Galia Benartzi

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Galia Benartzi is a tech entrepreneur who is known for building software startups.[1]

Galia Benartzi speaking at an event.


Benartzi was raised in Silicon Valley by Israeli parents. They moved to Israel when she was studying in Junior High and came back to California, USA, when she started High School.[2]


Bernartzi holds a BA in Comparative Literature from Dartmouth College and an MA in International Relations and International Economics with a specialization in Energy Policy from SAIS Johns Hopkins.[3][4][5]


Benartzi started her marketing career at Estee Lauder.[5] Benartzi is mostly known for building software startups. In 2005, she co-founded the startup called Mytopia, a social game business that was then acquired by 888.[3][4] For Mytopia, she served as the Director of Business Development and Marketing.[5] In 2010, she co-founded a startup called Particle Code and is their CEO. In 2013, Benartzi moved from Sillicon Valley to Tel Aviv to invest in Israeli technology.[4] In 2017, Benartzi co-founded a company called Bancor, for which she is also Head of Business Development. Bancor is "a blockchain protocol that allows for conversion between different tokens directly".[6] In 2018, the company raised $153 million through an ICO (Initial Coin Offering). Benartzi is known for being passionate about decentralized technology, women’s empowerment, consciousness, natural wellness and plants.[4]


Benartzi was selected as one of the Top 50 Europe's Women in Technology by the magazine Forbes in 2018.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Galia Benartzi". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  2. ^ "Galia Benartzi". Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  3. ^ a b "Galia Benartzi - Speakerpedia, Discover & Follow a World of Compelling Voices". Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  4. ^ a b c d "Galia Benartzi - Business Development @ Bancor". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  5. ^ a b c "Bloomberg - Are you a robot?". Retrieved 2019-02-02.
  6. ^ This Blockchain Entrepreneur Is Reimagining Value By Putting Empathy First, by Boshernitsan Rimma. Forbes.