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Whether first time founders or serial entrepreneurs, Labs/02 believes that winning startups are defined by great people.  Teams that are comprised of people who crave success, in any field.

Labs/02 is Jerusalem’s seed-stage incubator, centered at the heart of the city’s innovation scene. The incubator’s core mission is to advance cutting-edge technology that will shape the future in innovative areas including AI, deep learning, autonomous transportation, and smart cities. Labs/02 invests in outstanding and highly motivated founders, and leads them with a hands-on, mentorship-driven approach. The incubator’s program is designed with a boot camp feel to help founders jumpstart their companies towards success. 

 

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STAV EREZ 
Partner

Moshe Raines is the Managing Partner of Labs/02. Prior to Labs/02, Moshe spent 20+ years as an entrepreneur as well as working in various Business Development and Corporate Development executive rolls in Israel and the US. Moshe’s experiences cover Aerospace & Defense, Semiconductors, NAND Flash, Wireless Power, and Wireless Mobility with an emphasis on M&A and capital markets. Moshe draws on his vast experience advising companies of all sizes on capital structures, capital raising, M&A and strategic alternatives to be a value-add investor. Moshe received his M.Sc. degree from University of Bridgeport, CT.

Ofer Dar is a seasoned CFO with 20+ years of experience in financial positions of technology companies. Prior to joining Labs/02, Ofer served as CFO of the JVP Jerusalem Incubator. Ofer has extensive experience working with both startups and the Israeli Innovations Authority (formerly OCS). Ofer is a Certified Accountant and holds a BA and MBA from the College of Management.

OFER DAR 
CFO & COO

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Backed by OurCrowd, Motorola Solutions, Reliance Industries, and Yissum Technology Transfer

MOSHE  RAINES 
Managing Partner

Prior to joining Labs/02, Stav was an entrepreneur focused on building startup accelerators and helping founders build businesses from scratch. Stav has a knack for taking ideas she is passionate about and bringing them to life. She co-founded SifTech, the first entrepreneurship center and accelerator program in greater Jerusalem and also founded Jnext. In 2016 Stav joined OurCrowd as Director of Business Development. Stav is a graduate of Hebrew University’s prestigious PPE program and was featured in Forbes 30 under 30 in 2015.

Nurturing Innovation

Labs/02 looks for innovation based on the potential of founders with disruptive ideas in the fields of AI, computer vision, deep learning, autonomic transportation, and smart cities, even before PoC.  

Seed Stage

Jerusalem

Labs/02 is engaged with the thriving local innovation community of Jerusalem, and capitalizes on the city's strengths as home to the best academic centers in Israel, leadership in computer vision, and smart city solutions.

Managing Team

Managing Team

Backed by OurCrowd, Motorola Solutions, Reliance Industries, Israel Innovation Authority, and Yissum Technology Transfer

TECHELET HAZONY
Associate

Techelet has 5+ years of experience in project management, sales and marketing, and professional business writing. Techelet has developed a keen interest in strategic planning and business research. At Labs/02, she is responsible for the applicant screening, market research, investment process management, and data quality control. Passionate about entrepreneurship and marketing, Techelet joined Labs/02 to help transform the industry of early stage investments. Techelet holds a BA in Political Science from Tel Aviv University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Labs/02 is a value-added Incubator, investing in early-stage startups with amazing leaders that use innovative technology to bring creative solutions to market.

MENACHEM SHEFER
CTO

Menachem Shefer has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry, with global roles in companies at IBM and Samsung. He received his BSc in Physics and Computer Science from Ben Gurion University and he is an MA candidate in Philosophy of Science from Tel Aviv University. Menachem has significant experience with mentoring startup companies in their R&D process to commercialization.

C2A seeks to fundamentally change the way the automotive industry protects cars from cyber-attacks. C2A’s patented technology protects against attacks on critical systems that bypass conventional network security tools using advanced hacking techniques and memory exploits. C2A has demonstrated their ability to blocks attacks within milliseconds and provides precise forensics. C2A’s multi-layered approach is designed specifically for faster, less expensive and simpler integration.

www.c2a-sec.com 

ForceNock is a fully automated application security solution that prevents even the most sophisticated malicious attacks on web assets and Application Programing Interface (API). FN's zero configuration solution eliminates the need for setting manual policies, ultimately reducing organization's total cost of ownership (TCO), while better mitigating overall cybersecurity threat risks and expanding the span of the protection.

www.forcenock.com 

ITsMine solution offers a new approach for Data Loss Prevention (DLP) that requires no policies, no permanent agent on endpoints, while guaranteeing protection against internal and external attackers. ITsMine is a fully automated solution that was able to demonstrate negligible false positives and without effecting employees' productivity.

www.itsmine.io 

Kaholo is a DevOps platform that aims to reduce IT Operational expenses by 60%, enabling DevOps teams to be more efficient and increasing Operation Development on-boarding time by 90%. Kaholo intends to do this while enabling companies to preserve maximum agility, scalability and productivity, in a cloud environment.

www.kaholo.io

Quant LR is a Jerusalem based start up that aims to provide quantum cryptographic software solutions which will be based on the quantum key distribution (QKD) technology to protect communicated data. This solution provides ultimate security which is mathematically proven to withstand any attack by contemporary or future, classical and quantum computer systems.

MICHAELA LACHMAN MENASHE
Finance & Operations

Michaela has over 25 years of experience in finance, human resources, operations, and logistics. Prior to joining Labs/02, Michaela worked at several high-tech companies, such as Operative (SintecMedia), Vyyo (Phasecom), etc. Michaela will utilize her extensive experience in order to assist startup companies with growth.

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Advisory Board

ITCHE WEINREB
Board of Experts, Founding Team Member

Itche is a Channel and Revenue Expert and former VP Sales at Checkpoint Systems. His unique perspective comes from transforming one of the biggest cyber security companies in the world, creating new revenue streams for both hardware and software products and penetrating new markets. Itche has 25 years of experience in high-tech B2B Cyber Security and Telecom companies such as Checkpoint, Cyberbit and Comverse, with extensive experience in global sales and go-to-market strategy development. Itche has an EMBA from Ben Gurion University.

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