Gil has 25 years’ experience in marketing, finance and business development in both Israel and in the US. His main focus has been with early stage companies, taking start-up firms through the process of raising capital, building teams, and signing alliances and partnerships. Gil was a director at San Francisco-based Blumberg Capital, a founder and CEO of San Mateo-based doYOU2 (acquired by MatchNet Plc), and general manager at RevenueTraction Israel. Gil holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and a BA from Tel Aviv University.
Hideshi Amemiya, Director
Almost 40 years experience in investment banking business. Experiences at Citicorp Investment Bank, Citicorp International Ltd., Hong Kong, Bankers Trust Company (BT Asia Securities Tokyo Branch), Bankers Trust Bank Tokyo Branch, Chase Securities Tokyo Branch, Credit Suisse Trust Bank and Ambac Assurance Corporation as Japan Representative. Engaged in overall structured finance business raising capital for financial institutions and investment banking services such as M&A, WBS, Risk Management including system development. Also providing business development services such as distribution and strategic partnership deals
Daniel Cohen, Director
Dan has 15 years’ experience in finance, investment banking, venture capital and private equity. Dan was the Israeli GM of China-based Fosun Pharma, and a principal at France-based Credit Agricole. Dan holds an MBA from ESSEC MBA, a BSc in Computer Sciences, a BA in Mathematics, and graduate studies in Biology.
David M. Leibowitz, Director
Executive with over 20 years of proven leadership in product, brand development, logistics, supply chain management, import/export, sales, marketing manufacturing and operations. Built three successful companies from inception to growth to profitability. Leverage knowledge of US and various Asian business cultures, and experience with the local governments and business communities, to optimize effective asset utilization, time to market, and manufacturing efficiencies in all business ventures. Proven ability to deliver bottom line results through sound strategic planning, strong tactical execution, innovation, and individual initiative.
Keiji Miyagawa, Director
Keiji has over 25 years’ experience in finance and management strategy in both Japan and the US. Keiji ran PacRim Access Group (PRAG) for over a decade, where he helped US ventures to forge an entry strategy into Japan. Before founding PRAG in Silicon Valley, he worked for Nikko Securities in Japan. He was in charge of underwriting IPOs for subsidiaries of US companies, and Japanese venture businesses. He graduated from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley (MBA 1995) and holds a Bachelor of Commercial Science from Keio University.
SERVICES FOR ISRAELI
Throughout its large network of investors, vendors and distributors overseas, Market Bridges provides Israeli start-ups access to international capital markets.
FOREIGN INVESTORS AND VENDORS
Throughout its large network of start-ups, local VCs, and service providers, Market Bridges provides foreign companies access to Israeli start-up environment.