Our Story

Power in Diversity Israel is a bottom-up initiative inspired by Kate Mitchell and the American National Venture Capital Association’s 2014 desire to increase diversity in the American tech industry.

Power in Diversity Israel is a joint venture of over 40 Israeli VC firms and over 120 Israeli start-ups,  coming together to promote diversity  and inclusion in the Israeli tech industry. We believe that great companies are built on creativity, ingenuity and  diversified talents.

Diversity is one of the key elements for innovation and ingenuity. For Israel to continue to serve as an international model for innovation, it is essential that the members of the Israeli tech industry reflect the diverse world we live in. As we increase diversity within our community, our companies – and society as a whole – we will achieve greater success.

The people behind the initiative

Founder and Chairperson

Steering Committee

Kobi Samboursky

Co-Founder & Managing Partner at Glilot Capital

Sivan Shamri Dahan

Managing Partner at Qumra Capital

Isaac Hillel

Managing General Partner at Pitango

Ruthi Simha Furman

Founder & General Partner at Viola Credit

Gili Tamir

Organizational consultant & clinical psychologist

Dana Lurie-Schlam

HR- Business Consultant

Shahar Silis

Managing Director

Dr. Galit Desheh

Professional Manager


Who's in?



Professional partners