Israel Ganot

Israel / Leadership / Executive Director
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Israel Ganot

Israel Ganot is Executive Director of MassChallenge Israel. In this role, he leads the MassChallenge Israel strategic planning process and supports fundraising in Israel and abroad. Most recently, Israel was co-founder and CEO of Gazelle, the company that pioneered and has become the leading consumer brand in the mobile device reCommerce space. Prior to Gazelle, Israel spent six years at eBay, Inc. where he was instrumental in the company's acquisition of PayPal and eBay’s expansion to Europe, Latin America and Asia. Israel holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from the Stern School of Business at New York University. He grew up in Israel, and after spending the last 25 years in the U.S., Israel moved back to Israel with his wife and three daughters.

Mission

MassChallenge strengthens the global innovation ecosystem by accelerating high-potential startups across all industries, from anywhere in the world.