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March 30 · Issue #105 · View online
Sharing meaningful experiences, impactful ideas and career + event opportunities in the NY/TLV tech ecosystems

“Go down, Moses, way down in Egypt land… Tell old Pharaoh… To let my people go”

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Welcome back YKC community … Wishing a meaningful Passover to all those celebrating. It feels like this spring we may finally taste freedom.
As for the zoo that is Israeli elections. TBD, we shall see how this pans out, but never a dull moment. As the ancient proverb states “may you live in interesting times”. We may be on our way to 5th elections…
I will be in Israel after Passover; I’m vaccinated and would love to meet in person and catch-up. Additionally, if you’re a growing Israeli startup and looking to hire high-skilled workers in the US let’s chat about how I can help you find that talent in Tulsa. To schedule a time to meet please respond directly to this email.
Be on the lookout for news items I’ll be posting regularly on LinkedIn; I want to be more engaged with the LinkedIn community, and would love your comments. To connect with me directly click here.
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
“Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.”
-Epictetus
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life Hardcover by Jordan B. Peterson: JBP does not disappoint. What we need right now, creating order out of the chaos in the world and in our minds. In this sequel to 12 Rules for Life Peterson offers his rules on how to face a world of chaos, one that only seems to becoming more complex, and changing faster than ever in the span of human history.
He chooses not to address COVID in this book (as he states in the preface that it will eventually pass) and the ideas are timeless (they are). With so much uncertainty today (even before the pandemic) there has been an explosion of books focused on offering people (particularly young men) guidance in making their way in the world. These are guidelines more than anything else, and it takes time for the lessons to unravel themselves, but this is one of the first post-COVID guides on how to live the Good Life, the Moral Life. The pandemic brought us to the brink and we stared into the abyss, it impacted everyone’s lives, but it is our responsibility to draw meaning from the experience, if anything to make sense of the suffering.
Relevant today, there are stories of the ancient Hebrews breaking free of slavery as Peterson ties in historical and religious themes into his writing. There is also freedom in constraints, the joy in focusing on the right things, and not being distracted by all the chaos around us (both real and online). This book is for people who want a deeply philosophical perspective on how to improve themselves. It is not an easy read, and if you want an intro to his work, I’d suggest you start with the videos on his YouTube channel which popularized his ideas. 
Key Takeaways:
⚪️ Personal responsibility is vital: It is also holds the key to long-term happiness.
⚪️ Life is suffering: But you are strong enough to face it and overcome whatever obstacles life throws in your way.
⚪️ A post-pandemic guide: There are so many ‘gurus’ out there, Peterson is a philosopher whose work needs to be absorbed longer than your average TikTok.
How to Have a Life Worth Living - Jordan Peterson
Life; squeeze that lemon
Life; squeeze that lemon
⚪️ Atento Capital: Come work with us. Atento connects great companies to great people with the mission to grow Tulsa’s community. If you’re based in Israel and interested in any of these positions reach out to me directly. Openings here.
⚪️ Awesome Marketing Roles OpenIsraeli Tech: Open Roles here.
⚪️ Bloom Venture Partners: 35+ jobs now available with Bloom’s portfolio companies Check roles across Product, Engineering, Design, Marketing, and Growth with some of the most exciting early-stage companies in the ecosystem! Jobs here.
⚪️ TechAviv Talent Network: 200 rapidly growing TechAviv member startups are hiring for over 6,400 open jobs right now all over the world! Check it out and tell a talented friend here.
⚪️ AI for Good: The AI for Good Acceleration Program helps purpose-driven ventures in Israel advance their AI solutions to create positive social transformation. For the second year running, Microsoft for Startups Israel and TechForGood will be selecting a cohort of organizations committed to a social mission to join this 14-weeks program. In April 2021, your startup will benefit from the resources, advice, and one-to-one support you need to help scale your AI venture with Microsoft, TechForGood and other key partners. Apply here.
⚪️ Call for Wellness Technology Startups: Apply for an investment of up to $500K by Welltech Ventures! Experts from top multinational companies will participate in the competition demo day. They welcome relevant wellness innovation startups to register! For more details and registration here.
⚪️ The Contrary Fellowship: Round Two: If you’re an incredible early-career engineer, designer, or product person, the Contrary Fellowship is for you. Applications are due by March 22nd. Apply here.
⚪️ Visa Everywhere Initiative: Global innovation program for fintech startups to solve payment & commerce challenges of tomorrow. $150K prizes. Focus on crypto, blockchain, banking-as-a-service, crowdfunding, alternative lending, digital wallets, and P2P. Apply by May 14 here.
⚪️ THE GSV CUP: EDTECH STARTUPS, APPLY NOW TO COMPETE FOR $1 MILLION IN CASH & CREDITS. Selected semi-finalists will all receive a complimentary ticket to the 2021 Summit for either in-person or virtual and have the chance to compete for $550,000 in non-dilutive capital and $450,000 in Google Cloud credits. The search for the “Elite 200” semi- finalists who will pitch at the 2021 ASU+GSV is underway, read the FAQ to learn more. Apply here.
⚪️ Frost & Sullivan: Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related transformational growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full time financial analyst position to play a key role in Frost & Sullivan’s practice in Israel. Apply here.
⚪️ NextGen Ventures: NextGen Venture Partners is seeking to hire a Platform Associate to engage their network of 1,500+ Venture Partners in their investment process and community. Apply here.
⚪️ Salto: They are looking for a sharp, experienced growth leader to join their growing team at Salto. This is an amazing opportunity to shape and scale the growth operation of an early stage company that is about to explode. Please review the job description before doing so. Apply here.
⚪️ SOSA: Innovation Research & Scouting Analyst. SOSA Innovation Centers in Tel Aviv, New York, and London support the open innovation programs and serve as the meeting place for governments, corporations, and tech entrepreneurs. It is where leaders in innovation participate in demo days and roundtables and meet their next business opportunities, with both virtual and in-person programming. Apply here.
Full Stack Developer. SOSA is looking for a motivated and experienced full-stack developer to take a leading role in developing SOSA’s cutting-edge software. You’ll work alongside other developers, designers, and stakeholders from product, marketing, and sales to help build software that will create an impact in the innovation industry. Apply here.  
⚪️ StageOne Ventures: A leading early-stage Venture Capital firm, is seeking a Principal to join our investment team. The firm has raised $250M from a global set of investors and has built a diverse, high-performing portfolio across several verticals. They are looking for someone: With great analytical skills. Who can develop and maintain external relationships. With strong critical thinking skills and creativity. 3-5 years of experience in relevant roles (consulting, investments, etc.). Should be highly entrepreneurial, have an exceptional work ethic, and be able to work independently and within a team. Apply here.
⚪️ Wells Fargo: Venture Capital / Private Equity Associate Wells Fargo Strategic Capital Principal Technology Investments Division. Excited to be growing their investment team at Wells Fargo Strategic Capital! Looking for someone that is passionate about technology and working with early/growth stage companies. Apply here.
⚪️ Presently: Presently is a group gifting and celebration platform, helping organizers bring people together in new ways to celebrate special occasions. They’re seeing a massive shift in the ways people want to celebrate in the future, are growing quickly as a result, and are excited to build their founding team. Full-Stack Engineer, Chief of Staff, Marketing/Biz Ops, and more. Presently is reimagining the way groups celebrate. View all JDs & apply here.
⚪️ Team8: They’re hiring! Whether it’s a career at Team8 or with one of their portfolio companies, being a Team8er means working alongside and being inspired by the best talent across industries. Careers here.
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
⚪️ Startup Grind NYC ft. Anya Ranganathan (Bad Apple Produce): Anya Ranganathan is the co-founder of Bad Apple Produce, an online grocery delivery service with a mission to strengthen the NYC metro area food system.  Through partnerships with local suppliers, Bad Apple has recovered over 250,000 lbs of food at risk of going to waste and donated 50,000+ lbs to hunger relief organizations and educational non-profits. Tuesday, Mar 30 5:00 PM (EDT). Register here.
⚪️ NM Sen. Luján and activist Dolores Huerta join for Axios Latino launch: Join Axios for a virtual event on the launch of Axios Latino, a newsletter covering the Latino community in the Americas, from voting and political representation to culture and demographic shifts. Tuesday, March 30, 12:30 pm. Register here.
⚪️ Discussion on the Diversity VC Standard in North America: Diversity VC and Diversio partnered to set the global standard for diversity in venture capital, which launched at London Tech Week in Europe last year. With 18 participating VC firms in Europe, including Anthemis, Balderton, Atomico, Frontline and more, we have soft launched our inaugural cohort of North American VC funds who achieved the Diversity VC Standard last week and are now planning our launch event for March 31 from 12pm ET. Register here.
⚪️ The Tech M&A Bounceback: Join Axios for a virtual event on new deal-making in tech mergers & acquisitions. They’ll discuss the future of the market and how innovative teams are getting things done. Axios Technology & Business Reporter Kia Kokalitcheva and Business Editor Dan Primack will host the conversations. Wednesday, March 31, 12:30 pm. Register here.
⚪️ East Coast Virtual Bootstrappers Breakfast: Come join entrepreneurs who eat problems for breakfast. At a Bootstrappers Breakfast® we have serious conversations about growing a business based on internal cashflow and organic profit. This group offers a combination of brainstorming, education, peer accountability and support in a group setting to sharpen your business and personal skills. Tuesday, April 13, 8:30 AM. Register here.
⚪️ Masa’s Virtual Yom HaZikaron CeremonyOn April 13th, 2021 at 1:00pm EDT, on the eve of Yom HaZikaron (Israel Memorial Day), we will commemorate IDF soldiers and victims of terror at the largest international virtual ceremony for the Jewish world. Their English-speaking ceremony is a chance for people from around the world to participate in a meaningful ceremony from a personal, communal and national perspective. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday,  April 13th 1:00 – 2:30 pm EDT (8:00 – 9:30 pm Israel Time). Register here.
⚪️ Meet The VC: Allen Bryant of Knightsgate Ventures: Join them in April for their monthly Meet the VC on April 14 at 12:00 PM PST. We will hear from Allen Bryant of Knightsgate Ventures. Allen Bryant is a Partner at Knightsgate Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on driving actionable social impact while disrupting industries. Previously, Allen was a private equity associate at Palladium Equity Partners. April 14: 12:00 PM PST. Register here.
⚪️ Social Innovation Summit 2021: Social Innovation Summit is the ultimate platform for building partnerships, sharing best practices, and understanding global challenges and solutions among those who are committed to enabling more inclusive and equitable communities. This year’s expert lineup will reflect on the challenges of this past year as well as the opportunities for continued progress across critical themes like: COVID Response & Impact, Future of Work, Mental Health & Wellness, STEM Education, Tech for Good, Economic Mobility, and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. June 8-10. Register here.

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