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Silicon Catalyst Partner Danny Biran Appointed Senior Policy Fellow at Israel’s Startup Nation Policy Institute (SNPI)


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Silicon Valley, CA and Tel Aviv, IsraelJanuary 17, 2022 Silicon Catalyst, the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating semiconductor solutions announced today that Danny Biran, Managing Partner based in Israel, has been appointed as a Senior Policy Fellow at Israel’s Startup Nation Policy Institute, (SNPI). SNPI is an independent think-tank focusing on Israeli innovation policy. Danny will deal mostly with technological aspects of public policy, working alongside economic and government relations SNPI team members.

Biran is a Managing Partner for Silicon Catalyst in Israel and before that was a Senior Vice President of Altera Corporation until its acquisition by Intel in 2016. Prior to that he held senior leadership positions at Silverback Systems, LSI Logic, and National Semiconductor. In addition, he served as the VP of the Israel Innovation Authority’s International Division and as a member of the board of directors of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA).

Danny Biran – Silicon Catalyst Israel Managing Partner

“I am excited to join SNPI. This is a chance to make a real difference and to impact government policy. SNPI is a unique think tank with top researchers focusing on Israeli high-tech and the perfect place to do so. I look forward to contributing from my experience to its efforts.”

SNPI's goal is to strengthen the Israeli innovation economy while maximizing the socio-economic value captured in Israel, through promoting data and research-based policies while stimulating open discourse on innovation-related issues.

Uri Gabai - CEO of SNPI

“With years of experience both in senior positions in the high-tech industry and the Israeli government, Danny is uniquely positioned to think long-term about the challenges facing Israel’s tech sector and lead ambitious innovation-driven research and policy initiatives as a senior policy fellow at SNPI.”

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It’s About What’s Next® - Silicon Catalyst is the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon (including IP, MEMS & sensors), building a coalition of in-kind and strategic partners to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of development. More than 600 startup companies worldwide have engaged with Silicon Catalyst and we have admitted 42 exciting companies. Silicon Power Technology, our Chengdu Joint Venture, has admitted 29 additional startups in China. With a world-class network of mentors to advise startups, Silicon Catalyst is helping new semiconductor companies address the challenges in moving from idea to realization. The incubator/accelerator supplies startups with a path to design tools, silicon devices, networking, access to funding, banking and marketing acumen to successfully launch and grow their companies’ novel technology solutions.
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