Meir Ukeles - Partner 

Meir Ukeles - Partner

Meir is a Partner at Israel Cleantech Ventures and his investment activities are focused on solar, energy efficiency and smart grid technologies. He currently represents the firm on the boards of Pythagoras Solar, Tigo Energy and Panoramic Power. 

Previously Meir served as CFO of Sentry Technology Group Inc., an Israeli-US startup. From 2000 to 2004, he worked at SG Cowen, a leading technology and healthcare investment bank, initially as an investment banker working on public and private equity offerings and M&A transactions, and subsequently as a research analyst covering defense and industrial technology companies.

Meir began his venture capital career in the mid 1990's, working together with Glen Schwaber at Jerusalem Global Ltd., an Israeli merchant bank and consulting practice that was a leading player in the early days of Israel's venture industry. He led the angel financing of QXL Ltd., an investment which generated the highest IRR in the firm's history. He also led - together with Glen - the structuring of a joint venture between Jerusalem Global and CDC, Taiwan's largest investment bank.

Meir holds a B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia College in Political Science and East Asian Studies. He speaks Mandarin Chinese. Meir also served as an officer in one of the elite technology units of the Israeli Defense Forces.

Quick Facts

Board Member
Panoramic Power

Education
Columbia University


Personal Interests

Meir enjoys bicycling, cooking, camping, and several sports, including golf and ice hockey.  He is an active participant in synagogue and community life with his wife and children.