about us

StartupEast is a group of experienced entrepreneurs, investors and executives,
united by one goal ->  creating the next unicorns of Asia

  • analyze
  • Creating a new Asian ecosystem led by both Israeli & Asian spirit where startups can quickly grow into unicorns
  • growth
  • We are acting simultaneously as both a venture fund and as an Israeli-pan-Asian go-to-market incubator
  • strategy
  • Sustainable business model With “on the ground” operation in Israel, China and the rest of Asia

the team

  • Amos Avner
  • Founding Partner
  • Omri Shamir
  • Founding Partner
  • Amir Ofek
  • Chairman
  • Hila Rosenfeld
  • Head of Business Development
  • Lt. Colonel (Res.) Arieh Bar Zeev
  • Technology
  • Carl Chen Qian
  • Associate
  • Hao-wei Huang
  • Associate


  • Miguel Ramos
  • Roni Wolff
  • Founding Wolf Communications in 1992. Under his management it became the first PR agency in Israel affiliated with a global PR firm (as been appointed the official representative of Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)). Roni earned his degree at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
  • Dr. Lily Chan
  • Chief Executive Officer of NUS Enterprise at the National University of Singapore. Priviously Dr Chan held the position of Managing Director, Investments of Bio*One Capital Pte Ltd. She brings with her more than 20 years of biomedical industry experiences, from initiating start-ups, venture investments to active Board involvements in many biotech companies. Dr Chan also holds two US patents -- for HIV1/HIV2 viral detection kit and method as well as for dengue virus peptides and methods.
  • Tehila Levi Lahti
  • Mrs. Levi-Lati is the director of ZAG/JunZeJun Cooperation. She managed the Israeli practice at the offices of ZAG/JunZeJun in Shanghai from 2007 – 2010 and now coordinates the legal services provided to Israeli clients in China as well as legal services provided to Chinese clients in Israel. Mrs. Levi-Lati lectures before various forums on the business and legal aspects of doing business in China.
  • Kentaro Sakakibara
  • Kentaro Sakakibara is the founder and CEO of Samurai House (2008), a Japanese VC who has invested in more than 70 companies and also hold a base in Israel. His venture supporting career began in 2000 at VOYAGE GROUP, formerly Axiv.com. Prior he was also responsible for marketing strategies for a telecommunication company and a beverage company.
  • Danny Hadar
  • Danny has over ten years experience in the fields of Software development and BD, focusing on global high-tech markets. Prior to joining Incentive Danny worked for various software companies and was an entrepreneur and investor in the Software and Clean-Tech spaces with more than 10 angel investments. Danny holds an MBA from Duke University in North Carolina, a BA in Computer Science and an MA in Political Science from Tel Aviv University.
  • Amos Talmor
  • Amos Talmor has helped companies such as Kenshoo, Saguna Networks, Covertix to reach business breakthroughs. He is an investor and serial entrepreneur with many years of experience in leading innovative technology start-ups and managing strategic deals, partnerships, turnarounds, spin-outs, fund raising.


An overview of our services

  • temple
  • Incubator to Asia
  • Join our unique accelerator and penetrate to your target market
  • briefcase
  • Business Development
  • Use our go-to-market platform for tech startups to penetrate new markets
  • gears
  • R&D and Technology Scouting
  • Israel produces a vase opportunity for early stage investment opportunities. We can provide any data about any markets in Asia, and arrange for you to meet your potential startup
  • rank
  • Event and Competition Managment
  • Whatever your needs are - we know how to mach the best Israeli content with the Asian requirement
  • reading
  • Bootcamps and Training
  • Our bootcamp program was initiated in mid 2013 and since than has hosted over 50 young entrepreneurs from China, Korea and Japan





contact us

  • Nachalat Binyamin 52 Tel Aviv
  • Plug-In @ Blk71, Ayer Rajah 71
  • (Soon to be open)