David Cohen is General Manager for SVB Israel Advisors Ltd (SVB Israel). SVB Israel is a subsidiary of SVB Financial Group (SVB), offering Israeli-based technology and life science companies access to financial services, including debt financing, deposit services, treasury management and foreign exchange trading and advisory.
In this role, David is focused on driving SVB Israel’s operations in the region. He is responsible for leveraging SVB’s extensive global network in an effort to connect people and companies together, and help expand clients’ businesses to ultimately grow their revenues.
David has been heavily involved in the development of the Israeli technology market since 1998, having served as CFO and General Partner at Gemini Israel Funds for more than 13 years. In that role, David was responsible for all reporting, taxation, legal, investor relations and administration affairs and was also a member of the Fund’s management and investment committee. Previously, David spent five years with a local accounting firm responsible for a variety of different companies across several verticals.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Tel Aviv Business College and an MBA from Tel Aviv University. He is also a member of the Israeli CPA bar.