Meet Our People

Entrepreneurship is a core component of our experience and the culture we seek to build. The Principals of Israel Disruptive Technologies, being entrepreneurs themselves, have experienced this journey firsthand. They understand the challenge of moving from idea to execution, the quest to find investors who believe in the founders and the business, the anxiety of business downturns, and the thrill of profitable growth.

Founding Partners

Jonathan Blaustein

Founding Partner
Jonathan Blaustein began his professional career employed on Wall Street. Jonathan’s experiences have included working for the largest NYSE specialist firm and the largest NASDAQ market-making firm. Through his many years of professional experience, while being a registered professional in the securities industry, Jonathan acquired the practical ability to analyze financial statements, evaluate corporate management structures, study market trends, and deploy risk capital. In 2009 Jonathan co-founded The KABR Group, a commercial real estate venture capital fund that currently has over one billion dollars in property assets. Throughout his personal life journey, Jonathan has developed an appreciation for technology and has embraced incorporating its applications to leverage productivity, and to improve the quality of people’s lives.

Gal Benjamin Hamburger

Founding Partner
Gal Benjamin Hamburger is a passionate entrepreneur, visionary, and business leader. Before his entrepreneur life, Gal served in the IDF, achieving the rank of Lieutenant. Gal graduated from the IDF officer academy with excellence. Gal’s experience as an entrepreneur includes founding and managing several startup companies in the areas of Proptech, IoT, Smart Home, HLS, Med-Tech, Gaming, Automotive, and Deep Tech. Gal has advised dozens of startups in strategy, sales, investment, team building, and more. Gal volunteers with many Olim organizations and schools in his spare time, driven by his passion for encouraging entrepreneurship with the younger generations. Gal’s family has lived in Israel for 15 generations, and he has a deep connection with the land and its people.

Gil Strauss

Founding Partner
Gil has more than 15 years of reliable experience directing and navigating companies through start-up and growth modes. Gil started his career in wholesale Telecom. Gil’s experiences included commercial sales in voice termination, SMS, and data services working for a fortune 1000 company. In 2009 Gil stepped into the entrepreneurship arena by founding his own telecom company and competing against some of the largest carriers in the telecom space. This unique experience allowed him to acquire valuable skills in business management and planning, business development, networking, market penetration, and customer service. Today Gil is the owner of Triumph Global LLC, an international telecommunications company specializing in Africa & the Middle East.

Adam Blaier

Founding Partner
Adam Blaier comes from a family with over 75 years of small business experience in the NYC Area and Israel. Adam is a Shareholder of Brown & Blaier, PC. His practice focuses on corporate & business law, intellectual property, and commercial transactions. Adam serves as an Advisory Board member of Cognitient® Corp, a risk-management software company, and a Mentor for startups through Sky Incubator. In addition, Adam is a Member of the Israeli-American Council’s Small Business Network Committee. Adam was named a New Jersey Rising Star in 2021, 2022, and 2023 by Super Lawyers for corporate and business law as well as a 2023 Best Lawyers Ones to Watch in the areas of corporate and technology law.

Advisors & Strategic Partners

Saul Kaplan

Strategic Partner
Saul is an Investor and Entrepreneur. Saul and partners have set up Lumina Learning in Israel and currently have over 100 practitioners consulting to the Government and many private sector companies big and small. Saul, consults some of Israels most promising future Unicorns and sits on various Boards of companies. As part of KCA Boutique Investment Partners, he invests in Start-Ups, Infrastructure and Opportunistic Real Estate.

Sam White

Sam White currently serves as Director of Global Addressability Strategy for LiveRamp, a data connectivity platform based in San Francisco. In his current role, Sam leads partnerships and product strategy across Europe, Latin America, and the United States. His current projects focus on building distributed systems for open web publishers to connect the signal from their data while minimizing data sharing and movement.