Dr. Oren Furst is the Managing Director of Strategic Models LLC, a strategic advisory focused on all aspects of venture development and venture capital investments in the technology and healthcare sectors worldwide.
Fuerst is also co-director of the Technology Valuation and Strategy Executive program at Columbia Business School, and lectures in the Executive and MBA programs on the topics of Technology Valuation and Strategy and Global Valuation. He was formerly on the faculty of Yale School of Management and served with the Capital Market Advisory Group of KPMG. He is also a featured financial columnist for leading financial newspapers, including the Financial Times.
Dr. Fuerst was also a commander in the Israeli Army's elite Technology unit. He received his master's and doctoral degrees from Columbia Business School (on the topic of International Securities Offerings), and his work is widely read in the academic and business worlds.
Dr. Uri Geiger is the co-founder and CEO of GalayOr Networks Inc., a developer of innovative micro opto-mechanical systems for applications at the core of next-generation optical networks. Formerly, he managed a U.S.-based private equity fund. He teaches venture capital and entrepreneurship topics at Tel Aviv University Business School. An experienced lawyer with leading law firms, including Sullivan and Cromwell, he specialized in securities offerings, M&As, and venture capital investments.
Dr. Geiger has vast experience in running technology-based and capital-raising projects, including founding and successfully selling an Internet-based jewelry company. Dr. Geiger is also a Captain (Res.) in the Israeli Air Force.
He received his master's and doctoral degrees from Columbia University Center for Law and Economics (on the topic of International Securities Offerings). His influential work has been published in leading law and economics journals.