Dov Moran

Israeli tech heavyweights including USB inventor Dov Moran head for Sydney

A group of high-profile Israeli tech entrepreneurs, including the co-founder of $US10.9 billion ($14.3 billion) Mobileye and the inventor of the USB stick, are set to descend on Sydney in a trade delegation to meet with leading lights of the Australian tech start-up scene.

The visit has been co-ordinated by the Israeli Trade Commission as a bid to foster stronger ties between the countries’ start-up ecosystems, and will include The Bridge Summit with local industry figures, including Seek co-founder Paul Bassat from Square Peg Capital, Scale Investors chief executive Laura McKenzie, and SBE Australia chair Topaz Conway.

Inventor of the USB stick Dov Moran, who now runs the $US100 million venture capital fund Grove Ventures, and co-founder of the $10.9 billion vision-based driver assistance tech company Mobileye, Amnon Shashua, will discuss ways to encourage Australian and Israeli funds to invest in each other’s countries and how start-ups from each country can form partnerships.

Read the full article by Yolanda Redrup at the Australian Financial Review.