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Company name

Accutures

Industry

Semi-Conductures

Looking for

Investment, Business Opportunities

Stage

Pre-Seed

The next generation of thermal imaging

Company name

MirageDynamics

Industry

AdTech

Looking for

Investment, Business Opportunities

Stage

Pre-Seed

Dynamic in-video object replacement Service as a Platform

Company name

DriftSense

Industry

AgTech

Looking for

Investment, Business Opportunities

Stage

Pre-Seed

Minimizes the loss of sprayed pesticides, and helps growers to save resources, maximize their spraying accuracy, and comply with relevant regulations

Shulamit Brodsky

Finance & Controlling

Shulamit has over 15 years of experience in finance. Prior to joining Labs/02, Shulamit served in finance positions at several companies, and in a VC. Shulamit has extensive experience working with both startups and the Israeli Innovations Authority . Shulamit holds a BA in Economics from Odessa State University, Ukraine and BA in Accounting from Open University, Israel .

Ruby Chen

Venture Partner

Ruby possesses a proven track record in initiating, leading and executing deals ( >25 investments and multiple M&As) at global industry leading companies (Hyundai Motor Company, Amdocs and NICE Systems). Ruby joins Labs02 after establishing and leading the Hyundai CRADLE Israel office creating an Israeli mobility investment portfolio of 10 startups (vehicle sensors, cyber, deep tech, and energy related). Ruby is highly networked with a great reputation in the Israeli tech scene, serving as BoD member, BoD observer and strategic advisor to multiple growth companies.

Shai Michel

Steering Committee

Shay Michel is a General Partner at Merlin Ventures, where he leads the firm’s Israeli office. Shay is a serial entrepreneur who has founded 4 companies in the CDN and IT world, and for the last 5 years has been the managing partner of toDay Ventures, an Israeli seed-stage fund. In December 2020 he joined Merlin Ventures to stand up and run its efforts in Tel Aviv. Shay has worked with startups like Cybereason, Aqua Security, Luminate and Fireblocks from their pre-seed stage to help them define their products and create initial MVPs. At Merlin Ventures, Shay sources and leads deals in Israeli enterprise cybersecurity companies. Merlin Ventures then leverages parent company Merlin Cyber’s 25 year history of working with US Federal agencies and provides the resources and knowledge necessary to help accelerate portfolio companies growth into US public sector markets.

Amir Ben Levy

Analyst

Amir is an analyst at Labs/02. As part of his role, Amir seeks out disruptive startups, conducts due diligence on investment opportunities, and assists portfolio companies with Business Development and Investor Relations activities. Amir has a solid background in economics and business, having spent 5 years at the Ministry of Finance where he was involved in promoting significant economic reforms. Amir is a graduate of the prestigious PPE program at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Eliav Schreiber

Associate

Eliav researches and evaluates business strategies, products and markets on behalf of the Labs02 Investment Team. Following an investment, Eliav works closely with portfolio companies to assist with everyday challenges and to help prepare for further fundraising. Before joining Labs02 he led research teams as a Captain in the Research & Analysis Unit of Military Intelligence, where he served for five years. Wrapping up an honors program LLB and MBA from the Hebrew University, and passionate about innovation, Web3, photography, and snowboarding.

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Company name

Dots

Industry

AgTech

Looking for

Investment, Business Opportunities

Stage

Seed

A data system with a revolutionary electro-optical technology to optimize fertilization (and irrigation) to eliminate Nitrogen environmental pollution.

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Micha Risling

Advisor, Product and Technology

Micha is a high-caliber and innovative executive and strategist with 20+ years of experience and a proven record of building, launching, and leading new organizations, geographies, products and teams for start-ups and mature companies. In his last position Micha served as the SVP of Marketing, Product and Business Development at Valens. Micha has a track record of turning people into leaders. Micha’s unique career crosses industry boundaries and includes the Automotive, mobile, CE and communications industries, with special focus on the Semiconductor industry.

Loni Snape

Advisor, Marketing

Loni is an expert at helping brands tell their story to the right audiences in a meaningful way. She is the founder of 98 Marketing, a marketing firm for startups that specializes in content marketing, social media marketing, and digital strategy. Prior to founding 98 Marketing, Loni founded a music-focused live streaming and crowdfunding app aimed at helping musicians make it big. She brought musicians with millions of followers on board using social media and influencer marketing techniques. Coming from New York, Loni prides herself on working with incredible Israeli startups and helping them give across their message to successfully target the US and other English-speaking markets.

Sandeep Varma

Advisor, M&A, Business Development

Sandeep is an accomplished strategy, M&A and business development executive with an extensive history of navigating hi-tech companies through market disruption and transformational change. With close to 20 years of cross-functional leadership experience, he has driven key strategic initiatives at Symantec, Dell, and CA Technologies to grow revenue, enhance operating margins and enter new markets to increase shareholder value. Sandeep’s strategic initiatives have translated into approximately $5B of buyside, public, private and cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, partnerships and investments in the Cybersecurity, IoT, BigData, AI/ML, DevOps and broader enterprise software markets. Sandeep holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA in economics from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.

Avi Douglen

Advisor, Cyber

Avi Douglen is a leading software security authority, and has been designing and developing secure applications for over 20 years. His consulting agency, Bounce Security, supports organizations of all sizes in integrating security methodologies and products into their development processes. He spends a lot of time with startups and development teams, providing architectural guidance and training them to build secure products. Avi Douglen also leads the OWASP Israel chapter, is co-founder of the OWASP Threat Modeling project, and is a community moderator on Security.StackExchange.com.

Itche Weinreb

Advisor, Sales

Itche is a Channel and Revenue Expert and former VP Sales at Checkpoint Systems. His unique perspective comes from transforming one of the biggest cyber security companies in the world, creating new revenue streams for both hardware and software products and penetrating new markets. Itche has 25 years of experience in high-tech B2B Cyber Security and Telecom companies such as Checkpoint, Cyberbit and Comverse, with extensive experience in global sales and go-to-market strategy development. Itche has an EMBA from Ben Gurion University.

Tal Gilor

Partner

Tal evaluates and implements venture investments in startups based in Bee’r Sheva and takes an active part in them with all related to strategy, investors relation, and day-to-day operations. Prior to joining Labs/02, Tal spent 11 years working within Motorola Solutions and performed multiple roles, including SW developer, SW Manager, Product Manager, and Open Innovation Manager. In his last role, Tal managed Motorola Solutions Venture Capital in Israel. Tal holds a B.Sc in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University and MBA from Bar Ilan University.

Menachem Shefer

CTO

Menachem Shefer has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, with global roles in companies at IBM and Samsung. He received his BSc in Physics and Computer Science from Ben Gurion University and he is an MA candidate in Philosophy of Science from Tel Aviv University. Menachem has significant experience with mentoring startup companies in their R&D process to commercialization.

Michaela Lachman Menashe

Finance & Operations

Michaela has over 25 years of experience in finance, human resources, operations, and logistics. Prior to joining Labs/02, Michaela worked at several high-tech companies, such as Operative (SintecMedia), Vyyo (Phasecom), etc. Michaela utilizes her extensive experience in order to assist startup companies with growth.

Shai Eisen

Partner

With extensive experience in the tech industry and expertise ranging from engineering through operations to business and product development, Shai Eisen joined Labs/02 as an operating partner in 2021. Shai brings a proven track record in launching and growing new and innovative products across a wide range of industries and applications. Shai holds an MBA from Columbia University and a B.Sc. in Computer Engineering from Northwestern University.

Ofer Dar

Partner & CFO

Ofer Dar is a seasoned CFO with 20+ years of experience in financial positions of technology companies. Prior to joining Labs/02, Ofer served as CFO of the JVP Jerusalem Incubator. Ofer has extensive experience working with both startups and the Israeli Innovations Authority (formerly OCS). Ofer is a Certified Accountant and holds a BA and MBA from the College of Management.

Company name

Korra

Industry

Enterprise SW

Looking for

Investment, Business Opportunities

Stage

Pre-Seed

AI-based accurate search engine with in-PDF, in-article, and in-video results.

Company name

ForceNock

Industry

Cybersecurity

Looking for

---------

Stage

Exit

A fully automated application security solution that prevents even the most sophisticated malicious attacks on web assets and API. Acquired by Checkpoint Software.

Company name

QuantLR

Industry

Cybersecurity

Looking for

Investment, Business Opportunities

Stage

Round A

A low-cost, versatile quantum cryptographic solution, applying principles of quantum physics to Securely Exchange Keys.

Company name

C2A Security

Industry

Cybersecurity

Looking for

Investment, Business Opportunities

Stage

Round A

A trusted end-to-end automotive cybersecurity solution.

Company name

ITsMine

Industry

Cybersecurity

Looking for

Business Opportunities

Stage

Round A

Enables businesses of all sizes to easily control their data anywhere and everywhere while proactively preventing insider threat and external data breaches.

Company name

IXDen

Industry

Cybersecurity

Looking for

Business Opportunities

Stage

Round A

Enables companies to manage their IoT assets safely and remotely.