Founder and Managing Director, Novawind

General Partner, Direct Round

Serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in marketing, business development, and hands-on innovation.

Gilli focuses on Western European markets where he is involved in the building of new digital related businesses in various domains. Hands-On innovation for Gilli is all about enabling his customers to benefit from innovation rather than become disrupted by it.

As a serial entrepreneur, Gilli has co-founded 6 startups in the digital space and helped build many others. During the past years, he has done several angel investments in early-stage start-ups including (sold to Facebook).

He obtained his MBA (Marketing & International Management) from the Tel Aviv University.

As a Social entrepreneur, he is involved in the following:

Founder & Curator of EuropeDays, the platform to connect the TLV and European eco-systems.

Co-founder of, The Israeli maker movement for “hacking the digital lifestyle” (WSJ article).

Founder & Curator of, Israel’s largest Video & New Media community (1,100+ members).

Co-founder of, Israel’s business-focused Cyber Security community.