NEW YORK and TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Israeli startups are invited to attend the upcoming Israel Dealmakers Summit in New York, March 24-25, 2015. The summit is a premier, two-day, invitation-only conference for senior global thought leaders to discuss the technology, trends and innovations shaping key sectors including Digital Media, Mobile & Wireless, CyberSecurity, Smart Cities, Enterprise Software, Health & Wellness, Internet of Things and Big Data.
"The Israel Dealmakers Summit uniquely balances world-class speakers with unparalleled networking opportunities between startups and a strong representation of venture capital firms and other industry dealmakers," said Raanan Cohan, Co-Founder and CEO of Bringg.
The summit, now in its seventh year, is organized by Landmark Ventures, a leading strategic advisory firm and global investment bank, in partnership with Investment Promotion Center of the Israel Ministry of Industry and Trade. A partial list of confirmed speakers includes: David Sable, Global CEO of Young & Rubicam; Dan Senor, Author of Start-Up Nation; Yair Snir, Director, M&A and Business Development of Microsoft; Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871; Jonathan Pulitzer, Investment Director of GE Ventures; Jacques Benkoski, Partner of US Venture Partners; Jacob Lamm, EVP, Corporate Development & Strategy of CA Technologies; Joshua Shani, CEO, Israel Operations of Lockheed Martin; Claudia Fan Munce, Managing Director of IBM Venture Capital Group; Frederic Hanika, SVP, Head of M&A and Corporate Ventures of Software AG; Gilad Novik, CTO of Horizons Ventures; Matt Olton, SVP, Corporate Development of EMC; Yifat Oron, CEO of LeumiTech; Jon Medved, CEO of OurCrowd; Kira Radinsky, CTO and Co-Founder of SalesPredict; Alex Benik, Partner of Battery Ventures; Nagraj Kashyap, SVP, Ventures & Innovation of Qualcomm; Imad Telhami, Chairman of Takwin Labs; Tsvi Gal, CTO of Morgan Stanley; and Yoni Bloch, CEO of Interlude. Speakers will also include leaders from the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, Deloitte, OurCrowd, The Re:imagine Group, Orange, Mintz Levin, and Bank Leumi.
"Israel has more active startups per capita than any foreign country, but one commonly cited problem is the lack of early-stage venture capital. The U.S. has always been the first step for any aspiring Israeli high-tech company," said Nili Shalev, Israel's Economic Minister to North America. "The Israel Dealmakers Summit brings an impressive microcosm of Israel together in one room, unrivaled in terms of the global caliber of companies, investors and dealmakers. The summit has become a must-attend event for Israeli entrepreneurs and start-ups looking to gain a foothold in the U.S. technology ecosystem."
Building on its success in prior years, the summit's unique Innovation Showcase "speed networking" platform will set the stage for one-on-one relationship-building meetings with some of the event's most exciting investment opportunities.
"Israel's vibrant high tech industry is a major global growth engine and investment magnet," said Zeev Klein, General Partner of Landmark Ventures. "We launched this summit in direct response to U.S and Global dealmakers' desire to tap into Israel's leadership in innovation. The summit is an unrivaled forum that provides many emerging companies with their first opportunity for meetings and collaboration with American investors. Over a two day period, we will facilitate more than 2,500 meetings between entrepreneurs and high-level dealmakers who participate in our Innovation Showcase, a speed-dating style networking event, in addition to other networking opportunities"
Late-stage/emerging growth companies seeking to meet dealmakers are encouraged to register here: www.israeldealmakers.com . There are a limited number of opportunities still available to join the summit. Startups already registered to attend include: FeeX, ThetaRay, Interlude, Moovit, Flash Networks, Tracx, Bringg, Carambola, Nativeflow, Idomoo, CloudEndure, SPREO and others.
Individuals and companies with questions about the event are encouraged to contact Nicole Boyer, VP, Events at NBoyer@landmarkventures.com.
About Israel Dealmakers Summit 2015
The Israel Dealmakers Summit 2015 is the premier Israel-focused business event of the year representing a meticulously curated gathering of global entrepreneurs, innovators, dealmakers and investors converging from around the world during this exclusive two-day summit. The event balances a featured roster of world-class speakers with significant networking time, providing unique relationship building opportunities and fresh insights across industries such as Digital Media, Mobile & Wireless, CyberSecurity, Smart Cities, Enterprise Software, Internet of Things and Big Data.
For more information, please visit www.israeldealmakers.com.
About Landmark Ventures
Landmark Ventures is a leading strategic Advisory Firm and Global Investment Bank offering a unique combination of venture development and investment banking services with years of experience developing strategies to successfully advise, grow and drive strategic exits for a diverse portfolio of technology businesses.
Our core strengths include extensive personal relationships across the financial and strategic landscapes, unparalleled market insights and deep global perspectives with a focus on cross-border transactions across North America, Europe, Asia and Israel.
Today, Landmark Ventures has grown to become the No. 1 venture development firm in the world with a portfolio of over 150 best-of-breed technology companies across information technology, business services and healthcare technology & life sciences industries. For more information visit www.landmarkventures.com.
About Investment Promotion Center of the Ministry of the Israel Ministry of Industry and Trade
The Investment Promotion Center is the operational branch of the Ministry of Industry and Trade whose principal function is to encourage foreign investment in Israel and the cooperation between Israeli and foreign corporations. As a government body, the Center acts as an ambassador for Israeli industry without motive for profit.
The Investment Promotion Center adopts a pro-active approach to Israeli hi-tech and start-up
Companies. This involves meetings with Israeli hi-tech companies in order to become familiar with this sector. During these meetings, an effort is made, both on a collective and individual level, to understand their needs and to locate strategic partners or foreign investors. The next stage involves establishing contacts with foreign companies through economic representatives abroad and professional knowledge accumulated at the Center.
SOURCE Landmark Ventures