Impact investing in israeli technology

ZORA’s mission is to solve our planet’s largest challenges — climate change, environment, health and hunger — by backing world-class Israeli impact teams.  

Our “best of” Israeli impact tech portfolio includes seven investments to date, and one exit. The ZORA Israel Impact Fund LP will add ten additional exceptional tech companies to the ZORA portfolio, seeking best-in class returns for investors while multiplying our impact across the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Our hands-on approach and global networks give Israel's best impact entrepreneurs the support and resources they require to bring their life-changing innovations to the world. 

 
 

Investment criteria

ZORA backs world-class Israeli tech companies with $1+ billion potential and game-changing solutions toward the UN SDGs. 

In addition, we expect our teams to be: 

  • Guided by integrity, transparency and a genuine commitment to their social or environmental mission

  • Early stage, with aggressive growth plans and some demonstrable market traction

  • Offering a short path to monetization and a clear game-plan toward exit

  • Raising between $1.0 and 3.0 million USD, with other investors already committed

  • Based in Israel

 

 

Portfolio

 
 
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investors

ZORA invites approved accredited investors to join our investments. 

For more information on partnering with ZORA to bring your vision of impact to profitable fruition, please contact us at info@zora.vc.


Entrepreneurs

Israel-based impact entrepreneurs who meet the investment criteria above are welcome to submit materials at apply@zora.vc.

 

 
 

Team

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Vanessa Bartram, Managing Partner

Vanessa is an impact entrepreneur turned impact investor. She began her career in investment banking in Mexico City, advising middle-market companies on M&A strategies and restructurings. She later founded the Miami-based impact HR company, WorkSquare, which she grew to over $25 million in revenue. Vanessa holds an MBA from Harvard, a BA from Princeton, and is a Heritage Fellow with the Wexner Foundation.

 
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Brian Steinberg, Associate

Brian came to ZORA after working for four years at JP Morgan Chase in New York City. He spent two years in JP Morgan’s Community Development Bank, financing projects that revitalized under-served neighborhoods and fostered sustainable economic growth. Prior to that, Brian was an analyst in the bank’s strategy rotational program. While in New York, he was a LAVAN Impact Investor Fellow and member of the UJA New York Impact Investing Committee. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Syracuse University.