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The do’s and don’ts of business finance when expanding to the U.S.

Ori Kaufman-Gafter, Head of International & Tech Banking at Bank Leumi USA and Adrian Dorfman, Head of Technology Banking at Bank Leumi USA, West region, provide advice every startup founder should know

In collaboration with LeumiTech USA | 14:58  27.05.2021

Speaking at Expanding your Startup to the U.S. series being organized by Calcalist and LeumiTech USA, Ori Kaufman-Gafter, Head of International & Tech Banking at Bank Leumi USA and Adrian Dorfman, Head of Technology Banking at Bank Leumi USA, West region, introduced the do’s and don’ts of business finance when expanding to the U.S.

"Often I and my team got late night calls from early stage entrepreneurs that just learned that their U.S. investors will only invest in a domestic account in the U.S.," said Kaufman-Gafter. "After working so hard and finalizing an investment you want to avoid these last-minute jolts.

"It is never too early to start building a banking relationship and I always advise companies to start building early on."

Kaufman-Gafter complemented Israeli companies as they "usually think big" and from day one work with known law firms and accountants. "This is a very efficient way to make sure that all your investors are legitimate ones. This is how you can avoid unnecessary regulatory challenges."

You can watch the full video with Kaufman-Gafter and Dorfman above.
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