During turbulent times, innovation and creativity are critical to meet challenges head-on. Join ImpactIsrael for an exciting conversation between tech entrepreneurs, thought leaders, investors and bankers working on the future of mobility, product service delivery and hi-tech and discover how they are making a meaningful impact on Israel and beyond through these challenging times.
Hear from Michael Granoff, Founder and Managing Partner of Maniv Mobility; Yariv Bash, a serial entrepreneur and Founder/CEO of Flytrex (world’s largest B2C drone delivery network) and Yifat Oron, CEO of LeumiTech, a subsidiary of Bank Leumi and the financial home of Israeli Hi-Tech in Israel and abroad. Learn what these companies are doing to survive and continue to drive growth and innovation during these unpredictable times.
Yariv Bash is the Co-Founder and CEO of Flytrex Aviation. Flytrex provides drone delivery solutions for the food and retail sectors, and was the first company in the world to deploy a B2C drone delivery system in an urban environment above Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. Prior to that, Mr. Bash was the co-founder and the first CEO of SpaceIL, a $100M Israeli non-profit organization that attempted to land Beresheet, the first private interplanetary robotic mission, on the Moon on April, 2019, making Israel only the seventh nation ever to orbit the moon and reach the lunar surface.
Michael Granoff is founder and Managing Director of Maniv Mobility, a venture capital fund based in Tel Aviv which invests exclusively in the new mobility future. Founded in 2015, Maniv has raised two funds and has roughly $145 million under management.
The Maniv portfolio includes nearly 30 mobility startups that include companies developing sensors, software,simulation, localization, data monetization, autonomous systems, over-the-air updates, automotive cyber-security, mobility service models, including micromobility, and more.
Yifat Oron is the Co-Founder and CEO of LeumiTech, Leumi Group's high-tech banking arm. During the past six years, Oron has established LeumiTech as the leading banking platform for Israel's technology sector.
Under her leadership, LeumiTech has developed a comprehensive portfolio of high-tech specific banking products, as well as strong ties with leading VC's, investors, service providers and key players in the Israeli tech ecosystem, to support both startups and growth companies with all of their financing needs.
Jonathan Elkins co-founded Headline Media, Israel’s leading international PR & strategic communications agency, following a long career as a TV news anchor, correspondent and producer at IBA, Israel’s national public television station. Under Mr. Elkins’ leadership, Headline Media has helped burnish the international reputation of clients ranging from Israel’s Foreign Ministry and Ministry of Economy to world leading companies such as Wix, Lemonade, Check Point and SolarEdge, along with dozens of Israel’s most prominent startups and VCs.