Director of Data & Insights

Tel Aviv Full-time position

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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