Who we are

We started with a desire to help startups with the basics. Valley Date Venture Partners grew out of this desire and expanded this vision towards assisting to make an even bigger impact on startups. Through trial and error, we polished and improved our craft and setup Valley Date Ventures.

Management Team

Guillaume Kloof

Managing Partner
A seasoned entrepreneur with over a decade of experience helping startups and corporates in the validation of ideas, the creation of sustainable business models and app development. Guillaume has also helped in pre-seed, seed and series A fundraisers in the Netherlands. Guillaume also serves as a mentor for startups at FasterCapital, assisting startups in Product-Market/Fit issues as well as Go-To-Market strategies. Guillaume holds a B.Sc in Information Science from VU Amsterdam

Avishay "Jesse" (AJ) Segal

Managing Partner (Israel)
A seasoned entrepreneur who specializes in marketing and business development, having served as VP Marketing of a gaming startup in Israel and bringing it to 500% in total revenue within 6 months. AJ has also served as a startup mentor at BIU's innovation centre, Illannovation, helping startups in idea validation, lean-startup methods, executions and further business development. AJ holds a B.A in Logistics and Economics from BIU

Pavlina Papalouka

Partner (SEE, SE & CEE)
An entrepreneur with a passion in educating, inspiring and empowering the new wave of Entrepreneurs who want to leverage the power of social media to start a business or grow their existing business. Pavlina is also a personal branding expert, personal development and business coach, award-winning international speaker and blogger. Pavlina is pursuing her passion by organizing live seminars and online events, offering online education programs, coaching, consulting and speaking globally. Pavlina holds an MBA from the University of Leicester. the UK.

Joshall Jeane Klasse

Partner (S. Africa and Oceania)
Joshall is an experienced Finance Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. Joshall is skilled in Negotiation, Management, Risk Management, Finance, and Financial Analysis. Strong finance professional with a Bcom focused in Financial Management from the University of South Africa. Joshall holds a B.Com with a Financial Management Major from the University of South Africa.

Strength in numbers

Through our two subsidiaries, we are able to help you. With one based in Israel and the other in the Netherlands. This offers us the adaptability and access to multiple markets around the world.


Other than our own subsidiaries, we are also connected to our trusted partners to be able to further assist you.