Speakers Shlomo Dovrat
Founder & Managing Partner, Carmel Ventures, Tel Aviv
Shlomo Dovrat has over 30 years of recognized leadership in the hi-tech entrepreneurial and investment scene. Shlomo is a Co-Founder of the Viola Group and General Partner and Co-Founder of Carmel Ventures, a top-tier Israeli venture capital firm, with over $800 million under management.
Shlomo has extensive experience in leading software companies from inception to successful initial public offerings or sales, as well as leading and mentoring high growth technology companies. Shlomo began his career as a hi-tech entrepreneur, eventually becoming CEO and Chairman of several leading high-tech companies. Shlomo co-founded Oshap and served as its CEO and President, and later led it to its IPO on NASDAQ. Eventually, SunGard acquired Oshap for $220 million. Shlomo was also the founder of Tecnomatix, served as its CEO and President from its inception and led its IPO on NASDAQ. Later he served as Chairman and as Director until the company was sold to UGS in 2005.
Shlomo served as Chairman for ECI Telecom and led its strategic turnaround from 2002-2007, leading to its $1.25 billion acquisition. Shlomo also led Carmel’s investment in Wanova, which was acquired by VMware in May 2012. Shlomo served as Chairman of the board of Red Bend that was acquired by Harman in January 2015. Shlomo currently serves on the board of directors of Outbrain, ironSource, cVidya, eXelate, and Yallo.
In addition to his successful business career, Shlomo is actively involved in various public and philanthropic initiatives. Shlomo is a founding member of the Israel Venture Network, an initiative by leading figures in the US and Israeli high-tech communities to promote social change throughout Israel, and serves as the Chairman of the recently founded Aharon Institute for Economic Policy.