Founder and CEO, ICON, Israel
Yasmin Lukatz is an investor and social entrepreneur. She is the Founder and Executive Director of ICON - Israel Collaboration Network, helping Israeli entrepreneurs scale and thrive in the US market by bridging Silicon Valley and Israeli tech ecosystems. Yasmin is a respected startup investor. She is on the investor team of the Israeli TV version of Shark Tank. Ms. Lukatz was listed by Ynet News as one of the ten most influential Israelis in America in 2020 and ranked 21st on The Marker's 2017 list of the most influential Israelis. Among the startups she invested in were Houzz, TripActions, Salt Security, Tipalti, Loop Commerce, and Redkix. Prior to forming ICON, Yasmin founded Israel’s most widely read newspaper, Israel Hayom, where she served as Board Chair for six years. She also worked at EY in corporate finance, was a Special Assistant for the CEO of Las Vegas Sands Corporation, and served as COO of Evoz, a consumer electronics startup. A native Israeli, Yasmin served in the IDF as an operations officer for a helicopter search and rescue squadron. After completing her military service, she received a degree in Law, Accounting, and Economics from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from Stanford University. She is a member of the Israel Bar Association. Yasmin resides in Silicon Valley and Israel and has four children.