Gideon has over 25 years of venture capital experience in the United States and Israel, He is one of the founders of Israeli venture capital. Among numerous companies Gideon was intimately involved in, he served as Active Chairman of ESC Medical Ltd., from inception to NASDAQ capitalization of over $800M five years later. Similarly, Gideon led the seed investment in, and served as director of M-Systems Flash Disk Pioneers Ltd., which went public on NASDAQ and was later acquired by Sandisk Inc. for $1.55B. Gideon has a B.Sc. degree in aeronautical engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, where he is was later member of the Board of Governors; Gideon has an MBA from Wharton, where he has served as member of the School’s International Executive Board for Europe, Middle East and Africa and is currently Member Emeritus of Wharton's Combined Global Board; Gideon also has a Ph.D. in history and philosophy from Tel Aviv University. Gideon is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. Alongside his partner Dr. Ariel Levite, Gideon is also Principal of Tolkowsky, Levite Ltd., a company engaged in investment management and advisory services to stakeholders in the nuclear power industry.