Dov Moran, Managing Partner of Grove Ventures, is one of the most prominent Israeli hi-tech leaders in the world.
He is an investor, inventor, and entrepreneur, who is best known as the inventor of the USB flash drive.
Moran founded M-Systems, acquired by SanDisk for $US 1.6 billion in 2006. He also served as the chairman of Tower Semiconductors, a developer and manufacturer of semiconductors and integrated circuits, in which he led a massive overhaul. Under Moran’s guidance, the company achieved a notable turnaround and became an enormous success. It was acquired by Intel in 2022 for $US 5.4 billion.
Moran was awarded with multiple prizes, including:
Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award, the prestigious Edward Rheine award, the Johnson Information Storage Systems Award, and the Netexplo Talent of the Year award.
He holds Honorary Doctorates from Israel’s Academic Center of Law & Science, the Moscow State Technical University and the Technion – the Israeli Institute of Technology.
His first book ‘100 Doors – An Introduction to Entrepreneurship’ was published in 2016 and included insights from his untraditional path.