Yossi Sela has been with Gemini since its formation in 1993. A
prominent member of the Israeli venture capital arena, Yossi sits
on the boards of Gemini portfolio companies JFrog, LoyalBlocks,
Outbrain, QualiSystems and Xjet Solar, and has played a pivotal
role in the investment lifecycles of Allot Communications (NASDAQ:
ALLT), Saifun Semiconductors, Commtouch (NASDAQ: CTCH), Precise and
Ornet Data Communication Technologies, among others, during his
nearly two decades at the fund. Yossi recently oversaw the sale of
two companies of which he served as board member, Adap.tv (sold to
AOL, NYSE: AOL) and PrimeSense (sold to Apple, NASDAQ:AAPL).
Prior to joining Gemini, Yossi served as Vice President of
Marketing at DSP Group (NASDAQ: DSPG) and later DSP Communications,
a spin-off of DSP Group that also made a NASDAQ debut but was later
acquired by Intel. He began his high-tech career as marketing
manager at Daisy Systems in the Silicon Valley.
Yossi spent ten years in an elite intelligence unit of the
Israel Defense Forces, reaching the rank of Major. He holds a BSc
in Electrical Engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of
Technology and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Yossi is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Recanati
School of Business at Tel Aviv University, and was named to the
Managing Committee of the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute
of the Technion.
In 2006, Yossi was named number one venture capitalist on the
Forbes Israel Midas list, and appeared on the global Forbes Midas
list that same year.