Prior to joining Canaan Partners Israel, Adi was the lead partner for Software investments at Gemini Israel Funds for 14 years.
He is the lead investor in most of his portfolio companies. Often, he was able to secure follow on investments from the leading International VCs. His most notable exits include dbMotion (sold to Allscripts), Diligent (sold to IBM), Fyber (SponsorPay, acquired by RNTS), Soluto (acquired by Asurion), and Traiana (sold to ICAP). Adi has also been an active angel investor, advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs, resulting in successful exits, such as Cramster (sold to Chegg) and Zlago (sold to Intermedia).
Adi is considered an expert in B2B software companies, with Low-Touch and SaaS business models. Prior to joining Gemini Israel Funds, Adi was a Principal at Neurone Venture Capital for 2 years.
Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, Adi held business development and software development with Nexus Telecommunications (Nasdaq: NXUS), a developer of wireless technologies for messaging and location services. Before that, Adi worked as an engineer at ECI Telecom (Nasdaq: ECILF), a provider of networking infrastructure solutions, in the company's SDH business unit. Adi spent his military service with the Israeli Navy as a project engineer for naval underwater systems.
Adi holds a BSc with honors in Electrical Engineering and a BA with distinction in Mathematics from Ohio State University. He has also studied towards an MSc in Vision-Computer Science at the Weizmann Institute, and holds an MBA from INSEAD. In 2008, Adi was chosen by Yale University as a Yale World Fellow.
Adi is a frequent speaker at conferences in Israel and Europe on venture capital and high-tech topics. He is also an active contributor to several social entrepreneurship initiatives, including The Public Knowledge Workshop and Galil Software.
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