Miri is a healthcare and investment executive with over 20 year’s leadership experience. She currently serves as CEO of Joy Ventures, a unique venture firm dedicated to building and investing in startups developing next generation consumer products for emotional wellbeing.
Prior to Joy Ventures, Miri co-founded and led Israel Brain Technologies (IBT), a non-profit organization, envisioned and championed by late Israeli President Shimon Peres, whose mission is to accelerate brain-related innovation and commercialization. Under Miri’s leadership, IBT fostered and supported the entrepreneurial braintech community through its prestigious and internationally recognized programs such as Brainnovations, the world’s first braintech accelerator; the BrainTech conference; and the $1M B.R.A.I.N. Prize. During this time, Israel became known as a global brain technology hub.
Miri started her business career as a corporate economist at Teva Pharmaceuticals and later held financial management positions at Pfizer in New York. She also served as VP Finance at IntegraMed America, a specialty healthcare services firm.
Miri holds a BA in Economics and Mathematics and an MA in Health Economics from Boston University, as well as an MBA from New York University Stern School of Business.