Startup Your Dream With Us

Welcome to Poalim Hi-Tech, Serving and Connecting Israel’s High-Tech Ecosystem

Intro Background

2014 Israel startup scene

  • 688 companies raised

    $3.4 billion

  • 12 VCs raised

    $914 million

  • 17 IPOs raised

    $2.1 billion

  • 99 Exits worth

    $6.94 billion

  • More

    R&D centers

Israel’s leading bank meets
Israel’s leading industry

Headquartered on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Blvd, the vibrant new heart of Israel’s start-up scene, Poalim Hi-Tech offers specialized financial services, tailored to meet the unique needs of the Israeli High-Tech sector

Who will be your banker?

Your Personal Specialized Banker

At Poalim Hi-Tech, we get to know your
business and provide you with
customized solutions.
You get peace of mind with a highly
specialized, single point-of-contact for
all your banking needs.


Financial Services

What you want... what you need

  • Quick Account Opening

    Open your account quickly and efficiently

  • Working Capital Financing

    Working capital financing through Debtor Financing or Factoring

  • Direct Banking

    Advanced Direct Banking with our award-winning internet site and innovative business applications

  • Customized Deposits

    Classic deposits for the high-tech sector and company-specific, tailor-made deposits with guidance from an investment advisor

  • Employee Benefits

    Discounted account management fees, reduced brokerage and custody fees, and preferred rates for personal loans

  • Dealing Room

    Direct link to a leading Dealing Room for all your foreign currency needs: currency conversions, currency exposure, hedging products etc.

  • International Banking Services

    International commercial banking services through Bank Hapoalim New York

  • Fund Transfers

    Payment and fund transfers to your designated beneficiaries locally and internationally

  • Day-to-Day Financing

    Financing of day-to-day activity including revolving/overdraft facility, rent guarantees, and credit cards

  • Dedicated Financing Products

    High-tech focused financing products, such as bridge financing for Chief Scientist funding, initial/seed and VC investments

  • Personal Banker

    Direct access – in-person, via mobile or email - to your personal banker. One smart address for all your banking needs

The Network

Connecting Israel’s High-Tech Ecosystem

  • FinTech
  • bank hapoalim platinum banking
  • Poalim capital markets
  • Advisors
  • Investors
  • Microsoft
  • IBM
  • 8200
  • iot

To thrive, startups need a strong network.
Poalim Hi-Tech is here to make those connections.



Omer Ben David recently joined Poalim Hi-Tech, bringing a depth of financial experience from his roles at KPMG, one of the leading global accounting firms. At KPMG, Omer led teams examining various aspects of local and cross-border M&A transactions, with a focus on the high-tech sector and beyond, including financial due diligence, investment analyses and financial modelling. Omer also led teams auditing public and private companies, building deep expertise in financial reporting, regulation and taxation. Omer has a B.A. in economics and accounting and an MBA with a specialty in financial management, both from Tel Aviv University.


Yossi Vinitski has been a leading figure in the Israeli Venture Capital and Fund of Funds arena for over 20 years, with an impressive track record of venture investments in private and public technology companies. Prior to joining Poalim Hi-Tech, Yossi was a partner at the Challenge Fund from 2000 to 2014. He served as a senior investment manager at Yozma Fund from 1995 to 2000. Earlier in his career Yossi was a software engineer for several publicly traded high-tech companies.


Miri Ashkenazy is a seasoned banker, having spent over 20 years in various positions at Bank Hapoalim. Miri has deep expertise in retail and corporate banking and has worked closely with companies across multiple industries, with a particular focus on the high-tech sector in recent years. Prior to joining Poalim Hi-Tech, Miri managed Bank Hapoalim’s High-Tech banking via the Bank’s Hagalim branch in Hertzelia. Under her leadership, the Bank provided best-in-class banking services to many of country’s high-tech companies, from startups to large tech companies. Miri holds a B.A. from Tel Aviv University.



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Tel Aviv Headquarters 50 Rothschild Blvd Tel Aviv

Sun-Thu 8:30 - 16:00

Mon 8:30 - 12:30

Poalim Hi-Tech is the high-tech banking arm of Bank Hapoalim, Israel’s largest financial institution. Poalim Hi-Tech offers specialized financial services, tailored to meet the unique needs of the Israeli High-Tech sector: start-ups to established tech companies, incubators, accelerators and venture capital funds. Headquartered on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Blvd, the vibrant new heart of Israel’s start-up scene, Poalim Hi-Tech’s team of specialized bankers, led by industry veteran Yossi Vinitski, operates via eight dedicated branches nationwide.

Poalim Hi-Tech clients benefit from its powerful network within the Israeli high-tech ecosystem, including technology investors and service providers. Bank Hapoalim’s international presence and depth of banking services - investment banking, private banking, fund of funds vehicle and Fintech Program – are all part of Poalim Hi-Tech’s network and its tailored client services.