Yadin Kaufmann

Yadin Kaufmann

Co-founder, Sadara Ventures

ABOUT

Yadin is a long-time venture capitalist in Israel. He co-founded Veritas Venture Partners in 1990. He also founded (in 2002) Tmura – The Israeli Public Service Venture Fund, a leading non-profit organization in the Israel high-tech sector.

Since 2008, Yadin has been working to help create a Palestinian start-up ecosystem. He co-founded Sadara Ventures, the first fund targeting investments in Palestinian technology companies. He also founded (in 2014) the Palestinian Internship Program, a non-profit organization that arranges internships for Palestinian university graduates at companies in Israel.

Yadin received his B.A. from Princeton, M.A. from Harvard, and J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review. His article “Start-Up Palestine: How to Spark a West Bank Tech Boom” was published in Foreign Affairs (July-Aug. 2017). Foreign Policy named Yadin to its list of “Leading Global Thinkers” in 2017. Yadin joined the Board of Directors of the Anti-Defamation League in early 2019.