Wolf Bielas is the Managing Partner of Wolfpack Ventures in San Diego, CA and a veteran of the technology industry. Less than a year after graduating from Mexico’s renowned Monterrey Institute of Technology, Wolf founded Computer Outlet, Inc. In 1991, Wolf founded Retail Systems International, which he then sold to Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) in 2005. After the sale, Wolf founded RSI ID Technologies which merged with Sirit inc. (TSX:SI), a publicly traded company based out of Toronto, in 2008.From 2008-2010, Wolf was the President of Latin America for Sirit. After selling Sirit to Federal Signal Corporation (AMEX:FSS) in 2010, Wolf started Wolfpack Ventures, a venture fund for startup companies. Wolf holds a degree in Computer Engineering and has completed MIT’s Entrepreneur Masters program. His primary areas of expertise include corporate growth, M&A, software development and implementation, manufacturing, customer service, corporate leadership, and sales. Wolf currently serves in the board of directors for the Eastlake Business Association and is married with three children. His pastimes include yachting, running triathlons, and skiing.He is fluent in both Spanish and English.
Sigal Widman worked more than ten years in the Venture Capital Industry. She was Vice President Human Resources and a Partner in Israel Seed Partners, Human Capital Consultant in Benchmark Capital Israel and Vice President Human Capital in Gemini Israel Fund. During those years, Sigal accumulated unique experience in management assessment of companies in the due-diligence stage prior to the investment decision.Sigal holds a BA in Hebrew Literature & General Studies from the Hebrew University and a Certificate in HR Management from the Open University. She graduated of the Coaches Training Institute (CTI), a US-based global training school accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), and has Group Leadership Certification from Bar-Ilan University.
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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.
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.
Steve Wishner is Managing Partner of Flagg Capital, LLC, a real estate lender and investment management company. Steve is also a member of the General Partnership of OurCrowd International.
Steve serves on the Board of Directors of Sevo Nutraceuticals, which markets highly efficacious, scientifically researched Nutraceuticals that improve peoples lives; and the New England region of The American Technion Society, which provides support to the Technion Institute of Technology, ranked among the world’s leading science and technology universities. Additionally, he serves on the Board of Advisors to Next Stage Solutions, a financial services company providing interim and part-time CFO talent and on the Board of Advisors for Scrub-a-Dub car care centers.
Previously, Mr Wishner was Senior Vice President, Finance, Strategy and Business Development of Charming Shoppes, Inc., a leading multi-channel specialty apparel retailer specializing in women's plus-size apparel with approximately 2,100 stores and annual sales of $2 billion.
Mr. Wishner holds a BA in Philosophy from Colgate University and received an MBA degree in Corporate Finance from the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.
Noam Lotan has over 23 years of public company CEO and board experience. In addition to being an investor in OurCrowd, his role involves deals’ flow, advising our portfolio companies, and scouting for people who are interested in investing in or mentoring some of our portfolio companies. Prior to joining OurCrowd, Noam was also CEO of Resonate Industries, a startup company in the clean energy sector. Noam served as CEO of MRV Communications, (Nasdaq: MRVC), a global telecom equipment manufacturer. He led the company from a startup to a public company with 4,000 employees worldwide and $500 million in revenue, with peak valuation exceeding $5 billion. Light Reading magazine listed him as one of the “top ten movers and shakers” in Optical Networking. Previously, Noam held a variety of management positions at Hewlett-Packard (US) and at Fibronics (UK, France and Israel). Noam earned an electrical engineering degree from the Technion, and an MBA from INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France). He served five years as an officer in the IDF. He currently serves on the board of directors of Capstone Turbine Corporation® (Nasdaq: CPST) and on the advisory board of Woodbury University School of Business, Burbank CA.
Lyon ("Lenny") Roth is a partner at OurCrowd, a global crowd-funding platform based in Jerusalem, and a member of the Israeli Consulate’s Speakers Bureau in Miami. Lyon began his professional career as a mergers and acquisitions attorney with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York and then spent six years as a senior executive at Koor Industries in Tel-Aviv, Israel. He has 14 years of experience in the wealth management industry and is a co-founder of Yarotek, a Florida based solar energy enterprise with nearly 20 MW in existing generation and an additional 60 MW currently under construction, primarily in Puerto Rico.
Lyon is a graduate of McGill University and Harvard Law School and a former law clerk to Madame Justice Claire L'Heureux-Dube of the Supreme Court of Canada. Lyon chairs Israel Bonds for southeast Florida, is a governor of BGU and used to chair the university's investment committee in the US. He is co-chair of the Florida Congressional Committee pro-Israel PAC, a member of AIPAC's Congressional Club as well as the Harvard Law School Alumni Association. Lyon is fluent in English, French and Hebrew.