The Team

Audrey and Cynthia both made Aliyah in 2008 and 2009, respectively. Since then, they have been pursuing their dream to actively contribute to Israel’s growth and success.


In 2010, they established TheHive Accelerator program for start-ups founded by new immigrants, within the non-profit organisation Gvahim, which they managed together until March 2013.


They selected and actively supported 30 start-up teams, connected them to top-notch industry experts and corporations and introduced them to venture capital funds and angel investors.

Audrey Chocron
Managing Partner
Audrey holds a Masters Degree in Management from Paris Dauphine. Throughout her career, she has supported corporations and entrepreneurs. Her experience includes 13 years as a senior relationship manager of corporate clients at Credit Lyonnais Paris. Audrey has worked in a law practice in Singapore, and served as a professional Certified Coach in London. From 2010 to 2013 she focused on founding and managing TheHive.
Cynthia Phitoussi
Managing partner
Cynthia is a natural-born entrepreneur. She holds an MBA from Paris V University and graduated from one of the French leading Business School. Cynthia founded and managed Consumer Market Research departments within large FMCG companies (Coca-Cola and Danone Groups). She then founded and managed a corporate event company in London for six years before making Aliyah in 2009. From 2010 to 2013 she focused on creating and managing TheHive.

Legal and Tax Advisors

Erez Mizrahi
Founding Partner at FWMK law firm
Practice areas: Capital and investment raising, legal consultation for Hi-Tech companies, start-ups and industrial parks, representation of venture capital funds.
Yaniv Cohen
Head of Technology & Global Cluster at BDO
Yaniv has nineteen years of audit and business advisory experience. Since joining BDO in 1994, Mr.Cohen has focused on serving listed and public reporting companies, undergoing initial public offerings and private placements in the USA and in UK.

Board of Advisors

Mark Ziering
Founder & Managing Partner @ Impact Capital
Mark is an experienced investor and corporate executive focused on strategies for growth and development. He brings with him 8 years experience at Genesis VC. Spécialisations :Israel technology venture Investing
Claude Czechowski
Senior Advisor for the Boston Consulting Group
Dan Grotsky
VP Sales & Marketing at Groundwork BioAg
Dan is Co-Founder and VP Sales & Marketing at Groundwork BioAg, a new bioagriculture venture that develops, produces and commercializes mycorrhizal inoculants for agriculture. He has founded and managed four additional ventures, of which one was acquired, and he has personally raised over $10M venture funding.
Michael Bloch
Senior Partner at a leading Management Consulting Firm
Michael advises multinationals on large-scale transformation programs. He also led a research effort on Israel's innovation landscape, mapping innovation platforms and helping a number of global leaders assess Israel's potential to accelerate their R&D efforts.
Liat Aaronson
Partner at Marker LLC
Liat is a Partner at Marker LLC, a venture capital and growth equity firm based in New York City and Herzliya.Prior to joining Marker, Liat was the Executive Director of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program at IDC. Before joining IDC in 2005, she practiced law at Naschitz, Brandes & Co., a leading Israeli law firm.
David Harari
Israel Prize in the field of engineering
Dr. David Harari brings to SeedIL over 40 years of experience in the Aerospace field including Marketing, Business Development and R&D activities, over the world. Dr. Harari held several positions at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).