Daniel Ben Yehuda
Daniel Ben Yehuda lives in Tel Aviv. He is a business development expert, with an emphasis on renewable energy and Fintech sectors. Passionate about catalyzing innovations and scaling impact businesses to solve global challenges. Currently leading a venture builder which invests and helps grow new companies in the Fintech space. He sits on the board and supports business development activities in various Jivy portfolio companies (Makeree, WoW Influence, CreditPlace...).
Previously, Daniel spent 3 years as Director of Business Development at Lumos, providing access to affordable solar power to off grind homes and business . Prior to that served as deputy Director of the Pears Global Innovation program at Tel Aviv University and co-founder of of the IsraelDev Network, and the DevTechHub wich all focused on policy and community building activities aimed to catalize technology solutions that answer needs of developing countries. Beyond these, Daniel also co Chaired the ID2 connection point, established an Israel Africa business forum event series and provides ongoing supports several Israeli non profits and social ventures.
Daniel holds an M.A. in environmental studies with a focus on eco-innovation and technology transfer to developing countries. His Master's thesis compared the business models used by Israeli drip irrigation companies in their Indian market activities.
His proudest achievement, however, is his unspeakably adorable kids Mia and Samuel. Daniel enjoys hiking, swimming and sailing when he is lucky enough to have the time for it. Daniel is married to Giulia, the most charming Italian you've ever met.