Daphna Cohen Gersht

Legal Partner

Daphna joined Pitango in 2001 and is responsible for the Fund's portfolio management, deal structuring and all legal aspects of the Fund and its investements.

With extensive experience of over 15 years in venture capital investments, Daphna works closely with Pitango’s portfolio companies from the early stages of initial investment through mergers, acquisitions and IPO’s.


Before joining Pitango, Daphna served as legal counsel to Poalim Capital Markets, a subsidiary and the investment arm of Bank HaPoalim, where she was involved in a wide range of investment activities and handled all legal issues relating to the formation of Venture Capital Funds as well as other Equity Funds, private and public offerings and international acquisitions.

Prior to that, Daphna practiced corporate finance and securities with Ne'eman, Ben Artzi & Co.

Daphna holds an L.L.B. from the Tel Aviv University and an M.B.A. from Derby University.

Daphna Aerobics


  • Shabbat Dinners
  • Kiddush, united around the dinner table with my beloved family, my most important asset.
  • Italy
  • The art, the history, the music of the language, coffee, ice cream. A good pasta dish is the art of simplicity.
  • Cooking & Entertaining
  • I love showing people a good time, wining and dining them.
  • Ideal Morning Opener:
  • Iced coffee + almond croissant.
  • My girlfriends
  • My network support, isle of sanity in the daily craziness of life.