WHY TAKE STEPS WITH US?

We connect Japanese industries & Israeli hi-tech to create new business opportunities.

Israeli hi-tech ecosystem key persons amongst shareholders and on Advisory Board
Access to entrepreneurial networks, including 8200 Alumni Association, Talpiot program and universities
Multicultural trilingual team with international business experience

Our innovation hub offers a variety of platforms for collaboration.

Work with Israeli teams to challenge the status quo and reinvent existing products.
Intensive work sessions with Israeli entrepreneurs to discover and incubate new ideas.
Engage in joint R&D projects with Israeli companies.
Integrate new technologies to improve service level and meet customer demands.
Turn research output into business models.
Initiate bilateral projects with potential funding from Israel.

Come join us!

Monozukuri spirit meets startup nation.
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team

Our founding team represents the full spectrum of the Israeli hi-tech ecosystem: Unit 8200, startups, investors, accelerators, academic research and public sector organizations.
Yoav Ramot
Founder, CEO

Alumni of 8200, grew up in Japan. Yoav is a certified Attorney at Law and has worked at numerous Israeli startups.

Nir Turk
Founding Partner, COO

Served as Scientific and Cultural Attaché at the Israeli Embassy in Tokyo (2011 - 2016). Nir is deeply involved in the Japan-Israel relationship.

Yuta Iguchi
Partner, Business Development

Born in Tokyo, bred in NZ. Starting various companies in digital marketing and trading as well as developing businesses for companies in and out of Japan for 13 years.

Reina Ito
Relationship Manager

Born and raised in Japan. Reina has experiences of various positions in Japanese and multi-national companies as well as start-up.

Daniel Ramot
Co-founder

Founder and CEO of Via Transportation, global provider of on-demand transit and ride sharing technology.

Esther Barak
Founding Member

Founder and Partner of Nielsen Innovate, Israel's prominent technology incubator and investment fund, licensed by the Israeli Chief Scientist.

Avinoam Nowogrodski
Founding Member

Serial entrepreneur and founder of numerous successful companies. Avinoam has years of experience taking disruptive products to market.

Oren Baron
Advisor

Senior Partner at EY, and founder of the Firm's High-Tech Assurance practice. Oren's department audits more than 50% of Israeli startups.

Yair Cohen
Advisor

Served for 32 years in the IDF Intelligence Division, and former Commander of Unit 8200. Yair now leads PeriTech investment firm.

Chemi Peres
Advisor

Managing General Partner and Co-Founder of Pitango, Israel's leading Venture Capital Firm. Chemi serves on the Board of many portfolio companies.

Do you have an innovation strategy?

We’ll help you discover opportunities and turn them into fully-operational business models.

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