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Oren Fuerst

DR. OREN FUERST is the Managing Director of Strategic Models LLC, a strategic advisory in the international, technology and healthcare sectors, handling all aspects of venture development and venture capital investments.

Fuerst is also co-director of the Technology and Internet Valuation and Strategy Executive program at Columbia Business School, and lectures in the Executive and MBA programs. 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 feature financial columnist for leading financial publications, including the Financial Times.

He received his master's and doctoral degrees from Columbia Business School (on the topic of International Securities Offerings).

DR. URI GEIGER is 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. He teaches venture capital and entrepreneurship topics at Tel Aviv University Business School. An experienced lawyer with leading law firms, including Sullivan & Cromwell, he specialized in securities offerings, M&As and venture capital transactions.

Dr. Geiger has vast experience in running technology-based and capital-raising projects, including founding and successfully selling an Internet-based jewelry company.

He received his master's and doctoral degrees from Columbia University Center for Law & Economics (on the topic of International Securities Offerings). His influential work had been published in leading law and economics journals.