Microsoft R&D Israel



The Team


  • Tzahi (Zack) Weisfeld

    Senior Director, Microsoft Ventures

    A veteran startup founder with over 20 years of experience working with startups, investors and large corporations. Zack is responsible for Microsoft Ventures activities across EMEA, as well as the Microsoft Accelerator global blueprint.

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    Zack brings extensive experience in executive management, product, strategy and business development from leading edge technology companies. Prior to re-joining Microsoft in 2009, Zack was Founder, Business and Marketing Officer at Mintigo Ltd. a marketing intelligence startup, as well as Vice President of Marketing & Strategy at Modu, the modular mobile handset company. Before that, Zack held the position of Director of Business Management at Microsoft Corp. and General Manager Americas and Corporate Vice President at msystems (NSDQ: FLSH), which was acquired by SanDisk Corp (NSDQ: SNDK) for 1.6B at the end of 2006. Zack Weisfeld holds an International Executive MBA from Kellogg Business School and Tel Aviv University, as well as B.A. in Economics with Honors from Tel-Aviv University.

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  • Amir Pinchas

    Principal Microsoft Ventures Fund

    Responsible for EMEA startup investments and business development activities to support global partnerships with accelerators and corporate funds.

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    Amir is an experienced high performance finance executive with 9 years of proven track record in tightly managing budgets, new business evaluation and strategic consulting. Entrepreneur at heart with proven ability to drive results through innovative thinking, influence and strong management skills.
    Holds a B.A. in economics and business management, summa cum laude, and MBA from Tel-Aviv University Recanati business school.