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Contributors

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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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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Noya LizorNoya is Director of Content at Viola Group
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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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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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Ronit AmiazRonit is VP HR at Carmel Ventures.
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Ran LevitzkyRan Levitzky is a Principal at Carmel Ventures.
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Guest Contributors

Alon AmarAlon was formerly an Analyst at Carmel Ventures (2015-2017).
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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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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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Lior AshLior is Co-founder and CTO @ Splacer.co
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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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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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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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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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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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Shiri GrosbardShiri is Co-founder and VP Marketing at Join - Digital Talent Agency.
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Einav LavivEinav Laviv is a full-stack startup marketing expert and the Co-founder of G2Mteam.
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Moran BarneaMoran is Head of Marketing at Uponit.
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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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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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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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Amit AshkenaziAmit is VP Business Strategy at Fiverr. He was also formerly a Partner at Viola Growth.
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Jake GordonJake is a young entrepreneur currently studying at Muhlenberg College, who interned at Viola Growth in the summer of 2017.
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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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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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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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Eitan ChitayatEitan Chitayat is the founder and creative director of the natie branding agency, based in Tel Aviv.
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Roy KliegerRoy Klieger is VP Products at PomVom (as well as a "technology geek, web enthusiast and soccer hooligan").
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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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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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Danna ZakaiDanna Zakai is an Inside Sales Trainer who specializes in the B2B global market.
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Daniel Cohen General Partner Carmel Ventures

Daniel 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. He currently serves on the board of Splacer, Tapingo, LuckyFish, Lightricks and PlayBuzz.

Prior to joining Carmel, Daniel served as a General Partner in Gemini Israel Ventures from 2006 to 2012 and before that as a principal since 2001. In Gemini Daniel led investments and served as a board member in Adap.tv (acquired by AOL in 2013 for $405M), Outbrain, SupportSpace, Massive Impact, Watchdox, Eyeview and FTBPro. Daniel also managed Gemini’s Silicon Valley office in the years 2006-2009.

Daniel is a graduate of the Kauffman Fellows Program and He holds a B.A. in Computer Science and Psychology from Tel Aviv University an MBA from INSEAD.

Posts by Daniel Cohen

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
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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

4 Takeaways from Leigh Gallagher’s new book – The Airbnb Story

April 25, 2017
I just finished Leigh Gallagher’s latest book The Airbnb Story – a rather short read (200+ pages) that provides a very good, w... MORE
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[VIDEO] Daniel Cohen chats with Jeff Fromm about the influencing power of Millennials

December 06, 2016
Almost every day I get involved in a conversation related to the different generation types. Millennials are clearly the hottest b... MORE
Daniel Cohen from Carmel Ventures interviewing Jeff Fromm

Why Carmel is more excited than ever about investing in Consumer startups

November 12, 2016
For the longest time, it’s been presumed that Israel will never create great consumer-focused tech companies. After all, we’re... MORE
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[VIDEO] Daniel Cohen chats with Estée Lauder’s Chaz Giles on innovation trends in non-tech companies

October 13, 2016
One of the most interesting acquisition trends of 2016 has been the increased involvement of non-tech companies in the technology ... MORE
Daniel Cohen from Carmel Ventures interviewing Estée Lauder's Chaz Giles

[VIDEO] Daniel Cohen chats with DSP Group’s Daniel Amir on all-things Semiconductors

July 31, 2016
It's kind of funny that I'm writing today about Semiconductors. After all, I am the “consumer guy” at Carmel, and I haven’t ... MORE
Daniel Cohen (Carmel Ventures) interviewing Daniel Amir (DSP Group)

What Israeli startups need to know about relocating staff across the sea

June 20, 2016
Since the early days of Israeli tech, the relocation of executives and employees has been key to the success of any company. In fa... MORE
Relocation, Relocation, Relocation: What Israeli startups need to know about relocating staff across the sea
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