Our story began when Imad Telhami, businessman and founder of Babcom Centers, conceived an unprecedented partnership between the founders of the two largest investment funds in Israel: Chemi Peres, founder of Pitango Venture Capital and Dr. Erel Margalit, founder of Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP).
Co-founder & Chairman
Co-Founder and Head of the Investment Committee
Erel Margalit, PhD
Erel N. Margalit, Ph.D. founded JVP over 24 years ago, and is one of the chief architects of the startup nation, bringing innovation and entrepreneurial leadership to the country’s most pressing political, economic, and social challenges. Chosen for the Forbes Midas list and by Israel’s prestigious business newspaper as its “first venture capitalist with the golden touch”, Erel has led numerous global exits as Managing Partner of JVP, including establishing the first state-sponsored incubator as part of the famed JVP family of funds, creating the Media Quarter in Jerusalem, and leading the cyber security effort in Be’er Sheva.
Our advisors and mentors are hi-tech leaders and experienced entrepreneurs with a passion for nurturing change-makers and brilliant technologists.