Dr. Michal Vakrat Wolkin


Dr. Michal Vakrat Wolkin is a Partner at GFT Ventures. She brings over 15 years of experience in venture capital, business development, and corporate R&D with multinational corporations and startups. Prior to joining GFT, Michal served as Managing Director of Lear Innovation Ventures (LIV) in Israel where she focused on AI, autonomous driving, smart mobility, industry 4.0, and cyber security. Prior to LIV, Michal was 3M's Head of R&D in Israel focusing on Digital Transformation and IOT investments and partnerships, and she was also part of the founding team of electric vehicle infrastructure startup Better Place. Beginning in 2000, Michal was a member of the research staff at PARC, where she also completed her postdoc.

Michal graduated with a PhD in Applied Physics and Materials Science from the University of Rochester, NY, and holds an undergraduate degree from the Technion, Israel. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of Tower Semiconductor (NASDAQ: TSEM) as well as the Hebrew University Nano Tech Fund. 

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