About

IL Ventures

There is a real and pressing need to help traditional, legacy industries, as well as players in agriculture and food production, navigate their digital transformation, and assimilate advanced ESG strategies, across the globe. IL Ventures invests in tangible technology solutions that offer deeper, actionable insights which drive better business decisions. From sourcing the best investments to nurturing them to produce greater yields, we’re taking disruptive Israeli innovation to the next level, from seed to industry lead.

Our Mission

Our mission is to combine capital with deep operational expertise and build on our own successes, both as individuals and as a group, in order to unlock the potential of Israel’s most promising start-ups and to help them rapidly scale up and go global

Experience

With over $5 billion in combined business experience, our A-Team has been working together for over 25 years. With a broad network of global legacy customers (C-level) and a hands-on approach (VC-PE model), significant value can be created for both deal flow and connections 

Our Vision

Through technology, legacy industries will be able to adopt tangible, disruptive innovations – seamlessly, affordably, and sustainably. Ultimately, our aim is to establish an ecosystem that fosters meaningful support and facilitates a more effective scaling process
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Our Team

With $5B of combined business experience and over 25 years of proven success and collaboration, the IL Ventures team is joining forces to unlock the full potential of disruptive Israeli technologies for traditional industries once again

Yoni Heilbronn

Managing Partner

Former CMO of Argus, the global automotive cyber security pioneer (acquired by Continental AG)

Angel investor, board member at several startups, with two decades of diverse executive high-tech experience (including at NICE and SuperDerivatives)

Israeli CMO of the Year Award, 2-time RSA Conference (#1 cyber event globally) Marketeer of the Year Award

Lecturer, mentor and judge: Tel-Aviv & Hebrew University MBA programs, MassChallenge & 365x accelerators

Senior roles at the IDF’s Unit 8200 and the Israeli Prime Minister's Office

Former Board Member, Unit 8200 Alumni Association

Elad Frenkel

Managing Partner

Former CEO of Aqwise, a global leader in water and wastewater treatment solutions (acquired by GES)

Former Principal & Director at Elron VC, investor and board member in several startups across different industry verticals

Double digit deal-maker with Fortune 500 companies and expert in offset deals

Chairman of the Water Sector Steering Committee at the Israeli Export Institute

Major (Res.) at the IDF’s Unit 8200 and Board Member, Unit 8200 Alumni Association

Listed in prestigious rankings such as Globes Israel's 40 under 40 and Forbes

Dani Harari

Venture Partner

Former SVP Strategy & Resources of Adama, one of the world's largest crop protection companies

Brigadier General (Res.), former Commanding General, IDF's Unit 8200

Board member at several startups

Vast experience in strategic planning, business development, digitalization, innovation management, business and competitive intelligence

Recipient of the Israel Defense Prize, Israel's most prestigious defense award

Eldad Weiss

Venture Partner

Former Founder, Chairman & CEO of Paradigm Geophysical, a global provider of geoscience knowledge solutions for the exploration and development of oil and gas fields

Led the company through a Nasdaq IPO and 2 successive exits of $100M by Fox Paine and $1B by Apax Partners

Oversaw 10 acquisitions and several financing rounds

Angel investor and Chairman of several startups, mainly in the Industry 4.0 space

Dror erez

Venture Partner

Former Co-Founder and CTO of Conduit, Israel’s first Internet Unicorn

Three decades of experience in Internet, software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and cloud technologies

Angel investor and board member in several startups

Board member at Perion (NASDAQ: PERI)

Dr. Gunter Dunkel OBE

Strategic Advisory Board

Former CEO of Norddeutsche Landesbank (Nord/LB, one of Germany’s largest banks)

Former President of the Federal Association of German Public Banks (VÖB)

Supervisory Board Member of Continental AG

Supervisory Board Member of DEVnet Equity Partners AG

Non-Executive Chairman of Muzinich & Co. Debt Fund

Angel investor in start-up companies

Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) and British Honorary Consul, Lower Saxony

Tally Zingher

Strategic Advisory Board

CEO & Co-Founder of Dawsat; Managing Director, Blue Laurel Advisors

Financing Attorney (corporate), Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (NY) & Dubai World/Istithmar

Technology M&A Investment Banker, Broadview (now Jefferies)

Fellow, Aspen Institute Global Leadership Network Middle East Leadership Initiative

Founding Board Member, GCC-israel Chamber of Commerce

Lital Leshem

Strategic Advisory Board

Executive Director, Frontier Resources Group

Executive Partner, COMframe Solutions

Co-Founder, Carbyne

Board Member, SkyX

Founding Member of UAE-Israel Business Council

Yair Reem

Strategic Advisory Board

Climate tech expert

Former General Partner, Managing Director, Hasso Plattner Ventures and CFO

Former Executive Director, HPC Group, the family office of SAP founder Prof. Dr. Hasso Plattner

Board observer at Breakthrough Energy Ventures, $1bn climate-tech fund chaired by Bill Gates

Chairman of OpenSynergy (acquired by Panasonic for $50M), board member at multiple companies

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