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Tuvia Barak
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Tuvia Barak - Grove Venture

Tuvia Barak joined Grove Ventures as a Venture Partner in 2016. In 1982, Mr. Barak joined Tadiran, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Tadiran, the largest electronics conglomerate in Israel. During his 12-year tenure, over $3 billion in revenue was achieved under his direction, and Tadiran became one of the major suppliers of tactical communications to the U.S. Army. Mr. Barak developed strategic alliances and partnerships with some of the largest aerospace and defense companies. In 1993, Mr. Barak established his own marketing and consulting practice, advising U.S. and international companies on business development, marketing strategies, technology assessment, and mergers and acquisitions in the aerospace and technology fields.

Mr. Barak is a Venture Partner at Lux Capital and member of the Board of Directors of Skyline Software, WhiteCanyon Software, Weatherbell Analytics, and Toonimo and special advisor to Astra Capital Management and Clark Street Associates., and Heller Industries. He previously served as a Board Director at Brashear LP., Fairchild Imaging, and Arinc Corp., all of which were acquired by major companies with exceptional returns to their investors. His many clients have included The Carlyle Group, Boeing, L-3 Communications, ITT, General Dynamics, AAI/Textron, BAE, EDS, DRS, Elbit Systems, Schott, Selex, Ness Technologies, Vought Aircraft, SanDisk, United Defense, Mantech International, NanoSys, MapInfo, Rockwell Collins and Raytheon. Mr. Barak has a M.Sc. in E.E. from the Technion Institute of Technology, Israel.

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Prof. Uriel Levy
Senior Advisor

Prof. Uriel Levy is the head of the nano-opto lab and the director of the center for nanoscience and nanotechnology at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem Israel. His research spans over diverse aspects of nanophotonics and light-matter interactions, with focus on device oriented research. Over the years, he pioneered several key concepts in nanophotonics, including silicon based photodetection in the short wave infrared (SWIR), nanoscale polarization optics, and the chip scale atomic vapor technology.

His research covers both fundamentals of light-matter interactions, as well as diverse applications in imaging, communications, sensing and metrology, energy harvesting, memories, displays and other chip scale optoelectronic devices. Prof. Levy has strong ties with industry, and proven track record in tech transfer. Prof. Levy is the co-founder of Trieye, developing CMOS based cost effective SWIR imaging solutions for the automotive industry and for other verticals. He was also a co-founder and a VP R&D of Civcom, where he developed solutions for optical telecommunications.  Over the years, Prof. Levy published over 150 journal papers, presented his results in hundreds of invited talks and he holds dozens of patents. Prof. Levy is a fellow of the optical society of America and is the recipient of several notable prizes, including for example the Kaye innovation award, an ERC consolidator grant, the President Young Investigator Award of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Rothschild Post-Doctoral Fellowship. He holds a BSc in Physics and materials science from the Technion and a PhD in electro optics from the Tel Aviv University. Prior to joining the Hebrew University, he spent nearly four years as a researcher in the University of California, San Diego.

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