Itamar Har-Even on CNBC: Econ Downturn Will Hit Ride-Sharing Firms

Ride-sharing is one of ‘hardest hit’ sectors amid virus crisis, says investor “Whether or not people can muster the political support to save some of these companies which have never been profitable … will be kind of a tough sell on a governmental level,” says Itamar Har-Even, Ion Pacific’s co-founder and co-CEO on the challenges […]

Market Insider: Ion Pacific Co-Founder Michael Joseph to Lead Israel Operations

Appointment highlights Israel’s importance to Ion Pacific’s strategy Ion Pacific to ramp up its engagement with Tel Aviv’s tech ecosystem HONG KONG, March 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ion Pacific today announced that founding partner Michael Joseph will take over as Head of Operations for Israel. This appointment of Michael Joseph highlights Israel’s importance to […]

Itamar Har-Even Interviewed by CNBC on Alibaba’s secondary listing

Itamar Har-Even of Ion Pacific says Alibaba’s secondary listing is an example of China finding ways to bring its national champions back to Hong Kong, which he says has done “very well” in terms of the number of IPOs launched in 2019. He also says Megvii is very likely to list in Hong Kong in […]

Michael Joseph commented on VC partnerships

VC partnerships: Mind games In private equity, cross-cultural miscommunication and sheer bravado are the most commonly cited reasons for personal friction derailing what might have been a fruitful relationship. But in venture capital, some of the biggest psychological pitfalls stem from a lack of familiarity with the asset class itself. Michael Joseph, a managing director […]

Itamar Har-Even Interviewed by CNBC on tech IPO valuation

Itamar Har-Even of Ion Pacific says technology initial public offerings will slow down before coming back again, but valuations will need to be much more reasonable. He also says companies may not get the valuations they want, but will have to be patient. Watch the full interview here.