President of Gemini Israel funds
Yossi Sela is the Managing Partner of Gemini Israel Funds, a leading Venture Capital fund, which invests primarily in seed and early stage Israeli technology companies.
Mr. Sela has been with Gemini since its formation in 1993. A prominent member of the Israeli venture capital arena, Mr. Sela sits on the boards of Gemini portfolio companies JFrog, Weka.io, SAmanage, Minute Media, Outbrain, QualiSystems and Xjet Solar, and has played a pivotal role in the investment lifecycles of Allot Communications (NASDAQ: ALLT), Saifun Semiconductors (NASDAQ SFUN), Commtouch (NASDAQ: CTCH), Precise (NASDAQ PRSE), Ornet Data Communication Technologies, the sale of both Adap.tv (sold to AOL, NYSE: AOL) and PrimeSense (sold to Apple, NASDAQ:AAPL), among others, during his, over two decades, at the fund.
Prior to joining Gemini, Mr. Sela served as Vice President of Marketing at DSP Group (NASDAQ: DSPG) and later DSPC, a spin-off of DSP Group that also made a NASDAQ debut but was later acquired by Intel. He began his high-tech career as marketing manager at Daisy Systems in the Silicon Valley.
Mr. Sela spent ten years in an elite intelligence unit of the Israel Defense Forces, reaching the rank of Major. He holds a BSc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University.
Mr. Sela is the Chairman of Bridges Israel, investing in high growth, high impact Israeli companies; he was named the Managing Committee of the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute of the Technion and also serves as a member of both the Board of Trustees and the MBA Steering Committee in The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo. In 2006, Mr. S elawas named number one venture capitalist on the Forbes Israel Midas list, and appeared on the global Forbes Midas list that same year.