We are an early stage venture capital firm dedicated to partnering with inspiring entrepreneurs to build breakthrough companies
From inception to commercialization, we invest in emerging and innovative technologies that have the potential to influence millions of lives.
At Terra Venture Partners, we seek out the game changers that leverage real market needs to make a positive impact on the society.
& Big Data
Managing Partner Terra VP
PhD in physics from Imperial College UK and Post-doc from Ecole Polytechnique FR, with more than 25 scientific published papers, Dr. Astorre has over 15 years in VC. Previously Co-founding Terra, he was Principal at Israel Seed Partners, managing more than $260M. He was also consultant at McKinsey in Paris and Milan. A multicultural specialist, he is fluent in Italian, Hebrew, English and French.
Managing Partner Terra VP
PhD in applied chemistry from the Hebrew University; Dr. Harold is Founding-partner at Terra VP. Beyond his strong relationship with investors, he is a biotech, chemistry and medical expert, assisting Terra’s start-ups hit their milestones. 25 years of operational experience as Co-founder and Business dev. Manager for Algatech, VP R&D and BD at Aromor Flavors and Fragrances and CTO of Misgav, the leading medical devices incubator.
With more than 17 years of experience in the industry in management positions, including 12 years as an entrepreneur and CEO in leading start-ups, Giora now is responsible for the activities of TerraLab incubator, including business development, selection of companies, management and promotion of the portfolio. Graduated from the Talpiot project, he served as an F16 pilot in the Israel Air Force. Giora holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in physics and mathematics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Raphael brings over seven years of experience in venture capital investments, as an attorney and investment banker. At Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. law firm, Raphael specialized in the formation of Private Equity and Venture Capital funds, and assisted startup companies with respect to equity investments, both in Israel and abroad. At Cukierman & Co. Investment House, Raphael managed the Agro-tech division and assisted companies with respect to cross-border fund raising, M&A’s and IPO’s.
VP Business Development Terralab
Yuval brings over 15 years of experience in the hi-tech industry in various positions, including in the fields of investments and business development. Prior to joining TerraLab, Yuval served as VP New Ventures at Trendlines Group, and as Business Development Director of Shizim Group.
Yuval holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University and a Master of Industrial Design (MID) from the Technion.
With extensive experience in the area of Technological incubators, Efrat has over 20-years experience with start-up companies, having served in various financial positions at incubators. Prior joining TerraLab, she served in various finance positions as CFO and Finance controller in Israeli companies such as Eltam Technological Incubator, Naiot Technological Center, L.N. innovative Technology Ltd and has rendered financial services to the project companies during and post the incubation period.
HR & Operations Manager
Orna is an expert operational and HR manager with an extentive experience in event production, PR, administration management, marketing and sales.
Director of Finance
Benji joined Terra Venture Partners as CFO in 2007 and brings more than 14 years experience in Venture Capital. Previously he was with KPMG for seven years focusing on high technology companies. He earned Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and the Arts from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and trained as an Australian certified public accountant.
Previously Gnereal Counsil and Director of Investor Relations at Evergreen Venture Partners, Leora brings to Terra her experience representing the fund on a wide range of business transactions (mergers and acquisitions, capital investments, private debt and equity offerings, IPO’s), as well as providing legal advice on commercial related matters. Leora previously worked as a lawyer at Goldfarb, Levy, Eran & Co. and at Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal. She holds a Bachelor degree in Law (LL.B.) from the Bar Ilan University.
Rama brings vast and rich senior administrative experience. In her previous employment she held the positions of administrative assistant to the CEO and Department Head at “IDT Global Israel” and also as an Office Manager at “Nogacom”. At Terra she supports the founding Managing Partners and manages office operations.
Prior to joining Terralab, Maya worked for three years as an associate at Naschitz, Brandes, Amir & Co. focusing on corporate and commercial law. She specializes in M&A transactions, private equity and VC financings, commercial transactions and providing advice to high-tech companies in ongoing legal matters. Maya holds a bachelor’s degree in Law, Economics and Philosophy from Tel Aviv University and graduated with honors in all fields of study.
Beyond the funding, our companies enjoy
a fully equipped working space,
enabling entrepreneurs to focus on developing
their products while reducing operational costs
Our on site team is entirely dedicated to answer
all the entrepreneur needs – Engineering, Business
Development, PR/Marketing, Product, UI/UX Design,
Legal, Finance, Operations, HR and more
$1-3M per company
800m2 fully equipped
Grow business ventures
4 Hamada St., PO box 355
Yokneam Illit 20692, Israel
• If you are an entrepreneur with a vision of the future;
• If you have a game-changing idea that will change the way we live or work;
• If you are looking for a dynamic, creative environment to pursue the challenge of developing an amazing product;