Yariv Lotan is the Head of Strategic Sector Development for Startup Nation Central. Start-Up Nation Central is an independent non-profit that builds bridges for Israeli innovation. They connect business, government, and NGO leaders from around the world with Israeli innovation, offering Israeli innovators access to high-potential and previously inaccessible markets, through highly customized business engagements, and through Start-Up Nation Finder – an easy to use, up-to-date, free online platform for discovering and connecting with the thousands of relevant innovators.
Yariv previously headed the primary private-equity investment arm of a major insurance group in Israel where he Invested $100m in private-equity, venture-capital and real-estate.
On this episode you'll learn:
-What sectors are Israel leading and where are their gaps in the ecosystem?
-What countries have been most active in investing in the Israeli ecosystem?
-What are the other ecosystems besides Jerusalem and Tel Aviv that are growing startup hubs in the country?