Silicon Catalyst Expands its In-Kind Partner Ecosystem to Israel

August 16, 2020 - Silicon Catalyst, the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon, announced today the expansion of its ecosystem of In-Kind Partners to Israel, welcoming the premier IP Firm Ehrlich Group and premier law firm Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. (GKH). The Israel-based companies within the Silicon Catalyst Incubator can now have local access to experienced intellectual property and corporate legal services.
Silicon Catalyst has created a unique ecosystem to provide critical support to semiconductor hardware start-ups, including tools and services from a comprehensive network of In-Kind Partners (IKPs) to dramatically reduce the cost of chip development. These Portfolio Companies utilize IKP tools and services including design tools, simulation software, design services, foundry PDK access and MPW runs, test program development, tester access, and banking and legal services. Additionally, the startups can tap into the world-class Silicon Catalyst network of advisors and investors.
“The ecosystem of In-Kind Partners provides great value to the Silicon Catalyst portfolio companies. With the recent admission of the second Israeli start-up into the incubator, it is important for us to provide local legal and intellectual property support in addition to the global support we already offer with tools and services in areas like design, manufacturing, and test. The expertise and experience of Ehrlich Group and GKH will significantly help our Israeli startups, as they prepare for their successful growth”, said Danny Biran and Moshe Zalcberg, Managing Partners, Israel, Silicon Catalyst.
About Ehrlich Group
Ehrlich Group, a leading international Intellectual Property firm in Israel, founded in 1995, houses more than 150 highly experienced IP professionals.
The group provides clients with a complete range of services, from filing and registering a large raft of patents, trademarks, and designs, to protecting copyrights and plant breeders’ rights, defending any IP infringement in court and representing all parties to IP litigation. By combining the patent agents and patent and trademark attorneys of Ehrlich & Fenster with the litigators of boutique IP law firm Ehrlich, Neubauer & Melzer, and legal experts of IPTrade, Ehrlich Group can service all of its clients’ needs.
“We have the great privilege of being a partner with Silicon Catalyst, which is currently expanding in Israel. As the leading IP player in Israel, we will do our best to always bring the tech ecosystem to the front of innovation, and we are happy to do it, this time, with Silicon Catalyst” said Roy Melzer, Head of Software and Information Sys. Department, Ehrlich Group.
About GKH
Gross, Kleinhendler, Hodak, Halevy, Greenberg, Shenhav & Co. (GKH) is one of Israel's largest and most influential law firms, and has been a leader for more than 40 years, particularly in the fields of capital markets, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), hi-tech and venture capital, corporate law and cross border transactions. GKH’s legal team is one of the strongest and most experienced in the Israeli tech eco-system and includes highly respected professionals specializing in all areas of corporate and commercial law, as well as in tax, labor, litigation, privacy, energy and environment. Combining profound legal understanding, cutting-edge expertise in business trends and best practices, academic depth and an innovative approach, the firm is widely recognized for its local and global transactional experience, and is ranked as one of the top law firms in Israel by Legal 500 and Chambers Global, BDI and Duns100.
“We have excellent working relationships with many of the leading players in the technology space, whether venture capital and private equity funds, serial entrepreneurs, multinationals and other important actors in the field. We are known to be deal-makers and extremely business focused counsel, and we look forward to working with Silicon Catalyst and its partners” said partners Rick Mann and Chen Manzur of GKH.
About Silicon Catalyst
It’s About What’s Next® - Silicon Catalyst is the world’s only incubator focused exclusively on accelerating solutions in silicon, building a coalition of In-Kind and Strategic Partners to dramatically reduce the cost and complexity of development. Close to 350 startup companies have engaged with Silicon Catalyst since April 2015, with a total of 31 startup and early stage companies admitted to the incubator. With a world-class network of mentors to advise startups, Silicon Catalyst is helping new semiconductor companies address the challenges in moving from idea to realization. The incubator/accelerator supplies startups with a path to design tools, silicon devices, networking, access to funding, banking and marketing acumen to successfully launch and grow their companies’ novel technology solutions. More information at
Media Contacts:
Ehrlich Group:
Roy Melzer, Head of Software, Information Sys. Department
Chen Manzur, Partner
Rick Mann, Partner
Silicon Catalyst LLC
Moshe Zalcberg, Managing Partner, Israel
Danny Biran, Managing Partner, Israel
Richard Curtin, Managing Partner

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