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Avishag Bohbot

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.


                         

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Credo. 

Do good to others not because of who they are, but because of who you are.

Skills


 EQ

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.


Biz Dev

Extensive experience in business development and negotiation. Believes in a fair, sincere, mutually beneficial and efficient process to close a deal.


Enhancement  

Great ability to grow seeds into trees by seizing opportunities and positioning all moving parts to the right place.     

Experience

Board Member, 2018
IBI Tech Fund Tel Aviv, Israel
IBI Tech Fund is a Hi-Tech closed end mutual fund, specializing in tech investments with $110M under management. 

  • Advising on strategic issues & DD
  • Serving as a mentor to the General partners 
  • Sourcing and leading deals

Angel Investor , 2017
Private Syndicate,  
Tel Aviv, Israel
Early stage tech ventures 

  • Portfolio includes; Climacell ,Moovex, Kwik, Xtend, sinusafe, CYOT, splitty.

 Founder , 2018
 WESURF, Tel Aviv, Israel
WeSurf is a social impact venture, creating empowering surf experiences for daring women in tech.
Our mission is to take more women from the surfboard to the boardroom, and help them unleash their hidden potential, at the sea and in life. 

Partner,  2015 - 2017
Founders Group Tel Aviv, Israel
Founders Group, private investments fund (24+ investments, PF companies raised $450M, $2.3B valuation )

  • Built  the entire fund investment strategy and financial structure
  • Was in charge of the deal sourcing and making in the group 
  • Conducted the screening process and business due diligence
  • Managed the syndication investment activities (partnered with leading VC's /Super Angels) 
  • Took an active role in helping portfolio companies grow 
  • Led two successful turnarounds in Wisor.io and Moovex 

Business Development Director , 2013-2014
Energy Points, Boston, USA (acquired by LUX)
Startup in the field of energy optimization 

  • Conceptualized, developed and executed the company's go to market strategy to the Israeli region 
  • Built business relationships with C-level executives, senior governments and leading consulting firms
  • Analyzed client needs and demonstrated strategies to de-risk energy consumption within supply chain

Business Development  Principal , 2010-2012
Shikun & Binui ;Renewable Energy LTD, Tel Aviv,Israel
Shikun & Binui is Israel’s leading infrastructures and real estate group, traded on the TASE.

  • Developed the go-to-market strategy to allow Shikun & Binui to become a business leader in
    the solar photo-voltaic (pv) industry (Israel- Europe)
  • Secured 208 acres of land for 7 solar PV projects (budget of $130M)

Co-Founder, 2009-present
ABY ,  Maalot-Tel Aviv, Israel
ABY LTD is a real estate holdings company, assets under management valued at $10M+

  •  Invested and developed commercial and residential real-estate projects in the North and Center of Israel.

Provisional Financial Analyst, 2008-2009

Audax Group, Boston, USA
Private Equity, manages $11.5B worth of asset

  • Leveraged buy outs 
  • Deals analysis

Education

Columbia University, NYC  2012-2014
Master of Science (M.Sc) in Sustainability Management (Impact investment Focus)

Interdisciplinary Center  (IDC), Israel, 2005-2007,  International School 
Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Government (Political Economy Focus)

  • Graduated with honors, magna cum laude GPA 3.94
  •  Argov Fellowship , participated in an entrepreneurial leadership program for outstanding students (15 out of 450 are accepted every year)

Military Service 

Observation & Field Intelligence Unit  (IDF) 2000-present 

Sergeant, 869 observation unit 

  •  Completed service with a Certificate of Excellence
  •  Conducted basic training and was in charge of 60+ soldiers

 Reserves: Search & Rescue unit 2002-still serving

Other Experience 

Board Member COM.UNITY (NGO) 2015 -present. 

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).

Mentor at Techstars -Barclays Israel, 2015-present
One of the top 5 seed accelerators in the world. Deal sourcing, personal mentoring and helping the
community grow.



Giving Back to Society 

STREAMER (An umbrella organization for environmental activist surfers) Ashkelon,  2007- Present

  • Coordinated awareness campaigns to promote protection of Israel's delicate coastal habitat and waters
  • Edited environmental reports
  • Published environmental articles on topics salient to  surfer-oriented environmental activism

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