A co-founder of Cedar and an active board member of several of the fund’s companies, Gal brings to Cedar broad and global experience, connections and point of view.
Gal concentrates on Mobile, Video and Hardware investments. He sits on the board of several of the fund’s portfolio companies and was on the board of a couple of publicly traded companies.
Gal enjoys investing and helping entrepreneurs to build companies at their earliest stages. Gal led several Pre-Seed® investments, including that of BigBand Networks. He worked with the founders from inception through its growth to a global leader in the Video Networking space. BigBand went public on NASDAQ, and was later acquired by ARRIS.
Mr. Israely was previously a Managing Director in the High Tech Investment Banking group of Bear Stearns in NY, where he worked with high-tech companies including TechData, Vishay, Adaptec, MRV, Tower and MEMCO. Prior to that, Mr. Israely held various managerial, financial and operational positions in a small agriculture related firm.