About Us

JFE Accelerator was launched in 2013 as a program run by JFE (Jews For Entrepreneurship) Organization, a non profit 501©3 organization founded in 2009 in San Francisco.JFE Accelerator Since its founding by Jenny Belotserkovsky and Michal Tavrovsky, JFE Organization has become the leading network of founders, investors, and technologists across both Silicon Valley and New York. The founding team has worked with over 120 startups and was the first to discover numerous successful companies including Virool, Getgoing, Cater2me, and Saygent, WebDAM (acquired by Shutterstock) to name a few. JFE events and programs engaged some of the biggest names in the tech world such as Jan Koum (WhatsApp), Dylan Smith (Box), Bram Cohen (BitTorrent), Jeff Pulver (Vonage), Michael Rubenstein (AppNexus), Barry Appleman (AOL), and many others. JFE has worked with most notable VCs and Angels included Greylock, Accel Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Founders Fund, NEA, Softbank, DFJ, New York Angels, and many others.

 

Timeline

Over the past 6 years, JFE Organization hosted entrepreneur training workshops, pitch demo events with the participation of leading investors and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. 21952_917114722593_6864088_nIn February 2013, JFE launched its first accelerator program, the 2 month JFE Accelerator. In Fall 2013, the program expanded to NYC and 7 cohorts were completed, with the 7th (Summer 15 SF) lasting for 3 months in San Francisco. To date, JFE Organization hosted more than 90 events with 120 startups participating in JFE programs to date.

 

Snapshot of firms and people that have participated in JFE programs:

 

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Angels  Forum
August Capital
Band of Angels
Bessemer  Venture Partners
BlueRun Ventures
Draper Fisher Juverston
Emergence Capital Partners
Founders Fund
Greylock Partners
Javelin Venture  Partners
Lumia Capital
Maven Ventures
NEA
US Venture Partners Venrock

Notable Founders Participating in JFE Programs

Anthony Goldbloom  Founder, Kaggle
Bram Cohen Founder, BitTorrentIMG_4982
Bryan Mason Founder, Typekit
Burt Herman Founder, Storify
David BeyerFounder, Chart.io
Daniel Abrams Founder,Edline
Dylan Smith  Co Founder and CTO, Box
Ethan Anderson Founder, RedBeacon, MyTime
Gil Penechina – Entrepreneur, angel investor, Flight.vc
Gleb Budman ­Founder, BackBlaze
Jan Koum ­Founder, Whatsapp
Jason Freedman Co-­Founder, FlightCaster, 42Floors
Lee Linden Founder, Tapjoy, Karma Science
Nir Eyal Founder, Author and Blogger of  Nirandfar
Ofer Ronen Founder at Sandori, Astound Lab
Ohad Samet Co-Founder of Signifyd, Analyzd
Peter Yared  CTO, CBS Interactive
Philip Kaplan Founder, Fandalism,Blippy, ADHD Labs, Tinyletter
Phillipe Suchet ­Founder-Zappli, Apsalar
Richie Hecker  Co Founder, Insparq, Bootstrapper.com
Roger Royse Founder Royse Law
Stan Chudnovsky­ Founder, Ooga Labs
Roman Stanek Founder, GoodData
Ron Warshawsky Founder, Enteros
Zohar Levkowitz CEO,Amobee
Zvi Gutenberg, Founder and CEO, Cloudshare

Accelerator Demo Days, Pitch Events, and Team Pictures

 

Our Network

  • 100+ mentors
  • 1200 Investor Network
  • 10,000 JFE Network
  • 90+ startups in JFE programs