YCD Multimedia Board


Roy Machnes - Chairman

Roy Machnes

Chairman

Roy Machnes has been active as an entrepreneur, investor and manager of leading Israeli IT, media, networking and Internet companies for over 25 years. Roy was one of the founders of Mshov Computers the parent company of Magic Software (NASDAQ-MGIC), Walla Communication, Babylon and other leading Israeli companies. Mashov was sold to Formula Systems in 1999. In 2004 Roy was one of the founders of FITE, an Israeli Private Equirty fund that raised $140M for investments in special situations in Israel. The fund is fully liquidated and has generated double digits IRR returns. Roy holds a BA from University of California Berkeley and an EMBA from Kellogg Scholl of Management at Northwestern University and Tel Aviv Recannati School of Management.

Rami Kalish - General Managing Partner & Co-founder, Pitango Venture Capital

Rami Kalish

General Managing Partner & Co-founder, Pitango Venture Capital

Since founding Pitango Venture Capital (originally Polaris) in 1993, Rami has served as general managing partner. Rami brings extensive experience in venture capital and international high-technology management. He has held sales and marketing positions at IBM and senior executive roles at Orbotech (NASDAQ:ORBK), and has served on the boards of VocalTec (VOCL), Retalix (RTLX), Optibase (OBAS), and RADWARE (RDWR). He holds a BSc in industrial engineering and information science from the Technion Institute of Technology, and is a member of the advisory boards of the Technion’s Yazamut-Bronica Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center and The Merage Foundation for U.S.-Israel Trade.

Avi Zeevi - General Partner, Carmel Ventures

Avi Zeevi

General Partner, Carmel Ventures

Avi Zeevi, a veteran high-tech executive, is a co-founder of the Viola Group, a leading innovative Israeli private equity investment group with $2B under management. Avi has a proven track record as an entrepreneur, executive, and investor with more than 30 years of experience. In 2000, Avi co-founded Carmel Ventures, a top-tier Israeli venture capital firm, with over $600 million under management. Avi serves as a general partner in Carmel. His investment interests include software, financial services, and the Internet. Avi is a leading figure in the Israeli venture capital community and he serves as the head of the venture capital committee at the Israel Hi-Tech Industry Association.

Gill Cogan - General Partner, Opus Capital

Gill Cogan

General Partner, Opus Capital

Gill brings more than 25 years of venture capital investing experience in software, communications, and semiconductors as well as experience building and leading venture capital firms. Prior to Opus, he was a founding partner and managing partner of Lightspeed Venture Partners. He was also managing general partner at Weiss, Peck & Greer Venture Partners and managed the West Coast venture capital operations of Adler & Company. He holds an MBA from UCLA.