Speaker profile

Yanniv Dorone

Senior Associate - Fall Line Capital

Yanniv Dorone is a Senior Associate at Fall Line Capital. He is a plant biologist by training and brings over a decade of academic research experience. During his PhD at Stanford University, Yanniv worked on multiple projects related to abiotic stress sensing in plants. His main project focused on seed germination and on novel mechanisms that seeds employ to sense water. This work was published in and featured on the cover of Cell, and Stanford awarded him the Charles Yanofsky Prize for “most outstanding graduate student working in the field of molecular biology”. In 2019, Yanniv was chosen for Forbes 30 Under 30: Science and Healthcare Europe, and as American Society of Plant Biologists scholar. Before his PhD, Yanniv worked on multiple research projects spanning different areas of plant biology from genetic inheritance at Harvard University, to epigenetics at the University of Cambridge, to CRISPR and genetics at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Prior to joining Fall Line Capital, Yanniv spent over two years at AgFunder, a Silicon Valley-based VC firm that invests in AgTech and FoodTech companies, where he was responsible for deal sourcing, due diligence, content creation and portfolio support.

In addition to his PhD, Yanniv holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Biology from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, to which he was admitted with a “Normalien” fellowship.