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Tuvia Barak
Venture Partner

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.

Lior Handelsman
Venture Partner

Lior is a business and technology veteran which brings to Grove his experience in the entire startup life cycle. He is a founder of SolarEdge (NASDAQ:SEDG) a global leader in the smart energy solutions and has been part of inventing and developing the technology and growing from startup to a $1B revenue global company with market leadership position in the smart and renewable energy markets.

Lior currently serves as SolarEdge’s Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy in which he is responsible for defining and steering the company’s strategic global marketing activities, media outreach, product roadmap, corporate strategy, and corporate business development.

Prior to founding SolarEdge, Lior spent 11 years leading research and development teams and directing large-scale, multidisciplinary research and development projects in the fields of power electronics, analog design, communications and signal processing.

Lior holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) and an MBA from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.