Matan Rabizadeh

Israel Liaison

Matan holds an LL.B in Law and Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the College of Management Academic Studies in Israel. He is experienced in various aspects of commercial and corporate law, equity investment and venture capital.

Prior to working with Excell, he worked at Katzenell Dimant & Frank Law Offices, where he was involved in various high-tech and commercial transactions, as well as business development consulting to startups and entrepreneurs. During his undergraduate studies Matan worked as a financial data analyst in Meitav-Dash, Israel’s biggest investment bank, gaining extensive experience in BI and big data while conducting complex data analysis in support of senior management.

Throughout Matan’s three year military service in the Israeli Air Force UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) division, he gained vast technological experience in video compression, networks and distribution technology.

Matan is very active in the Israeli startup scene, providing business development services and investment procurement to a number of early stage companies. As Excell’s liaison in Israel, he is responsible for generating deal flow, screening of early stage ventures, leading investment processes and uncovering potential business opportunities.

Excell Partners, Inc.

Excell Partners is an affiliate of the University of Rochester. It is a seed stage fund that invests in technologies emerging from the communities and universities across upstate New York. With over $14 million under management, Excell has invested in 48 companies across multiple industry sectors. Excell is one of only six venture firms in New York State to receive funding from Empire State Development Corporation’s Innovate NY fund.