David has been active in Asia-related investments and businesses – with Japan focus – since 1990 and has been engaged in private equity and venture capital investments since 1996.
In 1996, David co-founded and managed Israel International Fund (IIF) which was the first Israeli investment fund tailored for Japanese investors. Following a merger of IIF with Vertex Ventures – a leading Israeli technology investment firm – David became Vertex’s General Partner in charge of Asian activities.
David has raised capital for Vertex funds from Japanese and other Asian investors and has facilitated various business transactions between Vertex’s Asian investors and Israeli companies. He has been involved in investment transactions as well as M&As and IPOs of Vertex portfolio companies.
David started his Asia-related career in Japan (1990-1995) where he studied in Kyoto University and later worked as a foreign lawyer at the law firm of Wakabayashi & Watanabe, Tokyo. At the firm, he focused on cross-border investment and M&A transactions. Prior to that, in Israel, David was a Partner in the law firm of Yossi Avraham & Co. where he specialized in cross-border investment and M&A transactions and headed the firm’s Asia Department.
David received an LL.B (Bachelor Degree in Law) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and an LL.M (Master Degree in Law) from Kyoto University, Japan.
- On 2017年9月19日