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13:00 - 13:15


10:30 - 11:30

Axis Exchange 1 - Mobility

Mobility is redefining how we move and what we do while we are in transportation, opening up new opportunities and challenges for existing automotive companies as well as startups.  Hear a roundtable discussion from leading investors and corporations, followed by selected Israeli mobility startup pitches.


  • Jeremy Lustman, Partner @ DLA Piper


  • François Paulus, Founding Partner @ Breega Capital (France) 

  • Jerome Wittamer, Managing Partner @ Expon Capital (Luxembourg)

  • Naoki Kamimaeda, Partner @ Global Brains (Japan)

  • Scott Lyons, Tech Partnerships @ Ford Motor Company (Germany) 

  • Tanja Kufner, Venture Partner @ Antler (Germany)

  • Paola Antonella Garzonio, Technology Scouting @ Stellantis (Italy)


11:30 - 12:00

Mobility Backstage

1-1 meetings between startups and investors (invite-only)

11:30 - 12:00


Scaling in B2B -how to get to $1M ARR: do’s and don’ts for startup growth

by Nicolai Schättgen, CEO @ Matchmaker Ventures (Austria)

12:00 - 13:00

Keynote Speaker

The future of Mobility by Ola Källenius, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG. Exclusive presentation, fireside chat, and Q and A session.


14:00 - 15:00

Axis Exchange 2 - TMT - Technology, Media & Telecom

Increased time with digital services and the adoption of 5G will accelerate the growth of new media businesses and services. What new technologies, products and services will the future hold? Leading international investors and corporations will share their insights, then hear from top Israeli startups impacting this sector.


  • Ed Frank, CEO, Axis Innovation


  • Alexander Pak, Investment Director @ TMT Investments (UK)

  • Danny Schulz, Managing Partner @ Gotham Ventures (USA)

  • Jasper Masemann, Partner @ HV Capital (Germany) 

  • Sebastiaan Vaessen,Global Head of Strategy @ Prosus and Naspers (NL)

  • Michael Wolf, CEO & Founder @ Activate Consulting (USA)

  • Stephanie Hospital, Founder & CEO @ One Ragtime (France)

15:00 - 15:30

Media & Entertainment Backstage

1-1 meetings between startups and investors (invite-only)

15:00 - 15:30


Insights from 40 years in Venture Capital

by Alan Patricof, Chairman Emeritus & Co-Founder @ Greycroft VC (USA) 

15:30 - 16:00

Keynote Speaker

Activate Technology & Media Outlook for 2021 and beyond by Michael Wolf, CEO & Founder @ Activate Consulting. Activate’s trends presentation is one of the most widely respected in the industry and read by millions of leaders globally.

16:00 - 17:00

Axis Exchange 3 - Fintech & Cybersecurity

COVID-19 has created an accelerated need for cyber security solutions from fraud, malware, and other cyber attacks. At the same time, continued advancements in AI, big data, and personalization are changing how we bank, invest, and insure. Investors and corporations will discuss the latest challenges and opportunities, followed by Israeli startup pitches and investor questions. 

                                Moderator: Emily Yukich, Partner @ Fox Rothschild (USA)


Jason Weiss, COO @ Axis Innovation


  • Alex Baker, Partner @ Relay Ventures (Canada)

  • Yuval Baharov, General Partner @ SOMV (Israel)

  • Endre Sagi, Founder & General Partner @ Skylake Capital (UK) 

  • Imran Akram, General Partner @ Axa Venture Partners (France)

  • Jacques Benkowski, Partner @ USVP (USA) 

  • Jay Leek, Co-Founder @ Clear Sky Security (USA)

  • Veronica Lange, Head of Digital Engagement @ UBS (Switzerland)


17:00 - 17:30

Fintech & Cybersecurity Backstage

1-1 meetings between startups and investors (invite-only)

10:00 - 10:10

Welcome to the 8th annual and 1st virtual Axis Tel Aviv! 

                                 By Ed Frank, CEO @ Axis Innovation


10:10 - 10:15

Doing Business in Germany’s economically strongest state – North Rhine-Westphalia

                                 by Christoph Sommer @ NRW.Global Business (Germany)

10:15 - 10:30

The Mobility Revolution: The Biggest Technological Innovation Of Our Lifetimes

                                 by Justin Borus, Founder @ Ibex Investors (USA)




Exponential technology and the future of marketing

by Pedro Moreno De Los Ríos, Professor of Marketing, IE University

The mobile smartphone era has empowered hyper-connected consumers in their relationship with brands and companies. But smartphones and tablets will soon be out of date, and a new, different platform will emerge to overthrow the smartphone's reign and take the scene by storm. Augmented reality, artificial intelligence, virtual assistants, 5G, and the Internet of Things will be producing new levels of value production, user engagement, and customer loyalty dynamics. As these technologies make their way into the daily lives of consumers, marketers need to anticipate how to best incorporate them in their roadmaps, for them to stay ahead of the game, and remain relevant in the world of tomorrow, today.

10:00 - 10:30

Opening remarks


9:30 - 10:00

Early Bird Networking

13:45 - 14:00

Keynote Speaker

From Cybersecurity to Cyber Resiliency: A New Beginning

by Ramses Gallego, Professor of Cybersecurity, IE University (Spain)

Security turned into cybersecurity when we connected our systems, when data started flowing around. It is critical to have full control and visibility on access to sensitive information, critical data from customers and other stakeholders. In a world where everybody has become a target, it is imperative that we embrace the shift in perception from technology risk to enterprise risk. It’s time to adapt and adopt emerging trends and technologies and govern the access to customer data, health records, billing information. We have to do it with the right mindset, the right attitude. And that’s the willingness of protecting and defending, with the right technologies, the right partner… in a changing security landscape. It is time to understand when security became cybersecurity.

17:00 - 17:30


Top Ten Secrets Entrepreneurs Need to Know That Investors Don’t Tell

by Bill Reichart, Partner @ Pegasus Tech Ventures (USA), Introduced by Simon Glass, CEO @Qodeo

17:30 - 18:30

Axis Exchange 4: Retail

Both physical and digital commerce have been disrupted over the past year, with e-commerce accelerating years into the future. What are the cutting edge startups bringing disruptive innovation in retail and new services to the consumer and businesses? Retail investors and corporations will share their insights, followed by Israeli startup pitches and investor questions.


  • Basil Moftah, General Partner @Global Ventures (UAE)

  • Inbar Haham, Partner @ Incapital VC (Israel / USA)

  • Matan Hazanov, Vice President @ Verstra Ventures (Canada)

  • Jason Fiedler, Partner @ Left Lane Capital (USA)

  • Joseph Sartre, Managing Partner @ Interlace Ventures (USA)

  • Adam Eisenberg, Partner @ Ibex Investors (USA)

18:30 - 19:00

Retail Backstage

1-1 meetings between startups and investors (invite-only)

18:30 - 19:30


Paving your Pitch to Silicon Valley

by Brittany Schmid, President @ Dale Carnegie-Silicon Valley, and  Gilad Newman, CEO @Dale Carnegie Israel 


What do companies and founders and team members need in order to raise capital, sell and build a company today.  Hands on session where participants will experience using tools to engage and build trust with investors, clients and team members online or face to face. 

18:30 - 19:00

Closing Remarks of Axis Tel Aviv 2021 - and a sneak peak at what’s to come next!