Hannan Carmeli
Founder &
Managing Partner

Hannan Carmeli has vast and multi-disciplinary experience in hi-tech companies. Served recently as an Operating Consultant with the private equity firm Francisco Partners involved in acquisition and value creation of Israeli portfolio companies. Prior to that served as Director of International Activity of the Israeli Innovation Authority (formerly Office of Chief Scientist) - a government agency overseeing the Hi-Tech and innovation ecosystem in Israel. Prior to this Carmeli served as the President and Co-CEO of ClickSoftware (publicly traded - NASDAQ) leading the company for over 16 years to become global leader in workforce management and service optimization. Carmeli graduated the Naval Academy & Advance Maritime Command School with commendation. Served as Patrol Boat Commander, and second-in-command of a Missile Corvette. Carmeli holds a BSc degree in computer science from the Technion and is a graduate of Boston University.

Nir Gartzman
Founder &
Managing Partner

Nir Gartzman is a maritime, hi-tech and clean-tech professional combining strong technical capabilities with broad industry background and business development experience. Nir earned his proficiency during 10 years of management positions in both navy and civilian sectors. Responsibilities included positions of Chief Engineer of a navy vessel, superintendent of cargo ships, project manager in charge of hardware and software integrations and sales & business development manager for a multinational medical device vendor. Nir holds a B.A degree in business management from the IDC - Herzliya Interdisciplinary Center.

Noa Schuman

Noa Schuman is a communications and marketing professional, experienced with developing and implementing global marketing strategies, building customer and investor communities and relations, driving engagement, retention and advocacy. Noa spent most of her career in agile hi-tech software companies, managing investor relations for a SaaS company traded on NASDAQ, leading external and internal communications through significant company transformations and organization changes, building customer reference programs and online communities. Noa holds a B.A. degree in Communications and English Literature from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and is a certified Investor Relations Manager from University of California, Irvine.

Michal Hendel
Head of Alliances

Michal Hendel-Sufa has over 20 years of experience in the hi-tech sector, transforming proprietary knowledge into bold, innovative and practical digital solutions. Her experience spans in both domestic and international, private, academic and hi-tech sectors.
Michal is an expert in information systems, IT and product management, served as a manger in pioneering high tech companies like VocalTec (VoIP communication) and TimeToKnow (education technology). She also spent a few years in the academy where she launched a visionary program based on 21st century global technology, education and employment needs, for enhancing interactive and meaningful learning.

Michal holds a BSc. in Industrial Engineering from Ben Gurion University and an Executive MBA from Tel-Aviv University.

Advisory Board

Jesper Præstensgaard

Jesper Praestensgaard is a senior executive with 30 years of experience from the shipping and logistics industry, including 25 years with the A.P. Møller Maersk Group and 3 years with Hapag-Lloyd. Currently serves as a non-executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors at Unifeeder A/S, the largest common feeder operator in Europe, as well as a Senior Advisor at the Boston Consulting Group in their global shipping and logistics practice.
Mr. Praestensgaard holds an MBA (Honors) from IMD and has attended several executive programs over the years with different business schools including Harvard Business School, INSEAD, Penn State University and University of Michigan.

Inbal Polak

Inbal Polak is a fund analyst, highly experienced in creating diverse investment solutions for the capital markets. Inbal led the fund rating division at S&P Maalot, and worked as an investment fund analyst and portfolio manager at UBS Israel. Inbal is the co-founder and CIO of NEOME, the first Israeli Women Angel Investor Club, investing in early-stage companies. After leading Altshuler Shaham Alternative Investment Company, Inbal currently serves as a consultant to alternative funds and financial institutions.

Yigal Jacoby

Yigal Jacoby is a veteran investor and mentor to many startups and has vast experience in identifying high potential leadership teams and innovative ideas.

An entrepreneur by his own rights, he co-founded Allot Communications (NASDAQ: ALLT) in 1996 and served as its Chief Executive Officer until March 2006.

Mr. Jacoby served as General Manager of Bay Network's Network Management Division in Santa Clara, from 1996 to 1997. Prior to that he founded Armon Networking, a manufacturer of RMON-based network management solutions, which was sold to Bay Networks.

Omri Dagul

Omri Dagul is a retired Rear Admiral of the Israeli Navy. He has invaluable and intrinsic naval and maritime knowledge, which is coupled with extensive experience in corporate and operational ship building and ship maintenance sectors. As owner and CEO of “Dockport” Ltd. Dagul and his team provide consultancy and project management services to global shipping and port companies as well as Defense Industries. Dagul is also an Executive Vice President at Ray Shipping Ltd. Overseeing it’s new ship building initiative. His responsibilities include implementation of the company’s strategy as well as full management, supervision and construction of ships in shipyards around the globe. Prior to his retirement from the navy, Dagul’s last position was Head of Materiel Command in the Israeli Navy. He managed a large, complex multidisciplinary techno-logistic alliance, which included project development of marine platforms and weapon systems (for surface, ships and submarines), as well as overseeing and supervising engineering work, commanding of Navy shipyards, logistics and maintenance centers. In addition, Dagul has served as Technical Team Leader of the Dolphin Submarines Project in the German Shipyards. Omri Dagul is an MSc graduate in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan USA, and a BSc, in Mechanical Engineering from the Haifa Technion, Israel.

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