YOUR BANK IS IMPORTANT.

YOUR PERSON AT THE BANK IS PRICELESS.

ABOUT US

Discount Tech is part of the Discount Group, bringing an agile mindset tailored for the HighTech world. Born with a DNA of innovation, firmly rooted in the VC world, and equipped with a deep understanding of how the tech eco-system works, and what it needs, we are here to facilitate the innovators of tomorrow.

 

The Team
GUY NAVON
HEAD OF DISCOUNT TECH

Guy leads the Discount Tech Division, bringing vast experience in corporate and high tech finance, as well as M&A finance and venture capital financing. Prior to this, Guy headed the PE / VC financing at Discount’s Corporate Division, as well as 9 years served as a Senior Macro Economist at the BOI research department. He holds a PHD in Economics.

What I love about entrepreneurs 

They have wit, drive and are the ultimate team players. They are masters of their own domain. 

If you didn’t work at a bank, what would your startup be?

Discount Tech is that startup.

DANA ZILBERMAN
PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Dana has been with the Discount Group for 7 years. Prior to that, she was a Senior Consultant for OECD - LSE Investment policy and a Project Manager at the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, as well as an Economic Researcher to the Director General at the Israel Competition Authority.

Born and raised in the U.S and having lived for years in the U.K, Dana is a true global citizen with a worldly perspective and a vast personal network.

What I love about entrepreneurs:

I love the fact they dream big, and have an optimistic can-do attitude towards life. I love that they can wear a tshirt and jeans, and still feel comfortable talking millions.

DANA FERDER SAPANI
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Dana leads the business development initiatives for the bank’s tech division. Dana holds a B.A. in Economics & Communications from the Tel Aviv University, and has a rich and diverse experience that includes more than 4 years as Director of Value Creation at State of Mind Ventures and 3 years at EY’s High-Tech division as the Business Development & Investor Relations Manager. Dana brings unparalleled knowledge and an unrivaled network in the Israeli tech ecosystem.

What I love most about my job:

In 3 words. People. People. People. 

In more words, I love making connections and intros, bringing entrepreneurs and relevant investors together, and seeing the added value that comes of it.

YIFAT SHOULSHTEIN
PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Yifat has been part of the Discount Group for 15 + years.  A certified accountant with an MA in Business specialising in finance, Yifat served in the past as the Head of the Israeli Desk at the London Branch and Economist at the Finance Department. Yifat brings an unparalleled expertise to high tech finance and a passion for innovation.

What I love most about my job:

I love creative solutions that others don’t think about; solutions that stem from really knowing the banking system and that I can leverage for my clients. Ultimately, I love business and seeing deals getting made.

What I love about entrepreneurs

I love the power of their dreams, these are the dreams that move the world forward. 

LIDOR COHEN
CREDIT ANALYST

Lidor has been a part of the Discount Group for 2 years. With a BA in Economics and Accounting and having served as an auditor at KPMG, Lidor brings a deep understanding and invaluable insights for the Israeli High Tech ecosystem.

What I love most about my job:

I love deep diving into the numbers and seeing how the smallest details create the big picture. I like to walk startups on their road to growth and success.

If you didn’t work at a bank, what would your startup be?

I would definitely love to create a financial app that helps people with no financial background improve the way they manage their money and make more informed decisions.

LIAT SKOK
PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Liat has been with the Discount Group for over a decade in a wide range of roles. Prior to being a Portfolio Manager with Discount Tech, Liat headed the bank’s Dealing room Fx Commercial Desk, and brings a rich experience in institutional and corporate banking with an emphasis on the HighTech ecosystem.

What I love most about my job:

I love meeting the entrepreneurs behind the big ideas and seeing how they think, listening to how they articulate their vision, and obviously I love playing my part in helping them get the finances they need to make it all happen.

What I love about entrepreneurs

I love the fact that they are assertive risk-takers who will stop at nothing to change the status quo. 

SOMEONE THERE WHEN IT COUNTS

A strong bank is obviously important, but having someone who is there for your every need, when you need it, is priceless. 

BRIDGE
YOUR GAP

Timing is everything when it comes to your startup.
That’s why it’s so important to bridge that gap you often encounter between receiving a term sheet or a grant and the moment the money actually enters your account. We cover that gap, and sometimes it makes a world of difference.

LEVERAGE
YOUR GROWTH

Your future growth has already begun. That’s why we consider your MRR (monthly recurring revenue), long term contracts and working capital good enough to back today. This is extremely beneficial for a wide range of digital, subscription-based tech companies looking to finance aggressive growth, such as SaaS, digital health, gaming and others.

MANAGE
YOUR CAPITAL

Protect your currency gap. You’ve just raised a significant amount of Dollars, but guess what? Your monthly expenses are in shekels. We offer up-to-the-minute overview of the markets, a steady hand of advice and an assortment of management tools to hedge that investment against devaluation such as OTC services, burn rate, and DUCCO deposits.

INCREASE
YOUR RUNWAY

The flexibility you need to operate. We help high growth VC-backed companies secure cash in between equity rounds and avoid diluting the cap table by balancing debt and equity. This complimentary offering to venture financing helps you reach your milestones, improves your cash flow and increases your runway.

Partners 
GET GLOBAL
Scale-up, Take-off

From comprehensive re-location services to our joint partnership with IDB BANK New York, the Discount Family helps you conduct your business anywhere just as if you’re at home.