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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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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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Ran LevitzkyRan Levitzky is a Principal at Carmel Ventures.
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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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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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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

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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Shiri GrosbardShiri is Co-founder and VP Marketing at Join - Digital Talent Agency.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Roy KliegerRoy Klieger is VP Products at PomVom (as well as a "technology geek, web enthusiast and soccer hooligan").
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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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Eitan ChitayatEitan Chitayat is the founder and creative director of the natie branding agency, based in Tel Aviv.
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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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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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Danna ZakaiDanna Zakai is an Inside Sales Trainer who specializes in the B2B global market.
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Alon AmarAlon was formerly an Analyst at Carmel Ventures (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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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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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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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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Moran BarneaMoran is Head of Marketing at Uponit.
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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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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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One of the most important assets for most businesses, is its people. Choosing the right people for your team is crucial, and knowing how to keep your team happy and efficient at every stage of your business’s growth can be the difference between seeing it crumble to pieces or succeed even beyond your expectations.

Posts about Building a Team

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

Why it’s crucial to train first-time Team Leaders (and why it can really pay off in the long run)

Ronit Amiaz June 26, 2016
On the very first day of a brand new job, employees begin a training process designed to teach them about the company and its prod... MORE
Why it’s crucial to train first-time team leaders

6 questions YOU should be prepared to answer when interviewing a CMO for your startup

Moran Barnea May 11, 2016
The following is a guest post by Moran Barnea, Co-founder of No CMO. CMOs often play a major role in a young startup’s evol... MORE
6 Questions every CMO should ask when interviewing for a job at a startup

What your approach to recruiting top talent says about you and your company (and why it really matters)

Amit Ashkenazi April 14, 2016
Amit Ashkenazi, VP Business Strategy at Fiverr, was also formerly a Partner at Viola Growth. This post was written during his tenu... MORE
What your approach to recruiting top talent says about you and your company

Why digital startups need to rethink their approach to hiring new talent

Shiri Grosbard March 02, 2016
The following is a guest post by Shiri Grosbard, Co-founder & VP Marketing at Join - Digital Talent Agency (translation from H... MORE
Why digital startups need to rethink their approach to hiring new talent

How to position your startup to recruit and retain the best team for you

Pamela Becker February 23, 2016
The following is a guest post by Pamela Becker, VP Global Marketing at Matomy Media Group. Pamela recently held a workshop with Vi... MORE
How to position your company to recruit and retain the best team for you

How ironSource, SundaySky, Outbrain and Payoneer use Social Media creatively to recruit new talent

Noya Lizor July 29, 2015
Do you know anyone who isn’t on Facebook or LinkedIn? If you’re like me, then you can probably think of only a few (rebels, th... MORE
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Employing Millennials? Better think positive!

Ronit Amiaz May 13, 2015
Every generation of employees has a reverse attitude to the former one. Millennials (a.k.a. “Generation Y”) – who are set to... MORE
Employing Millennials? Better think positive!

Why your company’s success is directly proportionate to how often your employees smile (HINT: Company Culture is key)

Noya Lizor April 21, 2015
When you consider that a typical full-time employee spends more time at work than at home, job satisfaction is understandably of v... MORE
Why your company’s success is directly proportionate to how often your employees smile (HINT: Company Culture is key) - Viola Notes

How ironSource grew from a team of 30 to 500+ in just 2.5 years without using a single placement company

Noya Lizor February 26, 2015
If you consider that one of a company’s greatest assets is its people (some would say it’s THE greatest asset), coupled with t... MORE
ironSource's greatest asset is its people

Growing your team? Here’s why you should consider hiring your direct opposite.

Ronit Amiaz November 29, 2014
Hiring someone who is different from you isn’t always easy, and working with them can be even more challenging. It’s a commitm... MORE
Viola Notes Blog - Building a Team
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