Seed & Round A Funding-The Investors' Perspective

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Leumi Building

35 Yehuda ha-Levi St, · Tel Aviv

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Sagent Israel is proud to present a comprehensive, three- part Meetup program, focusing on seed and round A funding for startups.

This program will cover business, financial and legal aspects of fundraising, from both strategic and operational points of view.

The first two sessions will focus on the fundraising process from both investor and investee perspectives, and will feature tips, insights and case studies presented by panelists prominent in their fields. The third session will be devoted to a startup pitch competition.

This program is tailored towards entrepreneurs, CEOs and Founders of startup companies (pre seed to pre round A) looking to enhance their knowledge on the fundraising process and their investment prospects.

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Session 1- Investors' panel

This meetup will focus on the investors' perspective of the fundraising process and their expectations of startups looking for seed and round A funding.

The panel will include VC fund partners and angel investors who will share their expertise and provide valuable strategies on how to better investment prospects.

Topics to be discussed will include:

• Current investment climate in Israel

• Traditional vs. alternative fundraising models

• Investors' expectations of seed and round A presentations / pitches

• Best routes to approach investors

• The importance of team vs. technology

If you have any questions or topics you'd like us to discuss, please send them in advance through the following online form:


• Oded Zaltsman (CEO, Sagent Israel)- Host

• Nimrod Cohen (Partner, Plus Ventures)

• Oded Federbusch (Co-Founder, We group & ExitValey)

• Arik Kleinstein (Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Glilot Capital)

• Yuval Chomski (Venture Partner, OurCrowd First)


18:00 – 18:45 Registration, Meet & Greet

18:45 – 18:55 Welcome notes & intro of panelists

18:55 – 19:45 Panel discussion

19:45 – 20:00 Q&A

20:00 – 21:00 Networking & Refreshments


Oded Zaltsman- Oded has 16 years of extensive managerial, financial, accounting and operational experience in a variety of global organizations. He has served as VP Finance & Operations at Infineon Technologies Savan and as CFO, COO and Israel Site Manager at Xeround. Oded holds an Executive MBA in Business Administration from the Hebrew University and is a Certified Accountant. Oded is Co-Founder and CEO of Sagent Israel, a provider of high level financial and CFO services for tech companies.

Nimrod Cohen- Nimrod brings over 10 years of experience in startups and technology investments. He is a partner in Plus Ventures, an early stage investment firm and also serves as COO of Explore. Dream. Discover. Incubator. Nimrod is a member of the Board of Directors / observer in many of Explore's portfolio companies and also acts as a mentor and judge in numerous startup programs, events and organizations.

Oded Federbusch- Oded is an angel investor and Co-Founder of We group (together with Yaron Adler) that advises and leads startups all the way toward success. Oded is a specialist in startups and during the course of the past decade he invests in and advises numerous startups such as: InnerActive, Fixya, TriPlay, Traffilog ,IncrediMail, Cybertinal, and more. Oded is Co-Founder of ExitValley, an equity-based crowdfunding platform

Arik Kleinstein- For over 25 years Arik has been founding, growing and financing innovative technology companies. He co-founded Glilot Capital, a seed and early stage venture fund, with the intention of bringing his vast experience gained from the early days of the Israeli startup industry to the investment decisions and ongoing support of the Glilot portfolio. As a board member, Arik supported the three portfolio companies of Glilot which were acquired since the fund’s inception.

Yuval Chomski- Yuval is venture partner with OurCrowd First, the early stage fund of OurCrowd- a leading equity crowd funding platform. Yuval is a co-founder, angel investor and serves as on the board of several technology companies in the fields of medical device, consumer products and IoT. Yuval has a degree in cognitive psychology and an MBA from the Hebrew University. He has lived and worked in both the US and Europe.