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2 Lantern Ventures 

Biography:

2LVC is sourcing and selecting high-impact startups from MassChallenge, Boston, New York, and Israel, and building syndicates with top-tier angels, families, corporates, and VCs in Pre-seed, Seed, and Series A opportunities.

The Managing Director and founder of the fund is John Harthorne, former CEO and founder of MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet. To date, 2,458 MassChallenge alumni have raised over $6 billion of funding, have generated over $3 billion of revenue, and have created over 157,000 jobs.

Michal Gilon-Yanai is the Executive Venture Partner at 2LVC. She founded and directed entrepreneurship programs in three academic institutions in the US and in Israel, most recently at the NYU school of medicine. She became the founding executive director of the MBA Innovation & Entrepreneurship track at IDC, Israel in 2010.