Dr. Eyal Kishon
Founder & Managing Partnereyal@genesispartners.com
Eyal began his venture capital career in 1992 and is recognized as one of Israel's leading venture investors. Eyal possesses a unique combination of a broad technology background and an intimate understanding of Israel’s VC industry. He focuses primarily on communications and semiconductor investments. Eyal is currently a board member at AudioCodes, Radwin, Preen.me, Tradair, 3D soles, Joytunes, Riskified, Valens and Spondoolies.
Prior to co-founding Genesis Partners in 1996, Eyal was the Associate Director of the Polaris Fund. Eyal joined the Polaris Fund from Yozma Venture Capital, where he served as Chief Technology Officer. Established in 1992 by the Israeli government, Yozma played a key role in the establishment of the venture capital industry in Israel. Before entering the venture capital industry, Eyal worked at the IBM Research Center, where he led a team that developed notebook computer handwriting recognition products. He also led a team at AT&T Bell Laboratories’ Robotics Research Department which was granted a patent for signature verification for interactive security systems.
Eyal holds a PhD in Computer Science and Robotics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University (NYU) and a BA in Computer Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.