Koby Simana joined the IVC team in 2001. Prior to his current position as CEO, he was Director of Marketing & Sales, responsible for IVC operations in Israel and local and global business development. In this role, Koby supervised IVC’s close partnerships with Israeli VC funds, business partners in Europe and the US, coupled with managing production and sales of the IVC Yearbook. Prior to joining IVC, Koby was a senior analyst and consultant to Israel's Minister of Housing, Natan Sharansky, under the auspices of a fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies. Koby holds an MBA with a major in Finance from Bar Ilan University and a BA in Economics and Communications from Tel Aviv University.
Doron Rosenbaum, VP Information, heads the Information, Research and Production departments and is responsible for managing the IVC-Online Database comprised of information on thousands of Israeli high-tech companies and key executives. Prior to joining the IVC team, Doron held the position of Information Manager at Koldoon, online information providers of pre-IPO high-tech startup technology companies and investors in Israel, Europe and the U.S. Doron holds a BA in Hotel & Tourism Management from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto, Canada.
Alon Belkin, VP Sales, heads the Sales department and is responsible for all sales activities, support, product, and service operations at the IVC Research Center. Prior to joining the IVC team, Alon was with Dan and Bradstreet Israel, where he held a number of positions, including International Product Leader and Senior Account Manager. Alon holds an MA in Marketing Management from Middlesex University in London, and a BA in Business Administration, Marketing with honors from The American College in London
Michal Adam serves as IVC’s Business Development & Marketing Manager and is also responsible for project management and operations. Prior to her current position, Michal was a senior analyst and member of IVC’s editorial and production team. Earlier in her career, Michal held the positions of Analyst and Research Director at Commares Data and Marketing & Business Development Manager at Sunrise Projects. Michal holds an MBA (with honors) and a BA in Psychology and Communications & Journalism, both from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Sales & Support Team
Gali Idan, Director of Marketing & Sales, is a member of our sales and account management team and leads IVC’s Event Production Services. Prior to joining IVC, Gali held the position of Sales Manager at Datasphere Technologies, where she managed the company's online database, Koldoon.com and was actively involved in branding, concept development and market strategies. Gali holds a BA in Political Science and Management from the Open University of Israel, Tel Aviv.
Research & Production Team
Ayala Chiel, Information Specialist; Production Manager - IVC Yearbook, supervises the editing and production of the annual IVC Yearbook and is also responsible for our customized report services. Prior to joining the IVC team, Ayala was employed by the IFAT Group, a leading Israeli provider of analyzed and processed information, where she established and managed the company’s Internet Information Department. Ayala holds a BA in Criminology from Bar Ilan University and a diploma in Information Science from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.
Marianna Shapira, Research Manager, is responsible for the content and production process of IVC’s research projects, including the IVC Quarterly Surveys, the IVC Fund Raising Scorecard, IVC presentations and more. Marianna is also the IVC point of contact for press inquiries. Marianna previously held the position of Knowledge Manager at PWC - PricewaterhouseCoopers Israel - Kesselman & Kesselman, Israel’s leading professional services firm. Marianna holds an MA in Knowledge Management and a BA in English Literature & Linguistics, both from Bar Ilan University.