KOREA ISRAEL INNOVATION CENTER
The exclusive hub in Israel for select leading South Korean corporations and investors looking to gain a competitive edge via Israeli innovation.
South Korea has one of the fastest growing tech and venture capital scenes. It has some of Asia's fastest growing companies. It is less known to Israeli companies but it can serve as a gateway for exponential growth.
The Korea Israel Innovation Center helps some of the leading Korean companies and investors partner or invest in Israeli innovation. We do so through direct relationship building, direct investments or club deals.
Typically, we approach relevant and promising start-ups directly, but if you think your startup could be a great fit, and we missed you, let us know!
Jasmine Topor, Founder & Director
Mrs. Topor is Founder and Director of the Korea Israel Innovation Center. Jasmine brings 15 years of investing experience, being based out of Tel Aviv, Palo Alto and London.
Over the years as part of Star Ventures and Star Family Office, she has been involved in investing in startup companies. She conducts analysis on new technologies, new companies, management teams and entrepreneurs and has deep networks in the start-up and venture capital community in Israel. Some of the recent investments include: Trieye, Hailo, TrigoVision, Foretellix, epsagon, eToro, Laminate Medical, Civan, Riskified, HomeIs, Signals Analytics, Eyeview, Simplex, Beachbum, InceptionVR and more. She served in the research intelligence core of the the Israeli Defense Forces and holds a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University in Israel.
Ashok Chandrasekhar, Director
Adv. Chandrasekhar is a Director at the Korea Israel Innovation Center. He is also Partner and the Head of the International Corporate and Securities Department at Goldfarb Seligman & Co., the largest law firm in Israel, and is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Adv. Chandrasekhar specializes in the representation of clients in the hi-tech sector, and was involved in hundreds of international transactions, representing both corporations and investors in some of the most significant international transactions in the Israeli market, as well as in private equity transactions. He has been recognized as one of Israel's leading corporate, M&A, venture capital and hi-tech attorneys by a number of international guides, including Chambers & Partners, Best Lawyers and PLC Which Lawyers. In 2015, he was chosen as one of the 100 most influential people in the Israeli hi-tech industry by the leading Israeli technology website GEEKtime. He received his JD from New York University in 1990 and his BA in English Literature from Yale University in 1985. He was admitted to the Israel Bar Association in 1995 and the California Bar Association in 1990.
Keren Levy, Executive Director
Keren Levy is Executive Director at the Korea Israel Innovation Center.
She was responsible for developing strategic relationships between top Israeli startups, entrepreneurs, VCs, and leading Korean corporations and investors.
Keren has 10 years of Corporate Innovation and Business Development experience, working with F500 companies from different business areas.
Prior to joining the Korea Israel Innovation Center, she led global digital strategies, established digital marketing methodologies and in her recent role she has established a Tel-Aviv based Innovation team for a multi-national enterprise and partnered with significant stakeholders from the local startup ecosystem (including VCs, startups and technology scouters).
Keren served in the Psychotechnical Diagnostic Unit of the Israeli Defense Forces and holds a BA in Business from the IDC (Interdisciplinary Center) and an MBA from The College of Management in Israel, both with honors.