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 early-stage fund and 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 futureLabs/02 invests in outstanding and highly motivated founders, and leads them with a hands-on, mentorship-driven approach; and leverages its global network of investors, mentors, MNCs and venture partners to support them. The incubator’s program is designed with a boot camp feel to help founders jumpstart their companies towards success. 


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

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


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,  Reliance Industries, Israel Innovation Authority, and Yissum Technology Transfer

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.

C2A Security is a trusted end-to-end automotive cybersecurity solutions provider. Its embedded cybersecurity solutions and cybersecurity lifecycle management platform, AutoSec, empower the automotive industry with visibility and control over the bespoke solutions needed to protect today’s and tomorrow’s connected vehicles

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. Acquired by Checkpoint Software. 

ITsMine’s mission is to enable businesses of all sizes to easily control their data anywhere and everywhere while proactively preventing insider threat and external data breaches. ITsMine's BeyondDLP system offers a new era in data protection that is accessible without painful installations and complex data classifications, while involving employees as part of the solution. 

Kaholo democratizes automation. Through a low-code platform, Kaholo allows any engineer, even without automation experience, to build, execute and monitor any automation workflow.  Onboarding Kaholo takes 1-2 days and workflows are built in minutes or hours instead of days or weeks with traditional script-based tools. Current customers use Kaholo to dramatically shorten release intervals (from months to weeks), generate software builds, set up user environments, build automatic remediation for monitoring solutions and build CI/CD pipelines and control.

QuantLR applies Quantum Cryptography to protect the world’s data, it provide the worlds low-cost versatile quantum cryptographic solutions. Quantum cryptography, or Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) applies principles of quantum physics to Securely Exchange Keys in a manner proven to be secure forever. With top experts in the quantum technology, QuantLR present a major break-through to enable a worldwide mass deployment of QKD

Managing Team

Advisory Board

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.

Portfolio Companies

IXDen cyber security software platform takes the digital transformation in OT/IT to the next level, by monitoring the sensor integrity and providing sensor threat detection At-The-Source, enables companies safely and remotely to manage their IoT assets.

IXDen’s solution protects IoT devices against cyberattack, tampering, and data manipulation, and utilizes its patented technology for behavioral biometrics identity on endpoint devices including multi factor authentication, driven by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.

iXDen is implementing its solution in Mekorot, the national water company of Israel and other critical infrastructures MNC in Gas, Oil, Power, HLS and BMS

NetOp provides AI-driven proactive, automated network management and configuration (next-gen AIOps for networks) for the emerging cloud-managed architecture of critical enterprise networks.
Businesses today rely on networks, but they are difficult to set up and even more complicated to operate. Enterprise network Ops costs $350B per year


Avi Douglen is a leading software security authority, and has been designing and developing secure applications for over 20 years. His consulting agency, Bounce Security, supports organizations of all sizes in integrating security methodologies and products into their development processes. He spends a lot of time with startups and development teams, providing architectural guidance and training them to build secure products. Avi Douglen also leads the OWASP Israel chapter, is co-founder of the OWASP Threat Modeling project, and is a community moderator on

Viziblezone turns mobile phones into life-saving devices. It provides various life-guarding applications, driven by AI-based context-sensitive data collected and processed by mobile phones. Its primary solution is a Collision Avoidance System, intended to protect VRUs against accidents, even when they're located behind obstacles, Viziblezone has also developed an effective 'exposure notification' mobile app for organization and workplaces, to enable business continuity during a pandemic time

Sandeep Varma

Sandeep is an accomplished strategy, M&A and business development executive with an extensive history of navigating hi-tech companies through market disruption and transformational change. With close to 20 years of cross-functional leadership experience, he has driven key strategic initiatives at Symantec, Dell, and CA Technologies to grow revenue, enhance operating margins and enter new markets to increase shareholder value. Sandeep’s strategic initiatives have translated into approximately $5B of buyside, public, private and cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, partnerships and investments in the Cybersecurity, IoT, BigData, AI/ML, DevOps and broader enterprise software markets. Sandeep holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a BA in economics from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT.

IntellAct provides airlines, airports and ground handling teams full visibility into aircraft's turnaround services at airport's gates. It utilizes a deep-learning video classification algorithm that identifies, in real-time, the start and completion of each turnaround service. Real-time alerts coupled with comprehensive reporting allows for the identification of performance bottlenecks and to address them with a proactive and methodical approach that can yield significant operational improvements.

Loni Snape 

Loni is an expert at helping brands tell their story to the right audiences in a meaningful way. She is the founder of 98 Marketing, a marketing firm for startups that specializes in content marketing, social media marketing, and digital strategy. Prior to founding 98 Marketing, Loni founded a music-focused live streaming and crowdfunding app aimed at helping musicians make it big. She brought musicians with millions of followers on board using social media and influencer marketing techniques.
Coming from New York, Loni prides herself on working with incredible Israeli startups and helping them give across their message to successfully target the US and other English-speaking markets.

CorrActions is a patented non-invasive, software, Brain Computer Interface (BCI) platform based on unique neuroscience algorithms that detect and decode human brain signals in real-time, using sensors already embedded in digital devices through motion monitoring. CorrActions helps to address major pain of human performance challenges in mega markets utilizing its Cognitive Operational State Monitoring Solution, human errors alert and prevention capabilities. CorrActions presents a disruptive technology to transform multiple markets like automotive, aerospace, mobile, healthcare to name a few.

MagniLearn's mission is to bridge worldwide language gaps by providing a new and efficient way of teaching English as a foreign language.
MagniLearn’s technology is a fully automated cloud-based software that uses novel Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, and cognitive principles in order to provide 100% personalized lessons based on the students’ English proficiency and according to their school syllabus.

Micha RIsling 

Micha is a high-caliber and innovative executive and strategist with 20+ years of experience and a proven record of building, launching, and leading new organizations, geographies, products and teams for start-ups and mature companies. In his last position Micha served as the SVP of Marketing, Product and Business Development at Valens. Micha has a track record of turning people into leaders. Micha's unique career crosses industry boundaries and includes the Automotive, mobile, CE and communications industries, with special focus on the Semiconductor industry.

Driving point of care imaging safety and efficiency. FlowHow helps healthcare providers give personal and efficient real-time imaging services to reduce costs and meet regulations. FlowHow monitors imaging workflows at the point of care; the critical juncture connecting the pre-exam, imaging, and post-exam processes. Thus, empowering imaging technologists to take actionable real-time decisions and drive efficiency, cost-savings, and meet regulations.


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 roles 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.

Partner & CFO

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.


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.

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 utilizes her extensive experience in order to assist startup companies with growth.

Senior Associate

Yishai is an Associate at Labs/02, a seed stage fund and startup creator. Yishai screens applicants, generates deal flow, manages the investment processes from initial contact till investment, and help companies with BizDev activities and investment relations. Prior to joining Labs/02 Yishai worked at the Ministry of Transportation and was a student fellow at Fresh.Fund a pre-seed fund, which invests in student led startups. Yishai holds a BA in Economics and International Relations from the Hebrew University and is currently pursuing his MBA there.

Tal Gilor is the Managing Director & CTO of Labs/08. In this role, Tal evaluates and implements venture investments in startups based in Bee’r Sheva. Prior to joining Labs/08, Tal spent 11 years working within Motorola Solutions and performed multiple roles, including SW developer, SW Manager, Product Manager, and Open Innovation Manager. In his last roles, Tal managed Motorola Solutions Venture Capital in Israel. Tal holds a B.Sc in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University and MBA from Bar Ilan University.

Managing Director at Labs/08

Ruby Chen
Venture Partner

Ruby possesses a proven track record in initiating, leading and executing deals ( >25 investments and multiple M&As) at global industry leading companies (Hyundai Motor Company, Amdocs and NICE Systems). Ruby joins Labs02 after establishing and leading the Hyundai CRADLE Israel office creating an Israeli mobility investment portfolio of 10 startups (vehicle sensors, cyber, deep tech, and energy related). Ruby is highly networked with a great reputation in the Israeli tech scene, serving as BoD member, BoD observer and strategic advisor to multiple growth companies.

Cognility offers an AI platform to create voice and visual product onboarding assistants – out of your existing knowledge base.

Neurobrave uses SaaS cloud based infrastructure, advanced signal processing and proprietary deep learning algorithms to create a standardized software solution (NeuroSpeed OS™) for analyzing neuro-biomarkers/insights using any available hardware and wearable

Data is the new global currency and Urbanico’s data platform makes heretofore inaccessible urban data easily usable by the different industries affected by urban data: insurance carriers, delivery services, real estate companies or public safety solutions, to name a few. Urbanico provides a data platform that uses cutting edge NLP and AI algorithms to automatically curate, organize, and standardize this data so its customers can buy ready to use data sets they can utilize. Urbanico is initially focusing on the P&C Insurance market.

Shai Michel
Steering Committee

Shay Michel is a General Partner at Merlin Ventures, where he leads the firm’s Israeli office. Shay is a serial entrepreneur who has founded 4 companies in the CDN and IT world, and for the last 5 years has been the managing partner of toDay Ventures, an Israeli seed-stage fund. In December 2020 he joined Merlin Ventures to stand up and run its efforts in Tel Aviv. Shay has worked with startups like Cybereason, Aqua Security, Luminate and Fireblocks from their pre-seed stage to help them define their products and create initial MVPs. At Merlin Ventures, Shay sources and leads deals in Israeli enterprise cybersecurity companies. Merlin Ventures then leverages parent company Merlin Cyber’s 25 year history of working with US Federal agencies and provides the resources and knowledge necessary to help accelerate portfolio companies growth into US public sector markets.

BeeFreeAgro’s computer vision based system provides cattle ranchers an autonomous drone solution capable of monitoring their infrastructure, locating their herd, and herding the cattle. This will help farmers cut their high operational costs and enable them to adopt new methods like rotational grazing, that increase their yield per acre, enable carbon positive farming, and ethical rearing through free grazing.