Dave Goodboy, PBHFA Founder, Robert Asaturyan, PBHFA’s Director of Eastern European Investor Relations and Thalius Hecksher, Trident Fund Services Global Director had the honor of consulting with Inon Elroy, Israeli Economic Minister to the United States on Monday, January 23 at the Miami Innovation Center. PBHFA member Ric Scheinkman of Harpia Capital was kind enough to do the introductions. I would also like to thank Natalie Martinez-Kalinina and Brooke Wallis of the Innovation Center for welcoming everyone.
We discussed the growth of money management firms and high-tech in Israel, as well as cross-border trade potential between South Florida, Tel Aviv, and South America. Israeli economic growth has truly been astounding with over 1000 new startups launching in 2016.
We are excited about working further with the Israeli government in both bringing Israeli investment, tech firms, and innovations into South Florida, as well as acting as a conduit for investment into Israel.