Nimrod Cohen

Managing Partner

Nimrod Cohen is the Managing Partner of TAU Ventures which he co-founded with Tel-Aviv University.

Nimrod is a serial entrepreneur and investor. Previously, he was Partner at Plus Ventures, making over than 50 investments in portfolio companies such as Bringg, YOTPO, WSC Sports, Cimagine, HouseParty, Coralogix and more. In addition, Nimrod is involved as a mentor and judge in numerous startup programs, events and organizations around the world.

Inbal Perlman

Partner

Prior to TAU Ventures, Inbal managed Israel’s Google for Startups community, where she led Google’s startup ecosystem development while driving business and technology support for early-stage startups at Google Campus. Within her role, she provided founders with guidance, access to global investor networks, and mentoring from Google and industry experts.  Before joining Google, Perlman helped lead Re:Tech, an innovation hub for retail and e-commerce technologies that connect Israeli startups to global retailers like ASOS, Ebay and Nike. Previously, she served as Israel’s Program Director at the University of Pennsylvania. Inbal is also the host of  “The Connectors”, a podcast showcasing professionals who are building and managing innovative ecosystems worldwide.

Einat Nemesh

Venture Partner

Director at Google Israel

Anna Farberov

Venture Partner

General Manager of PepsiCo Labs

Idan Fisher

VP Business Development

An experienced advisor on market entry, innovation scouting and growth strategies. Over the past 10 years, Idan has worked with some of Israel’s most innovative early-stage startups in the fields of AI, computer vision and cyber security. Prior to joining TAU Ventures, Idan was Director of the UK-Israel Tech Hub at the British Embassy in Tel Aviv, where he oversaw a team of 10 focused on forming meaningful connections between top-tier UK industry partners and innovative Israeli tech solutions. Prior to the tech hub, Idan worked at Jerusalem based consultancy Freemind, where he assisted R&D intensive startups, raising in excess of 120M USD. Idan is an avid urbanist, dedicating his spare time to local and community based initiatives.

Bar Hevrony

Director Of Programs

Bar is the Director of programs at TAU Ventures, after a year as Business Operations manager at the fund.
Prior to TAU Ventures, Bar was COO at Israeli startup Double Shoot, where she accompanied customers through the product sales stage, the goal decision stage, product implementation and assisting with additional requests and processes. Prior to this, Bar managed public relations for clients at TheInvestor, an IR and PR company that brings an innovative approach to financial media and investor relations. Bar served in the IDF for 6 years as “Captain” in the elite K-9 Unit “Oketz” as Operations, Learning & Development Officer.

Hadar Pizanty

Operation Manager

Hadar is Operations Manager at TAU Ventures. Prior to TAU Ventures, Hadar was digital content executive and web and app content manager for Ananey and ViacomCBS channels which included planning and executing the companies social strategies. Prior to this, Hadar was an operations manager at Ximus Forum, an exclusive community for exceptional business leaders.

Shalom Nahum

CFO

Shalom is the Chief Financial Officer of TAU Ventures. Shalom is one of the most experienced financing professional in the Israeli VC industry, with expertise in fund management, high tech companies valuation and performance evaluation analysis.

The Xcelerator was founded in 2018 by TAU Ventures and the Israeli Security Agency (Shabak), one of the leading, technological & operational organizations in Israel and worldwide.
The program is designed for outstanding teams developing a unique technology that may have a multi use application, that are seeking to gain traction at an early stage via an exclusive POC-oriented program. Contrary to the initial instinct, this is a program designed for civilian and commercial companies in various verticals (not just Homeland security), that can benefit from various tech experts, unique databases, technology validation, and more.

In addition to an exclusive opportunity for validation and POC with the Shabak, the 4-month program offers $50K grant (no equity), alongside tailor-made business support from TAU Ventures team, access to industry experts and mentors, various networking opportunities, cloud credits, and free office space at the TAU Ventures 1,000m co-working space.

Recombinate was founded by TAU Ventures and AB-InBev, the world’s largest brewer. The program is designed to de-risk many of the failure points of venture development, Both from the perspective of the client (MNC), and from the perspective of the startup; As part of the program, up to 6 startups will be selected to embark on a joint R&D and/or pilot activity with AB-InBev. Both joint R&D and piloting activities will be entitled to funding from the Israel Innovation Authority (IIA).

The program aims to produce innovative solutions for AB-InBev’s business needs, based on participating startups’ proprietary technology, focusing on a multi use approach enabling companies to explore further use cases than the ones they are already targeting. Potential outcomes include procurement, the forming of a joint venture, a co-selling agreement, or a form of technology licensing with AB-InBev.

Participating startups will be selected by project champions from within AB-InBev, who will closely work with the startups and have a vested interest in their success. As part of the program, companies will receive curated support from TAU Ventures global ecosystem, including industry & academia experts and service providers, and will work closely with AB-InBev’s champions.