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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
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 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
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 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
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 has been leading sales and business activities globally in different companies focusing
on 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
CFO & COO
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
Liat is a Certified Public Accountant license (CPA Isr).
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
Ronit brings with her years of experience in administration, operations and customer service
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.
With over a decade of administration experience, Deborah brings to Grove her
professionalism, dedication and passion to excel.
Prior to joining Grove, Deborah worked as an Executive Assistant at Norwest Venture
Partners, a premier multi-stage investment firm and Asserson Law Offices, a leading UK law
firm in Israel.
Deborah is originally from Manchester, England and holds a Bachelor of Social Science from
The University of Leeds.
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 hundreds of soldiers under his command.
Matan holds a BA in Economics and Business from IDC Herzeliya (Cum Lauda), and graduated
it’s Honors Program.
Hassan joined Grove’s team as an Analyst with emphasis on tasks related to Investor
Relations and Strategic Partnerships.
Prior to joining Grove, Hassan worked 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.