Cecile is the Head of Impact and Sustainability at Pitango Venture Capital.
She is also the Founder and Managing Partner at Impact First Investments.
Cecile specializes in merging technology, profit and social impact, and is considered a pioneer of the impact industry in Israel as well as a thought leader of the impact industry worldwide.
Prior to founding Impact First, Cecile managed the Noaber Foundation’s Israeli investments for over 14 years and has extensive hands-on management experience with high-tech start-ups. Additionally, Cecile held executive positions and led several companies as a CEO and, on behalf of the Noaber Foundation, served as a chairperson and board member on many more. Cecile was one of the initiators of the Al-Bawader private equity fund, established to invest in businesses in the Arab community in Israel. Cecile volunteers as a mentor at the Keren Shemesh Foundation for the Encouragement of Young Entrepreneurs. Cecile is a board member and observer of Impact First’s portfolio companies. Prior to beginning her professional career, Cecile served as an intelligence officer in the Israel Defense Forces. Cecile is also an alumnus of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem where she studied political science and international relations.
Professor Uri Weiser
Uri Weiser is a Professor emeritus at the Electrical Engineering department, the Technion IIT and is in the actively involved in numerous startups.
He received the bachelor and master degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Technion and Ph.D in CS from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Professor Weiser worked at Intel from 1988 till 2007. At Intel, Weiser initiated the definition of the first Pentium® processor, drove the definition of Intel's MMX™ technology, invented the Trace Cache, co-managed the a new Intel Microprocessor Design Center at Austin, Texas and formed an Advanced Media applications research activity.
Professor Weiser was appointed to Intel Fellow in 1996, in 2002 he became an IEEE Fellow and in 2005 an ACM Fellow. In 2016 Professor Weiser received the IEEE/ACM Eckert-Mauchly Award for “leadership, as well as pioneering industry and academic work in high performance processors and multimedia architectures”. The Eckert-Mauchly award is known as the computer architecture community’s most prestigious award.
Prior to his career at Intel, Professor Weiser worked for the Israeli Department of Defense as a research and system engineer and later with National Semiconductor Design Center in Israel, where he led the design of the NS32532 microprocessor.
Professor Weiser was an Associate Editor of IEEEMicro Magazine and was Associate Editor of Computer Architecture Letters.