Daniel Cohen

General Partner, Viola Ventures

Daniel Cohen is a General Partner at Viola Ventures. He has been at the fund since 2013 and his investment lie in everything B2C, including Consumer Internet, e-Commerce, DTC, Games and Digital Media.


  • 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), and Minute Media.
  • 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.


  • 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 and Led Zeppelin fan.
  • 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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