StartupEast is a group of experienced entrepreneurs, investors and executives, united by one goal -> creating the next unicorns of Asia
Creating a new Asian ecosystem led by both Israeli & Asian spirit where startups can quickly grow into unicorns
We are acting simultaneously as both a venture fund and as an Israeli-pan-Asian go-to-market incubator
Sustainable business model With “on the ground” operation in Israel, China and the rest of Asia
Director at StarTAU – Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Center. Manager of the 1st Korea-Israel Entrepreneurship Program.
M.A in Asian studies and former lecturer at Tel Aviv University. Former Founder and CEO at inhalo Hong Kong. 8200 IDF unit graduate.
Partner at BVL ventures. Former VP Client Business Executive for SingTel Group at Amdocs. MBA from INSEAD and BSc from the Technion. 8200 IDF unit graduate
Head of Business Development
BA in East-Asian Studies, Tel-Aviv University Recently came back from two years of living and studying in Korea (Global Economy and Strategy, Yonsei University, Seoul) where she was engaged in various projects within the business and startup community. Lieutenant for the IDF.
Lt. Colonel (Res.) Arieh Bar Zeev
Former CEO at MTI Computers (AIM: MWE)
Carl Chen Qian
NUS Overseas College Israel program Alumnus. Co-run Youth Entrepreneurship Alliance in Singapore. PhD from NUS and BSc from Fudan University.
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 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 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 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
Incubator to Asia
Join our unique accelerator and penetrate to your target market
Use our go-to-market platform for tech startups to penetrate new markets
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
Event and Competition Managment
Whatever your needs are - we know how to mach the best Israeli content with the Asian requirement
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
From the UX to exit strategy, StartupEast team are like co-founders for me.
They’re experience and knowledge helps in every decision
Roy Ionas, Founder and CEO at Leadspotting.com
Thanks to their strong network, we had the privelege to bring our technology to China, Korea and South East Asia. They didn’t just ‘open the door’ for us, but
really walked us through it
Kyle Giddeons, Founder and CEO at Trendiguru.com
Thanks to the program we learned a lot about the Israeli startup ecosystem and accelerated not only our business, but our business philosophies as well!
Way Wearable, A Korean Skincare Wearable Tech Startup