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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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Ronit AmiazRonit is VP HR at Carmel Ventures.
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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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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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Amit AshkenaziAmit joined Viola Growth in 2012 and currently serves as a Partner in the fund.
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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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Ran LevitzkyRan Levitzky is a Principal at Carmel Ventures.
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Guest Contributors

Irit KahanIrit covers Israel-related investments for Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners.
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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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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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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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Danna ZakaiDanna Zakai is an Inside Sales Trainer who specializes in the B2B global market.
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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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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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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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Doron GordonDoron is a successful entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Samanage.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Einav LavivEinav Laviv is a full-stack startup marketing expert and the Co-founder of G2Mteam.
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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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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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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 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
At certain points in our lives, we encounter things or experiences that profoundly impact – and even completely alter – the wa... 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

Is your startup’s technology worth investing in? My perspective as a VC firm’s CTO

Ofer Brandes November 25, 2014
As investors, we want to choose winners. We want to put our money on an excellent team and a superior technology that’s addressi... MORE
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