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By Jonathan 'Yoni' Frenkel

YKC: The heat is on 🔥

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Yoni's Kitchen Cabinet

August 3 · Issue #114 · View online

Sharing meaningful experiences, impactful ideas and career + event opportunities in the NY/TLV tech ecosystems


If you can’t stand the heat…

Curated by YKC
Curated by YKC
Shalom from the White City YKC community … A heat wave is gripping the country (and it seems like the rest of the world as well). It’s August so the content will be light this month as many people are traveling.
A big thank you to all those who attended the first Upstream Made in Israel Mixer powered by inTulsa and hosted at Samsung NEXT last week. It was fun meeting and chatting with new friends. Thank you to all those who attended and supported, be on the lookout for future digital and IRL events.
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 (ex., SDRs and customer success) in Tulsa. To schedule a time to meet please respond directly to this email. Also, for companies seriously considering hiring in Tulsa I’m hosting a private reception later this month so reach out directly to me about that as well.
Community Ask: I’m looking to connect with an editor at TechCrunch, Axios, or Business Insider regarding an article on Israeli tech I have (a “scoop” that I can speak about offline). If you can help me that would be greatly appreciated!
Some inspiration
Some inspiration
“Aut inveniam viam aut faciam (I shall either find a way or make one.)”
-Hannibal
What I'm reading
What I'm reading
SoftBank a big believer in Israeli high-tech, says former Mossad Chief Yossi Cohen: Despite the legitimate concerns regarding the spread of the Delta variant, events and conferences are happening in Israel. I was in Jerusalem for the day so sadly I missed this conference, but Calcalist does know how to put on good events with quality content.
While Softbank has invested in growing Israeli companies in the past it is a testament to the continued public intersection of business (venture) and politics here in Israel. While the headlines focus on NSO Group’s sale of cyber weapons globally, it’s not really anything new… it’s just the timing is not great now. The Startup Nation is flooded with money, and while it used to be those massive budgets and the military were the catalysts of innovation, the private sector has been driving that for the past few years. In Israel it gets even more complicated in an ecosystem of cross pollination between the military/business/academia.
Despite the politics the dirty secret for many in Silicon Valley is that the root of a lot of current technology (and funding) came from the military/government. In Israel that conversation is public, but it’s still a balancing act, especially when that tech lands in the wrong hands, and is used for nefarious reasons.
Key Takeaways:
⚪️ Venture is a political catalyst: Most of the social networks which ignited political change were venture backed.
⚪️ We need to be proactive regarding regulation: NSO Group is playing by the SV playbook of not asking for permission (but not asking for forgiveness).
⚪️Bad tech PR won’t sink the Startup Nation: But it’s not helping our image globally as well.
Pegasus spyware: How does it work? • FRANCE 24 English
Life; squeeze that lemon
Life; squeeze that lemon
⚪️ Atento Capital: Come work with us. inTulsa connects great companies to great people with the mission to grow Tulsa’s community. Leverage the Tulsa community of companies and leaders to further build your career in Tulsa. Our Talent Network works to get you connected with Tulsa companies, and provides you direct support from our inTulsa Talent team. If you’re based in Israel and interested in any of these positions reach out to me directly. Openings here.
⚪️ ISRAEL21c: Calling all college students! They still have some open spots on the Influencer Track of their upcoming Digital Ambassador Program. Their Ambassadors use their Instagram, TikTok or Facebook pages to post regularly about the things they care about related to Israel (and get paid for it!). If you have a strong social media presence and a niche interest (such as sports, technology, food or fashion) or generally enjoy spreading awareness of positive stories coming out of Israel, consider joining them for the upcoming academic year! The program will begin with a virtual retreat on Sunday, August 15th, so apply now at israel21c.org/apply. Contact Alexandra Cohen at alexandra@israel21c.org with any questions.
⚪️ LinkedIn: Round-up of Israel based tech and finance roles on LinkedIn here.
⚪️Atera: With their latest round of funding from General Atlantic, Atera has raised over $100M in less than 1 year, and has nearly tripled their valuation to a half-billion-dollars! This is an exciting milestone on their journey ahead, and this capital will help them fuel further innovation to our all-in-one, easy-to-use remote IT management platform. They are so proud and thankful for all they’ve been able to accomplish so far, and are so excited to show you what they have coming next - they’re in it for the long haul! Stay tuned, and watch this space. Opportunities here.
⚪️On Deck: TL;DR: Fast-growing early-stage startup seeking a Growth person to help them launch and grow International markets. In doing so, they’ll empower the most ambitious people from around the world to build the future. Details below! (this role is totally remote). Apply here.
⚪️Reddit: Head of International Community. Calling all international community expansion people! Help them bring community to everyone, everywhere. Opportunity is remote and global. Apply here.
⚪️ThoughtLeaders: The Thoughtleaders Family is growing and they are looking to find some Killer sales development representatives to join their Team. ThoughtLeaders helps the world understand the value of content. They are looking for self starters who thrive in dynamic environments and are hungry to hit targets The SDR team in Israel serves as the first point of contact with potential customers, and is responsible for sourcing and qualifying prospects, before connecting them to their sales executives. If this is you, please send your CV to Jobs@thoughtleaders.io
⚪️TikTok: TikTok Tel Aviv is hiring. Few exciting roles highlight here:
-Product Marketing Manager - Ads and Performance
-Head of Marketing - all verticals
and if you want to join their killer teams, they are looking for 2 Partnership managers for the Gaming Apps Vertical, 1 to manage growth clients in the Middle Market and 1 for their Key Accounts. (Gaming experience is needed.)
For their Entertainment Apps Vertical they am looking for a brilliant Partnership manager to help us grow their Key accounts.
Please login to TikTok Career page here.
⚪️ IAC EDGE National Program Director: The mission of the Israeli-American Council (IAC) is to build an engaged and united Israeli-American community that strengthens the Israeli and Jewish identity of our next generation, the American Jewish community, and the bond between the peoples of the United States and the state of Israel. Apply here.
⚪️The BuildersCome work with them! (or please share this so someone you know might). They are growing and looking for a Program Director for an amazing journey of learning, growth and self fulfillment working as part of a super team with one of their Fortune 100 partners closely. Apply here.
⚪️ Maverick Ventures Israel: They are continuing to expand and is hiring a Director of Finance. Key responsibilities will include: Oversee of all day-to-day fund financing (with the basic work outsourced). Responsible for all compliance requirements. Perform fund performance matrix calculations. Prepare calculations of and track capital call and distribution activity. Develop and maintain valuation of portfolio companies, including valuation analysis, calculations, and documentation. Gather and assess investment deal documents; ensure documents are complete and updated. Periodically reach out to portfolio companies to request financial updates and cap tables. Apply at maverick@maverick.vc
⚪️ Santa: Hi friends, they’re hiring an operations associate for their TLV office. This is a really exciting opportunity to join a fast-moving retail-meets-tech company very early on and grow with them. If you know super talented humans, fitting the requirements please send them their way. Apply here.
Upcoming events + opportunities
Upcoming events + opportunities
⚪️ A Valuation vs. Secondary Transactions: What is the real ordinary share fair value?: Join the upcoming webinar hosted by Altshuler Shacham Benefits. The webinar is on 409A Valuation vs. Secondary Transactions. August 5th @ 5 pm. Register here.
⚪️ Proptech Zone Accelerator DEMO DAY: A unique panel discussion with Prof. Daniel Tsiddon, Founder & General Partner at Viola FinTechAsaf Tuchmair, Chairman at Israel Canada; Naor Caspi, Director of Innovation at Tidhar group | קבוצת תדהר and Zohar Levkovitz, Serial Entrepreneur and Investor. A unique opportunity to hear first-hand from industry experts who use/invest/explore proptech and can share with them genuine experience and perspective. Wed, August 11, 4:00 PM IDT. Register here.
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Jonathan ‘Yoni’ Frenkel
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