Join FinTechIsrael for our Wednesday March 2nd Event!

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Author: Eli Magid (17 Articles)

Eli currently works in business development and strategic planning for Israel Corp. Prior to joining Israel Corp., Eli held capital markets and corporate finance positions at Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley. In addition, he is a former financial markets entrepreneur and co-founder of a green carbon finance start-up. Eli has a BSc in Applied Economics & Management from Cornell University.

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FinTechIsrael reminds you of our next event on Wednesday March 2nd, 6:15pm, at Tel Aviv University’s Recanati School of Business featuring presentations from:

Jonathan Galore
Co-founder, Wealthfront (formerly KaChing)

Jonathan (Yonatan) Galore is a co-founder and former VP Marketing of Palo Alto based Wealthfront.com (formerly kaChing.com), a highly acclaimed and innovative investment platform.  An SEC registered investment adviser, Wealthfront makes it possible for investors to access outstanding money managers who might require a minimum investment of $1,000,000 or more outside of Wealthfront. Wealthfront also enables quality money managers to grow their businesses by accessing new potential customers in a scalable and cost effective manner.  Wealthfront has raised more than $10 million in venture capital from DAG Ventures, as well as a number of individuals including Marc Andreessen, Jeff Jordan, CEO of Open Table and former President of PayPal, and partners from Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Ori Sarid

Manager, Synergo

Presentation: Targeting A Thousand Banks

How a small company from Yavne penetrated the US banking market by starting from targeting a thousand mid-tier banks and without millions of dollars in marketing budget

Ori will present examples from Orbograph, which is now selling software to the largest US banks, from the activity of NICE Systems in the banking market and from the experience of working with Synergo’s financial technology clients.  Ori Sarid is the manager of Synergo, a strategy and business development boutique working with financial technology companies to drive growth through business development and long term planning. Previously, Ori was VP, Investment Banking Market at NICE Systems and General Manager of Orbograph, a leading provider of check-recognition solutions to US banks.

Limor Nakar-Vincent
Director, US Business Development, BIRD ENERGY, BIRD Foundation

The BIRD Foundation’s (http://www.birdf.com) mission is to stimulate, promote and support mutually beneifical R&D between the U.S. and Israeli high tech industries. BIRD provides both matchmaking services between U.S. and Israeli companies, as well as funding covering up to 50% of project development and product commercialization costs. Prior to her U.S. appointment, Limor was the Director of the North American Department at the Ministry of Industry and Trade and a securities trader on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange.

FinTechIsrael event attendance is FREE due to the generousity of our sponsors, but we ask that you RSVP by registering at http://www.meetup.com/FinTechIsrael/events/16598266/ and responding YES to the upcoming Wednesday March 2nd Meetup.

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Event Agenda:

6:15 – 7:00: Networking & Pizza

7:00 – 7:15: Introductions

7:15 – 8:45: Presentations

8:45 – 9:00: Informal Networking

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Author: Eli Magid (17 Articles)

Eli currently works in business development and strategic planning for Israel Corp. Prior to joining Israel Corp., Eli held capital markets and corporate finance positions at Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley. In addition, he is a former financial markets entrepreneur and co-founder of a green carbon finance start-up. Eli has a BSc in Applied Economics & Management from Cornell University.

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