My Summer Fellowship in Israel

Name: Ilan Nathanson

Graduating Year: 2017
Major (+Minor): Economics (+Politics, Business Studies)
Internship Company: GreenSoil Investments
Internship Role: Venture Capital Analyst
Awesome Experience: This Fellowship has been an amazing way to experience Israel through the internship and beyond. Our weekend trips have been a great way to see different parts of Israel, but living in Tel Aviv for two months has really allowed me to eat my way around the city and see different parts of Tel Aviv I haven’t seen on previous family trips. I’ve had unreal exposure at my internship, from sitting in pitch meetings with potential investments and getting to throw questions at their CEOs, to working with a portfolio company onsite to learn about their tech and present my deliverable to the CEO. These are all things I never would have been doing at my previous internships. I’ve said this internship was to “get my feet wet in VC.” It was definitely more of a plunge.
Fun Fact: Asian Jews are awesome. My mom makes kickass brisket AND Pad Thai.