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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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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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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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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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Ronit AmiazRonit is VP HR at Carmel Ventures.
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Ran LevitzkyRan Levitzky is a Principal at Carmel Ventures.
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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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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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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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Shiri GrosbardShiri is Co-founder and VP Marketing at Join - Digital Talent Agency.
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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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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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Danna ZakaiDanna Zakai is an Inside Sales Trainer who specializes in the B2B global market.
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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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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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Amit AshkenaziAmit is VP Business Strategy at Fiverr. He was also formerly a Partner at Viola Growth.
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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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Alon WeinbergAlon is a Director at Dell Technologies Capital and was also formerly a Principal at Carmel Ventures.
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Lior AshLior is Co-founder and CTO @ Splacer.co
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Alon AmarAlon was formerly an Analyst at Carmel Ventures (2015-2017).
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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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Moran BarneaMoran is Head of Marketing at Uponit.
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Doron GordonDoron is a successful entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Samanage.
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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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Einav LavivEinav Laviv is a full-stack startup marketing expert and the Co-founder of G2Mteam.
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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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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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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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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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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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Irit KahanIrit covers Israel-related investments for Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners.
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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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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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Israel’s hi-tech scene is vibrant, cutting-edge, and unique, and it is precisely because of this uniqueness that Israeli entrepreneurs and business people must sometimes face special considerations and challenges in order to grow and succeed both locally and in the world arena. This category includes posts that share some insights on the Israeli angle.

Posts about The Israeli Angle

[VIDEO] Israel Growth Summit: Growth Financing Panel (with Goldman Sachs MD, Jonathan Penkin)

Noya Lizor August 16, 2017
The first ever Israel Growth Summit was held recently in Tel Aviv, co-hosted by the Viola Group and the Israel Growth Forum led by... MORE
Growth Financing Panel at the Israel Growth Summit 2017

[VIDEO] Israel Growth Summit: Scaling While Maintaining Culture (with Keren Levy & Vered Raviv Schwarz)

Noya Lizor August 14, 2017
The first ever Israel Growth Summit was held recently in Tel Aviv, co-hosted by the Viola Group and the Israel Growth Forum led by... MORE
Keren Levy (COO, Payoneer) and Vered Raviv Schwarz (COO, Fiverr) at the Israel Growth Summit 2017

[VIDEO] Israel Growth Summit: The challenges of taking your company global (with Or Offer & Tomer Tagrin)

Noya Lizor August 09, 2017
The first ever Israel Growth Summit was held recently in Tel Aviv, co-hosted by the Viola Group and the Israel Growth Forum led by... MORE
Or Offer (Co-founder & CEO, SimilarWeb) and Tomer Tagrin (Co-founder & CEO, Yotpo) at the Israel Growth Summit 2017

[VIDEO] Israel Growth Summit: “6 Guidelines for Change & Growth” (by Check Point’s Amnon Bar-Lev)

Noya Lizor August 02, 2017
The first ever Israel Growth Summit was held recently in Tel Aviv, co-hosted by the Viola Group and the Israel Growth Forum led by... MORE
Check Point's Amnon Bar Lev at the Israel Growth Summit 2017

Intern Insights: 5 Lessons learned working in Israeli Venture Capital

Jake Gordon July 31, 2017
This guest post was written by Jake Gordon, who interned at Viola during the summer of 2017. With Israel having the highest den... MORE
Carmel Ventures interns 2017

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

[VIDEO] Israel Growth Summit: “Why is Inorganic Growth so important?” (by Tomer Bar Zeev & Eyal Waldman)

Noya Lizor July 24, 2017
The first ever Israel Growth Summit was held recently in Tel Aviv, co-hosted by the Viola Group and the Israel Growth Forum led by... MORE
ironSource's Tomer Bar Zeev and Mellanox's Eyal Waldman at the Israel Growth Summit 2017

[VIDEO] Israel Growth Summit: “Challenges faced by tech companies as they scale” (with Wix’s Nir Zohar)

Noya Lizor July 19, 2017
The first ever Israel Growth Summit was held recently in Tel Aviv, co-hosted by the Viola Group and the Israel Growth Forum led by... MORE
Nir Zohar, President & COO, Wix, at the Israel Growth Summit 2017

[VIDEO] Israel Growth Summit: “The State of Growth Companies in Israel” (Shlomo Dovrat & Harel Beit-On)

Noya Lizor July 09, 2017
The first ever Israel Growth Summit was held recently in Tel Aviv, co-hosted by the Viola Group and the Israel Growth Forum led by... MORE
Viola Group co-founders Shlmo Dovrat & Harel Beit-On at the Israel Growth Summit 2017

[VIDEO] Daniel Cohen chats with Jeff Fromm about the influencing power of Millennials

Daniel Cohen December 06, 2016
Almost every day I get involved in a conversation related to the different generation types. Millennials are clearly the hottest b... MORE
Daniel Cohen from Carmel Ventures interviewing Jeff Fromm

Why Carmel is more excited than ever about investing in Consumer startups

Daniel Cohen November 12, 2016
For the longest time, it’s been presumed that Israel will never create great consumer-focused tech companies. After all, we’re... MORE
Mobile Shopping - Viola Notes

Why the fact that women hold barely any senior roles in Private Equity is mostly bad for… Private Equity

Natalie Refuah October 19, 2016
A few weeks ago I attended an event in which a panel of speakers discussed the Israeli VC and investment community. One of the pan... MORE
woman breaking chains - viola notes header
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