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Benny De-Kalo, Managing Director

Benny co-founded and co-leads all aspects of the company. He has led many significant transactions involving private placements and mergers of companies in both the technology and traditional industry sectors. 

With more than 10 years of experience in investment banking, Benny is the trusted advisor of numerous leading companies and business leaders in the entrepreneurial and investment sectors.

Before co-founding DB, Benny worked as an investment banker in the United States and in Israel. His past experience includes serving as a Managing Partner at Foresight Ltd. (sold to Discount bank), at Merrill Lynch and at US asset management firm Cramer-Rosenthal-McGlynn (CRM).

Benny holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BS in Finance and International Business from New York University.


Amir Ben-Yehuda, Managing Director

Amir co-founded DB and co-leads all aspects of the company. In this role he has led many significant transactions involving private placements and mergers of companies in technology and traditional industry sectors. With more than 15 years of experience in investment banking, he has worked with a wide range of companies, providing them with in-depth expertise in finance and M&A advisory services.

Prior to founding DB, Amir was a consultant to Partner Communications - Orange Israel -  Israel's leading GSM Cellular Carrier, where he was responsible for investment valuations and analysis, project finance, formulation of marketing strategy and coordination of legal matters. Earlier, he was a senior investment banker at Lahat Lew, Vice President of Business Development at Pacific Mediterranean Holdings, and an Associate at Giza Investment Bank.

Amir has worked closely with clients on acquisitions, private placements of closed-end investment funds, and valuations, capital restructurings, and spin-offs. In 1992, he founded an asset management firm, which he managed until 1994, and today he participates in the governance of several portfolio companies.

Amir holds a BA in Economics from Tel Aviv University.


Orit Mossinson, Vice President

Orit is an Internet Marketing and E-Branding expert with over a decade of experience in Biz Dev & Marketing (Online and offline).

Prior to joining DB, Orit founded Web Agent Holdings Inc. which owns world wide representation of several startup companies, and is a Co Owner of several Patented Ventures and Patents for the internet and cellular market.

Before founding Web Agent Holdings, She has preformed as VP Marketing & CEO of several Online Gaming Ventures.

On 2004 Orit has completed her Ph.D. research on “E Brand Equity” and has been consulting to several International Internet enterprises ever since.

Orit holds Bachelor of Business Administration (BA) & Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Ben-Gurion University, Israel, and a Doctorate of Business Administration (Ph.D.) from York University, USA.

She is also a part of a cross country USA-Russia Academic research on Internet Changing Strategy & E Brand Equity.


Shai Fulbernis, CPA, Director of Professional Services

Shai has extensive experience in the financial advisory & valuation fields and in the transition of public and private Israeli companies to the International GAAP and IFRS.

Previously Shai managed various financial projects for leading public companies.  Shai worked for a few years at Kesselman&kesselman (PWC).  At PWC he was focusing in the auditing, financial advisory and M&A fields.

Shai is a certified accountant in Israel, and holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from Ben Gurion University.  Shai is currently completing his M.B.A. (finance) at Ben-Gurion University.


Eran Bareket, CPA, Senior Manager

Eran has extensive knowledge and experience in implementing the transition of Israeli companies to the International GAAP and IFRS.

Prior to joining DB, Eran served as a Manager in the auditing field at Kost Forer Gabbay & Kasierer (E&Y). During those years, Eran managed auditing accounts of leading public companies in Israel as well as performing due diligence for M&A purposes.

Eran served as an expert and advisor in valuations for International GAAP and IFRS, including advisory to companies on early transition to the IFRS.

Eran is a certified accountant in Israel and holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from Ben-Gurion University


Iddo Yoshpe, Venture Partner

Iddo is an Internet Veteran, with more than a decade of experience in Internet and web technologies and eBusiness ventures.

Prior to joining DB, Iddo was the founder and CEO of Israeline Internet, one of Israel's leading corporate web developers. Following the merger of Israeline with Comrax, Iddo remains an active partner in the partnership.

Prior to founding Israeline, Iddo co-founded Landings.com, the web's leading aviation portal.

Iddo holds a BA degree in Communication Studies from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), he is a senior fellow at the at the University of Southern California Annenberg School Center for the Digital Future, and he also serves as a Director on the board  of ISE (TASE: ISE), which operates Herzelia's Hi Tech College.


Dr. Yarden Goldstein, Venture Partner

Dr. Yarden Goldstein joined DB as a Venture Partner in mid 2007.

Yarden holds a Life Sciences BSc from the Tel Aviv University School of Life Sciences. Post his studies at Tel Aviv University, Yarden completed his DMD degree at New York University.

Prior to joining DB, Yarden founded a semiconductor trading company in New York (JME, Inc.). JME focused on international semiconductor trade and was an accredited supplier of transnational companies such as Nokia, Ericsson and others.

In 1996, Yarden returned to Israel, where he continued his business development activities, consulting and raising funds for high tech and biomedical startups.

Until recently, Yarden served as VP Business Development at Tragetize, an Internet search technologies startup, where he now remains an equity partner.

Yarden is responsible for DB's bio-medical activities.


Noam Ziv, Venture Partner

Noam has over 20 years of high-tech experience out of which 10 years of experience as an executive in the Data Security arena.

Noam was the CEO of Transformer Ltd., VP of Business Development of Algorithmic Research Ltd., CEO of First Access Ltd. – a software security start-up that developed a Bluetooth Firewall.

Before joining First Access, Noam was the corporate development director at Checkpoint Software Technologies (NASDAQ:CHKPF) where he was responsible for corporate M&A and ROW BD, reporting to Mr. Gil Shwed – CEO & President.

Noam worked for six years at JVP, a leading Israeli VC fund, and served in the Advisory Board of JVP#2.

Noam has a B.A from the Hebrew University and an M.A from York University in Toronto, Canada where he taught specialized in and Philosophy of Science.


Efi Paz, Venture Partner

Efi has over 25 years of experience in the Israeli and International IT industry. He has vast experience in local and international marketing and financing of Israeli IT companies, products and projects, and deep understanding of the international, technological business and financing markets.

Efi served as an MIS manager, sales and marketing manager of companies in Israel and in the UK, US representative of Elron's subsidiary in Israel (Elron - ELRNF - a multinational high technology holding company traded on TASE and NASDAQ), and as Managing Director of several Israeli companies. Efi founded and managed two technological start-up companies - Grid Point (Japanese funded image compression initiative), and Mobile Tornado (mobile communication). Efi also served as a business development consultant in Technological Incubators including Vectory VC fund, Naiot Technology Center Ltd., and a number of government institutions and agencies (Israel Police Force, Israel Airport Authority, and Tnufa, Israel Chief Scientist's Technology Enterprise Support). Efi Paz holds a B.Sc in Mathematics and Economics from The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem and an M.A. in Cognitive Studies - Artificial Intelligence from the University of Sussex, UK.


Pablo Baron, Director Biotechnology

Pablo focuses on biotech investments and projects related to his specialization in academic formulation, applying his in-depth experience in drug development and biotechnology company management.

Prior to joining DB, Pablo was a co-founder of MicroLife Technologies, an Israeli company dedicated to research and development in orthopedics. Pablo is currently involved with NeuroHealing Pharma, a US company that develops drugs for central nervous system problems, such as traumatic brain injuries. NeuroHealing Pharma is currently in phase2 trials for its first drug candidate. Pablo also collaborates with The Kiriat Gat technological incubator, as advisor and entrepreneur.

Pablo holds a B.Sc from Tel Aviv University and an M.Sc in Biotechnology from The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem.


Yossef Shamai, Corporate Finance Director

field of finance, logistic and freight forwarding. He worked for 7 years has a CEO in one of the 3 main divisions at Clall Investment Group, one of the Israeli biggest concerns in Israeli. 

Yossef was also a CEO and Partner at Albani Israel Freight, an Israeli leading freight forwarding business. In 1988, Yossef has sold his holdings at Albani Israel Freight to the Israel Cooperation Group and nominated to be the CEO of the company.  As the CEO of Albani Israel Freight Yossef was in charge of many M&A activities, IPOs of a subsidiary company and other financial activities.  In 1997, Yossef founded Profundity, an Israel investment banking and consulting company. 

Yossef has a vast experience and deep understanding in finance, management and M&A of both public and private companies. Yossef holds a B.S degree in Economics from Tel Aviv University. At DB, Yossef is focused on M&A transactions and fund raising via equity, debt and governmental sources.


Nina Grosbard, Executive Assistant and Office Manager

Nina acts as executive assistant to the company’s managing directors and manages the entire operations of the office. 

With over 10 years of a relevant work experience, Nina has extensive vital senior management training. Prior to joining DB, Nina established and managed, along with Dr. Shlomo Barak (Orbotech), Unic View & Togai Optics, a privately owned start up company that provides innovative electro optical solutions for the projection market.  Nina has also served as an executive assistant to Isaac Kaul  (former Chairman of Israel Postal Authority, CEO of Bezeq & I.D.B.).

Nina holds a B.A. in English Literature from Ben Gurion University