Meet The Team

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Zeev Holtzman

Chairman & Founder

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Founder and Chairman of Giza Venture Capital and IVC Research Center. More than 30 years of experience in VC and investment banking. 

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Shmuel Chafets

Venture Partner/Special Advisor

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Shmuel currently serves as a General Partner at Target Global VC,  and works alongside Zeev to manage Giza's existing portfolio.  Shmuel Served as a Partner at Giza between 2009 and 2014. 

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Shalom Nahum, SerVC

CFO, Fund Administration 

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Over 15 years of experience in finance with expertise in fund management, high-tech company valuation, and performance evaluation analysis.

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Galit Yupiter

Controller

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Giza's Controller since 2005. Responsible for Giza's Fund Accounting, Portfolio Reporting, Taxation and Reporting and Investor Relations. 

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Lea Raz

Accounting Manager

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Moshe Zaga

IT & Office Manager

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Shani Leimzider

Secretary & Personal Assistant

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Mark Kavelaars

CEO and Co-Chairman of the Investment Committee

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Partner, CEO & Co-Chairman of the Investment Committee. Chairman of International Venture Consultants (IVC). He has held executive roles in sectors such as Banking (HypoVereinsbank), Information Technologies (Compaq/HP) and Corporate Consulting (IVC).

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Veronica Trapa

Fund Manager, Swanlaab

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Entrepreneur with a vast experience in both business model development and implementation, and organization of complex business projects. Veronica has held several management roles during the past fifteen years. 

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Juan Revuelta

Fund Manager, Swanlaab

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Juan has worked in the Spanish Venture Capital sector since 2008, with the sole focus on growth investments into innovation and technology. Previously, Juan worked in banking as an Equity Research Analyst covering the Technology sector, and as an  Engineer at several multinational US technology business. 

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Zygmunt Graijkowski

Managing Partner, GPV

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25 years of experience in Corporate Finance and new technology investments. From 1996 to 2002, Zygmunt was a Partner at Enterprise Investors, who manage one of the largest funds in the CEE region

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Marek Borzestowski

General Partner, GPV

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Entrepreneur and Founder of several Internet companies. Marek has over 15 years of experience as a Co-Owner and Board Member of Wirtualna Polska, InteliWISE, Gruper.pl, and Mind The Kid. Additionally, Marek is the Founder of The Sobieski Institute, the first Polish think tank.

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Wojciech Olszenka

Partner & Investment Manager, GPV

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Wojciech has 10 year of experience in strategic consulting and M&A, with a particular focus on Technology. He specializes in tech company business analysis, including the identification of key intellectual assets.

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Adam Donocik

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Adam is a Partner at Giza Polish Ventures. Prior to GPV, Adam worked at an Israeli social gaming start-up and an energy-focused investment fund. Adam graduated from St. Albans School and Georgetown University Summa Cum Laude with a joint degree in Political Science and Economics.

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Partner & Investment Manager, GPV