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Founders

Hillel Milo
Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board
chairman@parallel-lives.com

A native of Israel, Hillel Milo is a well-respected entrepreneur, investor, and humanitarian. He is currently a managing partner at Aquagro Fund, a venture capital fund in the field of cleantech.
Mr. Milo is one of the pioneers of the venture capital industry in Israel, who is personally responsible for over a dozen of successful exits.
Starting from the early nineties, Mr. Milo has initiated the foundation of Israel’s leading venture capital funds; amongst them is Walden Israel, one of the first venture capital funds in the country. In 1995 he co-founded Clal Venture Capital and was its CEO until 2002. Parallel to his role as CEO of Clal, he co-founded the Infinity VC in 1997 and acted as its managing general partner until 1999. In 2001 he joined Alice Ventures, a $220M European fund, as a managing partner until mid-2006.
Mr. Milo holds a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters degree in Management Sciences from the University of Alabama.
Amongst his many roles as a leading manager in the VC field in Israel, Hillel Milo is also involved in unique social projects. In 1997, Mr. Milo co-founded Kolot, an Israeli non-profit organization promoting Jewish identity and pluralism.
In 2003, Mr. Milo founded Parallel Lives, six years after his nephew, Major Nadav Milo, was killed during a military action in Lebanon. Mr. Milo is currently the Chairman of the Board at Parallel Lives.


 David Ya'ari (Borowich)
Co-Founder

Born and raised in the United States, David (Borowich) Ya’ari immigrated to Israel after college and served in the Israel Defense Forces, in a tank combat unit. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yeshiva University and an MBA in finance and marketing from New York University’s Stern School of Business. His career has included periods in strategic management consulting and hi-tech and he was most recently responsible for a portfolio of financial instruments at RAI Group, a private finance company.
In New York, David was very active in the Jewish and philanthropic communities. He was founder and honorary chairman of Dor Chadash, an organization that fosters ties between Israeli and American Jews through cultural exchange programs and events, was founder and Chairman at the Council of Young Jewish Presidents, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York on which he served as co-chairman of its Israel and International Affairs Commission. 
He is the recipient of the World Zionist organization’s prestigious Herzl Prize, given for outstanding contributions to Zionism, New York University’s President’s Leadership Award and Joseph Taggart Memorial Award, and in 2008 he was listed among the 50 most influential Jews in America by the Forward.
 

Since making aliyah in 2009, David and his family live in Modi’in, Israel. David is currently the Director General of Hillel: The Center for Jewish Campus Life in Israel Ltd. (P.B.C.).







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