Team

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 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.

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 is an Associate at Labs/02, an early stage fund and startup builder. Techelet has developed a keen interest in strategic planning and helping startups grow. At Labs/02 she is responsible for applicant screening, generating deal-flow, investment process management, in addition to facilitating with business development and investment relations. Passionate about entrepreneurship, 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 Security provides in-vehicle end-to-end cyber-security protection. Using a bespoke suite of cyber-security solutions, C2A provides automotive manufacturers with tools to protect themselves from cyber attacks. C2A's products are based on a deep knowledge of the automotive industry and have been engineered from the ground up with automotive manufacturers' needs for reliability, cost, time-to-market, and integration complexity in mind.

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. Acquired by Checkpoint Software.

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 low cost quantum cryptographic solutions which will be based on the quantum key distribution (QKD) technology to protect communicated data. This solution provides ultimate security which is proven to withstand any attack by contemporary or future, classical and quantum computer system.The solution will be presented to the market as a software and a pre integrated solution with leading communication vendors and service providers

www.quantlr.com

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.

Managing Team

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.

Portfolio Companies

SHAY MICHEL
Product Advisor

Shay is an expert in transforming any tech-tool into a market leading product. In addition to his position on Labs/02's advisory board, Shay is VP of Innovation at INKOD and a Managing Partner at toDay Ventures. INKOD's team has extensive experience in working with early stage B2B software startups that have gained worldwide success, such as Via, Taboola, Cybereason, and many more.

IXDen’s IoT software solution introduces patent pending security technology to protect businesses and organizations from attacks via IoT devices. IXDen creates a dynamic ‘biometric’ identity for any IoT device and performs multifactor authentication driven by proprietary topological mathematical models, statistics, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning. IXDen protects the sensor data at its source, eliminating sensor data integrity issues. IXDen is integrated into ICS devices via device vendors (OEM) and implemented in critical infrastructures across multiple industries such as Water, Energy and Gas&Oil.

www.ixden.com

YISHAI BINNES
Analyst

Before joining Labs/02 Yishai worked at the Ministry of Transportation. Yishai enjoys navigating dynamic environments with evolving challenges and opportunities. At Labs/02 Yishai conducts market research, helps formulate the IIA application, and seeks interesting opportunities. Yishai joined Labs/02 because innovation fascinates him and he finds the incubator’s work highly rewarding. Yishai holds a BA in Economics and International Relations from the Hebrew University and is currently studying for his MBA there.

NetOp provides the first autonomously operated network infrastructure and manages its daily health so you can focus on growing your company into the 21st century

www.netop.cloud

AVI DOUGLEN
Advisor

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 Security.StackExchange.com.

Vizible Zone Transforms mobile phones into accident prevention devices. VZ’s unique protocol and algorithms allows it to use existing transceivers and sensors on phones and in cars to provide alerts to endangered pedestrians and the endangering vehicle before an accident occurs through a simple firmware update. VZ is the only solution agnostic to weather and other visual obstacles and its D2D offering makes its real time functionality possible. The solution implements several AI layers for car/pedestrian risk probability prediction process, to maximize data transfer reliability, and to minimize the false alarms rate.

www.vizible.zone

Sandeep Varma
Advisor

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 
Advisor

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.

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 ShevaPrior 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.

Tal Gilor
Managing Direcetor at Labs/08

CorrActions is an advanced, unique and non-invasive BCI (Brain Computer Interface) platform. Current BCI devices require deliberate, conscious thought. CorrActions platform reads subconscious signals and can connect to a wide range of machines. Furthermore, CorrActions’ solution overcomes the biggest challenge of all, the need to develop minimally invasive solutions. CorrActions is 100% software and is entirely non-invasive. It is based on unique neuroscience algorithms that detect, decode and translate human brain signals into code in real time. As a result, CorrActions’ platform can be harnessed to teach machines of humans’ needs, enhance human skill training and prevent human errors in real time.