Bridging the Israeli and Silicon Valley tech ecosystems

ABOUT US

ICON is a US-based non-profit organization. 
Since 2014, ICON has established a connected community in Silicon Valley, made up of individuals who are passionate about Israeli Tech and innovation, harnessing the power of this unique community to help Israeli startups scale and thrive.

Our community includes prominent Silicon Valley investors, Senior Corporate Executives and Israeli Founders of tech startups based both in Israel and the US. 
 

We like to put the right people together, 

and let them make the magic happen

ICON is an entryway to Silicon Valley, a place where Israeli founders can get connected, get support from others, be mentored and learn about other available resources. ICON is providing an impact-full connection to both the Israeli and American SV communities.

We connect community members through a variety of Activities, Programs and Events

PAST SPEAKERS

Ben Horowitz

Ben Horowitz

Safra Catz

Safra Catz

CEO of Oracle

Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel

Eric Yuan

Eric Yuan

Founder & CEO of Zoom

Noam Bardin

Noam Bardin

Chief Waizer

Dick Costolo

Dick Costolo

Former CEO of Twitter

Aaron Levie

Aaron Levie

Co-founder & CEO of Box

Sean Rad

Sean Rad

Founder & Chairman of Tinder

Sam Altman

Sam Altman

President, YC Group

Jeff Weiner

Jeff Weiner

CEO of LinkedIn

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Jeffrey Katzenberg

Founding Partner of WndrCo LLC. Former CEO of DreamWorks Animation

Dan Rose

Dan Rose

VP Partnerships at Facebook

Susan Wojcicki

Susan Wojcicki

CEO of Youtube

Nir Zuk

Nir Zuk

Founder of Palo Alto Networks

David Marcus

David Marcus

VP Messaging Products at Facebook

Andrew Braccia

Andrew Braccia

General Partner at Accel Partners

Jeremy Stoppelman

Jeremy Stoppelman

Founder & CEO of Yelp

Jan Koum

Jan Koum

Founder & CEO of WhatsApp

Omri Casspi

Omri Casspi

Tim Kendall

Tim Kendall

Former President at Pinterest

Max Levchin

Max Levchin

Co-Founder & CEO at Affirm

Alfred Lin

Alfred Lin

Partner at Sequoia Capital

Keith Rabois

Keith Rabois

Managing Director at Khosla Ventures

Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely

 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

I'm an Israeli founder coming to Silicon Valley to meet investors, can you help me?

While we don’t make direct connections to investors, we facilitate a great working environment and community for our members. We host intimate member-only events to facilitate connections between entrepreneurs, investors and corporate executives - the rest is up to you. We would also be happy to welcome you to work from our shared working space,  24/7, including meeting rooms that you can reserve. If during the time of your visit we’re hosting an event of interest to you, you are welcome to register.

 

Can I pitch you my startup/idea?

The ICON team does not do 1:1 with startups. We offer a variety of programs including office hours with investors, successful entrepreneurs and corporate executives, which give you a great opportunity to pitch and get feedback on your startup.

 

What’s your added value? Why can't I meet these investors myself?

In these days, it is almost impossible to meet investors without an introduction or a referral from a trusted connector. ICON’s community includes a wide range of investors whom you can meet at any of our programs or events: 1:1 office hours/ talks/fireside chats events and more.

 

Do you require a membership fee?

No. ICON membership is free of charge

 

Why was my membership denied?

ICON membership is given to Israeli founders of technology startups, Investors (Partners in a VC or prominent Angels) and Corporate Executives (usually Director and above)

 

Do you invest in startups?

No. We are a non-profit - we don’t invest and we don’t take equity or fees for any of our programs

THE ICON TEAM

WE KNOW WE ROCK

 

ICON STEERING COMMITTEE

 

A network of volunteers sharing the desire to pass it forward and help Israeli technology startups with Silicon Valley connections

Oren Zeev
Founding Partner. Zeev Ventures
Adam Nash
VP Product. Dropbox
Dovi Frances.
Founding Partner, Group 11
Orli Rinat
Independent Philanthropy Professional
Micha Porat
VP, Strategy & Biz Dev. Cohesity
Hagi Schwartz
Venture partner. WTI
Shoham Nicolet
Co Founder & CEO. IAC
Amir Faintuch
Idan Netser
Partner. Fenwick & West LLP
Ori Kaufman-Gafter
SVP, Head of Technology Banking. Bank Leumi, USA
Eran Dagon
Silicon Valley, Technology Leader. Deloitte and Touche
Ellen Ehrenpreis
Partner, Technology Companies Group. Orrick
Omer Malchin
CEO & Founder. Moxie
Amir Shevat
VP of Developer Experience. Twitch
Eden Shochat
Equal Partner. Aleph
Dror Berman
Managing Partner. Innovation Endeavors
Hillary Frank
Talent Manager. Charles River Ventures
Bobby Lent
Managing Partner. Hillsven
Dan Rubin
General Partner. Alloy Ventures
Oded Hermoni
Early Stage Investments. Rhodium
Jacques Benkoski
Partner. U.S. Venture Partners
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+1 650-391-9134

3921 Fabian way

Palo Alto, CA 94303

info@iconsv.org I + 1 6503910134 I 3921 Fabian way, Palo Alto, CA 94303

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