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Daniel CohenDaniel Cohen joined Carmel Ventures in mid-2013 as a General Partner, with more than 11 years of VC experience. Daniel investment interests include digital media and consumer internet.
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Ori BendoriOri Bendori has been a General Partner at Carmel Ventures since 2004 and focuses primarily on investments in the areas of Communications, Infrastructure, Semiconductors and Energy.
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Ran LevitzkyRan Levitzky is a Principal at Carmel Ventures.
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Ronen NirRonen Joined Carmel Ventures in February 2008 and currently serves as a General Partner. Ronen's investment areas focus on SaaS, big data, cyber security and internet.
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Hila Shitrit NissimHila Shitrit Nissim joined Carmel Ventures in 2005 as a Marketing Director and has been in charge of marketing activities for Viola Group since 2012.
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Noya LizorNoya is Director of Content at Viola Group
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Ofer BrandesOfer is CTO at Carmel Ventures. He is involved in the technological evaluation aspects of the due diligence process and works with CTOs and R&D managers of portfolio companies post-investment.
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Omry Ben DavidOmry is a Partner at Carmel Ventures. His investment focus includes Enterprise / SME Software, FinTech, SaaS, Cloud Infrastructure and related fields.
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Guest Contributors

John LoGiocoJohn LoGioco is President & Chief Operating Officer at Phrasetech. Prior to joining Phrasetech, John was Executive Vice President and member of the founding team at Outbrain.
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David SchapiroDavid Schapiro is a visionary and seasoned executive with over 30 years’ experience in business management and product leadership in global SaaS and enterprise software companies.
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Alon WeinbergAlon is a Director at Dell Technologies Capital and was also formerly a Principal at Carmel Ventures.
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Doron GordonDoron is a successful entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Samanage.
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Irit KahanIrit covers Israel-related investments for Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners.
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Roy KliegerRoy Klieger is a seasoned product expert with vast experience in mobile and Internet apps & services.
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Danna ZakaiDanna Zakai is an Inside Sales Trainer who specializes in the B2B global market.
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Maya PizovMaya joined enSilo as VP Business Development in April 2015. Prior to that she was a Principal at Carmel Ventures from 2012 - 2015. She has over 7 years of experience in product management, program and account management from leading tech firms and the Israeli Ministry of Defense.
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Yoni EpsteinYoni is a Senior Product Manager at Taboola. He was also a Senior Associate at Viola Growth from 2015-2017.
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Elad ManishvizElad is CMO at RR Media. He has over 15 years of experience and business leadership in the digital media, video, entertainment and advertising industries.
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Saar BrodskySaar Brodsky is the co-founder and VP Creative of Atreo, a technology marketing agency that focuses exclusively on hi-tech, strategic B2B marketing.
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Jonny SteelAs VP Marketing, Jonny spreads the word about Payoneer empowering global commerce by connecting businesses, professionals, countries and currencies with its innovative cross-border payments platform.
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Eitan ChitayatEitan Chitayat is the founder and creative director of the natie branding agency, based in Tel Aviv.
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Assaf GueryAssaf Guery is a design consultancy executive with over 20 years of experience helping global hi-tech leaders and startups solve their most pressing branding challenges.
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Shiri GrosbardShiri is Co-founder and VP Marketing at Join - Digital Talent Agency.
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Jonathan NimrodiJonathan is CEO and Head of Inbound Marketing at Cookie Jar, a growth hacking firm specializing in funnel optimization, CRO & social media management, marketing, advertising and measurement.
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Tomer Bar-ZeevTomer Bar-Zeev is the Co-founder and CEO of ironSource, a global technology powerhouse connecting users and apps across devices and platforms.
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Pamela BeckerPamela is the VP Global Marketing at Matomy. She previously held senior marketing positions at Carmel Ventures portfolio companies ironSource and MyThings.
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Ori LahavOri Lahav is Co-Founder and General Manager, Israel at Outbrain. Ori oversees the company's R&D center located in Israel.
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Einav LavivEinav Laviv is a full-stack startup marketing expert and the Co-founder of G2Mteam.
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Amit AshkenaziAmit is VP Business Strategy at Fiverr. He was also formerly a Partner at Viola Growth.
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Lior AshLior is Co-founder and CTO @ Splacer.co
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Moran BarneaMoran is the co-founder of No CMO, which provides online marketing strategies for founders and companies without a CMO.
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Alon AmarAlon was formerly an Analyst at Carmel Ventures (2015-2017).
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Carmel YoeliCarmel Yoeli is the co-founder and CEO of Atreo, a technology marketing agency that focuses exclusively on hi-tech, strategic B2B marketing.
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Why we just invested in SimilarWeb

July 25, 2017
At the risk of sounding trivial, digital presence of everything – news, people and companies - has become the primary medium for... MORE
SimilarWeb Co-founder & CEO, Or Offer, at the Israel Growth Summit 2017

[VIDEO] Israel Growth Summit: “Why is Inorganic Growth so important?” (by Tomer Bar Zeev & Eyal Waldman)

July 24, 2017
The first ever Israel Growth Summit was held recently in Tel Aviv, co-hosted by the Viola Group and the Israel Growth Forum led by... MORE
ironSource's Tomer Bar Zeev and Mellanox's Eyal Waldman at the Israel Growth Summit 2017

Why it’s pointless to approach potential investors with nothing more than an idea and a PowerPoint deck

July 19, 2017
As someone who works with VCs every day, I’ve managed to pick up a thing or two about how the investment process works, so I’m... MORE
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[VIDEO] Israel Growth Summit: “Challenges faced by tech companies as they scale” (by Wix’s Nir Zohar)

July 19, 2017
The first ever Israel Growth Summit was held recently in Tel Aviv, co-hosted by the Viola Group and the Israel Growth Forum led by... MORE
Nir Zohar, President & COO, Wix, at the Israel Growth Summit 2017

[VIDEO] Israel Growth Summit: “The State of Growth Companies in Israel” (Shlomo Dovrat & Harel Beit-On)

July 09, 2017
The first ever Israel Growth Summit was held recently in Tel Aviv, co-hosted by the Viola Group and the Israel Growth Forum led by... MORE
Viola Group co-founders Shlmo Dovrat & Harel Beit-On at the Israel Growth Summit 2017

[VIDEO] Atreo CEO Carmel Yoeli on Building Winning Technology Brands

and July 05, 2017
Our latest V+ CMO Forum session for our portfolio companies’ Heads of Marketing featured guest speaker Carmel Yoeli, Co-founder ... MORE
New Your Apple Store shop front

6½ Financial Services that are ripe for disruption by innovation in Fintech

June 28, 2017
At Carmel, we are long on Fintech, and believe that Israel is uniquely positioned as a fertile ground for growing successful Finte... MORE
FinTech Innovation Viola Notes

The impact of the $13.7 billion Amazon-Whole Foods deal on the current M&A world

June 18, 2017
Like many, I was amazed on Friday afternoon by the news that Amazon has announced the acquisition of Whole Foods. Most people were... MORE
e-commerce shopping trolley

Marketing is from Mars, Sales is from Venus

June 13, 2017
In B2B companies, so much rides on achieving an optimal sales funnel, that if there’s a point in that funnel that’s “broken... MORE
business conflict

Startup Sales: How to set (and meet) sales goals and targets like a boss

June 12, 2017
The following is a guest post by Inside Sales trainer, Danna Zakai. For some people, goals and targets present an instant sourc... MORE
Setting sales targets like a boss

What startups should know about marketing to a foreign audience (it’s not just about translation)

June 07, 2017
The following is a guest post by Eitan Chitayat, founder of the global natie agency. If you’re marketing a new product in you... MORE
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Diversity in Israeli High-Tech and Venture Capital: A New Hope

June 06, 2017
Last week, for the first time in my life, I had the honor of visiting the residence of the President of Israel, Revuen Rivlin. It ... MORE
Participants of the #PowerInDiversity initiative with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at his residence, May 28, 2017
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