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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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Noya LizorNoya is Director of Content at Viola Group and Managing Editor of Viola-Notes.com
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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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Amit AshkenaziAmit joined Viola Growth in 2012 and currently serves as a Partner in the fund.
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Ran LevitzkyRan Levitzky is a Principal at Carmel Ventures.
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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 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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Guest Contributors

Danna ZakaiDanna Zakai is an Inside Sales Trainer who specializes in the B2B global market.
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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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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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Shiri GrosbardShiri is Co-founder and VP Marketing at Join - Digital Talent Agency.
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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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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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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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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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Lior AshLior is Co-founder and CTO @ Splacer.co
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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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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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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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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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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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Doron GordonDoron is a successful entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Samanage.
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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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Irit KahanIrit covers Israel-related investments for Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners.
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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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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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There are many elements involved in creating and running startups. In this category, we’ll be featuring tips and insights about a variety of topics including team building, startup marketing, product development, scaling and business growth, and a bunch of other topics that those in the startup scene may find interesting and useful.

Posts about Startups

5 Myths about female entrepreneurs I’m delighted to bust as the only male in a 3-member founding team

Lior Ash May 16, 2017
The following is a guest post by Lior Ash, Co-founder and CTO at Splacer. Female entrepreneurs are very rare. In Israel, for ex... MORE
Splacer's founding team: Lior Ash (CTO), Adi Biran (CEO) & Lihi Gerstner (CMO)

5 Tips for building a financial plan for your startup (and why it’s more important for you than for your VCs)

Omry Ben David April 26, 2017
No matter how promising your startup is, not having a sound financial plan to follow – even at an early stage – is a risky bus... MORE
looking at finance documents - viola notes

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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How to do global PR with or without a budget: 12 tips from ZCast’s Hillel Fuld and Payoneer’s Jonny Steel

Noya Lizor April 09, 2017
In our latest V+ CMO Forum session for our portfolio companies’ Heads of Marketing, we featured a topic that continues to be an ... MORE
Viola Notes - I Love This Brand

Why Salespeople MUST understand prospective clients (and how to structure a winning Sales call)

Danna Zakai February 15, 2017
The following is a guest post by Inside Sales trainer, Danna Zakai. When I started my sales career, I didn't know it was going ... MORE
successful sales call

Why startups should ride the Innovation Wave (or risk being overtaken by it)

Ofer Brandes February 13, 2017
The global industrial revolution, which began in Great Britain in the late 18th century, led to a huge wave of innovations, like t... MORE
Industrial Revolution Innovation - Viola Notes

[VIDEO INTERVIEWS] Viola Group Founders & CEOs reveal what they’re looking forward to in 2017

Noya Lizor January 09, 2017
We had a great year at Viola working with our portfolio companies in 2016 as they each continued their journey of growth. We ch... MORE
Viola Group portfolio companies Founders and CEOs

Why trust is the ultimate key to making a sale (plus 9 tips on how to create and maintain it)

Danna Zakai December 07, 2016
The following is a guest post by Inside Sales trainer, Danna Zakai. On the surface, it may seem that Sales is nothing more than... MORE
establishing strust in sales

How to hire a Sales shark for your startup

Danna Zakai October 13, 2016
The following is a guest post by Inside Sales trainer, Danna Zakai. Salespeople are such an important entity within a company, ... MORE
How to hire a Sales shark for your startup

The revolution in container technologies and why we invested in Codefresh

Ronen Nir October 06, 2016
Dev tools are not sexy. They are generally practical tools built solely to increase the productivity of development organizations ... MORE
odefresh co-founders Raziel Tabib (CEO) and Oleg Verhovsky (CTO)

Why Unit Economics should be a priority for B2C startup marketers (and why it REALLY matters to VCs)

Alon Weinberg September 15, 2016
What is Unit Economics? Why is such an important KPI for B2C startup marketers and why it REALLY matters to VCs? That's what you'r... MORE
unit economics by segment

What’s your startup’s TAM (Total Addressable Market)? A practical guide to crunching the numbers

Alon Amar August 17, 2016
One of the most important considerations for anyone launching a new startup is their potential market size, since it will have a d... MORE
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