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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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Noya LizorNoya is Director of Content at Viola Group
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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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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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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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Ran LevitzkyRan Levitzky is a Principal 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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Guest Contributors

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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Amit AshkenaziAmit is VP Business Strategy at Fiverr. He was also formerly a Partner at Viola Growth.
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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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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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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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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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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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Moran BarneaMoran is Head of Marketing at Uponit.
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Einav LavivEinav Laviv is a full-stack startup marketing expert and the Co-founder of G2Mteam.
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Danna ZakaiDanna Zakai is an Inside Sales Trainer who specializes in the B2B global market.
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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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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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Lior AshLior is Co-founder and CTO @ Splacer.co
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Omry Ben David Partner Carmel Ventures

Omry joined Carmel Ventures in 2017 as a Partner. He brings 15 years of technology focused experience and a track record across investment banking, sales and marketing operations and both institutional and private venture investments.

Prior to joining Carmel, Omry was a senior vice president and east coast software sector captain at Goldman Sachs in the tech, media and telecom (TMT) investment banking group. Omry joined Goldman Sachs’ New York office in 2008 and during his tenure, he sourced, led and executed 30+ transactions totaling $120bn+ across M&A, equity, debt and institutional technology investments. He also served as the TMT business unit manager (2011-2012) and as the co-head of Columbia University Goldman Sachs recruiting.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Omry led sales, marketing and business development for the connectivity software division at Jungo Software, which was acquired by NDS for $108 million in 2006. Prior to Jungo Software, he was a Captain and company commander in an elite combat unit of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Omry earned a B.Sc. in computer science (Magna Cum Laude) and management (Summa Cum Laude) from Tel Aviv University and an MBA (Dean’s Honors and Distinction) from Columbia Business School.

Omry’s investment focus at Carmel include Enterprise / SME Software, FinTech, SaaS, Cloud Infrastructure and related fields.

Posts by Omry Ben David

Why tech startups that learn to navigate innovation cycles and “think big” will shape the next decade

July 30, 2017
We spend a lot of time at Carmel researching and debating areas of investment that we think will be instrumental in, if not dictat... MORE
Thinking about the future

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

Less is more: How to present your startup financials in just 3 slides

May 29, 2017
As a follow up to my last blog post on 5 tips for building your startup's financial plan, here are 3 simple slide examples you cou... MORE
Startup calculations

5 Tips for building a financial plan for your startup (and why it’s more important for you than for your VCs)

April 26, 2017
No matter how promising your startup is, not having a sound financial plan to follow – even at an early stage – is a risky bus... MORE
looking at finance documents - viola notes

Onwards and Upwards: From a decade on Wall Street to a Partnership at Carmel Ventures

March 09, 2017
This is my first blog post in what I hope will become a recurring series. It will be on a more personal level, capturing my own jo... MORE
Onwards and Upwards: From a decade on Wall Street to a Partnership at Carmel Ventures
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