Gil Birnboim

Head of Platform

Gil joined UpWest in 2020 as Head of Platform, dedicated to ensuring that UpWest does whatever it can to provide operational support across its portfolio. She strongly believes that backing our founders with a collaborative community, skillful network, and distinctive expertise plays an indispensable part in driving their success.

Prior to UpWest, Gil was a Program Manager at Nex3, an investor that creates and accelerates frontier tech companies, where she drove the operations of the company’s startup incubator, developed deal-flow and built beneficial relationships with key contacts across Silicon Valley and the global tech ecosystem.

Prior to Nex3, Gil served as an Innovation and Partnerships Lead for Comcast Innovation Labs where she was responsible for identifying and evaluating potential tech partnerships between Israeli startups and the Comcast group, across all of the company’s products and business lines. She helped plan and host multiple large events around innovation and worked cross-functionally with startups and technical teams, acting as engagement liaison between them and Comcast. Before that, Gil was a Client Partner at Morillas, a global branding agency, where she specialized in research, strategy, brand design, and innovation.

Gil holds a B.A in Business Administration with Major in Marketing, as well as an LL.B. (Law) from the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel.

Ever-curious, Gil practices Yoga & Mindfulness and is fascinated by the overlap between these and entrepreneurship.