Yoel Cheshin is Founder and Chairman of 2B-Group, a private family office investment fund with over $60M under management. Founded in 2009, 2B-Group investment activities are performed under four independent platforms: 2B-Angels (a seed-stage technology venture fund with over 40 companies in its portfolio), 2B-Finance (investments in public capital markets), 2B-Community (a social entrepreneurship investment fund), and 2B-Involved (covering the group's philanthropy).
Yoel is a Limited Partner in the Explore.Dream.Discover incubator, sponsored by Israel's Office of the Chief Scientist. Explore invests in seed-stage startups, matching government grants with private venture funding. Recently, he became an LP in Takwin Labs Incubator, a seed-stage fund focused on startups led by Arab entrepreneurs targeting the MENA markets. Yoel is an active member in the Israeli venture capital and entrepreneur community, as well as a frequent guest speaker and panelist in many of the leading conferences and meet-ups.
Yoel served in a Special Forces unit in the Israel Defense Forces.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Yoel holds an LLB (summa cum laude) from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He was a research associate and lecturer at Tel Aviv University and The Hebrew University. He worked closely with the distinguished legal scholar Ruth Gavison, and his research areas included ethnic conflict, the protection of minorities, human rights, political theory, judiciary law, and others.
Yoel lives in Tel Aviv with his wife and daughter. In his free time he enjoys spending quality time with his family as well as scuba diving, cycling, and skydiving. He also practices meditation on a regular basis.
Yoel is a member of Class 20 and served his fellowship at 2B Angels Group. His mentor is Izhar Shay (Mentor Class 17) of Canaan Partners.