Idan has always been enamored with building things. From Legos as a child to software applications as a student to cloud-based platforms as a professional, Idan lives for the challenge of a blank slate and the process of building something new. He started his career at General Electric (GE) in their IT Leadership Program where he migrated GE’s first application to public cloud infrastructure. He then moved on to Slalom Consulting where he focused on innovation and cutting-edge technology projects for his clients. During this time, he also helped launch a productivity platform business which continues to operate today. Idan’s passion for market innovation, start-ups and problem solving ultimately led him to Watertower Ventures where he contributes to all components of the business including sourcing investment opportunities, due diligence, internal operations, portfolio management and more.
Idan has a BS from Cornell University’s College of Engineering and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is a basketball junkie and a zealous competitor, having returned from three separate knee surgeries to run triathlons and play sports regularly. He also loves traveling and experiencing different cultures, does logic puzzles for fun, and values family over everything.
Go to App?
Google Photos … user-friendly, efficient, scalable, useful.
What inspires you?
Going against the grain with a combination of determination and patience.
Travel to outer space (counting on you SpaceX!).
Want to improve?
My golf game … currently good for one quality shot per hole.
Positivity and seeing the glass half-full.