Nessi Harari

Venture Analyst

Nessi brings valuable experience and knowledge in resource allocation, marketing and sales, and startups’ business development, strategy and operation functions. Nessi started his career in the Israeli Army, strategizing and implementing short and long-term manpower resource plans. He later worked as a sales representative, initiating projects to boost sales and utilize leads. Nessi has a strong technological orientation, which he practiced directing a social enterprise of 18 community computer repair labs, operating in the Israeli entrepreneurial tech space. Nessi tackled growth strategies by introducing new initiatives such as developing CRM and ERP systems, onboarding more partnerships and improving operational procedures.

Nessi holds a BA in Psychology and Communication from Tel-Aviv University, and is currently pursuing his MBA at the Simon Business School, concentrating in Strategy and Marketing.

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.