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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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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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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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Amit AshkenaziAmit joined Viola Growth in 2012 and currently serves as a Partner in the fund.
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Ofer BrandesWith over 35 years of experience in software engineering, Ofer Brandes has a strong background in technology. Ofer has worked with Carmel’s founding Partners in various capacities for the past 15 years, and is involved in the technological evaluation aspects of the due diligence process
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Ran LevitzkyRan Levitzky is a Principal at Carmel Ventures.
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Alon WeinbergAlon joined Carmel in 2015 and has over 10 years of experience in product marketing, business development and international sales.
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Noya LizorNoya is Director of Content at Viola Group and Managing Editor of Viola-Notes.com
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Guest Contributors

Einav LavivEinav Laviv is a full-stack startup marketing expert and the Co-founder of G2Mteam.
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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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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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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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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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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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Doron GordonDoron is a successful entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Samanage.
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Shiri GrosbardShiri is Co-founder and VP Marketing at Join - Digital Talent Agency.
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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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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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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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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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Irit KahanIrit covers Israel-related investments for Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners.
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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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Roy KliegerRoy Klieger is a seasoned product expert with vast experience in mobile and Internet apps & services.
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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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Eitan ChitayatEitan is the founder of the global natie agency whose heart is in Tel Aviv. A creative director, copywriter and brand-builder, Eitan's has been delivering marketing campaigns for international clients for over 15 years.
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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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Danna ZakaiDanna Zakai is an Inside Sales Trainer, who specializes in the B2B global market.
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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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This category features posts on news and trends in the tech industry as well as insights from Viola Group’s Partners, Principals and Associates as well as other industry experts.

Posts about News & Insights

[VIDEO] Daniel Cohen chats with Jeff Fromm about the influencing power of Millennials

Daniel Cohen December 06, 2016
Almost every day I get involved in a conversation related to the different generation types. Millennials are clearly the hottest b... MORE
Daniel Cohen from Carmel Ventures interviewing Jeff Fromm

AWS re:Invent 2016: Key takeaways and what they mean for early stage startups

Ran Levitzky December 05, 2016
Last week’s 2016 Amazon Web Services re:Invent was the biggest one yet, with more than 32,000 visitors attending the event acros... MORE
AWS re:Invent 2016: Key takeaways and what they mean for early stage startups

Why my passion for IoT has led me to move to the bright side of Venture Capital

Zvika Orron November 15, 2016
I have long been interested in the intersection between business and technology, so the opportunity to be exposed to a constant fl... MORE
Zvika Orron - Venture Partner, Carmel Ventures

Why the fact that women hold barely any senior roles in Private Equity is mostly bad for… Private Equity

Natalie Refuah October 19, 2016
A few weeks ago I attended an event in which a panel of speakers discussed the Israeli VC and investment community. One of the pan... MORE
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[VIDEO] Daniel Cohen chats with Estée Lauder’s Chaz Giles on innovation trends in non-tech companies

Daniel Cohen October 13, 2016
One of the most interesting acquisition trends of 2016 has been the increased involvement of non-tech companies in the technology ... MORE
Daniel Cohen from Carmel Ventures interviewing Estée Lauder's Chaz Giles

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

Ronen Nir 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

[VIDEO] Daniel Cohen chats with DSP Group’s Daniel Amir on all-things Semiconductors

Daniel Cohen July 31, 2016
It's kind of funny that I'm writing today about Semiconductors. After all, I am the “consumer guy” at Carmel, and I haven’t ... MORE
Daniel Cohen (Carmel Ventures) interviewing Daniel Amir (DSP Group)

Mapping the Israeli Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Startup Landscape

Alon Weinberg April 04, 2016
Virtual and Augmented Reality are still in their infancy in terms of consumer adoption, and depending on who you ask – whether i... MORE
Mapping the Israeli Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Startup Landscape

Change Agents and how they impact new technologies

Amit Ashkenazi March 03, 2016
At certain points in our lives, we encounter things or experiences that profoundly impact – and even completely alter – the wa... MORE
Change Agents and how they impact new technologies

Everything as a Service (EaaS): Why eventually we might not need to “own” anything

Amit Ashkenazi February 22, 2016
Most of us were raised with the frame of mind that if we need something, we go and buy it. Throughout history, families saved up t... MORE
Everything as a Service (EaaS): Are we on the brink of a new era in consumption?

Why we just invested in Seebo, a startup that’s reinventing product development for IoT

Alon Weinberg January 27, 2016
Over the course of meeting many interesting startups in the area of IoT, I’ve had many opportunities to hear different perspecti... MORE
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From Don Draper to Sheldon Cooper: The Transformation of CMOs

Amit Ashkenazi January 22, 2016
If you imagine what CMOs might have looked like or how they might have behaved a few decades ago, you’d probably picture a Don D... MORE
From Don Draper to Sheldon Cooper: The Transformation of CMOs
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