Leeor is a Principal at Floodgate. Prior to Floodgate, he was a cofounder and managing partner of the 20|20 Fund, a first of its kind student community investment vehicle started at Stanford GSB and featured on TechCrunch, Business Insider, and others for its unique approach.
Before he was an investor, Leeor cofounded and is currently an advisor to Digital Stairway, an award-winning digital marketing company based in Austin, Texas and Los Angeles, CA. He also spent time working in the energy space for Noble Energy (acq. by Chevron for $13B) where left as the Strategic Planning Lead for their international asset portfolio.
Leeor grew up in Houston, Texas to Israeli immigrants. Other assorted jobs for Leeor includes serving as a volunteer crisis hotline counselor for four years and as a photographer for 30 music festivals.
Space/Sci-Fi, UT Austin Football, Traveling, and Spicy Food
BBA / BA - University of Texas at Austin (Finance, Plan II Honors)
MBA - Stanford Graduate School of Business
I grew up in an entrepreneurial immigrant household in Houston, Texas. My father was a small business owner. I was raised by Israeli parents. It felt fitting that my first job after college was at Noble Energy, a Houston-based company with Israeli operations. During this time, my father and I discussed strategy. I saw inefficiencies in his business and wanted to solve them. I co-founded a digital marketing company to help SMBs and fell in love with entrepreneurship. But, my eyes were set on tech. I moved to California to pursue my MBA at Stanford.
Shortly after arriving in the Bay Area, I saw another opportunity — a fund for my classmates to invest in their peers’ ventures. The idea stuck, and the 20|20 Fund was born. It was a first-of-its-kind investment vehicle for Stanford MBAs to invest in each others’ ventures, and it has since supported several other similar funds. Through this process, I realized that I loved helping other entrepreneurs realize their goals..
Now, every day, I meet with founders who dedicate their lives to their missions, each with a genuine passion for a product that will change our world. Talking to founders fills me with faith in humanity. They’re predicting the future, and it’s an honor to get a snapshot of their visions and to help them along the way.