Gil is an AngelList syndicate lead. His focus is on a select group of European and Israeli companies with strong technology underpinnings, highly differentiated offerings, and validation from sophisticated buyers.
Previously, Gil was a Partner at DFJ Esprit and a Principal at Index Ventures in London. At Index, Gil sourced and evaluated investment opportunities in London, Berlin, Stockholm, Dublin, Oslo, and Tel Aviv, and was involved in all aspects of the deployment of over '4M in seed- and early-stage capital. While at Index, he sat on the boards of several seed-stage startups in Europe and Israel.
Before moving to London, Gil spent 5 years as a venture capitalist in Tel Aviv, focusing on application software, infrastructure software, and services. At Gemini Israel Funds, he sourced, structured, led, and closed investments in The Gifts Project (acquired by eBay), LoyalBlocks, and J-Frog. He also led due diligence for new investments and follow-ons, and built relationships with industry experts in the U.S. and Israel to validate investment decisions and support portfolio companies. Before that, Gil was a Principal at Genesis Partners, where he was involved in the deployment of over $70M in venture funding and played an active role in Genesis' investments in bSolar, Innovid, Profitect, SiSense, SolarEdge, and Yedda (acquired by AOL). He was also heavily involved in Genesis' operations, deal flow management, and investor relations.
Gil began his career in CIBC World Markets technology investment banking unit in New York in 1999, where he was involved in several IPOs and mergers. In 2000, Gil joined the New York equity research team at Goldman Sachs. He covered Internet infrastructure companies such as Akamai, Exodus, and Webex, wireless carriers such as AT&T Wireless, Nextel, and Sprint PCS, and specialty finance companies such as Ambac, American Express, MBIA, and Capital One.
Education, Personal, and Fellowship
Gil holds a BA, magna cum laude, from Harvard University in economics and an MBA in finance and marketing from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
As a member of Class 13, Gil served his fellowship under mentor Yair Shoham at Genesis Partners in Herzliya Pituach, Israel.