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.