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Contributors

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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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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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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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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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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Ronit AmiazRonit is VP HR at Carmel Ventures.
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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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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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Einav LavivEinav Laviv is a full-stack startup marketing expert and the Co-founder of G2Mteam.
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Lior AshLior is Co-founder and CTO @ Splacer.co
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Danna ZakaiDanna Zakai is an Inside Sales Trainer who specializes in the B2B global market.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Moran BarneaMoran is Head of Marketing at Uponit.
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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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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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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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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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Alon WeinbergAlon is a Director at Dell Technologies Capital and was also formerly a Principal at Carmel Ventures.
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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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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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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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Alon AmarAlon was formerly an Analyst at Carmel Ventures (2015-2017).
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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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Technology is advancing at such lightning speed these days, that it is both daunting and exciting to be alive at a time in which we are witnessing revolutionary steps forward in almost every area of our lives. Many of these leaps forward owe their origins to developments in technology that are the brainchild of brand new startups and innovative entrepreneurs.

Posts about Technology

Why tech startups that learn to navigate innovation cycles and “think big” will shape the next decade

Omry Ben David July 30, 2017
We spend a lot of time at Carmel researching and debating areas of investment that we think will be instrumental in, if not dictat... MORE
Thinking about the future

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

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)

Change Agents and how they impact new technologies

Amit Ashkenazi March 03, 2016
Amit Ashkenazi, VP Business Strategy at Fiverr, was also formerly a Partner at Viola Growth. This post was written during his tenu... MORE
Change Agents and how they impact new technologies

Are there real investment opportunities in Virtual Reality in Israel?

Daniel Cohen August 03, 2015
Another month, another wave of Israeli-based acquisitions... and last month, one of them was the acquisition of Pebbles by Faceboo... MORE
Are there real investment opportunities in Virtual Reality?

13 experienced startup CTOs offer their top tips to first-time CTOs

Noya Lizor July 24, 2015
For many techie types (and marketing, biz-dev, and other types too, for that matter) joining a startup and being a part of somethi... MORE
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Why startups must protect access to their cloud services from Day #1 (and how to do it in 3 easy steps)

Ran Levitzky July 13, 2015
Many startups today rely heavily on cloud services to run their operations, from email and productivity through Office 365 or Goog... MORE
Cloud Security Superhero

[VIDEO] 5 Big Questions about Big Data (a presentation by Carmel Ventures Partner Ronen Nir)

Noya Lizor July 06, 2015
At the recent “Big Data, Analytics & Applied Machine Learning” 2015 Israeli Innovation Conference hosted by IGTcloud, Carm... MORE
5 Big Questions about Big Data

“Mobile-First” isn’t just a design principle, it’s also a business strategy.

Ofer Brandes May 11, 2015
“Mobile-First” is a term widely used to describe a design principle that’s usually applied to the creation of apps, websites... MORE
“Mobile-First” isn’t just a design principle, it’s also a business strategy.

The Haggadah’s Four Sons make an ideal startup team. Here’s why.

Ofer Brandes April 12, 2015
The Haggadah – the traditional text read by Jews on the eve of Passover – speaks of "Four Sons" who are actually four stereoty... MORE
The Haggadah’s Four Sons make an ideal startup team - Viola Notes

When it comes to your startup’s technology, God (or maybe the devil?) is in the details

Ofer Brandes March 20, 2015
I have previously stated that in order to succeed you don’t have to own a patent on an innovative, deep mathematical invention. ... MORE
When it comes to your startup’s technology, God (or maybe the devil?) is in the details

Great technological minds don’t always think alike. Thank goodness.

Ofer Brandes February 08, 2015
Great minds don’t always think alike, and that goes for techies too. So if you’re a Techie who isn’t already part of a CTO f... MORE
Great technological minds don't think alike
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