Avishag is a rare female face in the realm of Israeli venture capitalism, holding more than a decade of experience in tech-venture financing, private equity and business development. Her resume includes:
The Arison Group in Tel Aviv, Audax Group in Boston,Partner at the Founders Group in Tel Aviv, where she managed a portfolio worth $2.8 billion. She is the Co-founder of ABY real estate development company and a board memeber at IBI Tech Fund ($110M investment fund).
Avishag was named one of the “40 most successful promising business leaders" by The Marker in 2016, and the only woman in the hi-tech section of the listing.
In 2018 she founded WESURF , a social impact venture, bringing together daring women to surf and unleash their hidden potential, in the sea and in life. As a surfer and a venture capitalist Avishag wishes to bring women ”from the surfboard to the board room"
She is also an adviser to several non-profit initiatives.
Avishag graduated with honor her B.A in political science from the IDC and holds an M.Sc in Sustainability management from Columbia University.
Do good to others not because of who they are, but because of who you are.
Highly motivated -passionate about work that goes beyond money and status. Emphatic for others. Social skills, such as proficiency in managing relationships and building networks.
Extensive experience in business development and negotiation. Believes in a fair, sincere, mutually beneficial and efficient process to close a deal.
Great ability to grow seeds into trees by seizing opportunities and positioning all moving parts to the right place.
Sergeant, 869 observation unit
Reserves: Search & Rescue unit 2002-still serving
COM.UNITY runs the annual social tech challenge and encourages the brightest minds from over 25 universities & colleges in Israel to compete in teams. A single social challenge is being tackled via the competition in order to measure impact, excellence and find leading key performance indicators (KPI’s).
STREAMER (An umbrella organization for environmental activist surfers) Ashkelon, 2007- Present