IsraelCast Episode 185


Founded in 1993, Jerusalem Venture Partners has created and invested in over 165 companies in Israel, Europe, and the United States and now manages over $1.6B from some of the world’s leading international sovereign funds. Its success led to the founding of Margalit Startup City, whose model is based on specialized “Centers of Excellence” around the world, including Margalit Startup City Galil, a groundbreaking food and ag-tech platform supported by Jewish National Fund-USA. Host Steven Shalowitz sits down with Dr. Erel Margalit, Founder and Executive Chairman of JVP and Margalit Startup City Galil, to discuss the strategy behind JVP, the growing food-tech in the Galilee, and how Margalit Startup City Galil is poised to capitalize on the region’s opportunities.


Dr. Erel N. Margalit is the Founder and Executive Chairman of JVP, an internationally recognized venture capital fund, and Margalit Startup City Galil. Under his leadership, JVP created more than 165 companies, while Margalit Startup City has created tens of thousands of jobs in a wide variety of companies that define the international innovation economy. A former Knesset Member, Margalit is considered one of the chief architects of Israel’s status as the Start-Up Nation, bringing innovation and entrepreneurial leadership to the country's most pressing economic and social challenges.

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