Gal Avital is a Strategic Partnerships and Marketing Executive at Singtel Innov8 and formerly VP Business Development at Cream Software.
Gal holds a B.A. in Business and LL.B. in Law from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, where she took part in the prestigious Zell Entrepreneurship Program.
Previously, Gal was Co-Founder and CEO of Recardo Inc., a marketplace for gift cards.
Gal completed her legal internship at Goldfarb Seligman & co. Law Offices as part of the commercial litigation and class action department.
She is a lawyer and a member of the Israel Bar Association.
Gal is also a scuba diving instructor and lived a few years in Koh Tao, Thailand. She enjoys extreme diving in caves and +100m technical diving.
What are you working on these days?
Currently, I work at Singtel Innov8 VC as a Strategic Partnerships & Marketing Executive where I experience the startup ecosystem to the fullest.
I enjoy being exposed to so many interesting people and exciting technologies.
What was your first position In the Startup-Nation?
In 2013 I Co-Founded Recardo – a marketplace for gift cards. CEO position.
What was your first job ever?
What life event or moment affected your life the most?
When I was 22 I traveled to Thailand for one month.
During my travels, I visited Koh Tao, a beautiful small island in the Gulf of Thailand.
Koh Tao is where I was first exposed to the underwater world.
I was fascinated by the ocean, marine life and scuba diving, so I decided to follow my passion and moved to Koh Tao.
I started my journey and became a Scuba diving instructor, trained a lot of people to experience, and love, what I truly loved and enjoyed.
It was a wonderful experience.
During my 3 years in Koh Tao I met so many interesting people from all around the world and made some real lifetime friendships.
I am a PADI Staff Instructor as well as Technical Diving and Trimix Instructor.
I still enjoy extreme diving in +100 meters water and cave diving.
I believe this experience opened my mind to understand that the world has endless opportunities, we just need to reach out and grab them.
Best advice you received or would like to share?
You’ll always regret what you didn’t do, rather than what you did.