Partner at Viola Ventures
Yael joined Viola Ventures in March 2019 as a Principal, and was promoted to Partner in Jan 2022.
Yael “lives & breathes” entrepreneurship and startups and has contributed to the Israeli tech ecosystem for over a decade as mentor and advisor to many early-stage entrepreneurs.
In 2018 she founded and led a pitch competition for female entrepreneurs, to support women founders in Israel.
Yael has led Viola’s investments in the digital health space among other areas and currently serves on the board of Lin Health, Spott, Sorbet and Syte.
Prior to joining Viola, Yael spent 5 years at Signals Analytics, where she led a team that developed and designed data analytics products for Marketing, Strategy and Product Innovation. She worked with large-scale accounts for Fortune 500 companies in the CPG, Food & Beverages and Healthcare industries. Before that, Yael held several roles in IT, web development and technical support.
THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YAEL
Yael received her M.Sc. in Molecular Biology at the Weizmann Institute, and her B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Magna Cum Laude, from Tel Aviv University. Her Masters thesis focused on the connection between cancer genetics and stem cells and culminated with a research project at Columbia University.
Her grandmother was Thai, so obviously Thailand is her favorite place in the world!
She LOVES to travel and has visited more than 30 countries
She buys EVERYTHING online
She loves matchmaking/connecting people (romantic, professional and more…)