Guy brings to Grove over 20 years of venture capital, general management, strategic marketing and engineering experience.
Most recently, Guy was an investor with Tallwood Venture Capital, a Silicon Valley VC, where he sourced and led the investment in Wilocity which was acquired by Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM).
Guy was also a member of the board's executive committee at Quintic Microelectronics, a Beijing based company, where he helped lead the company’s pivot into the IoT market. Following this transition, the company was acquired by NXP (NASDAQ:NXPI). In addition, Guy was an observer on the boards of Silicon Clocks (acquired by Silicon Labs), Ozmo Devices (acquired by Atmel) and Wave Semiconductors.
Previously, Guy was a founder and President of wireless chip provider Provigent which was acquired by Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO). In this role, Guy pioneered microwave radio technology which enabled scalable 3G and 4G data networks.
As a graduate of Talpiot, the Israeli Defense Force's (IDF) most prestigious academic training program, he spent eight years developing satellite wireless communication systems, and won numerous awards for his contribution to the Israeli space program.
Guy holds B.Sc. in Mathematics and Physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem
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 sectors.
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 has also held business development and marketing C-Level roles at venture backed start-ups such as modu and Comigo.
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, and was responsible for Grove’s investments in 3D-Signals, Geneformics, Rapid API.
Prior to joining Grove, Lotan was a Strategic Consultant at TASC, an international management consultancy firm where he focused on the Telecommunication sector.
Previously he has practiced as a Tax Attorney at Eitan-Mehulal Law Group.
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).
Lotan holds a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (BA) from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.
Shir brings with her years of experience in legal, operations and customer service experience.
Prior to joining Grove, Shir has practiced as a Litigation and Real-Estate Attorney at AYR & co., one of the top 20 Law Firms in Israel. During her practice, she has performed a broad range of legal work in complex civil-commercial litigation cases.
Early in her career, Shir has fulfilled TV production assistance role.
During her military service, Shir served in an elite operational unit at the Israeli Intelligence Corp.
Shir holds a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) from Bar-Ilan University in Israel.
Ziv has extensive experience and knowledge in technology, product and business strategy.
Prior to joining Grove, Ziv was the founder of Knowit, a knowledge marketplace platform, which has received a grant from the Office of Chief Scientist in Israel. Before founding Knowit, Ziv was a logic designer at NovelSat, an Israeli startup in the satellite and broadcast communications industry, where he focused on some of Novelsat's innovative projects, including a joint project of O3B Networks and Google, aiming to provide internet access to remote areas in the world using satellite communication. Prior to Novelsat, Ziv was a Logic Designer at Intel's Wi-Fi division, where he was involved in products full life cycle stages - from the requirements defining stages, architecture definition and development throughout production.
During his military service, Ziv served as deputy company commander in charge of more than a 100 soldiers, logistics planning and risk management.
Ziv holds an MBA from Recanati business school, Tel Aviv University and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technicon, Institute of Technology.
Tuvia Barak joined Grove Ventures as a Venture Partner in 2016. In 1982, Mr. Barak joined Tadiran, Inc., the North American subsidiary of Tadiran, the largest electronics conglomerate in Israel. During his 12-year tenure, over $3 billion in revenue was achieved under his direction, and Tadiran became one of the major suppliers of tactical communications to the U.S. Army. Mr. Barak developed strategic alliances and partnerships with some of the largest aerospace and defense companies. In 1993, Mr. Barak established his own marketing and consulting practice, advising U.S. and international companies on business development, marketing strategies, technology assessment, and mergers and acquisitions in the aerospace and technology fields.
Mr. Barak is a Venture Partner at Lux Capital and member of the Board of Directors of Skyline Software, WhiteCanyon Software, Weatherbell Analytics, and Toonimo and special advisor to Kymeta Corp., and Heller Industries. He previously served as a Board Director at Brashear LP., Fairchild Imaging, and Arinc Corp., all of which were acquired by major companies with exceptional returns to their investors. His many clients have included The Carlyle Group, Boeing, L-3 Communications, ITT, General Dynamics, AAI/Textron, BAE, EDS, DRS, Elbit Systems, Schott, Selex, Ness Technologies, Vought Aircraft, SanDisk, United Defense, Mantech International, NanoSys, MapInfo, Rockwell Collins and Raytheon. Mr. Barak has a M.Sc. in E.E. from the Technion Institute of Technology, Israel.
Dov is one of Israel’s most prominent hi-tech leader, entrepreneur and investor. 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 ranks as one of the biggest acquisitions in Israel.
In addition, Dov was the founder and CEO of modu which developed a revolutionary modular phone. 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 sectors. He currently serves on the boards of Comigo, Glucome, Rapid API, Geneformics 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 with 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.
Founders: Amnon Shenfeld, Ofer Affias, Amit Ashkenazi, Yair Lavi
3DSignals has developed a sound-based predictive maintenance system. 3DSignals’ acoustic monitoring & deep learning technology monitors sensory data from industrial equipment (turbines, pumps, motors, bearings, etc.), identifies anomalies, classifies patterns of equipment failure and predicts issues before they interrupt production.
3DSignals helps factories and machine manufacturers improve production efficiency by reducing unexpected downtimes of critical assets.
Founders: Pierre-Jean (PJ) Cobut, Elad Ferber
The healthcare system is episodic and based on crude and limited data. Spry Health is changing healthcare by making it continuous.
Medical assessment and treatment is typically reactive, intermittent and often relies on subjective patient characterization. Spry Health’s disease management platform augments this process by identifying and prioritizing patients in the early onset of exacerbations through the world’s first continuous measurement of a full set of human vital signs and blood gases. By providing actionable insights to disease managers early enough to affect a change, private insurers avoid unnecessary hospital admissions and reduce spending dramatically.
Founders: Tal Tamir, Yaron Elboim
Wiliot solves the biggest problem hindering large-scale IoT deployments by offering self-powered devices that do not require battery exchange or charging. By combining revolutionary energy harvesting, passive communication, and mesh networking technologies, the company is enabling the deployment of self-sustaining sensors in areas such as smart clothing, consumer medical, and industrial applications.
Founders: Damian Goldring, Dror Sharon
Consumer Physics launched SCiO, the world's first handheld molecular sensor that fits in the palm of your hand (miniaturized spectrometer).
SCiO is a tiny spectrometer that allows you to get instant relevant information about the chemical make-up of everything around you. A true revolution for any consumer that wants to be aware to his surroundings. First verticals are Nutrition, Pharmaceuticals and Agriculture.
Founders: Amir Ronen, Shlomi Bergida, Nadav Mizrahi, Dan Rappaport, Amir Saroka
Sensible Medical Innovation Ltd. launched ReDS™ - a wearable device for non-invasive measurement of lung fluid, monitors heart failure patients and determines the treatment protocol that’s right for them. ReDS™ gives an accurate, absolute, and actionable reading whether obtained at an in-person exam or through a remote monitoring service.
Founders: Iddo Gino, Mickey Hasalvsky, Daniel Chernenkov
RapidAPI created a centralized repository of existing online APIs that provides standardized access and allows developers to integrate APIs with minimal or no additional code. The company helps manage this complexity and allows developers to maximize the API movement, without the resulting chaos that’s currently threatening to slow it down. Developers using RapidAPI find and integrate APIs with minimal work, and can instead focus on the functions that provide the most value for their business and customers.
Founders: Dov Moran, Yiftah Ben Aharon
A comprehensive mobile solution for Diabetes patients. GlucoMe gathers and analyzes the patients’ data of the Blood Glucose Monitor and Insulin Pen, and provides recommendation to the physician while monitoring his guidance in a way, which is more accurate, better suitable to the patients’ needs, timely and affordable.
Founder: Dov Moran
Comigo products power pay-tv service providers and broadcasters to offer a truly unique and differentiated solution, positioning an innovative offering high above the competition. Furthermore, Comigo’s EI engine opens new revenues opportunities to customers, enabling to monetize on long tail content and feed customer BI systems with household and user profiles.
Founders: Gal Basson, Tal Tamir, Dany Rettig
Acquired in 2014
Wilocity is delivering the world's first 60 GHz multi-gigabit wireless chipsets based on the newly completed WiGig standard for the mobile computing, consumer electronics and peripheral markets. With data rates of up to 7 Gbps, Wilocity's 60GHz technology offers a quantum leap in wireless bandwidth and performance, with 10x improvements in transfer rates, wait times, and performance/power efficiency.
Wilocity was acquired in 2014 by Qualcomm for $360M
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