ION CROSSOVER PARTNERS
ION Crossover Partners (ICP) was founded in 2018 with a focus on founders with growth aspirations and businesses with an untapped growth opportunity. Its first fund, ION Crossover Partners LP was launched that year, and its second fund, ION Crossover Partners II LP, was launched in early 2021.
We look to invest when the business is in its global expansion phase and has a substantial customer and revenue base. We aspire to support management teams in scaling their business by utilizing a strategic toolkit that includes IPO preparation. We have a long term investment horizon and willingness to be patient when the right team finds the right market opportunity.
Prior to ICP, Gilad spent a decade investing in innovative growth companies in public and private markets with Baron Capital (New York) and more recently with Magma Venture Partners (Tel Aviv). Gilad sourced and led investments in 40+ companies that totaled over $1.5bn. Examples include Tesla Inc., Mobileye NV, Iridium Communications Inc., Varonis Systems Inc., and more. Gilad graduated Magna Cum Laude from Tel Aviv University with a B.S. in Physics, Astronomy and Philosophy and with Honors from the Wharton School with an M.B.A.
Prior to ICP, Gili spent two decades as a finance manager and CFO of leading Israeli technology companies such as
M-Systems, SolarEdge and most recently Varonis. At Varonis, Gili served as a CFO since its inception until 2017. During her twelve-year tenure, she was responsible for finance, accounting, operations and HR, and led it through a successful IPO on the Nasdaq in 2014. Prior to Varonis, she was a partner at NextAge Ltd. for six years, and served as a CFO and strategic financial consultant for several companies. Prior to her tenure at NextAge, Gili held positions at KPMG. She received B.A. in Economics and Accounting and MBA from Tel-Aviv University.
Prior to ICP, Dr. Jonathan Kolodny was the CEO of the Keter Group, a leading resin consumer goods company. Between 1994 and 2013, Jonathan worked at McKinsey & Company, including as a Senior Partner from 2007 until 2013. Jonathan is a member of the Board of Directors of Partner Communications (PTNR) and served on the Board of Sodastream (SODA) from 2015 until its recent sale to Pepsico. Jonathan received a B.A. Summa Cum Laude in Computer Science from Harvard College and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience as a Marshall Scholar from the University of Cambridge.
Prior to ICP, Yuval spent more than two decades as a high-tech entrepreneur in both startups and tech giants. Yuval co-founded a cyber security company, Secure Islands Technologies (acquired by MSFT in 2015). His most recent role at Microsoft was GM of IoT/OT Security where he led the business from incubation to become a strategic product line through organic and inorganic growth. Yuval is a MAMRAM graduate and spent ten years (Ret. Major) in the Israeli Intelligence Corps within an elite technology unit, Yuval received a B.A in Finance and Business Administration from the College of Management in Israel.
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