Ruthi (Simha) Furman

General Partner of Viola Credit

Ruthi is the Founder & General Partner of Viola Credit, Viola Group’s venture lending investment arm. She is a veteran of lending in Israel with 25 years of experience in debt, including hi-tech, mezzanine and distressed lending.

In 2000 Ruthi co-founded Viola Credit, Israel’s pioneer venture lending fund. Under her leadership, Viola Credit has raised five different funds and made one of the largest distressed deals in Israel.

Previously, Ruthi was the Manager of Bank Hapoalim’s Hi-Tech Finance Division, where she established the Bank’s venture lending activities (and it was the first Israeli bank to launch such an initiative).

Ruthi holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and an MBA with a major in Finance from Tel-Aviv University.