Sun, Jun 17|
Dov Moran speaks about Israel, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Olim in Tech is honored to host Dov Moran, who will speak about Israel, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Dov is the Inventor of the USB flash drive; founder, CEO and chairman of M-Systems that was acquired by Sandisk for $1.6B; and currently the managing partner of Grove Ventures.
Time & Location
Jun 17, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Urban Place, Ahad Ha'Am St 9, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
About The Event
Olim in Tech is honored to be joined by Dov Moran, who will speak about Israel, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Dov is the Inventor of the USB stick (or USB Flash Drive – in every country it has different name). Founder, CEO and Chairman of M-Systems that was acquired by Sandisk for $1.6B and currently the managing partner of Grove Ventures. (Full Bio Below)
Drinks and Snacks will be provided.
7:00 Dov Moran speaks about Israel, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
7:30 Q & A
Dov is one of Israel’s most prominent hi-tech leader, entrepreneur and investor. He is known as a pioneer of several flash memory technologies, most notably as the inventor of the USB flash drive.
Dov was a founder and CEO of M-Systems, a world leader in the flash data storage market. Under Dov's leadership, M-Systems grew to $1B revenue, and was acquired by SanDisk Corp for $1.6B. This ranks as one of the biggest acquisitions in Israel.
In addition, Dov was the founder and CEO of “modu” which developed a revolutionary modular phone. Modu’s assets were acquired by Google in 2011 and are the basis for Google's modular phone Project Ara.
Dov has invested in many successful start-ups in the digital health, media, SaaS and IoT sectors. He currently serves on the boards of Comigo, Glucome, Rapid API, Geneformics and was previously the Chairman of Tower Semiconductors.
Dov is one of the most famous and highly appreciated hi-tech leaders in the world with many prestigious awards, such as IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award and Edward Rheine Award (Nobel Prize for technology) and is the inventor of over 40 patents.
Dov holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa. He served in the Israeli Navy for seven years and was commander of its advanced microprocessor department.
After several years of successful angel investing, Moran founded Grove ventures, a $US110 million venture capital fund primarily investing in startups with hard-to-replicate technology in the areas of IOT, Digital health, Semiconductor, Artificial Intelligence and Automotive. There are currently 5 portfolio companies.
He is an active member of the Korean Israel Business Forum, having spoken at a number of conferences, and in 2014, was asked by the Korean government to spearhead a project aimed at growing innovation in Seoul, the capital of Korea.