Danny Biran is an experienced business and technology leader. He now serves as a senior policy fellow at Startup Nation Policy Institute (SNPI) which focuses on innovation policies, a managing partner of Silicon Catalyst, a semiconductor-focused incubator, and an advisor to several technology and medical devices companies in Israel, US, and India.
In 2017-2018 Danny served as VP, International Division of the Israel Innovation Authority, responsible for establishing and managing Israel's international innovation and R&D partnerships.
Prior to that Danny had a long career mainly in the semiconductor industry. Between 2005 – 2016 he worked for Altera, a public company, most recently as Senior VP of Marketing and Strategy. At Altera he led all the business units, marketing, technical services, and corporate development. He left Altera following its acquisition by Intel. Prior to Altera Danny was President & CEO of Silverback Systems, and before that he held various leadership positions at LSI Logic and National Semiconductor.
Danny holds a BSEE (cum laude) and an MBA (summa cum laude) from the Tel Aviv University.