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Yeshiva University, BA
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Michael Eisenberg

Michael Eisenberg has been a key figure in Internet and software investing in Israel since 1995, playing a central role in the development of many of Israel’s leading companies and startups.

In 2013, Michael launched Aleph, a $140MM early stage venture fund together with Equal Partner Eden Shochat. Aleph focuses on building big companies out of Israel and servicing the hell out of entrepreneurs.

Prior to founding Aleph, Michael was a General Partner at Benchmark from 2005-2013. Prior to that, Michael was a partner at Israel Seed Partners for eight years. Michael joined Israel Seed in 1997 from Jerusalem Global, where he started and headed the firm’s successful investment banking group and partnership with Montgomery Securities.

Investments: Conduit, Wix, WeWork, Clarizen, Digital Fuel, Finjan, Gigya, (Amex ANSW), Picturevison (acquired: EK), Seeking Alpha, (Nasdaq: EBAY), Tradeum (acquired: VERT), Xacct (acquired: DOX), and Zlango.

Other Affiliations: Michael previously served on the board of Snunit, Israel’s foremost nonprofit organization, specializing in integrating technology and the Internet into Israelss elementary schools. Michael also lectures frequently on the topics of venture capital and entrepreneurship at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Education: Michael holds a BA in Political Science from Yeshiva University in New York.

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