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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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Ronit AmiazRonit is VP HR at Carmel Ventures.
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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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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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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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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

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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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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Alon AmarAlon was formerly an Analyst at Carmel Ventures (2015-2017).
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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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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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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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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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Irit KahanIrit covers Israel-related investments for Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners.
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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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Lior AshLior is Co-founder and CTO @ Splacer.co
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Moran BarneaMoran is Head of Marketing at Uponit.
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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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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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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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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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Danna ZakaiDanna Zakai is an Inside Sales Trainer who specializes in the B2B global market.
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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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Amit AshkenaziAmit is VP Business Strategy at Fiverr. He was also formerly a Partner at Viola Growth.
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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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Roy KliegerRoy Klieger is VP Products at PomVom (as well as a "technology geek, web enthusiast and soccer hooligan").
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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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Shiri GrosbardShiri is Co-founder and VP Marketing at Join - Digital Talent Agency.
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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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Noya Lizor Director of Content Viola Group

Noya joined Viola Group in 2014 as Director of Content and is responsible for Viola Group’s content marketing activities. She’s also Managing Editor of this blog, Viola Notes.

Viola Notes is a platform for Viola’s investment team to share their unique expertise on a variety of subjects relating to investment, business growth, entrepreneurship and Israel’s thriving tech scene. It also includes guest posts from industry experts, featuring insights and practical tips for Israeli startups and for entrepreneurs in general. Noya manages all aspects of the blog including editorial content and marketing.

Noya returned to Israel in 2008 after over 20 years in Australia. Her career in Sydney spanned several industries including advertising and publishing and she has vast experience in a variety of online marketing disciplines including email marketing, customer retention and content strategy. In her last role before moving to Israel Noya worked as a copywriter at McCann Worldgroup in Sydney, where she also managed the agency’s email marketing program.

Since 2008 Noya has worked in Israel’s vibrant startup scene in several senior marketing roles. She holds a B.A. Communications from the University of Technology, Sydney.

Posts by Noya Lizor

[VIDEO] Israel Growth Summit: Growth Financing Panel (with Goldman Sachs MD, Jonathan Penkin)

August 16, 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
Growth Financing Panel at the Israel Growth Summit 2017

[VIDEO] Israel Growth Summit: Scaling While Maintaining Culture (with Keren Levy & Vered Raviv Schwarz)

August 14, 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
Keren Levy (COO, Payoneer) and Vered Raviv Schwarz (COO, Fiverr) at the Israel Growth Summit 2017

[VIDEO] Israel Growth Summit: The challenges of taking your company global (with Or Offer & Tomer Tagrin)

August 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
Or Offer (Co-founder & CEO, SimilarWeb) and Tomer Tagrin (Co-founder & CEO, Yotpo) at the Israel Growth Summit 2017

[VIDEO] Israel Growth Summit: “6 Guidelines for Change & Growth” (by Check Point’s Amnon Bar-Lev)

August 02, 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
Check Point's Amnon Bar Lev 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” (with 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
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