Welcome to UAE Israel R&D foundation

Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.

Technology oriented venture lending and early-stage fund, Focused on lending debt to Israeli companies to enter strategic tech related initiatives in UAE.

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UIRD supports approximately 20 projects annually. we fund up to 50% of the binational project.
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Value Creation Focus

Ability to scale

Team collaboration
Organizational structure
Business Processes

Financial Performance

Profitable unit economics Optimized sources of capital Next fundable stage

Create & leverage ecosystem

Domain experts Match partners / customes with aquirers

Market Focus

Israeli related tech companies with willingness to scale to UAE & GCC

Strategic Focus


Competitive Advantage

Value Proposition


Innovative early-stage companies looking to perform POC
Late-stage looking to expand to GCC

High level of competence

Our experience will support your scale to the GCC

Our Team of experts and advisory board are here for you, we’ve gained hundreds of combines years of experience in the region.

12 years
10 years
Finance management
5 years
Online sevices
5 years

"Those who take the lead, take it by doing three things. First, science to be able to maneuver; second, knowledge to be able to heavily invest in education; and third, a very wise leadership with a clear vision and a roadmap to the right direction."



HH. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

Need to finance your go-to-market?

Get in touch! We are looking forward to fund a new project.

Meet our leading specialists

A team that can scale up your bussiness

UIRD’s scope outstretches to Water, Agriculture & food technologies, telecom, Property tech, Life Sciences AI, Cyber & HLS, Renewable and Alternative Energy, Industry 4.0, and more

Living in the worlds of technology for over 15 years, consulting early & growth stage start-ups, innovation manager for a global auto-maker, worked in a growth stage VC. Gained Executive MBA with honors in the field of VC Management.

Gal Shefer

Co-Founder & CEO

American-Israeli entrepreneur and corporate advisor experienced in rapidly scaling startups into successful operating companies. co-founder of Carbyne. Director at SkyX; co-founder of UAE-Israel Business Council

Lital Leshem

Co-Founder & CBO

Senior Innovation Manager at Bosch GMBH, focus on open innovation strategies and practices. proven track record working with MNC's in the Automotive and Fintech industry. Skilled in tech Management and R&D process. Working on PHD's in open innovation

Tal Dekel

Operation Advisory


Results Oriented

The funds are conditional for joint development and on a shared risk basis. The funds are up to 50% of each company’s R&D expenses associated with the joint project 


International experience

Our team have gained experience in expending tech companies in different continents and verticals. our Advisory board combines the right match to help you scale fast beyond Israel & UAE


Perfect implementation

The fund is not only budgeting the project but also follows the process of effective implementation of the products & services, along with local network of partners and integrators

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projects per year
Up to 10 million USD per project​
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Quick analysis of your market fit

Contact and we will reply in up to 96 hours, for further examination

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Contact info

We are open for new projects!

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Any questions or project offers? We are looking forward to hear from you!

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+972 542333243




3 Arik Einstein, Herzliya, Israel 4659071

Abu Dhabi Office Location

Abu Dhabi Global Market Authorities Building
ADGM Square
Abu Dhabi, UAE 111999

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