Lightspeed VC: Behind Enemy Lines - or how to get your money and survive

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8200 EISP is happy to invite you to a special “know your investor” lecture, with Yoni Cheifetz and David Gussarsky, Partners at Lightspeed Venture Partners. They will be discussing the pitholes that fundraising presents. The event will take place at the Polly Bar, Rothschild Avenue 60 St. Tel Aviv, at 19:00pm. For more information – please press “see more”.

This is the 6th event as part as “know your investor” series, where we bring top angel investors, VC’s, incubators and others to meet the entrepreneurial community in Israel.

*** Drinks are on us! ***

** About the speakers and Lightspeed Ventures:

Yoni Cheifetz leads the firm’s investment activity in Israel with areas of interest that include Internet, digital media, mobile, communications, software, semiconductors, and clean tech. Prior to becoming a VC, Yoni was a serial entrepreneur for sixteen years, serving as a co-founder, CEO, chairman, or investor in several software companies, including: Demantra (acquired by Oracle), Agentics (acquired by Mercado), Earnix and Traiana (acquired by ICAP).

David Gussarsky joined Lightspeed in 2008 from BRM and focuses on the firm’s investment efforts in Israel, with a focus on the enterprise infrastructure, communications and semiconductors sectors. Prior to being a VC, David was the CEO of Parpar2, an internet startup.

Yoni and David will discuss pitholes that fundraising presents - This is particularly geared at early-stage startups looking for investments, after the talk there will be an opportunity to approach them directly and discuss your startup.

Lightspeed Venture Partners is an early stage venture capital firm focused on accelerating disruptive innovations and trends in the Enterprise and Consumer sectors. Over the past two decades, the Lightspeed team has backed and helped build more than 200 companies globally, many of which have become market leaders. The Firm currently manages over $3 billion of committed capital and is currently investing out of Lightspeed X, a $635 million fund and Lightspeed Select, a $430 million fund. Our team invests in the U.S. and internationally, with investment professionals and advisors in Silicon Valley and Israel as well as in India with Lightspeed India Partners and China with Lightspeed China Partners.

The event will take place at the Polly Bar, Rothschild Avenue 60 St. Tel Aviv.

19:00 – Doors open, 20:00 – talk starts.

See you there!

The 8200 EISP Team


8200 EISP is the first start-up accelerator in Israel, founded in 2011. Our vision is to harness the vast network of 8200 alumni in order to promote early stage, first-time entrepreneurs from all industries. This is our way as alumni of 8200 to give back to the Israeli society.

70% of the program alumni are currently leading their start-up as founders. Our 95 start-up graduates have raised funding of over $300M in total and employ more than 450 people in Israel and overseas.

8200 EISP is funded and supported by our partners, all leaders in their respective fields. Our partners include Bank Hapoalim (the largest bank in Israel), EY Israel, law firms Naschitz Brandes Amir and Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz, the BRM Group, Battery Ventures, AOL Israel, Nextage, WeWork, Matrix/8300, Elron and Star Farm Ventures.

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