Izhar has extensive experience in the technology industry, through both company operations and venture capital investment. Since 1997, he has been a partner at Charles River Ventures investment firm. Earlier, he served as vice president of marketing and business development of Onyx Interactive, an interactive training company based in Tel Aviv. Izhar served as an officer in the IDF. He received an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business and an M.A. in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Tel Aviv in Israel.
Glilot Capital Partners Co-founder & Managing Partner. For over 25 years Arik has been founding, growing and financing innovative technology companies. He co-founded Glilot Capital and supported the five portfolio companies acquired. Arik entered the Venture Capital world during the 90’s at Jerusalem Global Ventures and Bank Tefachot Provident Funds, an Israeli institutional investor, Between 2002-2010 in the US, he served in financial and operational executive roles in three Israeli innovative technology companies with US Based HQ, dealing directly with the growth challenges of Israeli startups operating in the US and other global markets. These included: ECtel (acquisition by Verint), VideoCodes (acquired by Thomson) and Intercure (IPO). Arik served as an Officer and Engineer in an Elite IDF technology unit and he holds a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering & Management from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA in Finance & Technology Management from Tel Aviv University’s Kellogg-Recanati School of Management. Arik is a board member of IATI (Israel Advanced Technology Industries) and of the Technion Friends Society.
Glilot Capital Partners Co-founder & Managing Partner Kobi, a serial entrepreneur at heart with over twenty-five years of experience in technology and investment, co-founded Glilot Capital Partners in 2011, with five exits and a strong portfolio. He previously founded and successfully exited technology companies including Lamda Communication Networks (acquired by NICE Systems) and iWeb Technologies (acquired by a Japanese consortium) and was a member of the founding team of Infogear Technologies, the creator of the original iPhone (acquired by Cisco). Kobi served as an Officer in an Elite IDF technology unit. He holds a B.Sc. (Cum Laude) in Computer Science from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA (Magna Cum Laude) in Finance & Technology from Tel Aviv University.
Maniv Mobility, President. Michael founded Maniv Investments in 1997. He is a founding board member of Securing America’s Future Energy, a Washington, DC-based group that brings together corporate and military leaders to craft and advocate for energy security policy. He has been active in several presidential campaigns and political organizations as well as a number of non-profit organizations. In 2010, Michael was awarded the Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship by the International School of Business at Brandeis University. He holds a BA from Tufts University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as a JD from Northwestern School of law.