Mon 18 December 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dizzy Frishdon - Dizengoff 112, Tel Aviv,
** PLEASE NOTE: The talk will be held in Hebrew **
Fusion LA is happy to invite you to a special “know your investor” lecture, with Samuel Balanga, one of the most active Angel Investors In Israel in recent years. The event will take place on December-18 (Monday) at 19:00 @ Dizzy Frishdon, Dizengoff 121 st. Tel Aviv, Israel.
This event is part of our “know your investor” series behalf of Fusion LA, where we bring top angel investors, VC’s, incubators and others to meet the entrepreneurial community in Israel.
Sam Balanga is an Entrepreneur and Tech Investor focused in startups in Israel, U.K and U.S. In the last few years he was part of Hitachi cooperation (Technology Division) as a Global Technology Director for IoT and Smart Cities and won various global awards. Sam holds a BSc (1st Class Distinction) in Networking & Computer Systems from Middlesex University, London and Technology Diploma from Bosmat School, Haifa (Part of The Technion – Israel Leading Institute of Technology Research University).
While he was an independent adviser he managed an enterprise contract in the medical field to lead a multi-million technology data strategy revamp for the National Health Service Trust in the U.K. In the U.K he also served in leadership positions including two startups in the area of data and cloud computing which were acquired by Xerox and Alternative Networks in 2007 and 2014 subsequently.
He has led multiple tech-based teams in strategic initiatives, winning high profile contracts with prominent FTSE 100 organizations, including a project with a prominent financial institution worth approximately $500MM. During his career he specialized in providing various technology innovations in the field of data, cloud computing, IoT (Internet of Things) and Smart Cities. Among his achievements Sam won several global awards on his success in unique and complex projects dealing with his expertise.
Sam is a very active member in the Israeli and U.K tech eco-systems and is an active mentor and adviser in leading tech programs including Advisory Board member and lead mentor at the HAC (Herzliya Accelerator Center), ZELL entrepreneurship program at the IDC (Interdisciplinary Center), 8200 EISP (Entrepreneurship and Innovation Support Program), 81 SCOLA, TechStars Barclays and an advisor for several venture capital funds.
Sam founded ‘The Israeli Tech Parliament in London’ the largest forum for Israeli tech entrepreneurs who work in tech and tech-related fields, as well as non-Israelis who have an interest in the Israeli tech eco-system.
The event will take place at Dizzy Frishdon, Dizengoff 121 st. Tel Aviv.
19:00 – Doors open, 20:00 – talk starts.
See you there!
Fusion LA Team
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Fusion LA is the first accelerator for Israeli start-ups in Los Angeles. Our intensive 4-month program is aimed to help our portfolio companies gain traction, raise capital, and work with industry leaders. Fusion provides both a presence and a customized go-to-market strategy in Los Angeles. During the program, we assist the companies with meeting investors, like-minded entrepreneurs, executives, and professionals – all in order to adapt their branding, marketing and sales strategies to the US market. Furthermore, we help our companies raise capital by connecting them to local investors in LA and Silicon Valley.
Prior to their US arrival, our founders participate in a boot-camp that takes place in Tel Aviv. Over the course of our week-long program in Israel, the founders experience workshops with industry experts, VCs and start-up veterans to better prepare them for the move to California.