We are Grove Ventures

Dov Moran
Managing Partner

Dov 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 IsraelAfter 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, Spry Health, Kiralis and 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 receiver of many prestigious awards, such as IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award and Edward Rheine Award (Nobel Prize for technology) and is the inventor of
over 40 patents.

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

Sigalit Klimovsky

Sigalit is a serial global business architect, from strategy formation and marketing through business development and operations.

She brings to Grove 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, 3 Hutchinson Wampoa (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 start-ups such as modu and Comigo.

She currently serves on the boards of Astralink and Nucleai.

Sigalit holds a Bachelor of Economics and Management (BSc) from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa.

Lotan Levkowitz

Lotan has been an early stage technology investor since 2012 in the areas of IoT, Digital Health and Enterprise IT. Lotan is Leading Grove’s Industry 4.0 and Cloud Infrastructure investment strategy and is the founder of the Israeli Industrial IoT Forum and II4 conference.

Prior to joining Grove, 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 took part 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 and RapidAPI.

Lotan holds a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BA) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.

Omri Green

Omri has been leading sales and business activities globally in different companies focusingon utilities and different industry verticals.

Prior to joining Grove, Omri was leading APAC activities in Claroty (part of Team8 group) and was co-founder and Vice President of business development at ICS2. He has over a decade of experience working with Tier 1 tech companies in Silicon Valley where he led innovative technology projects in power generation, communication and wireless technologies.

Omri has joined as a partner to Grove after serving as a Principal at Grove Ventures, leveraging his engineering background and managerial experience to create value to Grove’s portfolio companies with their global business activities.

Omri holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University

Liat Koren

Liat is an expertise CFO. She brings with her 20 years of experience in the global high-tech industry in public (NASDAQ and TASE) Companies. 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 the Bar Ilan University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BA) Majored in accounting and finance, from the College of Management.

Liat is a Certified Public Accountant license (CPA Isr).

Renana Ashkenazi

Renana comes from a strong technical background and brings with her close to a decade of product and managerial experience in the areas of Technology, Global Innovation and strategic marketing.

Prior to joining Grove 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 poor resourced countries.

Renana is a captain (res.) in the IDF and had served as a technology officer in the military’s elite intelligence unit 8200.ReR

Renana holds a BSc from Tel Aviv University and an MSc from Northwestern University (Chicago, USA) in Electrical Engineering.

Tal Ben-Moshe
Director of IR & Strategic Partnerships

Tal comes from a diverse background in the high-tech industry.

Prior to joining Grove, 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 representation of many startups and multinational tech companies.

Previously, Tal worked at Dell-EMC where he was responsible for leading a teams 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.

Einat Drutin
Human Capital

A seasoned professional with 25 years of experience in the Hi-Tech industry, as a Human Capital consultant to executives and managers.

Einat has been working with Pitango for more than 15 years as a VP 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 to transform challenges into opportunities. Her moto 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.

Matan Bros

Matan is part of the investment team at Grove, meeting with start-ups, assessing and analyzing investment opportunities and performing due diligence.
Prior to joining Grove, Matan worked at The Ministry of Finance in the Budget Division where he promoted new structural reforms in the trade and industry fields. He managed a broad de-regulation project with potential saving of $15B to the Israeli market. Matan previously held positions in several startups in business development, sales and marketing positions.
Matan is a Captain (res.) in the IDF and served for 5 years in various roles as a combat officer with many soldiers under his command.
Matan holds a BA in Economics and Business from IDC Herzeliya (Cum Lauda), and graduated it’s Honors Program.

Hassan Abu-Dalo

Hassan joined Grove’s team as an Analyst with emphasis on tasks related to Investor Relations and Strategic Partnerships.

Prior to that, Hassan used to work at RedCrow Intelligence as a Reporting and Analysis Officer. There, he was responsible for preparing reports and studies that outlined the political and security landscape of the MENA region for NGOs and governmental organizations. With that experience in hand, Hassan offers strong analytical skills with an orientation towards problem solving backed by research.

Hassan holds a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Sciences Po Paris, where he focused on Political Science focusing on the Middle East.

Ronit Friedman
Office Manager

Ronit brings with her years of experience in administration, operations and customer service experience.

Prior to joining Grove, Ronit worked at Comsec, a cyber and information security company operating in Israel and Europe. During her time there, she has performed a broad range of administrative and operation 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 the highest efficiency levels.

Deborah Talor
PA to Dov Moran

Before joining Grove, Deborah worked at an Israeli Unicorn, IronSource, as an operations manager where she was in charge of the data analysis for online marketing and developed her clients’ ad campaigns.

While at University, Deborah led a project in a fellowship run by the Boris and Mints Institute and the NITSAN Lab at Tel-Aviv University (TAU) to work on a sustainable development project that aimed to promote cooperation between Indian agriculture and Israeli startups. Deborah first developed her passion for technology while still in the IDF where she served in an intelligence unit of the Air Force, strongly engaged in the development of technological capabilities.

Deborah is utilizing her skills and talent to support the fund’s management and contribute to the fund’s ongoing business operation.

Deborah is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Government at TAU.

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.