Bridging the Israeli and Silicon Valley tech ecosystems


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




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






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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