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Ran LevitzkyRan Levitzky is a Principal at Carmel Ventures.
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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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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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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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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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Noya LizorNoya is Director of Content at Viola Group and Managing Editor of Viola-Notes.com
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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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Guest Contributors

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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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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Shiri GrosbardShiri is Co-founder and VP Marketing at Join - Digital Talent Agency.
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Irit KahanIrit covers Israel-related investments for Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners.
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Doron GordonDoron is a successful entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Samanage.
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Einav LavivEinav Laviv is a full-stack startup marketing expert and the Co-founder of G2Mteam.
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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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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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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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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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Roy KliegerRoy Klieger is a seasoned product expert with vast experience in mobile and Internet apps & services.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 section contains posts about investment, venture capital, company growth and scaling your business.

Posts about Scale-up

Seeking a strategic investor for your company? Here’s what you need to know

Amit Ashkenazi September 12, 2016
Generating strategic interest in your company can be a great thing both for your business development initiatives and investment o... MORE
Seeking a strategic investor

10 Tips for growing startups on acquiring their first (or their next) company

John LoGioco June 09, 2016
The following is a guest post by John LoGioco, President & Chief Operating Officer of Phrasetech. Acquisitions are importan... MORE
10 Tips for growing startups when acquiring their first (or their next) company

Raising money for your startup? Why you need to beware of inflated valuations

Amit Ashkenazi March 16, 2016
There’s been so much chatter in the blogosphere (and beyond) about whether or not we’re in the midst of an investment bubble, ... MORE
Raising money for your startup? Why you need to beware of inflated valuations

Don’t fumble your financials: How to manage your Cap Table like a pro

Alon Amar March 13, 2016
Ready to begin your entrepreneurial journey with your very own startup? Exciting stuff! Just a small question: What’s your cap t... MORE
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Why spending big to grow a company that’s based on shaky unit economics is a lousy idea

Amit Ashkenazi February 07, 2016
As a growth equity and buyout fund that’s focused on high tech companies, naturally we at Viola Private Equity see many companie... MORE
Why spending big to grow a company that’s based on shaky unit economics is a lousy idea

Viola Credit’s Ruthi Simha on the benefits of Venture Lending and on being a woman in a male-dominated industry

Noya Lizor December 16, 2015
Ruthi Simha is a veteran of venture lending in Israel, having co-founded Israel's first venture lending fund in 2000. Under her le... MORE
Ruthi Simha

What’s it like working in a Private Equity fund? An interview with Viola Private Equity’s Natalie Refuah

Noya Lizor August 12, 2015
Natalie Refuah is a Senior Principal at Viola Private Equity who has been with the fund since its inception in 2008. I sat down wi... MORE
Natalie Refuah, Senior Principal at Viola Private Equity

Why you should prioritize growth (but not at the expense of profitability)

Amit Ashkenazi January 24, 2015
When it comes to valuating your company, growth matters. At the same time, growth is best achieved without compromising on efficie... MORE
Calculating Growth

A founder, a VC and a Private Equity investor walk into a bar…

Natalie Refuah January 02, 2015
OK, so the odds of that happening ‘for real’ may be slim*, but that doesn’t mean that they wouldn’t each have a gripping s... MORE
A founder, a VC and a Private Equity investor walk into a bar...

Looking for ways to grow your business? Things to consider about Inorganic Growth.

Amit Ashkenazi December 13, 2014
One of the most important goals for us as Private Equity investors and advocates of value creation is to help our portfolio compan... MORE
Company Growth
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