Gideon Soesman is co-founder and managing partner of GreenSoil Investments. With offices in Canada, the Netherlands, and Israel, GreenSoil Investments funds companies with transformative technologies that change how we use the world’s resources. Its portfolio companies enable smart and efficient use of energy, water, and land in the agriculture, food, and real estate sectors. GreenSoil was founded in 2011 by Alan Greenberg and Gideon Soesman and has ~$100 million under management. GreenSoil's Ra'anana-based agro and food technologies fund is Israel's leading fund in the sector, with close to $40 million under management and with a portfolio of six exciting companies.
Before co-founding GreenSoil, Gideon founded and managed GMS Capital, a boutique investment bank. Prior to that, he was responsible for all global M&A activities for a major division of Royal Philips Electronics. While senior director of corporate M&As, Gideon managed deals valued at over $1.5 billion. At Philips, Gideon also served as director of corporate strategy & Venturing, with overall responsibility for all deal flow management, due diligence, deal negotiations, and portfolio management in Israel.
Prior to joining Philips, Gideon held senior positions at Shaldor and Ergo, leading strategic management-consulting firms in Israel, and served as a project manager at MATI, the Center for Entrepreneurship Development.
Gideon received an MA in business administration from Boston University/Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and holds a BA in economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He immigrated to Israel from the Netherlands in 1990, is married, and has three adorable children.