Jemm Ventures Accelerator helps Israeli B2B startups expand in US
Jemm Ventures Accelerator is a new program focusing on Israeli seed stage B2B startups which have begun to sell their product and now are looking to expand their presence and operations in the US. It helps such startups work with the most experienced executives, strategic partners, and entrepreneurs in San Francisco/Silicon Valley.
The program also provides these startups with intensive workshops, mentor sessions and meetings for three months.
The accelerator builds a foundation for their expansion into the US market. Unlike other Israeli accelerators, JVA approaches this goal of scaling their startups’ US operations diligently and holistically.
The JVA team has chosen to run the program in San Francisco because it’s the best place for Israeli startups to fully and gradually integrate into a younger startup ecosystem (unlike the Valley’s more established tech ecosystem) without being overwhelmed and discouraged.
For a startup to become mature and successful, getting funding and building a product is not enough.
It should achieve clarity as to how to achieve its goals in a very aggressive and rapidly changing environment.
From JVA partners’ experience, many Israeli startups easily get discouraged when they see they are not warmly welcomed by the US tech establishment. Many talented Israeli startups think that they cannot achieve success very fast, and decide to move back to Israel where a friendly and familiar environment gives them the feeling that they will be more successful with their product.
Our team at JVA is ready to help these startups build their confidence, endurance, and flexibility in order to withstand such obstacles, which will be inevitable on their path to success.
JVA’s managing directors have worked for over seven years with Israeli companies prior to launching the accelerator program. With dual US/Israeli citizenship, Jenny Belotserkovsky and Michal Tavrovsky know how to integrate Israeli companies into America’s tech ecosystem.
JVA’s mentor network, which consists of top Silicon Valley specialists and investors, is ready to help them swim in the murky waters of entrepreneurship.