The Team

Audrey and Cynthia both made Aliyah in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Since then, they have been pursuing their dream to actively contribute to Israel’s growth and success.


In 2010, they established TheHive Accelerator program for start-ups founded by new immigrants, within the non-profit organisation Gvahim, which they managed together until March 2013.


They selected and actively supported 30 start-up teams, connected them to top-notch industry experts and corporations and introduced them to venture capital funds and angel investors.

Audrey Chocron
Managing Partner
Audrey holds a Masters Degree in Management from Paris Dauphine. Throughout her career, she has supported corporations and entrepreneurs. Her experience includes 13 years as a senior relationship manager of corporate clients at Credit Lyonnais Paris. Audrey has worked in a law practice in Singapore and served as a professional Certified Coach in London. From 2010 to 2013 she focused on founding and managing TheHive.
Cynthia Phitoussi
Managing partner
Cynthia is a natural-born entrepreneur. She holds an MBA from Paris V University and graduated from one of the French leading Business School. Cynthia founded and managed Consumer Market Research departments within large FMCG companies (Coca-Cola and Danone Groups). She then founded and managed a corporate event company in London for six years before making Aliyah in 2009. From 2010 to 2013 she focused on creating and managing TheHive.

Investment Committee

Liat Aaronson
Partner at Marker LLC
Liat was the COO of Selina Hospitality, a partner at Marker LLC, the executive director of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program at IDC, an associate attorney at Naschitz, Brandes & Co., and is an active chairwoman and board member at other entrepreneurship programs, like the one in Weizmann Institute, and venture capital firms, such as Taglit Excel Ventures.
Patrice Giami
Patrice is an experienced Executive Chairman with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications industry. Skilled in Voice over IP (VoIP), Business Development, Strategy, Strategic Partnerships, and Mobile Applications. Patrice Giami is a strong entrepreneurial professional. He graduated from Ecole national supérieure desTélécommunications and Ecole Polytechnique Paris.
Mark Ziering
Founder & Managing Partner @ Impact Capital
Mark is the founder and a managing partner at Impact Capital. He is an experienced investor and corporate executive focused on strategies for growth and development. He also brings 8 years of experience at Genesis VC and more than 2 years at SmartFin Ventures. Specialisations: Israel technology venture Investing.
Yves Michali
Yves has 20+ years as an inspiring leader at companies including Novell France, Microsoft Corp & Groove Networks Europe. He is the CEO at Eagle Eye Consulting. From Due Diligence to Product Management & Software Design specialties include Business & Product Strategy as well as Mobile, Web, Cloud Computing, IoT, Social Media, Enterprise Collaboration.

Legal and Tax Advisors

Helena Storm
Accounting, Administration, Tax Administration and Audit of Investment Funds
Dr. Ayal Shenhav
Head of Hi-Tech & Investment Funds Department at GKH