Steph got started in VC in Israel where he was OurCrowd’s first dedicated investment analyst and eventually the fund’s Principal. During his tenure at OurCrowd, Steph and his team deployed over $700M into a portfolio of over 150 companies around the world, alongside top Silicon Valley VCs including Sequoia, A16Z, Khosla Ventures, NEA and alongside super angels like Richard Branson, Marissa Mayer, Eric Schmidt, and Mark Cuban etc. OurCrowd also built a FinTech business around some of its proprietary back-end software, valuing the company at $360M, and for which it was recognized as one of KPMG's top FinTech startups to watch. Steph sat on the investment committee for Radicle, OurCrowd's AgriTech fund - a joint venture with Finistere Ventures, DuPont, and Bayer Crop Sciences.
Before OurCrowd, Steph worked at ING bank where he led teams of engineers and designers to build award-winning enterprise software.
Steph holds two bachelor's degrees in Economics and Biotechnology from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, as well as an Executive diploma in negotiation from Harvard Law School.
Steph’s current areas of investment interest include enterprise software, and any technology that enhances real assets (e.g. real estate analytics, construction technology, cleantech, etc.)