Lavi Capital Team

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Gilles Darmon

FOUNDING PARTNER AND CEO

Gilles Darmon is the Founder and Managing Partner at Lavi Capital.
For the last 6 years, Gilles has designed and rolled-out the innovation strategy of the largest European Mass transportation group in Israel. He conducted innovation watch leading to investments in two Israeli unicorns, as well as several partnerships with universities, communities of entrepreneurs, accelerators and VCs.
Prior to joining Lavi Capital, Gilles Darmon founded Teo L.S ltd, leading Israeli consulting company dedicated to the Israeli Life sciences and Cleantech industries.
In 1998, Mr. Darmon was among the founders of Fantine Group, the largest Israeli business development platform for Israeli tech companies (70 consultants, 250 corporate clients, Venture Capital of US $25 million) and served as its executive Vice President. Prior to his arrival in Israel, Mr. Darmon worked at Suez Group in Paris, one of the largest utilities groups in the world.
Mr. Darmon is also the founder and president of Latet, the largest Israeli humanitarian organization.

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Ylan Assouline

ASSOCIATE AND VP BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

As associate and VP Business Development, Ylan Assouline is managing along with M. Darmon every aspects of Lavi Capital daily operations.

Holding a degree in Pharmacy, Biotechnology and Medical Device, He first oriented his carrer toward the Life Sciences Industry working in diversified environments such as Pharmacy retail, Hospital, Pharmaceutical company and Medical Device Start-up.

Looking for new challenges, Ylan Emigrated from France to Israel in 2015 and completed his formation with a full-time MBA with focus on entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Tel Aviv.

Animated by the will of making a difference and his passion for innovation, and relying of his expertise in both scientific and business management, Ylan has worked within leading investment banks in Israel before to finally joined Lavi-Capital.