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Unison Capital is a bi-coastal VC firm focused on early-stage investments in IT, mobile, and social media startup companies.
Unison Capital Partners
Moran Bar-Kochva is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor and advisor to early stage companies.
He is the Founding Partner of the NY-based investment firm, Unison Capital, which is a bi-coastal VC firm focused on early-stage investments in IT, mobile, and social media startup companies. He is an investor and advisor to companies such as Palantir Technologies, GUNNAR Optiks, Addepar, and Ostendo.
Prior to Unison Capital, Moran led the business development and marketing of Galay Or, a venture-backed startup that developed a leading technology for optical telecom components. Leading the company’s CA-based office, Moran was responsible for the company’s initial sales and strategic partnerships, leading to the company’s acquisition in 2003.
Prior to Galay Or, Moran covered the US tech sector and the Israeli venture industry for Globes Business Daily (www.globes.com), the leading Israeli business daily, gaining a reputation as a leading expert on the Israeli tech hotbed.
In the public arena, Moran was a member of Hon. Mr. Ehud Barak’s campaign staff, leading to his election as Israel’s 9th Prime Minister, and acting as a Special Advisor on Economic Issues in the Prime Ministry Office.
An avid art collector, Moran is the co-founder of the nonprofit 'The Contemporaries' (www.thecontemporaries.org), which was founded to expand the circle of contemporary art supporters and collectors and has grown to become the largest Art Society in New York City.
Moran served in the Israeli Marines. He was double majored in Law and Economics from Tel Aviv University, and was awarded an MBA from Harvard Business School.
||Addepar develop an integrated platform for private wealth management firms (PWM).|
||Backplane is developing a new way for consumers to interact with their favorite personas (like movie stars, musicians, etc) and/or organizations (like the boy scouts, etc) allowing the personas an easier way to monetize this relationship. |
||GUNNAR is the innovative first mover of Digital Performance Eyewear, designed to combat the effects of eye fatigue associated with prolonged use of digital devices and becoming a must-have for gamers, digital artists, and 3D watchers.|
||Palantir Technologies which built the world’s leading software platform for analysis of complex and unstructured data that service the intelligence and defense sectors (all those 3-letter agencies) and leading financial institutions like Citi and Bridgewater Associates (the largest hedge fund). Palantir is one of the fastest growing companies in the tech world. |
Moran participated in the FundingPost event: Media and Entertainment Investing Conference
on Thursday, Oct 27, 2011 in FL, Sponsored by The Launch Pad at the University of Miami, Ambrose, BMI
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