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 Arad Naveh
Arad Naveh

Arad is a partner at Benchmark Capital Israel and a board member at CTERA. Prior to joining Benchmark, Arad was  responsible for Cisco's investment and M&A activity in Israel. Before Cisco, Arad was the founder and CEO of Class Data, which was acquired by Cisco in 1998. Arad holds a BSc Cum Laude in Electronics and Computer Engineering from the Ben Gurion University in Israel.

Arad's investments include Broadlight (acquired by Broadcom), Cotendo (acquired by Akamai), Finjan Software (acquired by M86), Oplus Technologies (acquired by Intel), Panaya, Sentrigo (acquired by McAfee), and many others.

 Ray Rothrock
Ray Rothrock

Ray is a partner at Venrock and a board member at CTERA. Ray’s areas of investment expertise include energy, information technology infrastructure and cyber security. Ray’s successful investments include Check Point Software Technology (NASDAQ: CHKP), the world leader in Internet security, DoubleClick (NASDAQ: DCLK) subsequently acquired, and scores of others.

Ray is a director of the National Venture Capital Association and chair-elect for the 2012-13 term. Ray earned his B.S. in Nuclear Engineering from Texas A&M University, an S.M. in Nuclear Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

 Adam Fisher
Adam Fisher

Adam Fisher is a partner at BVP, where he manages the firm’s Herzliya office focused on investments in Israel and Europe. He joined BVP in 2007 after 9 years with Jerusalem Venture Partners.

Adam covers several areas of investment at BVP, including consumer Internet (Wix, Fiverr, MyHeritage, BillGuard), enterprise SaaS and data center infrastructure (Wandera, Stratoscale, Ravello, Cloudius, Dynamic Yield), and disruptive technology companies in storage and wireless (Altair, Densbits, Vayyar).

Adam received a Bachelors of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Adam was named one of the top 100 venture capitalists in 2013 by AlwaysOn. He blogs about venture capital and Israeli high tech at Savants in the Levant.

 Liran Eshel
Liran Eshel

Liran is CEO and co-founder of CTERA. He brings to CTERA more than 18 years of IT managerial experience. Prior to founding CTERA, Liran was CEO of SofaWare Technologies, which was acquired by Check Point Software Technologies.

Previously, Liran served as an officer in an elite technological unit of the Israel Defense Forces and in 2000 won Israel’s prestigious National Defense Award. Liran holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Bar-Ilan University.

 Zohar Kaufman
Zohar Kaufman

Zohar is VP of R&D and co-founder of CTERA. His experience spans 18 years of managing software, networking and embedded systems development teams. Zohar was previously VP of R&D at SofaWare technologies where he led all R&D of the Safe@Office and UTM-1 Edge product lines for SMB’s and enterprise branch offices.

Prior to SofaWare, Zohar was an officer in an elite technology unit of the Israel Defense Forces and managed several R&D teams. Zohar holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Computer Science summa cum laude and an MBA in Finance and Marketing with honors from Tel-Aviv University.


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