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Michal Avny: Funding Challenges for Female Startups in Israel

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I interviewed Michal Avny, CoFounder Symbolab last week via skype.  She had just gotten Angel funding for her startup.  I asked her about the funding challenges for female startups in Israel.

Michal Avny is a technologist and entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in innovation, research and technology formulation.  Michal is the Co-Founder and CEO of EqsQuest, the creators of Symbolab, a semantic search engine for math & science. Symbolab introduces a breakthrough in search technology by enabling search and discovery of scientific content using scientific notations.  Prior to founding EqsQuest, Michal was the head of Relegence IL, a pioneer in real time search technology. The company develops groundbreaking, revolutionary, Real Time Search systems. For 10 years, Michal built the Relegence R&D and innovation teams from the ground up leading to a successful acquisition by AOL in 2006.  Prior to joining Relegence, Michal collaborated with various technology companies in the Washington D.C. area as a senior consultant for over 10 years. Among the companies are Disclosure, Vantage, Comsearch, Vidar and Marquette. She helped innovate, architect, and develop state of the art information systems. Her significant contribution, innovation, leadership and direction resulted in a buyout of Vantage.  Michal is recognized as an expert in the field of Information Retrieval, Real Time Search and Discovery.  Michal holds a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Tel Aviv University.  You can contact Michal on Twitter @michaltestGoogle+Enhanced by Zemanta

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Pemo Theodore

Pemo is a Media Publisher & Event Producer. She is CoFounder/CEO Silicon Valley TV She is the Executive Producer of FinTech Silicon Valley & organizes Bay Area FinTech meetup: Silicon Valley FinTech meetup & Blockchain Music meetup with almost 3k members. She has produced in the past Smart Money Silicon Valley; NoPanels & PitchPerfect Silicon Valley She video interviews venture capitalists & angel investors & FinTech experts. She partners with videographers to cover San Francisco Bay area startup conferences & meetups with livestreaming, video & foto packages Silicon Valley TV She is based in Silicon Valley & has been involved in online business for 14 years. She has been in small business for 46 years in Ireland, London, Canada & Australia. She also published a free ebook (the findings of 1 year research from VCs, angels & women founders) “Why are Women Funded Less than Men? a crowdsourced conversation” She was TheNextWomen‘s most prolific contributor of 2011. Silicon Valley TV has been noted as a platform for supporting high growth women led companies in Huffington Post

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