Yossi Sela has been with Gemini since its formation in 1993. A prominent member of the Israeli venture capital arena, Yossi sits on the boards of Gemini portfolio companies JFrog, LoyalBlocks, Outbrain, QualiSystems and Xjet Solar, and has played a pivotal role in the investment lifecycles of Allot Communications (NASDAQ: ALLT), Saifun Semiconductors, Commtouch (NASDAQ: CTCH), Precise and Ornet Data Communication Technologies, among others, during his nearly two decades at the fund. Yossi recently oversaw the sale of two companies of which he served as board member, Adap.tv (sold to AOL, NYSE: AOL) and PrimeSense (sold to Apple, NASDAQ:AAPL). Prior to joining Gemini, Yossi served as Vice President of Marketing at DSP Group (NASDAQ: DSPG) and later DSP Communications, a spin-off of DSP Group that also made a NASDAQ debut but was later acquired by Intel. He began his high-tech career as marketing manager at Daisy Systems in the Silicon Valley. Yossi spent ten years in an elite intelligence unit of the Israel Defense Forces, reaching the rank of Major. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from Tel Aviv University. Yossi is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Recanati School of Business at Tel Aviv University, and was named to the Managing Committee of the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute of the Technion. In 2006, Yossi was named number one venture capitalist on the Forbes Israel Midas list, and appeared on the global Forbes Midas list that same year.Sectors of Personal Expertise:
Gemini Israel Funds Ltd.
Gemini is a leading Israeli venture firm specializing in early and seed stage investments in technology companies in sectors that include mobile, digital media, enterprise software, online services and semiconductors.Gemini manages over $700M in five funds. We are currently investing out of Gemini V, a $150M venture fund. Gemini was the first venture capital fund that emerged from the Israeli government's Yozma program in 1993. Gemini counts nearly thirty M&A and IPO transactions to its successes. These companies include Adap.tv, Allot, Ceragon, Commtouch, dbMotion, Diligent, Itemfield, Jacada, Mellanox, nLayers, Precise, Saifun, Traiana and Verisity.Tags: