Terafence Ltd. has developed an advanced firmware/microchip solution for cyber security connectivity and additional mechanical waves based solution to control medical implants and wearable devices. Established in 2015, our patent pending TFence™ technology uniquely offers total protection from tampering or hacking IoT devices by completely blocking data entry – while maintaining data outflow and control intact. And relevant patent describing secure way to control implants and wearable based on ultra sound waves. Our pioneering company comprises seasoned professionals sharing a common goal – to make IoT and NoT safe and secure from malicious attacks.
Hezi brings more than 25 years of experience as an executive in hi-tech companies operating in Israel, US, Japan, Europe & Africa. Prior to Terafence, Hezi was the CEO of PineApp, where he grew the business to a multi-million dollar business. He also held several key positions in Orbotech as R&D engineer and head of Far East operations, as well as serving as VP sales and OEM relations at VCON. Erez holds a B.Sc. in Electronics and Computer Science from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Prof. Palti has founded and managed a number of successful hi-tech companies – among them Novocure, which manufactures and sells cancer treatment devices in over 250 Medical Centers worldwide. In 2015, Novocure IPO’d in NASDAQ, with an initial valuation of about $2Bn. Professor Palti was the head of the Rappaport Institute for 12 years, the medical research arm of the prestigious Technion, as well as Associate Professor of Physiology at the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine. Professor Palti is the author of more than 50 US patents and numerous scientific papers, and is Professor emeritus of Physiology & Biophysics at the Technion.
Avi Biton brings over 30 years of business & technical experience in key Development management positions in Israel and the US. Prior to Terafence, Avi was the VP R&D at PineApp, responsible for designing and developing All PineApp New Generation systems. He also held list of key positions at Amdocs. Avi holds a B.Sc degree in Computer Science from the Technion Institute, and an E-MBA degree from the Tel-Aviv University.
Liat is responsible for all the company’s Financial, HR and operations.
She has over 14 years of experience in Finance for several companies in High-tech, industry and commercial.
Liat graduated from Haifa University (BA in Accounting and Economic 1998-2001), Certified Public Accountant (2002).
Prior to Terafence, Liat worked at Speedbit Ltd as Director of Finance , CFO at Cybonet (former PineApp Ltd.), Controller at Brooks Keret financial services and senior manager at Ernst Young.
Over 13 years of experience as PMO managing complex global projects, Pini is an expert in technology-integrated business development in multinational environments and provides unique and innovative solutions for a wide range of multi-player situations. Pini holds an MSc in Materials Engineering from the Ben-Gurion University.
Is a serial entrepreneur in the financial and technology sectors.
Yoshinori started his career by co-founding Triangle Technologies, a boutique investment bank for the newly established hi-tech sector in Israel, raising capital primarily from APAC. During his tenure in Triangle, over $800mil was raised in direct investments, and co-founded 3 Israeli VC funds as well as founding and managing CVC of Toshiba. He was also assigned to Mitsui & Co. Ltd. to establish its liaison office in Israel and took its trade volume from zero to $250m. These foundations led to estimate of over $1bil trade volume of Mitsui & Co. in Israel.
Oikawa also co-found numerous tech companies in the fields of cyber security, Internet and medical devices such as Cyota acquired by RSA for $145m, Shopping.com, IPO in NASDAQ and later acquired by e-bay for $635m and Given NASDAQ: GIVN, acquired by Covidien close to $1b, currently a division of Medtronic.
Since 2015, Oikawa continues founding companies with partners and serves as early stage angel investor in promising tech startups. Currently involved in co-founding 3 startups in the areas of e-commerce, Ed-Tech and pharmaceutical and plays an active management role.
Ido served for many years as a CFO and Co-CEO of Azimuth Technologies, a defense technology vendor of target acquisition and navigation systems. He was part of the team that led Azimuth all the way to global success, including IPO. In recent years, Ido has been involved in several business ventures as founder and director, including Director and Chairman of the Investment Committee of a fund managing $700M in assets. Ido holds a BA & MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Levy co-founded Zoran Corp. in 1981 and served as its President, CEO and Director for nearly 30 years until its acquisition by CSR in 2011 where he served as a Board Director until its acquisition by Qualcomm in 2015. Zoran directly and via its acquisitions, pioneered several Consumer Electronics markets with its System On a Chip (SOC) and Software Solutions including, Digital Cameras, Digital Audio, DVD Players & Recorders, HDTV/Converter Box and more. Over the years, Zoran products and technologies have powered several billions systems.
Prior to Zoran, Levy was Associate Director of Stanford University’s Electronics Labs, where he conducted research and taught. He served on the Consumers Electronics Association’s (“CTA”) Board of Industry Leaders between 2006 and 2013 and he was inducted to the CE Hall of Fame in 2014. Levy has been recognized with several awards for his industry leadership, pioneering and impact.
Dr. Gerzberg holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, an MSc in Medical Electronics and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
Mike is the Chief Executive Officer for Innosphere, a 21 year old, 501(c)(3) technology incubator that serves more than 40 startup companies annually. Innosphere exists to support high-growth technology startup companies in Colorado. Innosphere has earned the distinction of being the technology incubator for Colorado State University, University of Colorado, Colorado School of Mines, and NREL. Innosphere has operations in the three most significant technology centers in Colorado’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. Mike works extensively with strong technical founders and early stage ventures.
Mike is the General Partner in the Innosphere Fund and the Israel-Colorado Innovation Fund. His degrees are from the University of North Carolina and Master’s degree from George Washington University.