Michael Eisenberg – World Mizrachi

 

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Michael Eisenberg is an Equal Partner at Aleph, an early stage venture capital fund with over $330MM under management. Aleph serves Israeli entrepreneurs who want to build high growth, scalable, global businesses. Since its founding in 2013, Aleph has invested in 12 companies including WeWork, Lemonade, Windward, Honeybook, COLU and Nexar.

Prior to Aleph, Michael was a general partner at Benchmark Capital which he joined in July 2005 and continues as the partner responsible for Benchmark’s Israeli portfolio. Michael has focused on Internet and software-enabled-services investments since 1995 and has invested in and sat on the board of Israel’s leading companies and start ups, such as Shopping.com (Nasdaq SHOP, acquired by EBAY), Conduit, SeekingAlpha, Gigya, WeWork, Wix (Nasdaq WIX), Answers.com (Nasdaq ANSW), Tradeum (acquired: VERT), and Picturevison (acquired: EK).

Michael writes a blog called “Six Kids and a Full Time Job” on Medium on topics ranging from politics to technology, Judaism and macro-economics, He was a contributor to Themarker.com (Hebrew) and is the author of the Hummus Manifesto, the seminal piece on Israel’s innovation scene. In 2016, Michael published two books: “The Vanishing Jew” (Hebrew Version (״ככה יעשה ליהודי”), English Version by Sela Meir Publishing, ) on Jewish Identity and Megillat Esther; and “Ben Barukh”, a commentary on the Jerusalem Talmud, Tractate Brakhot.

Michael also serves on the Board of the Shomer Hachadash and Yeshivat Har Etzion and lectures frequently on the topics of Venture Capital, Israel and Entrepreneurship. Michael lives in Jerusalem, Israel with his wife and eight children.


Field / Profession: Business & Management, Leadership & Motivation

Speaking Topics: Torah, Israel, Politics, Community, Eretz Yisrael, Inspirational, Halacha & the Modern World, Other

Sample Topics - General:
Technology and Halacha
Start Up Nation
Scale Up nation
Tzedaka in the modern context and biblical narrative
Book of Esther and Ruth
Economics of Torah
General Torah topics
Youth and Raising Kids in the modern world
Economic Aliya
Zionism
Youth Leadership

Sample Topics - Israel Related:
Technology and Halacha
Start Up Nation
Scale Up nation
Tzedaka in the modern context and biblical narrative
Book of Esther and Ruth
Economics of Torah
General Torah topics
Youth and Raising Kids in the modern world
Economic Aliya
Zionism
Youth Leadership

Links to sample audio or videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4xPKHiahNU&t=2s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB84yeCUFaI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFt9pdWbPf0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hWhMoV_luc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WLv-RPsS1w

Personal website: https://medium.com/@mikeeisenberg

Languages: English, Hebrew

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