Our Team

Alumni of 8200, grew up in Japan. Yoav is a certified Attorney at Law and has worked at numerous Israeli startups.

Yoav Ramot
Founder, CEO

Born in Tokyo, bred in NZ. Starting various companies in digital marketing and trading as well as developing businesses for companies in and out of Japan for 13 years.

Yuta Iguchi

Served as Scientific and Cultural Attaché at the Israeli Embassy in Tokyo (2011 - 2016). Nir is deeply involved in the Japan-Israel relationship.

Nir Turk
Founding Partner

Takayuki has 15 years of experience working in sales for US IT vendors. After that, he worked at a Japanese VC firm, where he was in charge of business development. Most recently, Takayuki served as Japan Country Manager for several international startups.

Takayuki Nakajima
Head of Sales

Worked as a research manager in HK for a UK-based financial research firm. Involved in Japan entry for multiple overseas businesses. Lecturer at Kyorin University

Shunsuke Okano
Director of Business Development

Born and raised in Oita, Japan. Sawako went to Business School in the UK and has worked for several international startups, including one in Silicon Valley which she co-managed. Previously Sawako worked as a Financial Consultant at one of the leading Japanese firms.

Sawako Ono
Business Development

Yukari has Ph.D, MBA and more than 10 years experience in a global leading pharmaceutical company and been engaged in launching new business projects. She has deep knowledge for healthcare and chemical area.

Yukari Umeyama
Business Development

Born and raised in Fukuoka. Worked at Mckinsey and company in Tokyo as a consultant (2012-2018). In particular, Manae has experience in the areas of healthcare and organization/talent development.

Manae Uchibori
Project Manager

Senior Business Development Manger representing Israeli companies globally and International companies in Israel. David is also a Financial Management Professional with 15+ years experience as a CFO in the High Tech sector and holds a BA in Economics and is a Certified Public Accountant(CPA).

David Litoff
Founding Partner, COO Israel

Founder and CEO of Via Transportation, global provider of on-demand transit and ride sharing technology.

Daniel Ramot

Founder and Partner of Nielsen Innovate, Israel's prominent technology incubator and investment fund, licensed by the Israeli Chief Scientist.

Esther Barak Landes
Founding Member

Serial entrepreneur and founder of numerous successful companies. Avinoam has years of experience taking disruptive products to market.

Avinoam Nowogrodski
Founding Member

Senior Partner at EY, and founder of the Firm's High-Tech Assurance practice. Oren's department audits more than 50% of Israeli startups.

Oren Baron

Served for 32 years in the IDF Intelligence Division, and former Commander of Unit 8200. Yair now leads PeriTech investment firm.

Yair Cohen

Managing General Partner and Co-Founder of Pitango, Israel's leading Venture Capital Firm. Chemi serves on the Board of many portfolio companies.

Chemi Peres