Daniel Cohen

Daniel Cohen

General Partner at Viola Ventures

Daniel Cohen joined Viola Ventures in 2013 as a General Partner. His investment interests include Consumer Internet, e-Commerce and Digital Media.

He currently serves on the board of Lucky Fish, Playbuzz, Puls, Splacer, Deep, Lightricks, and Origami Logic. He was also on the board of Tapingo (acquired by Grubhub for $150M).

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Daniel joined Viola Ventures after 11 years at Gemini Israel Ventures. At Gemini he invested in various companies including Adap.tv (acquired by AOL for $450M), Outbrain, Watchdox (acquired by Blackberry for ~$100M), Minute Media and Eyeview.

Daniel began his career as a developer and product manager in a few Israeli high-tech companies, including Commtouch and Scitex. He has a BA in computer science and psychology from Tel-Aviv University and an MBA from INSEAD.

THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT DANNY

He’s an avid runner and music lover: “I finally managed to complete my first 2 marathons during 2016 & 2017. I also love music, and am a huge Pearl Jam fan. In fact, in the past 10 years I have seen them in concert over 20 times!”

He’s also a soccer fan: “For the past 40 years, I have been a fan of Hapoel Haifa, one of the oldest soccer clubs in Israel. Seeing them win the Israeli cup in May 2018 was one of my happiest moments.”

He grew up in Haifa, but spent a few years in the US: “I went to Junior High in Palo Alto, back in 1983. My parents are both retired University Professors from the Technion.”

I am the head of the Ma’ase Circle of Friends, a social organization, promoting social mobility for young adults from the socio-geographic periphery of Israeli society: Jews, Arabs, Druze, secular, religious, Israelis and new immigrants. Each year hundreds of young adults take part in Ma’ase’s programs by volunteering for a year after high school. Throughout the country, they work with thousands of children and youth while receiving full personal and professional mentoring.

One of his favorite mantras to live by: “Live and let live.”

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DANIEL COHEN | VIOLA VENTURES

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DANIEL COHEN | VIOLA VENTURES

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DANIEL COHEN | VIOLA VENTURES

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DANIEL COHEN | VIOLA VENTURES

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DANIEL COHEN | VIOLA VENTURES

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DANIEL COHEN | VIOLA VENTURES

FUNDED BY

DANIEL COHEN | VIOLA VENTURES

FUNDED BY

DANIEL COHEN | VIOLA VENTURES

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DANIEL COHEN | VIOLA VENTURES
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