Talia RafaeliInvestment Director at Porsche Ventures
Talia Rafaeli is Investment Director at Porsche Ventures. Rafaeli is a business executive with nearly two decades of professional experience in asset management, investment banking and venture capital at Fortune 100 firms. She currently serves as an investment director for Porsche Ventures, the automobile manufacturer’s flagship venture fund. Porsche's investment activities focus on three primary domains: Mobility Innovation, Digital Services and Emerging Digital Automotive Technologies. For the past decade, Talia held both early stage investing and operational roles in leading venture capital firms focusing on the enterprise software domain. In this capacity, she served as an adviser to portfolio companies and leveraged her professional network to create new opportunities and open business channels. Prior to this, Talia worked at two of Wall Street's top financial institutions as an investment banker and equity analyst in the New York and London HQs and served as an IT consultant for Accenture in Madrid working on infrastructure engagements and strategic advisory. She has worked on high profile advisory engagements including IPOs, M&As in which she advised clients on a wide spectrum of financing strategies and led fundraising transactions.
Talia enjoys mentoring entrepreneurs and defining marketing and product strategies. She has advised, invested and raised capital for companies and venture capital firms across a spectrum of funding sources from angel investors to the largest asset managers and pension funds. In her spare time, Talia serves on the advisory board of TAU Ventures’ Xcelerator, and volunteer as a mentor for underserved communities in career development and training.