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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.
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.
Alon WeinbergAlon joined Carmel in 2015 and has over 10 years of experience in product marketing, business development and international sales.
Ran LevitzkyRan Levitzky is a Principal at Carmel Ventures.
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.
Ronit AmiazRonit is VP HR at Carmel Ventures.
Noya LizorNoya is Director of Content at Viola Group and Managing Editor of Viola-Notes.com
Amit AshkenaziAmit joined Viola Growth in 2012 and currently serves as a Partner in the fund.
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Guest Contributors

Doron GordonDoron is a successful entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Samanage.
Pamela BeckerPamela is the VP Global Marketing at Matomy. She previously held senior marketing positions at Carmel Ventures portfolio companies ironSource and MyThings.
Moran BarneaMoran is the co-founder of No CMO, which provides online marketing strategies for founders and companies without a CMO.
Ori LahavOri Lahav is Co-Founder and General Manager, Israel at Outbrain. Ori oversees the company's R&D center located in Israel.
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.
Carmel YoeliCarmel Yoeli is the co-founder and CEO of Atreo, a technology marketing agency that focuses exclusively on hi-tech, strategic B2B marketing.
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.
Shiri GrosbardShiri is Co-founder and VP Marketing at Join - Digital Talent Agency.
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.
Einav LavivEinav Laviv is a full-stack startup marketing expert and the Co-founder of G2Mteam.
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.
Roy KliegerRoy Klieger is a seasoned product expert with vast experience in mobile and Internet apps & services.
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.
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.
Danna ZakaiDanna Zakai is an Inside Sales Trainer who specializes in the B2B global market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Irit KahanIrit covers Israel-related investments for Deutsche Telekom Capital Partners.
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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] 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

[VIDEO] Daniel Cohen chats with Estée Lauder’s Chaz Giles on innovation trends in non-tech companies

Daniel Cohen October 13, 2016
One of the most interesting acquisition trends of 2016 has been the increased involvement of non-tech companies in the technology ... MORE
Daniel Cohen from Carmel Ventures interviewing Estée Lauder's Chaz Giles

Mapping the Israeli Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Startup Landscape

Alon Weinberg April 04, 2016
Virtual and Augmented Reality are still in their infancy in terms of consumer adoption, and depending on who you ask – whether i... MORE
Mapping the Israeli Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Startup Landscape

The Startup Nation’s hidden challenges in 2015 and how to overcome them in 2016 (and beyond)

Ronen Nir February 16, 2016
After reading quite a few end-of-year summaries about the state of the “Startup Nation" in 2015, a few conclusions stood out for... MORE
The Startup Nation's hidden challenges in 2015 and how to overcome them in 2016 (and beyond)

Mapping the Startup Nation: The 12 most popular Tech Hubs in Israel

Daniel Cohen December 09, 2015
Israel has been recognized globally for some time now as a leading hub for innovation and technology, with many ranking the Startu... MORE
Mapping out the Startup Nation: The 12 most popular Tech Hubs in Israel - Viola Notes

Israel FinTech Map

Ran Levitzky September 28, 2015
FinTech has been an important focus for us here at Carmel Ventures since the fund’s inception. The success of Israel’s FinTec... MORE
Israel FinTech Map Feb 2017 - by Carmel Ventures

How Israel came to be at the forefront of FinTech Innovation

Avi Zeevi August 20, 2015
Having been involved in the world of FinTech for over 35 years, I believe that there has never been a better opportunity for Israe... MORE
FinTech at Viola Notes

Why Israeli high tech marketers need to make “The Missing P” a top priority

Carmel Yoeli July 20, 2015
The following is a guest post by Carmel Yoeli (CEO) & Saar Brodsky (VP Creative), co-founders of technology marketing agency A... MORE
Why Israeli high-tech marketers need to make “The Missing P” a top priority

China-In vs. China-Out: How to launch your startup in China (the smart way)

Tomer Bar-Zeev June 04, 2015
The following is a guest post by Tomer Bar-Zeev, Co-founder & CEO at ironSource which is based on his presentation at Viola Gr... MORE
Tomer Bar-Zeev, Co-founder & CEO at ironSource

The Semiconductor Industry and the Tuna Effect

Ori Bendori June 02, 2015
What happened? Avago acquired Broadcom for $37B and Intel is set to acquire Altera for $16.7B. Why is this interesting? We’... MORE
The Semiconductor Industry and the Tuna Effect
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