Director of Data & Insights

Tel Aviv-Yafo Full-time position


Director of Data & Insights

Start-Up Nation Central is looking for a Director of Data & Insights to lead its data and analytics team. The team is responsible for collecting, reviewing, updating, and analyzing data derived from our Finder innovation business platform and actively monitoring all developments taking place in the Israeli innovation ecosystem. Our platform includes rich datasets on both public and private markets along with deep granularity on the strategic customer networks and capital flows that fund them. The Director of Data & Insights will work closely with the organization’s Product, R&D, Research, and Marketing units.

Location: Tel Aviv

Who are we? Start-Up Nation Central is a non-profit organization that connects Israeli innovation to the world in order to help international entities solve global challenges. Immersed in the Israeli technology ecosystem, we provide a platform that nurtures business growth, recommends policies, and generates partnerships with corporations, governments, investors, and NGOs to strengthen Israel's economy and society.


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Ongoing management of the Data and Insights Team.
  •  Ensuring successful monitoring and updating of the data in Finder.
  •  Selecting, improving, and implementing methodologies and work processes for gathering, structuring, synthesizing, and analyzing data that supports Start-Up Nation Central's mission.
  •  Leading various special projects to enhance and enrich the data available in the Finder platform.
  •  Creating metrics to track data quality improvement over time.
  •  Building data partnerships with ecosystem stakeholders.
  •  Developing ecosystem analytics and supporting internal and external client needs.


  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a Data Analyst.
  • Minimum of 2 years of managerial experience of teams of 5 people or more.  
  •  Bachelor’s degree in information studies, economics, social sciences, behavioral science an equivalent.
  •  Passionate about making a meaningful impact on Israel’s innovation story, worldwide.
  •  Strong interest in startups, venture capital, and technology.
  •  Stellar attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills.
  •  Ability to gain familiarity of new domains quickly and comprehensively.
  •  Possess thorough online research skills.
  •  Analytical, comfortable diving into data, familiar with data analytics tools, and possessing a data-first mindset.
  •  Amazing communication skills.
  •  Ability to work effectively under pressure, meet deadlines, and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  •  Self-motivated, goal-oriented, and able to work in dynamic environment.
  •  Familiarity with bigquery, SQL, power bi- an advantage.
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills (Hebrew and English).


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Working at Start-Up Nation Central

We’re searching for people who are ready to jump right in, love collaborating, and share in our passion for innovation to join our team. Come join us so together we can impact the future of Israel’s economy, society, and global standing.

Building for a stronger future

At Start-Up Nation Central we employ around 100 people across nearly a dozen departments. Our daily tasks may differ wildly, but we all share a vision and a goal of helping to strengthen the Israeli innovation ecosystem.


Innovation is at the heart of everything we do, and we encourage all our team members to constantly come up with new and bold ways to accomplish everything we do


We tackle a wide range of difficult challenges, so we make sure to mix demanding assignments with rewarding conditions.

Top professionals

Everyone on the team was carefully selected and thoroughly vetted before coming on board, so you can be confident that you are in excellent company, with top-tier professionals in every role

Organizational Values

The values we’re looking
for in our employees


Committed to open communication, transparency with external and internal partners, responsiveness, and a readiness to support colleagues and partners while working towards shared goals.

Comfortable with unstructured challenges, open to new ways of thinking about and engaging with new opportunities, willing to take bold steps through trial and error, capable of working outside their comfort zone, and willing to kill a project when needed.

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Acts with utmost integrity, professionality, and impartiality, strives to be objective in their work with clients and partners.

Passionately committed to fulfilling Start-Up Nation Central’s mission and vision, possessing a deep sense of personal accountability toward achieving goals, large and small, has a “whatever it takes” attitude, is creative, comes up with new initiatives, assumes personal responsibility for all assignments, available to colleagues, executes work plans.

Strives for excellence in all activities, aims to ensure an ongoing balance between improving the quality and efficiency of our output while pushing boundaries and experimenting with bold new impactful initiatives.

Start-Up Nation Central Employees

Here’s what they had to say

As a sector lead at Start-Up Nation Central, I get to be exposed to a wealth of innovative technologies and business models that I simply couldn’t be if I was working at a specialized company. I have the honor of working both at a strategic and a tactical level, interacting with most key stakeholders in the ecosystem: from gov entities, to multinationals, local corporations, startups & innovators and more. I think the local tech community recognizes and values people who gain such wide-spectrum experience.
Yael Weisz Zilberman
Head of the Climate Tech Sector
Working on Start-Up Nation Finder feels like I am at the heart of Israel’s innovation ecosystem, connecting all the players and having an impact on the sector’s incredible success. Enabling the platform to work as an effective conduit between innovators and their clients, partners, and investors is extremely rewarding in itself, but the organization also knows how to reward its people in more direct ways…. Did anybody say beach party?
Yotam Maman
Information Specialist
Working at Start-Up Nation Central is an entirely unique and eye-opening experience. I am constantly being exposed to exciting new initiatives; my work never becomes ‘routine’ by nature and provides me with endless opportunities to be creative. Being part of an organization that promotes Israeli innovation around the world is a wonderfully fulfilling challenge that keeps us looped into the latest industry developments, and I am privileged to be part of a team that inspires me every day.
Chanel Itzhaki Ganor
Marketing Manager
Every time I read a headline talking about the achievements of the Israeli innovation sector, I can’t help but feel I have a small part in it. Our work helps glue together the various parts of the puzzle that make up the ecosystem. Sitting in the heart of Tel Aviv surrounded by tech companies, also makes you feel like part of something bigger that’s taking place. The restaurant selection nearby is also second to none.
Maor Perlov
Data Specialist
Since I started working at Start-Up Nation Central, I have been exposed to some of the most interesting and exciting technologies out there. Helping the developers of the cutting-edge made-in-Israel innovation find markets and clients around the world provides a great deal of satisfaction and keeps me with my finger on the pulse of this huge industry.
Yael Raviv
Marketing operations manager
For me, working at Start-Up Nation Central feels like a true calling. It is a genuine contribution to Israeli life, not to mention the economy of the country, and gives an authentic sense of belonging.
Jenny Sotnik-Talisman
Senior Information Specialist
Lilienblum St 28, Tel Aviv-Yafo

Life at Start-Up Nation Central

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