Meet Ehud Levy
General Partner (Canaan Partners Israel)
In over two decades in the hi-tech industry as an entrepreneur, investor and operator, Ehud has established a leadership position in the Israeli market, especially in the mobile sector.
Prior to co-founding Canaan Partners Israel, Ehud spent seven years as a Managing Partner at Vertex Venture Capital. Among other successful investments, Ehud identified Waze as a bright star from the start, leading the first investment round in the company and serving on its board of directors until its acquisition by Google for over $1 Billion in 2013. Heading the fund’s investments in digital media technology & applications, he also provided its investors with an 11x return in less than two years on Offisync.
Previously, Ehud co-founded and served as Chairman and CEO of Ki-Bi Mobile Technologies, a mass-market device specialist for mobile content distribution. He led the business from concept to commercial success, an IPO in London and eventual acquisition. Prior to founding Ki-Bi, Ehud was a director and partner at STI Ventures, a venture capital firm. Earlier, he served as COO and CFO of Telegate, a telecommunications company, where he was responsible for a restructuring plan leading to the acquisition of the company for over US $400 million by Terayon (TERN). Prior to Telegate, Ehud was a private equity investor and investment banker in New York and Tel Aviv, serving on the boards of directors of several technology companies.
Ehud holds a BSc in Computer Engineering (with honors) from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from Columbia Business School, New York.
"I like to discover new disruptive technologies and partner with the entrepreneurs on transforming them into reality"
My Favorite Things
"I like to start my day with a fresh energized morning swim at 6 am, then finish the day with a good novel or dramatic movie. I love to explore new cultures, find new ski slopes, and enjoy playing ping-pong with friends."