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Meet the Team

Management Team

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Shmuel Kedmi

Chief Executive Officer

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Shmuel holds over 30 years of experience in technology management and development, including General Partner at OSEG and CEO of Rafael's Development Corporation (RDC).  

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Gideon Friedmann

Chief Technology Officer

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Gideon is the former Chief Scientist at the Israel Ministry of Energy, where he spearheaded a major funding program that bolstered innovative strides in energy tech, academic R&D, and entrepreneurial ventures. Gideon holds a PhD in physics from Stanford.   

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Yael Weisz

VP Business Development

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Yael is responsible for deal flow and partnerships. Previously, Yael led the Climate Tech practice at Startup Nation Central, assisting global corporations to engage with Israeli innovation.  

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Gil Barnea

Entrepreneur in Residence

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An entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in mechanical engineering, IT, chemistry and energy systems. As head of R&D at a leading government agency, Gil was the director of the corporate venture capital division. 

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Inbal Tal

CFO, Shimony House of Finance

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CPA, highly experienced in managing financial operations in global high-tech companies and venture funds.  

Board Members & Investors

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Barak Ben-Avinoam

Director

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As Managing Partner - Europe & Israel at BGV, Barak is a serial entrepreneur and manager of multiple Israeli Innovation Authority (IIA) Tech Incubators. Barak's multi-faceted involvement with the IIA includes serving as former member of the IIA Investment Committee.  

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 Yonathan Shek

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Yonatan Shek is Executive Vice President in charge of mergers and acquisitions and corporate development at Total Eren. A graduate of Hebrew University and Harvard Business School, he began his career in the financial and strategic consulting entity TASC (energy sector) before joining Total Eren to coordinate M&A and fundraising activities.

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Asi Shalgi

President

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Asi's expertise in the energy sector includes time as The Former Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Energy. As a Managing Partner at OSEG, his 25+ years of experience extends to both the public and private energy sectors.  

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Gilles Cochevelou

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Gilles has spent most of his career with TotalEnergies in positions mostly related to technology and new energies (head of renewables, head of R&D for gas and new energies, Chief Digital Officer). Currently, Gilles is senior advisor for science and technology to the president of OneTech division. 

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Sarit Soccary Ben-Yochanan

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Sarit serves as Managing Partner of DK Innovation, Delek US’ corporate venture capital fund.  Ms. Soccary previously served as EVP and General Manager of Syneron Candela, a medical device company.  Prior to this, she was CEO of Gefen Biomed Investments, managing a portfolio of 33 healthcare and cleantech companies. 

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Dr. Eveline Steinberger-Kern

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Dr. Eveline Steinberger-Kern is the Founder & Executive Director at The Blue Minds Company. Eveline Steinberger-Kern holds Supervisory Board mandates with Unicredit Bank Austria AG (Austria/Italy), BayWa re AG (Germany) as well as the Evergreen Private Foundation (Austria/Canada).

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