Ilana Golan

Ilana is a Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, and Investor.

Selected as 40 top women to watch in 2016 and Silicon Valley Business Journal Women of Influence for 2017.

Bringing 20 years of engineering, product, sales, operations and entrepreneurial experience to help primarily Israel-based startups succeed in the US. Working with many accelerators such as Google Launchpad, Singularity, Draper University, MassChallenge to mentor and open the right doors to their startups.

Through Golan Ventures, Ilana has created the Bridge of Innovation – Bridging corporate innovation efforts with relevant startups that have the solutions needed. Working closely with Israel Chamber of Commerce and Israel Trade to bring the most impact to both sides.
Ilana was involved with over 15 companies in the past years – as investor, advisor, mentor or board member including Placer, ThinkUp, Givem, Prize4Life, Precise Wellness,, Easy2Hike and many more.

Main Interest: Smart home, iOT, AI, Self-driving vehicles, AR and social impact.

Ilana is also a keynote speaker at conferences and universities talking about innovation and her experience as an F-16 Flight instructor, breaking barriers.