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Contributors

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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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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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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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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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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Ronit AmiazRonit is VP HR at Carmel Ventures.
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Noya LizorNoya is Director of Content at Viola Group
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Ran LevitzkyRan Levitzky is a Principal at Carmel Ventures.
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Guest Contributors

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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Eitan ChitayatEitan Chitayat is the founder and creative director of the natie branding agency, based in Tel Aviv.
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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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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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Irit KahanIrit covers Israel-related investments for Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners.
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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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Moran BarneaMoran is Head of Marketing at Uponit.
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Roy KliegerRoy Klieger is VP Products at PomVom (as well as a "technology geek, web enthusiast and soccer hooligan").
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Danna ZakaiDanna Zakai is an Inside Sales Trainer who specializes in the B2B global market.
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Jake GordonJake is a young entrepreneur currently studying at Muhlenberg College, who interned at Viola Growth in the summer of 2017.
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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 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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Alon WeinbergAlon is a Director at Dell Technologies Capital and was also formerly a Principal at Carmel Ventures.
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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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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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Alon AmarAlon was formerly an Analyst at Carmel Ventures (2015-2017).
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Lior AshLior is Co-founder and CTO @ Splacer.co
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Amit AshkenaziAmit is VP Business Strategy at Fiverr. He was also formerly a Partner at Viola Growth.
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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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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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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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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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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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Many regard Software as a Service (SaaS) as the business model of the future. In this category we feature posts from our Viola Group resident experts on SaaS.

Posts about SaaS

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

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

Amit Ashkenazi February 22, 2016
Amit Ashkenazi, VP Business Strategy at Fiverr, was also formerly a Partner at Viola Growth. This post was written during his tenu... MORE
Everything as a Service (EaaS): Are we on the brink of a new era in consumption?

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

Ronen Nir 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

What does it take for a startup to become a successful Consumer SaaS?

Alon Weinberg August 09, 2015
The following post is by Alon Weinberg, Director at Dell Technologies Capital, and formerly a Principal at Carmel Ventures from 20... MORE
Mobile App User

What lies ahead for SaaS IT Management companies?

Ronen Nir December 23, 2014
As with many other verticals, IT management and core business applications are also quickly moving from the old on-premise licensi... MORE
Cloud computing
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