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Ronit AmiazRonit is VP HR 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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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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Ran LevitzkyRan Levitzky is a Principal at Carmel Ventures.
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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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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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Noya LizorNoya is Director of Content at Viola Group and Managing Editor of Viola-Notes.com
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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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Guest Contributors

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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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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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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Doron GordonDoron is a successful entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Samanage.
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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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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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Eitan ChitayatEitan is the founder of the global natie agency whose heart is in Tel Aviv. A creative director, copywriter and brand-builder, Eitan's has been delivering marketing campaigns for international clients for over 15 years.
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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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Roy KliegerRoy Klieger is a seasoned product expert with vast experience in mobile and Internet apps & services.
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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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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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Irit KahanIrit covers Israel-related investments for Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners.
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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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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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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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Lior AshLior is Co-founder and CTO @ Splacer.co
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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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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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Danna ZakaiDanna Zakai is an Inside Sales Trainer who specializes in the B2B global market.
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Einav LavivEinav Laviv is a full-stack startup marketing expert and the Co-founder of G2Mteam.
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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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Amit Ashkenazi Partner Viola Growth

Amit joined Viola Growth in 2012 and currently serves as a Partner in the fund. He started his path in the fund as an Analyst and moved his way up as an investment professional after taking a leading role in multiple investments.

Amit’s investment areas include SaaS, Digital Media, FinTech and Internet.

Prior joining to Viola, Amit worked as a senior consultant at Ernst & Young providing Transaction Advisory Services such as due diligence (buy-side and sell-side), business modeling and management Consulting for both public and private companies in numerous industries. He also provided Assurance services focusing on high-tech companies.

Amit is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel and holds a BA, Magna Cum Laude, in Business Administration & Accounting from the College of Management and an MBA, Magna Cum Laude, from Tel Aviv University.

Posts by Amit Ashkenazi

Seeking a strategic investor for your company? Here’s what you need to know

September 12, 2016
Generating strategic interest in your company can be a great thing both for your business development initiatives and investment o... MORE
Seeking a strategic investor

What your approach to recruiting top talent says about you and your company (and why it really matters)

April 14, 2016
One of the main criteria for us when we look at a new investment opportunity is the makeup of the management team, their ability t... MORE
What your approach to recruiting top talent says about you and your company

Love thy Competitor: Why competition can be a good thing for startups

March 23, 2016
One of the questions we often ask when we meet new companies as part of our deal flow analysis is "who are your competitors?" and ... MORE
Love thy Competitor: Why competition can be a good thing for startups

Raising money for your startup? Why you need to beware of inflated valuations

March 16, 2016
There’s been so much chatter in the blogosphere (and beyond) about whether or not we’re in the midst of an investment bubble, ... MORE
Raising money for your startup? Why you need to beware of inflated valuations

Change Agents and how they impact new technologies

March 03, 2016
At certain points in our lives, we encounter things or experiences that profoundly impact – and even completely alter – the wa... MORE
Change Agents and how they impact new technologies

Everything as a Service (EaaS): Why eventually we might not need to “own” anything

February 22, 2016
Most of us were raised with the frame of mind that if we need something, we go and buy it. Throughout history, families saved up t... MORE
Everything as a Service (EaaS): Are we on the brink of a new era in consumption?

Why spending big to grow a company that’s based on shaky unit economics is a lousy idea

February 07, 2016
As a growth equity and buyout fund that’s focused on high tech companies, naturally we at Viola Private Equity see many companie... MORE
Why spending big to grow a company that’s based on shaky unit economics is a lousy idea

From Don Draper to Sheldon Cooper: The Transformation of CMOs

January 22, 2016
If you imagine what CMOs might have looked like or how they might have behaved a few decades ago, you’d probably picture a Don D... MORE
From Don Draper to Sheldon Cooper: The Transformation of CMOs
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