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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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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 and Managing Editor of Viola-Notes.com
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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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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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Ronit AmiazRonit is VP HR at Carmel Ventures.
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Amit AshkenaziAmit joined Viola Growth in 2012 and currently serves as a Partner in the fund.
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Guest Contributors

Irit KahanIrit covers Israel-related investments for Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners.
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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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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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Danna ZakaiDanna Zakai is an Inside Sales Trainer who specializes in the B2B global market.
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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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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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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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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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Doron GordonDoron is a successful entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Samanage.
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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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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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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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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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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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Einav LavivEinav Laviv is a full-stack startup marketing expert and the Co-founder of G2Mteam.
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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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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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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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Roy KliegerRoy Klieger is a seasoned product expert with vast experience in mobile and Internet apps & services.
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Lior AshLior is Co-founder and CTO @ Splacer.co
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Ronen Nir General Partner Carmel Ventures
Ronen 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 and he is currently a board member in Real Match, Samanage, ironSource, Perfecto Mobile, Kampyle, enSilo, Redis Labs and Cloudyn.
Before joining Carmel, Ronen held senior executive positions in several leading hi-tech companies, including a VP Product in Verint Systems’ ACS division; and a Project Team Manager in ECtel Ltd (NASDAQ:ECTX), in charge of delivering large scale, multi-million dollars projects to North and Latin America regions.

Ronen served 13 years in an elite Israeli Defense Forces’ Intelligence Unit where he holds a rank of Lieutenant Colonel (Res.). He holds a B.A. (Com Laude) in Economics and Middle-East history from Tel Aviv University, Israel, and an M.Sc in Technology Management from the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).

Posts by Ronen Nir

Marketing is from Mars, Sales is from Venus

June 13, 2017
In B2B companies, so much rides on achieving an optimal sales funnel, that if there’s a point in that funnel that’s “broken... MORE
business conflict

What’s in store for Enterprise SaaS? Some insights following Dreamforce 2016

and October 10, 2016
We have just returned from this year’s Dreamforce ‘16 in San Francisco. In an impressive feat, Salesforce managed to bring tog... MORE
Thoughts on Enterprise SaaS following Dreamforce 2016

The revolution in container technologies and why we invested in Codefresh

October 06, 2016
Dev tools are not sexy. They are generally practical tools built solely to increase the productivity of development organizations ... MORE
odefresh co-founders Raziel Tabib (CEO) and Oleg Verhovsky (CTO)

How to set your startup on a healthy Path to Profitability

February 21, 2016
It seems that the tides are changing super-fast these days, with the entire industry replacing "growth at all costs" with "path to... MORE
How to set your startup on a healthy Path to Profitability

The Startup Nation’s hidden challenges in 2015 and how to overcome them in 2016 (and beyond)

February 16, 2016
After reading quite a few end-of-year summaries about the state of the “Startup Nation" in 2015, a few conclusions stood out for... MORE
The Startup Nation's hidden challenges in 2015 and how to overcome them in 2016 (and beyond)

5 KPIs to nail in 2016 to make it “The Year of Efficiency” for SaaS

November 11, 2015
It's budget season and many companies are in the process of setting their goals for 2016. Whether a "correction" in the market wil... MORE
5 KPIs to nail in 2016 to make it the year of efficiency for SaaS

Dell’s acquisition of EMC: Possible implications on the Israeli tech scene

October 21, 2015
Last week's announcement of the acquisition of EMC by Dell in what's turning out to be the largest ever merger in the IT world has... MORE
Dell's acquisition of EMC: Possible implications on the Israeli tech scene

Why startups shouldn’t confuse “Price” with “Pricing” (and how to tell them apart)

October 12, 2015
In many of my meetings with early stage companies, somewhere around the middle of the discussion when we move from “market and p... MORE
Startup calculations
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