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Reichman University

Explore the thriving startup landscape as a VC Startup Scout. Enjoy the benefits of expanding your networking horizons and developing highly sought-after analytical skills, all while helping shape the future of innovation.


Reichman University, formerly known as IDC Herzliya, boasts a vibrant startup and venture capital ecosystem. The university houses the Adelson School of Entrepreneurship, which plays a crucial role in fostering entrepreneurial capabilities among its students.

Several successful startups have been founded by Reichman University alumni. One such notable alumni is Tomer London, co-founder of Gusto, a platform offering complete payroll, benefits, and HR service for small businesses. Gusto has raised over $500 million in venture capital funding and serves more than 100,000 businesses across the United States.

Another successful Reichman University alumni is Avishai Abrahami, co-founder and CEO of, a cloud-based web development platform that allows users to create HTML5 websites and mobile sites through the use of online drag and drop tools. As of 2021, Wix serves more than 200 million users across the globe.

The university also nurtures investor talents. Notable example includes Adam Fisher, a Reichman University graduate who is now a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. Adam played a role in multiple successful investments including Fiverr,, and Skype.\

Reichman University also works to bridge academia and industry through various initiatives. A key initiative by the university is the IDC X Accelerator, a program that supports student-led startups by providing mentorship, networking opportunities, and initial seed funding. Over the years, many startups supported by the IDC X Accelerator have gone on to raise significant venture capital funding.

In terms of particularities, Reichman University stands out for its focus on experiential learning. In many of its programs, students get the opportunity to work on real-world projects, facilitating not just theoretical learning, but also putting those theories into practice. This experiential learning mindset is a key factor in nurturing entrepreneurial talents who can hit the ground running.

As a Scout, You Can...

Kickstart Your Venture Capital Career

Showing your skills in picking successful startups and advising founders is the surest way to build your reputation and secure a venture capital role.

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Help Your Ecosystem Thrive

Your community, region, or group thrives when its founders are given the chance to succeed before going back and reinvesting in their comunities.

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Earn a Share in Startups Without Investing in Them

Earn a share in startups you scout without the funds to invest directly just like a VC partner.

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Monetise Your Content & Community

As a podcaster, community manager, or event organiser you have a front-row seat to interesting startups which you can monetise by helping them fundraise.

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Create a Fairer Society

By identifying under-represented founders you're level the playing field for anyone to success based on merit independent from their social or ethnic background.

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Help Friends Get Funded

Help your friends who are neck-deep in their startups get the funding they need to succeed.

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Grow Your Personal Brand

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Available Programs

Startup Investor?

Are you an investor looking to get access to the top dealflow opportunities coming out of Reichman University? Join us today and get the chance to be the first to invest in the most innovative startups and cutting-edge innovations!

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