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Amit AshkenaziAmit joined Viola Growth in 2012 and currently serves as a Partner in the fund.
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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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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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Noya LizorNoya is Director of Content at Viola Group and Managing Editor of Viola-Notes.com
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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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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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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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Einav LavivEinav Laviv is a full-stack startup marketing expert and the Co-founder of G2Mteam.
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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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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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Irit KahanIrit covers Israel-related investments for Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners.
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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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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 a seasoned product expert with vast experience in mobile and Internet apps & services.
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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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Alon WeinbergAlon is a Director at Dell Technologies Capital and was also formerly a Principal at Carmel Ventures.
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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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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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Doron GordonDoron is a successful entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Samanage.
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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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Lior AshLior is Co-founder and CTO @ Splacer.co
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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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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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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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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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Ori Bendori General Partner Carmel Ventures
Ori Bendori joined Carmel Ventures in October 2004 as a General Partner. He has over 25 years of management leadership in the Hi-Tech industry and focuses at Carmel primarily on investments in the areas of Communications, Infrastructure, Semiconductors and Energy.
Ori served as a board member of CopperGate that was acquired by Sigma Designs for $180M in 2009. He was also the first investor and board member of DesignArt Networks that was acquired by Qualcomm in 2012. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Optimal Plus, Reduxio, LiveU, Multiphy, Seebo and Cellwize.

Prior to joining Carmel Ori served as a VP & General Manager of the Enterprise Internetworking Systems Division at Avaya. Prior to this role he served as VP & General Manager of the LAN Systems Group at Lucent and before that as CTO of Lannet.

He began his career in the Israeli Aircraft Industries and has served as a Major and Fighter Pilot in the Israeli Air Force for 19 years.

Ori holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics & Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Posts by Ori Bendori

Why we’re excited at Carmel Ventures about IoT

November 27, 2015
Internet of Things (IoT) is a highly hyped, new field which includes many different markets that share the idea of machines that c... MORE
Why we’re excited at Carmel Ventures about IoT

Drones: A New Industry is (air)Born

September 30, 2015
Drones (a.k.a. unmanned aircraft) have been around for many years and have been used around the world mainly for military purposes... MORE
drone

The Semiconductor Industry and the Tuna Effect

June 02, 2015
What happened? Avago acquired Broadcom for $37B and Intel is set to acquire Altera for $16.7B. Why is this interesting? We’... MORE
The Semiconductor Industry and the Tuna Effect

China and Israel’s High Tech Industry: The story just keeps getting better

March 30, 2015
China (officially the People's Republic of China) is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. Is... MORE
China and Israel High Tech - The story just keeps getting better
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