Lisa Cohen, who was a corporate venturer at Innogy Innovation Hub between 2016 and 2020, has taken up a partner role at Intel’s CVC arm.

Lisa Cohen, Intel Capital Israel partner

Intel Capital, the corporate venturing arm of US chipmaker Intel, has hired Lisa Cohen as an Israel-based investment partner.

Previously, Cohen spent four years from 2016 at Innogy Innovation Hub, which invested on behalf of Innogy before it was acquired by German energy utility E.ON in 2020. Both companies’ CVC units were merged under Future Energy Ventures.

After leaving Innogy Innovation Hub, Cohen reprised her investment director role at Israeli venture capital firm Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP). She helped invest in more than 15 Israeli startups including compact camera provider Unispectral and cybersecurity software providers Vicarius and ShieldIoT.

Founded in 1991, Intel Capital is one of the oldest corporate venturing units in the world that is still active. It focuses on cloud, silicon, devices and frontier technology startups.

Intel Capital has been present in the Israeli ecosystem since 2014, having made more than 100 investments locally, according to Israeli innovation nonprofit Start-Up Nation Central.

The local team is led by Roi Bar-Kat, head of Intel Capital Israel, and includes investment director Yoni Greifman and investment analyst Shira Vissoker-Saar. The unit’s local portfolio includes chip data analytics platform Proteantecs and gaming app monetisation tool producer Overwolf.

“Amidst the current challenges, I am pleased to officially share the news of my recent appointment as a partner at Intel Capital,” said Cohen in a LinkedIn post. “Joining Intel Capital fills me with honour as it underscores the fund’s dedication to Israel and its thriving technology industry.”

Edison Fu

Edison Fu is a reporter and Asia liaison at Global Corporate Venturing.