KIIC members and former members
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
Jasmine is the Founder of the Korea Israel Innovation Center (KIIC), which assists Korean corporations in identifying strategic technologies and investments in Israel.
With 17 years of experience in technology and private investing, she has gained expertise in analyzing new technologies, companies, and management teams.
Jasmine has a strong network within the Israeli start-up and venture capital community, facilitating successful collaborations. Prior to establishing KIIC, she led asset allocation to illiquid fund investments in various sectors and worked at Star Ventures, a prominent player in the Israeli Ecosystem.
Jasmine's professional journey began in an elite Intelligence Research unit in the Israeli Defense Forces, and she holds a B.Sc in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University, Israel.
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 12 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.