Jack S. Levy
Israel Cleantech Ventures
Jack is a partner and one of the co-founders of Israel Cleantech Ventures (ICV), the largest venture capital fund dedicated to investing in Israel’s emerging clean technology companies. Established in 2006, Israel Cleantech Ventures (ICV) is the largest venture capital firm dedicated to providing value added growth capital to exceptional entrepreneurs building Israel’s energy, water and environmental technology leaders. The firm has approximately $135M under management to date in two funds and has completed 13 investments across diverse cleantech sectors, including waste water treatment, alternative energy generation, energy storage & efficiency, green building, smart grid and in technologies that enable existing industries to work in a more efficient and environmentally friendly manner . Jack leads the fund’s activities in water related technologies, green chemistry and biofuels.
Jack has extensive experience in building high-growth companies and leading management teams through successful capital raising, international expansion and acquisition processes – both from the position of an executive in a successful venture-backed company and from his years as a corporate lawyer.
Prior to establishing ICV, Jack was Vice President and General Counsel of Register.com, guiding the firm as it expanded operations into five countries and multiple business lines and successfully grew to become a leader in its market. He also played a central role in the company’s IPO. Previously, Jack served as a corporate attorney for Tulchinsky Stern in Tel Aviv and with the New York law firm Wilkie Farr & Gallagher. Jack holds a J.D. from Columbia Law School where he was a Stone Scholar and a B.A from Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Terra Venture Partners
Astorre Modena is the Founder and General Partner of Terra Venture Partners, leading early-stage Cleantech VC in Israel. Before founding Terra, Astorre was a Principal at Israel Seed Partners, a leading seed-stage venture capital in Israel with more than $260 million under management. Until recently, Astorre was an active key investor in the establishment of Cellint, a new cellular startup that is growing rapidly. Prior to Israel Seed, Astorre was with McKinsey & Co., based in Paris, where he consulted to leading Italian, French and Israeli manufacturing and financial corporations.
Astorre holds a B.Sc. in Physics and Outstanding Students Program (“Amirim”) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Ph.D. in Plasma Physics from Imperial College in London.