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Eliezer Manor
Eliezer Manor is a businessman engaged in hi-tech entrepreneurship and venture capital globally. His activities are carried out through his wholly-owned company — Shirat Enterprises Ltd., registered in Israel: http://www.shirat-enterprises.com/news.

Shirat holds a portfolio of private investments and in parallel, acts as a management company with offices in Israel and in China. In addition to being pro-active in part of its portfolio companies, Shirat carries out a broad program dedicated to establishment of joint ventures between Israeli hi-tech companies and Chinese industrial mature companies, as well as establishment and operation of technological incubators, venture capital funds and corporate venture capital in China and in other countries around the world. This program was supported and assisted by the Government of Israel and today is supported by several local authorities in major cities in China.

Eliezer was the founder and entrepreneur of several hi-tech start-up companies, as well as board member and Chairman in many of them. He was also, for several years, a member of the international team of WJ Hopper investment bank.

Eliezer was among the founders of two Venture Capital funds — Co-founder of "Mofet" Venture Capital fund in Israel and Global Cayalyst Partners (GCP) Venture Capital in the US (Silicon Valley), as well as member of their boards, general partner and management companies. Eliezer was also a founder of IVA (Israel Venture Capital and Private Equity Association) and served as its first Executive Director. He was and presently is Board Member of private and public companies traded on NASDAQ and TASE (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange).

Eliezer is an invited founding board director IFIP IP3 Global Industry Council (GIC): "Global Industry Council Directors are specially nominated and invited to serve within the UN-rooted body as internationally recognized luminary executives, thought leaders, and visionaries and for their strong history of providing substantive contributions to global business, industry, society, education, and governments."

During his career, Eliezer was engaged in activities such as:
*Hi-tech entrepreneurship in many start-up companies in Israel and in the USA

*Nurturing models for start-up hi-tech companies, used in the Israeli successful type of technological incubators, and active board member in several of them

*Corporate VC with multinational companies such as with Électricité de France and Dow Chemical, in the field of open innovation for identification of advanced Israeli companies with advanced technologies

*International cooperation with foreign governments related to establishment of national programs for encouragement of hi-tech and venture capital; Consulted foreign Governments on establishment of hi-tech and venture capital industries: China, Chile, Slovakia....

*Board member of Trans Balkan Fund — Private Equity Fund active in Romania, Bulgaria and Croatia

*Appointed member of the Executive Steering Committee of the China Venture Capital Forum

*Angel investments in hi-tech start-ups

*Venture capital: raising, management and operation in Israel and in the US

*Technological incubators in Israel

*Work with Israeli government agencies related to hi-tech, venture capital and international cooperation

*Investment banking

*Stock markets for hi-growth companies in Europe and in USA Stock Markets; among the founders and shareholders in EASDAQ

*Establishment of a broad program in China related to hi-tech entrepreneurship, incubation and venture capital, creating cross-national force multipliers between Israel and China

*Board membership on boards of private and public companies

*Venture philanthropy

Eliezer is a physicist — M.Sc. from the Weizmann Institute of Science, specializing in electro-optics, and is member of the Advisory Editorial Board of Photonics Spectra — the international journal of electro-optical engineers.

Eliezer is also engaged in venture philanthropy. He and his family established and are supporting Schools-On-Line, a NGO active among high-school children and teachers, dedicated to bridge between children from different sectors, usually under conflict.
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