Ariel Anati

Investment Director, Catalyst Fund

Mr. Ariel Anati is an Investment Director at Catalyst. Involved in all aspects of analyzing incoming investment opportunities, exit strategies, due diligence, and ongoing monitoring of portfolio companies.

Prior to Catalyst, Mr. Anati was Head of Finance & Operations at Inlight, an innovation advisory firm dedicated to multinational industrial companies. Leading the corporate development activities of the firm in Israel and was involved with dozens of tech-industry investments, collaborations, and joint ventures, including the opening of several innovation labs focusing on industry 4.0 and joint agreements with the Israeli Innovation Authority.

Mr. Ariel Anati is a finance lecturer at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya teaching the courses “Financial Thinking for Startups” in the Zell Entrepreneurship program and “Quantitative Methods in Finance” in the Business Administration program.

He holds an M.A. in Financial Economics from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, M.A. in Law Studies from Bar-Ilan University and a B.A. in Psychology & Communication, Magna Cum Laude, from the Israel Open University. Fluent in Italian, English and Hebrew and having strong international background, working with countries such as USA, Italy, France, Turkey, and the UAE.