About TAU Ventures

TAU Ventures is the first academic-based venture capital fund in Israel focusing on early stage startups.

As the rankings show, Tel Aviv University shines as the top institution in Israel for generating start-ups and fueling Israel’s famous knowledge economy. Its campus has become an international magnet for visitors; heads-of-state, government and business leaders, and higher education delegations.

Aside from its investment arm, TAU Ventures cultivates a growing ecosystem and a vibrant hub for entrepreneurs in different development stage, as well as running incubation programs in a variety of tech fields.

Our Incubation Programs

TAU Ventures is the first academic-based venture capital fund in Israel focusing on early stage startups.

Our Incubation model offers entrepreneurs a vibrant hub with concrete opportunities for design partnerships with international leading companies. Our intensive training curriculum covers everything from business fundamentals, lean startup methodologies, product-market fit to development support. Participating startups have an opportunity to work with the program partners, enjoy close guidance in developing their MVP and conduct a joint pilot. The program ends in a prestigious Demo-Day, where startups present in front of industry leaders, investors, and key players from entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Xceleratorwith the Israeli Security Agency (ISA)

TAU Ventures, in partnership with the Israeli Security Agency (ISA), has formed The Xcelerator, the first incubation program focusing on AI, IoT, Cyber and robotics. ISA grants 50K to chosen startups (no equity) and provides dedicated mentors who are the world’s foremost technological experts to support the startups through out their product development life cycle.

Alpha C with NEC, Checkpoint, Innogy, Team8 and Cybereason

A unique incubation program aimed at young cyber startups focusing on cyber solutions for IoT security. During the program, the participating startups receive support and one on-one mentor ship, and the opportunity for PoC the program’s partners.

Why TAU Ventures

First contact with promising startups:

TAU Ventures holds an unfair advantage in identifying the most promising talents within the university and the wider Israeli ecosystem. Our strong ties to the ecosystem offers a broad reach and connections to the entrepreneurial scene.

Strong Network & Industry Connections:

Our vast network allows us to attract more quality . startups, build relationships and partnerships with market leaders as well as engage high caliber mentors and professionals.

“Full Package” for early-stage startups:

Includes 24/7 access to the innovative work space in the offices of TAU Ventures, professional support by highly experienced mentors, exposure to funding opportunities, direct reach to TAU’s academic resources, and connection to TAU wide international network of investors. In addition, a variety of professional services, (e.g. Google cloud services, branding services, legal ad vice and much more).

Our Portfolio

Our Team

Nimrod Cohen
Managing Partner

Dana Brindt
EA & Office Manager

Shira Gal
VP Business Development

Karin Schnaiderman
Business Operations Manager