Ron Moritz brings over twenty-five years of broad operational, strategy and P&L experience from premier Fortune 500 technology companies including Microsoft, CA Technologies, and Symantec, where he was a member of each company's distinguished corporate or divisional leadership teams and served in a variety of roles including General Manager, SVP, and CTO. Ron was involved in the launch of Israeli startup Finjan Software (sold in 2009 to M86) and is a Co-Founder of an alternative energy venture, Efrim Energy. More recently he served on the board of Global Intelligent Logistics Services, a SaaS startup, and as a Venture Partner with Landmark Ventures.
Ron has a wealth of experience in cross-border software development and international sales and marketing. He has lead and managed acquisitions totaling over $2B and initiated the divestiture of a $120M business. Ron has a passion for quality coffee and founded Israel's premier third-wave coffee roasting company, Aura Coffee.
Henit is a seasoned entrepreneur, strategic thinker and business leader who loves bringing new ideas to market, with a proven ability to come up with a concept, develop a business model and execute on the model to generate a multi-million dollar revenue stream.
Her extensive experience in business development has led to landing tier one clients and partners, and driving alliances for her companies with C level executives at Fortune 500 companies around the world, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Yahoo!, IAC, and many more.
Henit is a mother of 3 children, and moved back to Israel after spending seven years in San Francisco, where she focused on her startups. She is a Mentor at the IDC University, a Coacher (Gevim Coaching School), and a Focusing Trainer (The Focusing Institute USA).
Sam Arditi is a successful lifelong entrepreneur who served nearly 7 years at Intel as Vice President and General Manager for the Cellular and Handheld Group (CHG) located in California, USA.
With Sam's leadership Intel's CHG gained strategic customers such as Blackberry-RIM, quadrupled its volume shipments and reached revenues of hundreds of millions of dollars.
Sam personally led many of the strategic relationships established with customers such as Motorola, Samsung, LG, Blackberry-RIM, Palm, and more. Late 2006 CHG was sold to Marvell for 600 million dollars, Sam lead the transition of the team staying with Marvell as Senior Vice President and General Manager of CHG for about a year.
Prior to joining Intel, Sam was CEO and co-founder for CTP Systems, a company specializing in satellite and wireless systems. The company merged with DSPC and during his service Sam was appointed as the General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of DSPC. With Sam's leadership DSPC (symbol: DSPC) was acquired by Intel setting the record as largest cash acquisition by Intel (1.76 Billion US$).
During his service at DSPC, Sam founded ComBox, a cable communications company, and served as the Chairman of the board. In February 2000 Sam lead the acquisition of ComBox by Terayon for 100MUS$, a US Publicly traded company.Sam holds a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering and about 40 patents in the fields of communication, power design and solar energy.
A seasoned entrepreneur and business leader who loves bringing new ideas to market, Josh was a co-founder and CEO of SWMX (SoftWave Media Exchange), a media exchange that automated the radio, cable, and television advertising industry. Earlier in his career, Josh was a co-founder and Vice President of Hypnotic Hats Ltd., (HYP), an apparel and accessories company popular among celebrities, professional athletes, the fashion elite and music industry icons. HYP became a global brand and was profiled by Esquire Magazine, New York Magazine, ABC TV, and MTV, among others.
Josh attended Cornell University where, as a four-year starter on the men’s basketball team, he was a member and captain of Cornell’s 1988 Ivy League Championship team. Additionally, he was a three time medal winner on the United States Men’s Maccabiah Basketball team.
Prior to launching 41st Parameter, Mr. Eisen served as the Worldwide Fraud Director for American Express focusing on Internet, MOTO and counterfeit fraud. During his tenure with American Express, Mr. Eisen championed the project to enhance the American Express authorization request to include Internet specific parameters.
Prior to American Express, Mr. Eisen was the Director of Fraud Prevention for VeriSign/Network Solutions. By developing new and innovative technologies, he skillfully reduced fraud losses by over 85 percent in just three months.
Mr. Eisen has an extensive background in developing system infrastructure and implemented solutions, and he is highly regarded in the information and payment technologies industry as a noted leader and technology innovator. Based on this reputation Mr. Eisen is often quoted by industry insiders, and receives numerous invitations to appear as a keynote speaker for industry events and conferences.
Mr. Eisen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Montclair State University
Jeffrey Belk is Managing Partner of Bright Light Management, LLC, focused on identifying and investing in growth opportunities in a selection of high-growth technology segments. Formerly, Belk spent almost 14 years at Qualcomm Incorporated, where prior to his departure in early 2008, he was Qualcomm’s senior vice president of strategy and market development.
From 2000 until 2006, Belk was senior vice president, global marketing, leading a team responsible for Qualcomm's corporate messaging, communications, and marketing worldwide. In 1999-2000, Belk was SVP & GM of Qualcomm Eudora Products, Qualcomm’s award winning email client. In 1997, Belk was named VP, marketing of Qualcomm Consumer Products, and initiated the company’s global branding and communications efforts. Prior to Qualcomm, Belk spent ten years in the early growth years of the PC industry, primarily with Proxima Corporation. Belk joined the company in 1983, when the company was less than 25 employees, and was with the company through its IPO in the early 90’s in several key distribution, product management, and international roles.
Belk currently serves on the Board of Directors of Peregrine Semiconductor (Nasdaq: PSMI), InterDigital Corporation (Nasdaq: IDCC), the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance, and the UC San Diego Alumni Association. Belk graduated UC San Diego with a degree in Economics, and has an MBA from UC Irvine.
Mr. Olshanetsky has 18 years of years of senior management experience (CEO & Board member) and diverse technology background in Cyber & IT Security, Social Network, Mobile, SAAS, e-commerce & on-line Banking.
Mr. Olshanetsky Participated in successful start-ups, raised over $55M, lead all significant contract negotiations for strategic partnerships, key customers, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions. Hand-picked and successfully recruited Marketing sales and R&D teams.
Mr. Olshanetsky has proven superior leadership and management skills with an emphasis on execution, strategic planning, managing profit and loss and adjusting to market conditions, which has produced trust in business relationships and employee loyalty.
Prior to Scalabill.it, Mr. Olshanetsky was the Co-founder and CEO of DMCredit. Prior to joining DMCredit , he was the co-founder of MIC Mobile Security and held key executive positions at Formula - Emblaze, Telmap and Shiron Satellite communication. Mr. Olshanetsky was, previously, the Co-Founder of Neteye, a world leader in the IP Fraud management & detection.
Mr. Olshanetsky is the Chairman of Mindojo, and board member of Zeroday Cyber Technology Group , RocketFinance and Parko.
Peter has been the founder or first professional CEO of six companies and has led five of them to successful exits. He has served, at the direction of venture capital investors/boards as interim and turnaround CEO for four other companies and has sat on over 15 private and public boards as an outside director. He has also served as a partner for a US based Institutional Venture Capital Fund and is currently active with multiple international funds. He selectively advises and invests in high quality early and intermediate stage entrepreneurial companies in a wide variety of industries-from Enterprise Software, to Consumer Products and Services, to Healthcare IT, to Agricultural Technology.
Peter is also a Director on San Diego State University's College of Business Advisory Board and is Chairman of the Lavin Entrepreneurial Center’s Board. He has been to the position of Executive in Residence at SDSU. He is a past President of San Diego Venture Group, and continues as a Board Member. He is a Director for San Diego's CONNECT organization
Peter maintains offices in both the US and Israel, where he spends over 30% of the year.
Mr. Shaw holds a bachelor of engineering degree in electrical engineering from City College of New York and a master of business administration degree from the University of Connecticut.
Julien is currently a partner at NanoDimension, a VC firm focused on nanotechnology applied to electronics, energy and life sciences. He has 25 years of operational, entrepreneur and early stage information technology investment experience.
Prior to NanoDimension, as a managing director at Applied Materials Ventures and Concept Ventures, Julien led investments in companies such as Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN), M-Stream (acq’d by Broadcom), Grandis (acq’d by Samsung), Takumi (acq’d by Sagantec), with co-investors including August Capital, Benchmark, Kleiner Perkins, Matrix Partners, Sevin Rosen, Sigma Partners.
Julien Nguyen founded Applied Materials Ventures in 2001 and Concept Ventures in 2005, and has focused his investments on early stage startups in digital media, communications, semiconductors, software and services.
Prior to his venture capital activities, Julien founded or was part of the founding team for four startups: Ezlogin (acquired by 724 Solutions), Novita Communications (acquired by Planetweb), E-Motions (acquired by Sigma Designs), Radius (IPO).
Julien earned a Master of Science degree from Ecole Polytechnique in France and a Graduate degree from Telecom Paris. Mr. Nguyen holds 21 patents granted in the US. Julien serves on the board of GES, Pops Worldwide and SBA Materials.
Yori Nelken has over 18 years of leadership experience, bringing startup companies from concept to success. With his many years spent in the trenches working to build businesses from the ground up (Banter, TimeBridge, Local Sciences), Yori emerged as a widely sought after CEO coach, mentor and advisor. He is currently supporting Appforma, GBooking, Knack.it, Vacagent and two other super secret cool projects.
Yori has had the privilege to work with many wonderful people and amazing startup companies throughout his career, both in California and Israel. Because of his infectious positivity, creativity and sense of humor - but grounded in experience - Yori is in a unique position to help CEOs in both good and challenging times.
Funding is just the first level of engagement OurCrowd offers its companies. As such, OurCrowd’s mentor program is central to our value proposition to entrepreneurs and the investors who back them.
In addition to board participation, OurCrowd takes an active role in guiding its companies by pairing them with experts from relevant industries. OurCrowd's mentors have distinguished themselves in their respective fields over the course of their careers, with a majority having founded multiple startups, leading them to successful exits.