Gefen Capital is a US Israeli investment fund. Gefen targets high potential Israeli startups with disruptive technologies.
Gefen’s US and Israeli principals offer operational experience in building and managing companies and have a proven track record in creating value. Our strong US contacts and market capital experience will assist startups that wish to penetrate the US market.

Our Team

Limor Ganot

Mrs. Limor Ganot is the managing partner of Gefen Capital. In the past ten years Ganot performed M&A transactions, dealt with complex financial projects, led IPO’s and private placements, led turnaround situations and dealt with and created growth strategies for mature and startup companies. Ganot is a member of the Global Advisory Board of Diners Club International, a direct banking and payment services company owned by NYSE listed Discover Financial Services. She is also a board member of Diners Club Israel. Ganot is the former Co-CEO of NYSE Listed Alon Blue Square Israel with a turnover of $3.5 billion and operations in various sectors: convenience stores, petrol stations, supermarkets, communications, financial services and non-food retail and real estate.

Sheldon I. stein

Mr. Stein is president of Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, the largest distributor of wine and spirits in the US. Previously, Mr. Stein served as President and CEO of Glazer’s Distributors. Mr. Stein serves on the Board of Directors of Tailored Brands, Inc., ALON USA Partners, LP, and Ace Cash Express, and is also on the Advisory Board of Amegy Bank. Mr. Stein previously served as a Vice Chairman and Head of Southwest Investment Banking for Bank of America, Merrill Lynch. Before that that he ran Bear Stearns’ Southwest Investment Banking Group and was a member of Bear Stearns’ President Advisory Council.

David Wiessman

Mr. Wiessman has more than 30 years of oil industry and retail marketing experience and is currently chairman of the board of directors of Alon USA Partners (NYSE:ALDW) Mr. Wiessman led Alon Israel, as its president & CEO, from $0 revenue in 1993 to approx. $12 billion revenue, operating in Israel and the US in various sectors: convenience stores, fuel supply, natural gas fields, food and non-food retail, real estate, credit cards and mobile communications. Mr. Wiessman led the purchase of all the downstream assets of TotalFina in the US and formed Alon USA, a company traded on the NYSE for approx. $1 billion. In 2014 Mr. Wiessman left the CEO position at Alon Israel and in 2016 Mr. Wiessman purchased “Sonol”, one of the 4 leading Fuel marketing and Convenience store operators in Israel.

Snir Wiessman

Mr. Snir Wiessman is a partner of Gefen Capital. Mr. Wiessman is also currently the president and CEO of Israel oil and Gas Fund, LP. From 2007 to 2015 Mr. Wiessman worked as a Senior Manager of Business Development and Mergers & Acquisitions at Alon Israel. In his position at Alon Israel, Mr. Wissman often led the company's efforts in dealing with both private and public capital markets, Mr. Wiessman also led Alon Israel emerging markets team where he was focused on determining entry solutions into new markets. Mr. Wiessman received his B.S.c. in electrical engineering from Ben Gurion University with honors and his MBA from the Tel Aviv University, Recanati Business School. Mr. Wiessman served in the Israeli military's elite intelligence unit 8200, the equivalent of the National Security Agency (NSA) in the United States.

David Apfelbaum

Mr. David Apfelbaum, Adv., is the investment associate at Gefen Capital. Mr. Apfelbaum comes from a multidiciplinary background. Prior to joining Gefen, Mr Apfelbaum Worked at Google Israel as a product specialist as part of the Google Duplex AI project. Mr. Apfelbaum is a member of the Israeli Bar Association, admitted December 2015, and is experienced in practicing corporate law in one of Israel's top tier law firms. Mr. Apfelbaum holds an LL.B in Law and a B.A in Business Management from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC). Mr. Apfelbaum served in 8200 Unit of the Intelligence Corps in the Israeli military.

Meet the liquor distributor who is funding Israeli start-ups

Gefen Capital has evaluated 600 businesses, made 10 investments in less than a year. The Jerusalem Post, November 12th, 2017. Read More

Gefen Capital was selected as one of the 10 most active funds in Israel in 2017

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Portfolio Companies

A precise automatic irrigation sensor system that provides an accurate indication of Stem water potential (SWP) in crops.

Safe and effective neurovascular medical devices targeting stroke patients. Rapid Medical’s leading product is an adjustable, controllable and fully visible brain Clot Retrieval stent.

DouxMatok developed a breakthrough Flavor Delivery technology that provides an enhanced sweet sensation, thus enabling substantial reduction in sugar and salt amounts while keeping the same taste

An innovative continuous patient monitoring solution designed to enhance patient safety and reduce risk for general care patients.

An automatic solution for protecting files based on pre-defined policies. Covertix’s solution provides complete control and protection of confidential files when shared with internal \ external parties.

Glassbox Digital automatically records and indexes all digital sessions a company has with its customers, enabling immediate replay and analysis

MedAware uses big data analytics and machine learning algorithms to identify and prevent prescription errors in real-time

Twine’s “digital printer” for the textile industry dyes off-the-shelf white thread into any color and at any length, ready to use within seconds

Capitalise converts investment orders written in natural language, into executable, predictable and optimized investment strategies

Vibrant developed a revolutionary, chemical-free, vibrating capsule, which induces natural bowel activity for relief of constipation

Vorpal developed a unique technology that monitors and controls hostile or runaway civilian drones that enter a restricted air space

Octopai engineered a metadata lineage management tool that allows BI teams to locate and extract all systems enterprise data in DAYS rather than WEEKS. 

Skyline Robotics created an automatic window-cleaning solution for the global high-rise window cleaning industry 

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