Mr. Avihai (Avi) Michaeli is a highly successful Investment Banker, a Deal Maker, and Venture M&A, expert. In the past 25 plus years, Avihia has held several business executive positions within various companies in the Israeli startup ecosystem, such as YCD, Data2Life (Sold to IQvia), AskToPay, and more. His rules range from VP Sales & Marketing, and several CEO positions in a few early-stage startups.
After serving as a CEO of a tech startup for 6 years, on behalf of its investor, the company was acquired in a lucrative exit. Mr. Michaeli transitioned to a career of monitoring startups on behalf of their investors, helping them grow, scale, and ultimately exit through a complete buyout or M&A transaction. Avihai serves on the advisory board of many of the companies or takes an interim active role.
For the past 10 years, Mr. Michaeli provides scouting services and representing international name brands that are looking for Israeli innovation, introducing them to relevant startups in their field.
Mr. Avihai is a recognized expert in his field that is being invited on a regular basis to write blog posts, articles and business briefings about the startup’s ecosystem and being interviewed and quoted in leading publications such as The Marker, Calcalist Globes, Jerusalem Post, the Times of Israel and many others.
Mr. Michaeli was selected to be part of a team that is monitoring digital health startups on behalf of the Israeli Government. Graduated with BA from Tel Aviv University, Avihai is a resident of the city of Tel Aviv.