Dr. Benny Zeevi z"l
PROGRAM FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR
Dr. Benny Zeevi was the Managing General Partner at Tel Aviv Venture Partners and Run Young Capital , DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures and leads the funds Life Science investments.
Dr. Zeevi served as a physician specialized in interventional pediatric cardiology. Prior to joining DFJ TFV in 2003, Dr. Zeevi was the Vice President Business Development & Medical Director of Card Guard AG since 1998.
In 2012-15 Dr Zeevi was the Co-Chairman of the IATI – Israel’s largest non-profit umbrella organization for the High-Tech and Life Science sectors and Co-Chairman of the IATI Biomed Conference 2012-2017, and in 2015-2017, Co-Chairman for the DigitalHealth.IL conference and is deeply involved in the Israeli life sciences and digital health industries.
Dr. Zeevi was the Founder and Co Director of an Executive Program for Biotechnology and Medical Device Entrepreneurs and Managers, based on International faculty, at the Faculty of Management of Tel-Aviv University and serves on the advisory board of the Faculty of Management at Tel Aviv University.
Dr. Zeevi was the chairman of the boards of Vessl, Kytera and Oggii, and serves on the board of Kaiima, and Sensifree and on the advisory board of V Wave, Bionaut Lab and Data2Life. Dr. Zeevi is also a mentor at Microsoft Ventures Accelerator and Israel Brain Innovation, is on the advisory board of Sanara Ventures and advisor to Startup Nation Central on digital health.
Dr. Zeevi was a certified Pediatric Cardiologist. From 1990-1998 he was Director of Pediatric Catheterization Unit, Schneider Children’s Medical Center in Israel. Dr. Zeevi was a fellow and a visiting Professor and part-time clinical staff at the Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston. His credentials include over 60 peer-reviewed scientific articles, in addition to various chapters in textbooks and invited reviews and editorials in pediatric cardiology journals. His contributions have been acknowledged in 1993, when he received the Liberman prize for significant contributions to the evaluation and treatment of children with congenital heart disease.
Dr. Zeevi helds a M.D. degree (Magna Cum Laude) from the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel.
In August 2023 Dr. Zeevi passed away after a long and brave fight with cancer, the program is in his memory.