Founder and Managing Partner,
Gary is the managing partner and founder of Shavit Capital. Gary has managed over $500 million over six funds. He has been involved in many successful technology companies including over 20 companies that completed successful IPOs in the US or other public markets. Portfolio companies led by Gary were sold to leading multinational companies including Microsoft, AOL, Amdocs and Alcatel-Lucent. Gary has served as director of various high-tech and investment advisory companies. Gary was also the founder and managing partner of AIG Orion Venture Capital Fund, which was managed in partnership with the international private equity practice of American International Group (NYSE: AIG). The AIG Orion Fund, with investors including Microsoft, Comcast and the World Bank, was one of Israel’s most successful venture capital funds from the 1999/2000 vintage. Gary also served as a global manager of the private equity practice of AIG which at the time managed the world’s largest investment firm that specialized in emerging economies. Gary also has experience as an attorney and accountant.
Gary is active in many non-profit organizations including the Jerusalem Foundation and the Israel National Library. He was an officer in the IDF (res).
Gary holds an LL.B and Bachelor of Economics from Monash University, Australia.