The Search, Global Tour: Israel

18 October 2021, 10:00 AM GST

This edition of The Search (9am IDT / 10am GST on Monday 18 October) will explore why, just over one year on from the signing of the Abraham Accords, these Accords have been a catalyst for major change. We’ll hear from an incredible lineup of 20+ speakers, including the CEOs of major banks, world-leading investors and the founders of rapid growth scale-ups as we explore the potential of a hugely significant Fintech bridge. Plus, we’ll take a look at the opportunities Abu Dhabi offers fintech startups, including the benefits of launching and growing a venture in the UAE.

We’ll also meet seven inspirational Israeli fintech startups, who will be joining us to compete for the chance to participate in the Fintech100 ahead of this November’s Fintech Abu Dhabi.


10:00 AM
Introduction to The Search Israel with Daniel Seal, CEO, Unbound
10:02 AM
Welcome to Abu Dhabi Global Market with Juma Al Hameli, Chief Officer, Business Development, ADGM
10:05 AM
Opening Remarks from Bank Hapoalim by Dov Kotler, CEO, Bank Hapoalim
10:10 AM
Opening Remarks by Yossi Vardi, Investor & Entrepreneur, Chairman, Unbound
10:12 AM
Abu Dhabi, Israel + The Next Wave of Fintech Investment with:
Dr. Sabah Al Binali, Partner & Head of Gulf Region, OurCrowd
Yagub Al Serkal, Emirates Angels & CEO, Yas Investments
Salvatore Lavallo, Head of FDI, Abu Dhabi Investment Office
Moderator: Rachel Pether, Host, Fintech TV
10:30 AM
The Abu Dhabi Startup Opportunity with:
John Hensel, Co-Founder, Securrency
Dror Glass, Founding Managing Partner, Israel Secondary Fund
David Heller, Managing Partner, Vertex Ventures
Moderator: Gabrielle Inzirillo, Head of Market Development, ADGM
10:50 AM
A Fintech Bridge: Reflections On a Year of Progress with:
Prof. Leo Leiderman, Chief Economic Advisor, Bank Hapoalim
Moderator: Daniel Seal, CEO, Unbound
11:10 AM
Startup Pitching Session
11:40 AM
A Look Inside the ADGM Digital Lab with Gabrielle Inzirillo, Head of Market Development, ADGM

Judges deliberation and audience vote
11:50 AM
Winner announcement and closing remarks with Daniel Seal, Unbound




CEO, Unbound
Juma Al Hameli

Juma Al Hameli

Chief Officer, Business Development, ADGM
Dov Kotler

Dov Kotler

CEO, Bank Hapoalim
Yossi Vardi

Yossi Vardi

Investor & Entrepreneur, Chairman, Unbound
Sabah Al Binali

Dr. Sabah Al Binali

Partner & Head of Gulf Region, OurCrowd
Yagub Al Serkal

Yagub Al Serkal

CEO, Yas Investments

Salvatore Lavallo

Head of FDI, ADIO
Rachel Pether

Rachel Pether

Host, Fintech TV
John Hensel

John Hensel

Co-founder, Securrency
Dror Glass

Dror Glass

Founding Managing Partner, Israel Secondary Fund
David Heller

David Heller

Managing Partner, Vertex Ventures
Gabrielle Inzirillo

Gabrielle Inzirillo

Head of Market Development, ADGM
Professor Leo Leiderman

Professor Leo Leiderman

Chief Economic Advisor, Bank Hapoalim



A global Fintech company providing innovative credit and responsible financing solutions to tens of thousands of customers according to their preferences and needs.
Speaker: Gal Aviv


A credit risk analysis and management start-up that provides business credit reports designed to help credit providers better evaluate their risks when dealing with credit applicants.
Speaker: Erez Saf


A no-code data intelligence platform for professional investors to generate unprecedented alpha through identifying new investment opportunities.
Speaker: Assaf Amitay


An app that helps people manage their money as well as send money to other people.
Speaker: Moshe Kimhi


The global leader in financial-data-driven personalization and customer engagement for Financial Services.
Speaker: Dorel Blitz


A pioneering technology and enablement service provider for correspondent banking services.
Speaker: Izhar Arieli


A provider of unknown threat detection solutions to critical infrastructure, financial institutions, and other verticals.
Speaker: Abi Solomon


Gaurav Dhar, Board Member, MENA Fintech Association
Nahil Hanna, Head Of Innovation & Startups Ecosystem, Unbound
Vishal Sacheendran, Director - Capital Markets Authorisation, FSRA, ADGM


Etihad Airways
Official Airline Partner
ADGM Academy
Knowledge Partner

Community Partners

Bank Hapoalim
Israel Export Institute
MENA Fintech Association

Join Fintech Abu Dhabi in a global search for the most innovative and disruptive startups within financial technology.

Between June and November, Fintech Abu Dhabi highlights more than 35 countries with 23 planned tour stops. The Search comes to an end at the final destination, MENA’s leading fintech festival, Fintech Abu Dhabi happening 22 - 24 November 2021. Each virtual tour stop features interviews and panel debates as fintech leaders from the host country share their thoughts on how fintech innovations have shaped their region.