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.
Lotan has been an early-stage technology investor since 2012 in IoT, Enterprise SW, Cloud Infrastructure, DevOps, and Vertical AI.
Prior to joining Grove Ventures, Lotan was a Strategic Consultant at TASC, an international management consultancy firm where he focused on the Telecommunication sector. Lotan served as a commander in an elite Israeli Air Force Intelligence unit. During his service, he was honored with an Award of Excellence and was a member of a team that was nominated for a Lifetime Achievement Award by the head of Unit 8200 (Israel’s NSA).
He currently serves on the boards of 3dSignals, Lumigo, RapidAPI, Navina, and ActiveFence.
Lotan holds a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BA) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.
Lior is a business and technology veteran who brings experience in a startup’s entire life cycle to Grove Ventures. Lior is the founder of SolarEdge (NASDAQ:SEDG), took part in inventing and developing the company’s technology, and saw it grow from a small startup to a multi-billion dollar global company with a market leadership position in the smart and renewable energy markets.
In his last role at the company, Lior served as SolarEdge’s Vice President of Marketing and Product Strategy. He was 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 R&D projects in power electronics, analog design, communications, and signal processing at the Intelligence Corps Technology Unit – Unit 81.
Lior holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) and an MBA from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
Renana comes from a strong technical background and brings almost a decade of product and managerial experience in the areas of technology, Global Innovation, and strategic marketing.
Prior to joining Grove Ventures, Renana worked at Applied Materials, a global technology leader in several product and technical management positions, and was an engineering research fellow at the Center for Innovation in Global Health Technologies at Northwestern University developing diagnostic devices for poorly resourced countries.
Renana is a captain (res.) in the IDF and served as a technology officer in the military’s elite intelligence unit 8200.
Renana holds a BSc from Tel Aviv University and an MSc from Northwestern University (Chicago, USA) in Electrical Engineering.
An expert CFO, Liat brings 20 years of experience in the global high-tech industry in public Companies (NASDAQ and TASE). Liat’s experience spans the entire business cycle including leading due diligence processes, mergers and acquisitions.
During the 6 years prior to joining Grove, Liat was the CFO of Comsec, a cyber & information security company operating in Israel and Europe. Over the years, Liat oversaw all finance activity as well as participated in the company’s executive management, including responsibility for the due diligence process leading to the company’s acquisition.
Liat is responsible for the Fund’s financial aspects as well as operations and uses her expertise to provide guidance and assistance to the fund’s portfolio companies.
Liat holds an MA (Law), from Bar Ilan University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BA) in accounting and finance, from the College of Management.
Liat has a Certified Public Accountant license (CPA Isr).
Tal comes from a diverse background in the high-tech industry.
Prior to joining Grove Ventures, Tal worked as a venture capital associate at a leading Israeli law firm. There, he was responsible for the incorporation of several venture capital funds (including Grove Ventures), negotiating and structuring various types of M&A transactions, and representing many startups and multinational tech companies.
Previously, Tal worked at Dell-EMC where he was responsible for leading a team of anti-fraud analysts to protect multinational financial institutes from cyber and phishing attacks.
Tal is a Major (res.) in the IDF and had served for 6 years as a technology officer in various infantry and armored divisions.
Tal is responsible for creating value to the fund’s investors and portfolio companies, by utilizing his experience in the VC and tech industry to build meaningful strategic partnerships.
Tal holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University and IE Business School and a dual degree, with distinction (Cum Laude), in International Law (LLB) and Business Administration (BA) from IDC Herzliya.
Sigalit is a serial global business architect, from strategy formation and marketing to business development and operations.
She brings over 20 years of global experience in setting the foundation for start-ups and transforming them to large and successful companies. Sigalit’s experience covers all corporate aspects including operations, customer services, technology infrastructure, business systems, marketing, and business development in the Telecommunications, Mobile, New Media, Consumer Electronics, Financial and Technology sectors.
Sigalit fulfilled key executive roles during the establishment and growth periods of Orange Australia, Three Hutchison Whampoa (Australian mobile operator), Partner Communications Ltd. (Israeli mobile operator), Barak Telecommunications (Israeli ISP) and IBM. She also held business development and marketing C-Level positions at venture-backed startups such as Modu and Comigo.
Sigalit holds a Bachelor of Economics and Management (BSc) from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa.
Ben comes from a diverse background in media, product management and business development.
Prior to joining Grove, Ben worked at Saban Brands as a product manager of a smart toys line, as well as a private consultant to a long list of leading Israeli corporations and startups.
With more than 15 years of experience in online and print media, Ben has helped
his clients with content creation, audience analytics, research, positioning and messaging, public relations, events and business development projects across industries.
Ben served at 8200, the Israeli military’s elite intelligence unit, and studied and worked in New York for several years.
He holds an LLB Law degree from Tel Aviv University and contributes regularly to Ynet, the most popular website in Israel.
Einat is a seasoned professional with 25 years of experience in the Hi-Tech industry as a Human Capital consultant to executives and managers.
Einat worked with Pitango for more than 15 years as a VP of Human Capital and her experience spans across various aspects of the investment process. She specializes in leading due diligence processes for investments in order to assess the quality and ability of management to perform and achieve the business’s goals and helping entrepreneurs transform challenges into opportunities. Her motto is that Human Capital is as important as the technology, and building a start-up the right way, from day one, is the key to success.
Ronit brings years of experience in administration, operations, and customer service experience.
Prior to joining Grove Ventures, Ronit worked at Comsec, a cyber and information security company operating in Israel and Europe. During her time there, she performed a broad range of administrative and operational work as a personal assistant to the CEO and owner of Comsec. Ronit is responsible for the seamless operation of the fund and is doing so by utilizing her interpersonal skills to make sure that the fund operates at peak efficiency.
Yuval is a resourceful, tenacious, problem-solver that helps Grove Ventures’ Managing Partner with a variety of tasks.
Previously a Personal Assistant to leading figures at the Israeli Intelligence Corps, Yuval has a passion for tech, VC, startups and entrepreneurship.
She is fast, execution-oriented and a dedicated team player.
Ofrat brings years of experience in venture capital and startups in Project Management, Operations Management, Administration and Corporate Culture.
Prior to joining Grove Ventures, Ofrat worked as a Personal Assistant to the CEO & Wellbeing Manager at Illusive Networks.
Ofrat worked in various roles in the high-tech industry. She previously worked at Venture Capital funds and startup companies including Applause and UVeye.
Ofrat holds a Bachelor of Arts in Design from Shenkar College.