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Contributors

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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Ran LevitzkyRan Levitzky is a Principal 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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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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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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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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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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Guest Contributors

Roy KliegerRoy Klieger is a seasoned product expert with vast experience in mobile and Internet apps & services.
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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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Lior AshLior is Co-founder and CTO @ Splacer.co
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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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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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Einav LavivEinav Laviv is a full-stack startup marketing expert and the Co-founder of G2Mteam.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Danna ZakaiDanna Zakai is an Inside Sales Trainer who specializes in the B2B global market.
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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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Shiri GrosbardShiri is Co-founder and VP Marketing at Join - Digital Talent Agency.
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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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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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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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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

The impact of the $13.7 billion Amazon-Whole Foods deal on the current M&A world

Daniel Cohen June 18, 2017
Like many, I was amazed on Friday afternoon by the news that Amazon has announced the acquisition of Whole Foods. Most people were... MORE
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Diversity in Israeli High-Tech and Venture Capital: A New Hope

Daniel Cohen June 06, 2017
Last week, for the first time in my life, I had the honor of visiting the residence of the President of Israel, Revuen Rivlin. It ... MORE
Participants of the #PowerInDiversity initiative with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at his residence, May 28, 2017

4 Takeaways from Leigh Gallagher’s new book – The Airbnb Story

Daniel Cohen April 25, 2017
I just finished Leigh Gallagher’s latest book The Airbnb Story – a rather short read (200+ pages) that provides a very good, w... MORE
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Onwards and Upwards: From a decade on Wall Street to a Partnership at Carmel Ventures

Omry Ben David 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

Never do the work!

Harel Beit-On February 01, 2017
All technology growth companies are faced with the need to scale their organization in order to execute on the opportunity they ha... MORE
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[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)
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