia, and most recently, Chicago. Throughout my time in these places I’ve encountered some of the most fantastic people, amongst them, my wife, Liz, but also a variety of interesting folks doing very interesting things. While these semi-frequent moves have seemed to some like a restless nomadic wandering, they have been, for the most part, a dedicated and strategic effort to establish and grow the company I co-founded, JANVEST Capital Partners, into the premier Israel-focused technology investment firm.
In Tel Aviv, I spent five years assessing Israel’s technology market to understand where the most dynamic innovation investment opportunities exist and how foreign investors could capitalize. In Philadelphia, I established JANVEST’s first U.S. office, worked side-by-side with my American business partner Daniel Frankenstein to raise our first fund, and market our company as a channel through which investors could finally diversify comfortably within Israel’s pre-IPO high-tech industry. And, in Chicago, the last three years has been spent strengthening JANVEST’s brand in the market, cementing our place as exceptional investors and industry experts, and assisting our portfolio companies with their expansion into North America.
Now, the time has come to plant some roots and return home to Atlanta where my wife and I can continue our work, contribute to the community, and spend more time with our families. The last few years of moving around has provided immense perspective, unforgettable memories, and the motivation to continue the good work we are doing at JANVEST Capital.
I look forward to sharing positive updates in the coming year and appreciate the friendship, support, and advice from so many of you.