Eyal Mayer is Daimler AG's Head of Innovation at its Research and Development hub in Tel Aviv. Eyal is responsible for the firm's partnerships with the local ecosystem, including startups, universities, accelerators, and local VCs . In addition, Eyal provides mentoring and counseling for various startups.
Prior to joining Daimler AG, Eyal managed the investment team at the Israeli office of Innovation Endeavors (previously Marker LLC). In this capacity, he was involved in all of the fund's activities in the country, including deal flow, attending board meetings, and mentoring CEOs of a number of portfolio companies. In addition to his local responsibilities, Eyal was also a member of Innovation Endeavors' global investment team and participated in all fund-wide processes.
Born and raised in Israel, Eyal moved to the US after completing three years of mandatory military service, spent 12 years in New York City, and returned to Israel in 2010. While living in the US, Eyal held several managerial positions, including an associate position in a management consulting firm, and a vice president position in the technology division of Morgan Stanley. Following his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Eyal founded a startup in Israel in the crypto-currency space.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Eyal holds a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Columbia University with dual majors in computer science and economics, as well as an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business with concentrations in finance and IT/operations management.
A member of Class 21, Eyal began his fellowhip at Marker LLC, and completed it at Daimler AG. His mentors were Yuval Shachar and Liat Aaronson (Class 22).