Mr. Gil Canaani serves as Managing Director and General Manager, Israel at Hearst Ventures. Based in Tel Aviv, Mr. Canaani leads Hearst Ventures' investments in Israel. Prior to Hearst, he was a partner at 2B-Angels, a seed-stage micro-fund focused on digital media, mobile technologies and enterprise software. Prior to that, he spent four years at Canaan Partners as part of the global investment team and focused on Israeli investment in the technology sector. Mr. Canaani has a strong technical background from his service in an elite technological unit of the Intelligence Corps in the Israeli Defense Forces. He has also worked in marketing and in R&D for AudioCodes (Nasdaq: AUDC), which provides networking VoIP products and infrastructure. Mr. Canaani is a Kauffman Fellow. He earned his bachelor's degree in computer sciences from the Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo and a master's degree in business from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.