COLOSSEUM VENTURES

About the ventures

Colosseum Ventures focuses on sports-related verticals, such as: fan engagement, media, broadcasting, fitness, health, nutrition, smart stadiums, smart sport city, and athlete development.

It is led by an experienced team with extensive industry triangle know-how (sport business, deep technology, and investments). Colosseum Ventures seeks to promote various technologies, including AI, cyber, material science, electro optics, mainly in early-stage startups.

We have forged a strong international affiliations directly connected to the fund in order to better support and engage with our startups.

THE TEAM

Oren Simanian

General Partner
Founded StarTAU, Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Center (2009 – 2015)
Co-Founded TAU Ventures, Tel Aviv University Venture Capital
Crowdfunding Expert – Indiegogo International (2013 – 2017)
Professional Israeli premier league soccer referee & FIFA futsal (1997-2017)
B.A Accounting & Economics – Tel Aviv University

Simon Litsyn

Partner – Member of Investment Committee
Professor of Electrical Engineering – Tel Aviv University (1991 – Present)
Co-Founder & CTO – StoreDot
Chief Scientist at M-Systems, acquired by SanDisk (1999 – 2012)
Chief Scientist & Chairman – ARShow
Ph.D. at LETI, St Petersburg State Electrotechnical University, Russia

Zeev Holtzman

Venture Partner – Member of Investment Committee
Founder & Chairman – Giza Venture Capital
(1992 – Present)
Founder & Chairman – IVC Research Center
(1997 – Present)
40+ years investment & corporate finance experience
Represented CSFB & Alex Brown in Israel
MBA from Columbia University, BA from Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Yoav Bruck

Member of Advisory Board
Co-Founder & President – ISSTA Sport and
Kenes Tours
Head of Sports – Maccabiah Games 2013
Former Israeli Olympic Swimmer, 3 Olympic Games
• Athlete of the year (1995)
Angel Investor

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