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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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 Chitayat is the founder and creative director of the natie branding agency, based in Tel Aviv.
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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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Moran BarneaMoran is Head of Marketing at Uponit.
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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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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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Amit AshkenaziAmit is VP Business Strategy at Fiverr. He was also formerly a Partner at Viola Growth.
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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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Alon AmarAlon was formerly an Analyst at Carmel Ventures (2015-2017).
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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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Lior AshLior is Co-founder and CTO @ Splacer.co
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Einav LavivEinav Laviv is a full-stack startup marketing expert and the Co-founder of G2Mteam.
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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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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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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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Shiri GrosbardShiri is Co-founder and VP Marketing at Join - Digital Talent Agency.
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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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Danna ZakaiDanna Zakai is an Inside Sales Trainer who specializes in the B2B global market.
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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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Roy KliegerRoy Klieger is VP Products at PomVom (as well as a "technology geek, web enthusiast and soccer hooligan").
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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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This section contains posts about investment, venture capital, company growth and scaling your business.

Posts about Scale-up

Why we just invested in SimilarWeb

Harel Beit-On July 25, 2017
At the risk of sounding trivial, digital presence of everything – news, people and companies - has become the primary medium for... MORE
SimilarWeb Co-founder & CEO, Or Offer, at the Israel Growth Summit 2017

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

Amit Ashkenazi September 12, 2016
Amit Ashkenazi, VP Business Strategy at Fiverr, was also formerly a Partner at Viola Growth. This post was written during his tenu... 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
Amit Ashkenazi, VP Business Strategy at Fiverr, was also formerly a Partner at Viola Growth. This post was written during his tenu... 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
Alon Amar was formerly an Analyst at Carmel Ventures (a member of the Viola Group). This post was written during his tenure at Car... 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
Amit Ashkenazi, VP Business Strategy at Fiverr, was also formerly a Partner at Viola Growth. This post was written during his tenu... 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
Amit Ashkenazi, VP Business Strategy at Fiverr, was also formerly a Partner at Viola Growth. This post was written during his tenu... 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
Amit Ashkenazi, VP Business Strategy at Fiverr, was also formerly a Partner at Viola Growth. This post was written during his tenu... MORE
Company Growth
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