Doc Moran - Grove Venture

Dov Moran

Managing Partner

Dov Moran is one of Israel’s most prominent hi-tech leaders, entrepreneurs and investors.

He is known as a pioneer of several flash memory technologies, most notably as the inventor of the USB flash drive.

Dov was a founder and CEO of M-Systems (NSDQ: FLSH), a world leader in the flash data storage market. Under Dov’s leadership, M-Systems grew to $1B revenue, and was acquired by SanDisk Corp (NSDQ: SNDK) for $1.6B. This still ranks as one of the single biggest acquisitions in Israel. After the sale of M-systems, Dov founded Modu, an innovative company with a revolutionary modular phone concept. Modu’s assets were acquired by Google in 2011 and are the basis for Google’s modular phone Project Ara.

Dov has invested in many successful start-ups in the digital health, media, SaaS and IoT sectors.

Dov serves on the boards of Rapid API, TriEye, Wiliot, Neuroblade, Spry Health and Ramon.Space. He was previously the Chairman of Tower Semiconductors (NASDAQ: TSEM).

Dov is one of the most famous and highly appreciated hi-tech leaders in the world and the recipient of many prestigious awards, such as IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award and Edward Rheine Award (Nobel Prize for technology) and is listed as the inventor on over 40 patents.

Dov Moran holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa, Israel.