Ori has over 25 years of management leadership in the Hi-Tech industry and focuses at Viola primarily on investments in the areas of Communications, Infrastructure, Semiconductors, and Energy. Ori Bendori joined Viola Ventures in October 2004 as a General Partner. Today he is a Venture Partner in the Fund. Ori served as a board member of CopperGate that was acquired by Sigma Designs for $180M in 2009. He was also the first investor and board member of DesignArt Networks that was acquired by Qualcomm in 2012. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Optimal Plus, Reduxio, LiveU, Multiphy, Seebo, and Cellwize. Prior to joining Viola Ori served as a VP & General Manager of the Enterprise Internetworking Systems Division at Avaya. Prior to this role, he served as VP & General Manager of the LAN Systems Group at Lucent and before that as CTO of Lannet. He began his career in the Israeli Aircraft Industries and has served as a Major and Fighter Pilot in the Israeli Air Force for 19 years. Ori holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics & Computer Science from Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Jacob is responsible for Reduxio's product vision and strategy. Jacob has overall ownership for defining Reduxio's product portfolio and roadmap. Prior to joining Reduxio, Jacob spent 14 years at Dell in the Enterprise Storage Group leading product development and architectural initiatives for host storage, NAS, SAN, RAID and other data center infrastructure. As a member of Dell's storage architecture council he was responsible for developing Dell's strategy for unstructured data management, and drove its implementation through organic development efforts and technology acquisitions such as Ocarina Networks and Exanet. In his last role as a Dell expatriate in Israel he oversaw Dell's FluidFS development. Jacob started his career in Dell as a development engineer for various SAN, NAS and host-side solutions, then served as the Architect and Technologist for Dell's MD series of external storage arrays. Jacob was named a Dell Inventor of the Year in 2005, and holds 30 patents and has 20 patents pending in the areas of storage and networking. He holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Electrical Engineering from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, a Master of Science (M.S.) in Computer Science from Oklahoma State University, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Mike is responsible for all aspects of Reduxio's global business strategy, serves as Reduxio’s principal spokesperson, and works closely with the product strategy team. Under his leadership, Reduxio’s marketing team won the first-ever MarTech Stackie Award for its innovative marketing technology stack and organizational design. Prior to Reduxio, he’s served as a chief marketing and strategy officer at seven previous enterprise technology startups. Mike was a key spokesperson on two successful NASDAQ IPO roadshows and a secondary roadshow with institutional investors. Subsequently, all 7 of these startups were acquired by icons including AT&T, IBM, Iron Mountain, Oracle, Symantec and Synopsys. He’s taught MBA and Executive Education courses on digital marketing, design thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship at Hult International Business School, the Technical University of Denmark, MIT Sloan School of Management, and is on the faculty of the MIT Founders Program. He’s been named Financial Times Professor of the Week, Professor of the Year and won numerous Global Teaching Excellence awards. He previously held the role of managing director of StartupNEXT Boston (part of the top tier Techstars network of global startup accelerators) and has advised hundreds of global start-ups through accelerators including TechStars, YCombinator, Beta Spring, 500 Startups, the Mass Challenge and the Hult Prize. He served for over a decade as a judge in the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship competition. He’s also advised and provided deal flow for numerous early-stage venture capital firms. As a global start-up and entrepreneurship thought leader he writes columns for Forbes and Money Inc. as well as his own blog, and is a frequent keynote speaker and panel moderator at events such as TEDx, the International Startup Festival, MarTech, Future Decoded, and the MIT Enterprise Forum. He’s an experienced hackathon facilitator, and has organized, led and key-noted countless public and corporate hackathons around the world. As a strategy consultant, Grandinetti spent several years with McKinsey and Co, where he worked with many iconic global brands in the high tech sector. Mike secured his MBA from Yale, where he was named the annual Jess Morrow Johns Memorial Scholar, was the first-ever recipient of the Procter and Gamble Marketing Leadership Award and the recipient of a Yale Teaching Fellowship. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Rutgers University magna cum laude, where he was named to the National Engineering Honor Society, won the university’s annual Engineering Medal of Excellence for lifetime career achievement, has been named Alumni of the Year and has served on the university’s College of Engineering board of directors. He was recently recognized by his peers and was named the 2018 Rosoff Award winner for his leadership in bringing diversity and inclusiveness into the Boston high tech and startup communities.
Realizing that major shifts in the IT industry - cloud computing, Flash and mobile require new technology, Nir founded Reduxio, and architected its groundbreaking core technology. He is responsible for the company's strategic roadmap and its intellectual property management. Nir is an accomplished high-technology industry executive and visionary, with over 30 years of experience. Nir joins Reduxio after a series of ventures. Nir co-founded and served as the CTO of Montilio, where he designed an innovative file server acceleration product. Prior to Montilio, Nir founded Exanet, and served as its Executive Vice President of R&D and Chief Technology Officer. In this role he led the development of one of the first clustered storage solutions ever created, innovating in the areas of grid storage and distributed cache. Prior to Exanet, Nir was the first employee and chief architect of Digital Appliance, Larry Ellison's massively parallel computing venture that eventually became Pillar Data Systems, a tiered storage vendor which was later acquired by Oracle Corporation. He also worked at Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), where he led a European pre-sale and special projects team, focusing on UNIX based Symmetrical Multi-Processor (SMP) systems. Nir started his career in Tel Aviv University School of Mathematical Science, where he managed the computer science lab, one of the first UNIX installations in Israel. Nir holds over 20 U.S. patents and patents-pending in the areas of computer systems, distributed storage, data deduplication and encryption.
Amnon co-founded Reduxio with colleagues Mark Weiner and Nir Peleg. He is responsible for developing future directions for Reduxio's technology. Amnon is an accomplished high-technology industry executive and visionary. He specializes in the architecture, design, prototyping, implementation and integration of complex systems in the areas of operating systems, software/hardware interfaces, distributed computing, parallel computing, storage systems, and networking with over 30 years of relevant experience. Amnon joins Reduxio from Tutis, a consulting firm founded by him and Nir Peleg. In Tutis he was responsible for various large-scale software projects such as leading the porting of Linux to a TI DSP platform for a set-top box product. Among Tutis clients which Amnon advised to were Ethos Networks, EZchip, WebTview Ltd., Voltaire Inc., Texas Instruments, VCs firms and many others. Amnon co-founded Exanet, an innovator in clustered file systems and clustered network-attached storage (NAS), and served as VP Software Development and Technologies. Prior to Exanet, Amnon consulted to leading companies - Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Compaq, HP, Amdocs and others. Prior to that Amnon worked as a Manager in CCI Israel/UniPower. Amnon holds a Master of Science in Engineering from Tel-Aviv University. He also holds 8 U.S. patents and patents-pending in the areas of computer systems and storage scalability and reliability.
Dror leads the company's financial and business operations. Prior to joining Reduxio Dror served as Director of Finance at Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), one of the largest venture capital funds in Israel, where he managed all financial aspects of JVP's incubator portfolio companies, anywhere from building and tracking budgets, managing tax and legal issues, business plans, valuations as well as due diligence and M&A activities. Prior to JVP, Dror served as Controller at RadView Software Ltd. (Nasdaq: RDVWF), where he was responsible for financial and management reports, implementation of SOX procedures, as well as reporting to tax authorities worldwide. Prior to RadView, Dror was a Senior Auditor in KPMG, providing a variety of consulting and auditing services to private and public companies in the US and Israel. Dror is a qualified Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Accounting from Bar-Ilan University and an MBA from the Business School of Tel Aviv University.
Or joined Reduxio in 2012, and has been responsible for Reduxio’s HX-550 architecture, design, and core technology. As Chief Innovation Officer, Or also leads Reduxio’s next-generation efforts designed to transform Reduxio’s technology into a cloud-native, software-defined data platform. Prior to Reduxio, Or was Principal Engineer with IBM XIV, where he founded the NAS development team. Other highlights include: developing the OS infrastructure for Texas Instruments' next-generation cable modem, developing PCI device pass-through virtualization for Qumranet (later acquired by Red Hat), implementing Infiniband based message passing systems at Voltaire, and introducing high availability into the Exanet distributed file system. Or began his career in his teens, when he designed and built a web-based global book circulation system for the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA). He later also designed and implemented the transition from DAS to NAS at Tel Aviv University School of Mathematical Sciences. Or holds several patents and patents-pending in the areas of storage architecture, encryption and data consistency in distributed systems.
Ami joined Reduxio as VP R&D in 2018 with responsibility for product design, development, and quality. He brings 25 years of industry experience, including 15 years in storage from companies such as EMC and IBM. Ami began his career at Intel where he worked in factory automation and also has extensive experience in cybersecurity having served as Senior Director of Engineering at Forcepoint, leading its Israel site while also managing engineering teams in the US and Europe. Prior to joining Reduxio Ami was VP R&D at N2WS, a cloud data protection startup acquired by Veeam and also VP R&D at FilesX, a storage startup acquired by IBM. Ami holds a BA degree in Computer Science from Yale University and an MBA from FIU.