Lior is a Partner for M12 in Israel. Previously, he was a technology investment banking associate with Morgan Stanley in the Bay Area and London, where he helped cloud infrastructure, networking, storage, cybersecurity, and semiconductor companies pursue strategic M&A and financing alternatives. Before Morgan Stanley, Lior was a development team leader at EMC, where he helped establish the Flash Products Division. He began his career as an intelligence-technology officer for the Israel Defense Forces after graduating from Talpiot, the military’s elite academic leadership program. Lior holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and an M.Sc. in computer science from Tel Aviv University. He also holds a B.Sc. in computer science, physics, and mathematics with high honors from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.