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Beth Cohen Member of GT since: June, 2012 Describe your involvement with the Greenberg Traurig Israel Practice Group: As Director of Global Emerging Growth Services, I lead an exciting program at GT geared exclusively for our start-up clients, and our Israel Practice Group is a key part of this program.  I serve as an entrepreneur-in-residence and work closely with many Israeli clients to provide advice on the capital raising process, which includes strategy sessions, coaching on…
GT had the honor to sponsor a recent Philadelphia event “A Conversation with and Jay Lefkowitz about U.S. & Israeli Relations”. The event, honoring GT client TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA, was attended by GT Philadelphia shareholder Bob Goldich and Israel Practice member, Beth Cohen. GT Israel practice co-chair Bob Grossman and other GT lawyers represent TEVA on various matters.…
Greenberg Traurig was pleased to play a key role in the recent Israeli Digital Health Summit in Philadelphia.  GT hosted a reception for the Israeli companies, investors and other guests and conducted a workshop for the Israeli companies. David Gitlin, a corporate shareholder and co-lead of the Emerging Tech Group, provided guidance on the investment process, including important factors to consider when conducting term sheet negotiations.  Mark Mattioli, a shareholder in GT’s…
Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia made his second visit to Israel on July 17 – 20. The purpose of the trip was to promote Philadelphia as a destination for Israeli companies, to explore doors the City can open for the companies, and to strengthen the relationships created on the Mayor’s first trip to Israel. During the Mayor’s recent trip, Greenberg Traurig hosted a venture capital roundtable, which gave Israeli VC’s an opportunity to make a personal…
The Philadelphia Israel Chamber of Commerce is hosting a reception during BIO 2015 in honor of Avi Hasson, the Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Economy of Israel and the Israeli delegation to the BIO Convention. Thomas Jefferson University, a leading hospital system and medical university in Philadelphia that has numerous collaborations in Israel, will be hosting the event at their facilities. Along with Thomas Jefferson University and Greenberg Traurig, other sponsors include…
According to the IVC-KPMG Israeli High-Tech Capital Raising Survey, 166 Israeli high-tech companies raised $994 million in the first quarter of 2015. With the average company’s financing round reaching $6 million, it is imperative for Israeli entrepreneurs to prepare investor presentations that will succeed in impressing potential investors. Below is a list of 10 tips for investor presentations that was originally published on the firm’s Emerging Technology Views blog, and we are pleased to share it with the readers…
The Angel Capital Association (ACA) is the largest angel professional development organization in the world with over 12,000 members, 220 angel groups, and 10,000 early-stage companies in its members’ investment portfolios. Angel investing approximately equals that of venture capital investing, and has an enormous impact on the entrepreneurial eco-system in the United States and beyond. For the second year, Greenberg Traurig has been a major sponsor of the ACA Summit, attended this year by over…
1.      Begin with a Compelling Introduction Get investors excited Include your strongest points to demonstrate credibility Make sure they understand what you do 2.      Address Key Issues in a Clear and Convincing Way The BIG problem your product will solve What is unique about your product or service Why your team is the most qualified to do this How you will sell (or get to market) Why you are better than the competition How you…
Greenberg Traurig was a leading sponsor and participant in the exciting Israel Dealmakers Conference in NYC. About 1250 participants from around the world came to meet with Israeli companies and explore business opportunities. Attendees included senior executives of large corporations, leading investors, innovators and thought leaders. Some of Israel’s most exciting companies attended, in industries such as digital media, mobile, IT, software, digital health and cyber security. On March 23, the evening before the Summit,…
On Tuesday, March 3rd, GT hosted a highly interactive roundtable meeting of entrepreneurs and investors in its Boston office.  About 25 companies from a range of industries, including medical device, healthcare IT, ed tech, life science, mobile tech, fashion, music, film and more, were able to meet with 5 venture capital and angel investors. GT was fortunate to moderate the panel that solicited insight from the investors on “How to Meet Investors, Pitch Them…