Judah Taub is co-founder and managing partner at Hetz Ventures. Previously, Judah served as Head of Data for Lansdowne Partners ($20B London-based Hedge Fund), as well as an advisor to multiple young start-ups. In Israel Defense Forces, he served as an officer in a classified intelligence unit where he engineered a large-scale project that won the IDF 2014 Creativity Award. He has lectured widely, including throughout the IDF and at Wharton Business School, on time-management and creative thinking, and wrote a book for new IDF soldiers published by Yediot, Israel’s leading publisher. He was elected as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 for 2020. He holds a B.A. degree in business and economics from the Interdisciplinary College in Herzliya, Israel.
Pavel Livshiz is General Partner at Hetz Ventures. Previously, Pavel was a principal at Amiti Ventures, an Israeli early-stage fund. He is an aerospace engineer by education, with over nine years’ military career in Israeli elite technological intelligence units. Pavel entered the world of business first as an investment banking intern at Goldman Sachs, followed by a CMO position at a leading Israeli IoT start-up, followed by a consultant role at Bain & Company in Amsterdam. He was also the founder and president of Recanati Consulting Group. He received his BSc degree in aerospace engineering from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, and his MBA from Tel Aviv University Coller School of Management in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Yael Barsheshet is a Principal at Hetz Ventures. Previously, Yael acted as Director of Product and Operations at Zebra Medical Vision (acquired by Nanox Vision). Yael spent her 11-year military career serving in the Israeli Elite Intelligence Unit and 8200 (49’), completing her service as Cyber Operations Commander (Rank Major). With over a decade of experience managing cross-functional teams, Yael has successfully led complex product development and technical projects from conception to completion. Yael holds a BSc in Computer Science (Magna Cum Laude) from Reichman University and Washington University in Saint Louis, and she is a graduate of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program.
As a technology executive with 25+ years in the field, Guy Fighel has led the creation of scalable global software solutions, focusing on server-side development, Machine Learning, and DevOps. He is also the SVP & GM, Data Platform Engineering & AI at New Relic, Inc. Previously, he was the co-founder and CTO of SignifAI, an AI and machine learning powered correlation engine for DevOps and Site Reliability Engineering teams that was acquired by New Relic on February 2019.
Guy has managed cross-national teams, delivering software that enhances revenue and curbs costs, resulting in over 20 patents. His specialized skills are centered around building technology teams, designing distributed systems, implementing cloud computing & APIs, and applying Machine Intelligence practical solutions.
Beyond technical leadership, Guy brings his startup advisory experience to Hetz Ventures, helping startup founders build their initial technology stack, assemble their teams, and develop go-to-market practices.
Anat Eitan is CFO at Hetz Ventures, where she brings 20+ years of finance leadership and management experience at global companies. Throughout her career, Anat has been responsible for the finance, legal and commercial activities including fundraising, M&A and strategic planning. Prior to joining Hetz Ventures, Anat served as CFO at Tytocare, which developed a device for patients to perform guided medical exams remotely, alongside a healthcare provider. Previously, Anat filled CFO roles at Stratoscale, a software-defined cloud infrastructure solution, and at Waze for 4.5 years, from Round A to the company's acquisition by Google. Her earlier experience includes senior finance roles at Schema (acquired by Teoco) and KPMG. Anat holds a BA degree in Accounting and an LL.B, both from Tel Aviv University.
Alex Shine is the Head of Operations at Hetz Ventures. Born in London, raised in California, and now living in central Israel, Alex's cross-cultural experience supports her roles in HR Management, Operations and Administration at global companies. Previously, Alex was HR and Operations Manager at Rapaport, an international network of companies providing added-value services in supporting the development of ethical and transparent diamond markets.
For 15 years Liz has been active in the Israeli startup scene, working on branding, messaging, comms, and community growth, while consulting both early stage and revenue-generating companies. Most recently, Liz spent six years leading marketing at OurCrowd, a global VC and startup investing platform. Prior to that, Liz worked at Answers.com, a top-100 website and Q&A platform, building its global marketing and working closely with its volunteer editor community. She is currently a board member and advisor at 50:50 Startups, a non-profit startup accelerator joining Israeli and Palestinian entrepreneurs to build social impact companies.
Andrew Feldman is business development partner at Hetz Ventures. Previously, Andrew held Chairman and Chief Executive roles in the U.K. Conservative Party. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive of his family textile business, a commercial Barrister at 1 Essex Court, and an associate consultant at Bain & Co. He was a Senior Adviser to Macro Advisory Partners, Tetragon Asset Management. He is the CEO at Tulchan group while also a senior advisor at TowerBrook Capital Partners and the Noé Group. He is a Trustee of Policy Exchange and the British Heart Foundation, a Board Member of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation and a Member of the Advisory Board of the Community Security Trust. He graduated from Brasenose College Oxford and Inns of Court School of Law. He was elevated to the House of Lords in 2010 and appointed to the Privy Council in 2015.
Stuart Roden is Non-executive chairman of Hetz Ventures. Stuart is also non-Executive Chairman of Tresidor Investment Management; Chairman of the 1-Up Foundation; the non-executive Chairman of the Investment Committee of Marylebone Partners LLP; Chairman of the Jewish Care, and Oxford Centre for Jewish and Hebrew Studies Investment Committees; and a trustee of various third sector organisations. He started his career in London in 1984 at SG Warburg & Co. He worked at McKinsey, and prior to joining Lansdowne in 2001, was a Managing Director of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers. Until January 2019 he was Chairman of Lansdowne Partners and Chairman of the Management Committee having previously co-managed the Developed Markets funds since their inception in 2001. Stuart received a first-class honours degree in Economics (BSc) from the London School of Economics.
Shraga Katz is a venture partner at Hetz Ventures, bringing more than 30 years of tech experience. Shraga also serves on the Board of Directors of AutoTalks, PayKey, Teridion, Ubeya and BrightWayVision, and served as Chairman of the Board at Allot (NASDAQ: ALLT) for eight years until 2016. He joined Magma Venture Partners in January 2006 as a partner, a position he has held until today. In 1996, he founded Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), a global provider of high capacity wireless networking solutions for mobile, fixed and private networks, and served as its President and CEO until 2005. Prior to that, he served in the Israeli Defense Forces for seventeen years, where he held a number of positions including the head of the Electronic Research and Development Department for Israel's Ministry of Defense. He holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University and BSc from the Technion.
Neil Cohen is a venture partner at Hetz Ventures. He is also a venture partner at Sky Fund and Shavit Capital. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Keyhaven Capital and the Bergen Special Opportunities Fund. He co-founded Israel Seed Partners, a venture capital firm, in 1994 and served as its Managing Partner until the firm wound down in 2019. He has invested in and served on the board of directors of technology companies, including Shopping.com (NASDAQ: SHOP, acquired by eBay), Compugen (NASDAQ: CGEN), Cyota (acquired by RSA Security), Broadlight (acquired by Broadcom). In the early 1990s he was the Business Editor of The Jerusalem Post and began his career in the private equity group at N M Rothschild & Sons Limited in London. He received both his BA and MA from Oxford University.