Eli Blatt is a partner at Fortissimo Capital and serves on the board of directors of the following Fortissimo portfolio companies: Telrad, RadView, DipTech, Kornit Digital and 4RF. Mr. Blatt has previously served as the Chairman of AOD Software (sold to Primus Capital) and as a board member of NUR (sold to HP; NYSE: HPQ). Mr. Blatt possesses more than 15 years of professional and managerial experience in the fields of finance and business operations for leading high-tech companies. Prior to joining Fortissimo, Mr. Blatt was the CFO and Vice President of Finance & Operations of Noosh, Inc., a supplier of cross-enterprise e-business software solutions. At Noosh, Mr. Blatt was responsible for the general management of Finance and Operations and managed its financing and M&A activities. Prior to joining Noosh, Mr. Blatt was the Director of Operations at CheckPoint Software Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, where he was responsible for OEM operations, product licensing and customer service. Mr. Blatt was previously the Operations Controller at Madge Networks (sold to Avaya). Prior to joining Madge, Mr. Blatt held senior finance and operations positions at Intel Corporation (Nasdaq: INTC) and Israel Chemicals. Mr. Blatt received an MBA from Indiana University and a B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering from Tel Aviv University.
is a partner at Fortissimo Capital. Mr. Barashi serves on the board of directors of the following Fortissimo portfolio companies: Emblaze, Solcon and Starhome. Mr. Barashi had previously served as a board member of Sodastream (Nasdaq: SODA) and NUR (sold to HP; NYSE: HPQ). Prior to joining Fortissimo, Mr. Barashi was a senior partner at BDO Ziv Haft, one of the largest accounting firms in Israel. At BDO, Mr. Barashi specialized in corporate finance, initial public offerings, due diligence evaluations, deal structuring, business consultancy, auditing and tax (both international and local), and valuation analysis. Mr. Barashi managed the Jerusalem branch of BDO Israel. Prior to BDO, Mr. Barashi co-founded Yaffe, Biram, Barashi, an accounting firm which merged into BDO Ziv Haft in 2000.
Mr. Barashi received an MBA from the Hebrew University, a Master of Laws (LLM) from Bar Ilan University and a BA in economics and accounting from the Hebrew University.
Marc Lesnick is a partner at Fortissimo Capital. Mr. Lesnick serves on the board of directors of SodaStream (Nasdaq: SODA), Telrad, Kornit Digital and Starhome. Mr. Lesnick had previously served as a board member of Nur (sold to HP; NYSE: HPQ). Prior to joining Fortissimo, Mr. Lesnick was the Managing Director of Jerusalem Global, a boutique investment bank that specialized in raising capital for Israeli based technology startup companies. Mr. Lesnick was also part of the founding team of a spin-off of Jerusalem Global, which raised $74 million from institutional investors and specialized in raising private equity for technology startup companies. The company was sold in 2001 to a US based incubator. Prior to moving to Israel and joining Jerusalem Global, Mr. Lesnick served as a senior corporate attorney at the New York offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. As a lawyer, Mr. Lesnick led several Israeli related transactions and represented many of the leading financial institutions with respect to public and private financings as well as M&A, buyouts, restructurings, reorganizations and securities related activities. Mr. Lesnick received a JD from the University of Pennsylvania and a BA from Yeshiva University.
Yochai Hacohen is a partner at Fortissimo Capital. Mr. Hacohen serves on the board of directors of the following Fortissimo portfolio companies: RadView and Afilmilk. Mr. Hacohen served as Chairman of Cadent Inc which was sold to Align (Ticker:ALGN) for $190M. Prior to joining Fortissimo, Mr. Hacohen held various managerial positions with Israeli based technology companies. Mr. Hacohen has more than 10 years of professional and executive experience in the fields of sales, marketing, business development and management for leading high-tech companies. Mr. Hacohen served as the CEO of Radview (Nasdaq:RDVWF), a software testing tool performance measurement company. Prior to RadviewMr Hacohen was the General Manager of a US based division of Magal Security Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: MAGS), a leading provider of hardware and software solutions for the security market. Prior to Magal, Mr. Hacohen served as the Director of European sales and Marketing at Nice Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: NICE), a leading provider of digital video and audio recording solutions. Mr. Hacohen received an MBA and a B.Sc from Tel Aviv University.
Yoav Hineman is a partner at Fortissimo Capital. He currently serves on the board of directors of the following Fortissimo portfolio companies: Afimilk, Dip Tech, Solcon and 4RF. Yoav has 10 years of Wall Street experience as both a technology investment banker and equity research analyst. Prior to joining Fortissimo, Yoav spent three years with Magnolia Capital, the Israeli arm of Thomas Weisel Partners. While at Magnolia/TWP, Yoav was in charge of the company’s investment banking activities in Israel, including executing IPOs and follow-on equity offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and private placement transactions primarily for technology companies. Prior to joining Magnolia, Yoav spent three years as a software analyst at SG Cowen & Co, covering 16 infrastructure software companies, and before that, he spent four years with SoundView Technology Group’s investment banking team in San Francisco. Yoav earned his B.S. in Business Administration from U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business (Phi Beta Kappa).
Uri Nayer is the Director of Finance at Fortissimo Capital. Prior to joining Fortissimo, Mr. Nayer worked at Kesselman & Kesselman – PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), an international auditing and business advisory firm, where he was the engagement manager of several major venture capital funds and hi-tech companies. Mr. Nayer also served as the assistant to the Bank’s controller at Bank Polska Kasa Opieki Tel-Aviv (Bank Pekao) Ltd., formerly a fully owned subsidiary of one of the largest banks in Poland. Mr. Nayer, a C.P.A and an Attorney at Law, holds a double major in law and accounting and an MBA (with honors, specialty – finance) from Tel Aviv University.
Shimrit Erez is the Director of Operations at Fortissimo Capital. Prior to joining Fortissimo, Ms. Erez worked with the former Prime Minister of Israel, Mr. Ehud Barak, as the senior assistant and office manager from 2001 to 2006. Prior thereto, Ms. Erez worked in the Prime Minister’s office. Ms. Erez received a B.S.W in Social Work from the Hebrew University and a Masters in Political Science (with honors, specialty-political communication) from Tel Aviv University.
Shlomi Shem Tov is the Controller of Fortissimo Capital. Prior to joining Fortissimo, Mr. Shem Tov worked as a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A) for Kost, Forer, Gabbay & Kasierer (Ernst & Young) the largest accounting firm in Israel. Through his work there, Mr. Shem Tov gained extensive experience in providing professional services to Venture Capital and Private Equity funds, as well as to hi-tech and pharmaceutical companies. Mr. Shem Tov is a C.P.A, received his B.A. in Business Management and Economics from Bar Ilan University, and is currently completing his M.B.A studies at Tel-Aviv University, majoring in managerial finance.