Our people are Our STRONGEST asset.

Whether it’s our analysts, CEO, or baristas who caffeinate everyone who steps into SOSA, we get the job done. 

Uzi is leading SOSA’s daily operations while spearheading the company to realize its vision. Prior to SOSA, Uzi founded eCommerce businesses that transformed the way diamonds are sold online. He was also a commercial pilot for 4 years, so you know he’ll always take SOSA to new heights. When he’s not managing SOSA’s global operations across 4 continents, you’ll find Uzi catching waves on his surfboard or playing his guitar.

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Uzi Scheffer
CEO of SOSA
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Uzi is leading SOSA’s daily operations while spearheading the company to realize its vision. Prior to SOSA, Uzi founded eCommerce businesses that transformed the way diamonds are sold online. He was also a commercial pilot for 4 years, so you know he’ll always take SOSA to new heights. When he’s not managing SOSA’s global operations across 4 continents, you’ll find Uzi catching waves on his surfboard or playing his guitar.

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Uzi Scheffer
CEO of SOSA
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Roni seeks new business opportunities on a global level, forming new relationships that allow SOSA to grow and scale internationally. Roni holds an MA in Industrial Design and an M.B.A, giving her a unique approach to business informed by design thinking. Prior to SOSA, Roni was the business development director of various NGOs. She is a natural-born swimmer (may have been a dolphin in a past life) and believes that it’s the people behind a business that make it impactful.

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Roni Kenet Harmelin
VP Business Development
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Roni seeks new business opportunities on a global level, forming new relationships that allow SOSA to grow and scale internationally. Roni holds an MA in Industrial Design and an M.B.A, giving her a unique approach to business informed by design thinking. Prior to SOSA, Roni was the business development director of various NGOs. She is a natural-born swimmer (may have been a dolphin in a past life) and believes that it’s the people behind a business that make it impactful.

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Roni Kenet Harmelin
VP Business Development
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Daphna and her team work with global corporations to understand and identify their biggest pain points, so they can find the very best technologies to solve them. Prior to SOSA, Daphna worked in innovation management for corporations around the world, including Fannie Mae in Washington DC, and BASF in Israel, addressing their most pressing challenges and strategic ventures. She holds a Master of Science in Bioinformatics and a brown belt in Karate, so you know she’s a problem-solver.

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Daphna Meroz
VP Innovation
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Daphna and her team work with global corporations to understand and identify their biggest pain points, so they can find the very best technologies to solve them. Prior to SOSA, Daphna worked in innovation management for corporations around the world, including Fannie Mae in Washington DC, and BASF in Israel, addressing their most pressing challenges and strategic ventures. She holds a Master of Science in Bioinformatics and a brown belt in Karate, so you know she’s a problem-solver.

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Daphna Meroz
VP Innovation
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Yaniv is building SOSA’s digital future, based on hard data and insights. Prior to SOSA, Yaniv was the founder and CEO of Xplenty (acquired in 2018). He holds a BA in Science and an MA in Business and Technology. He has lived and worked in Israel, Australia, and Antigua. When he’s not building SAAS products and businesses, he grows vegetables, plays the piano, and always has a plan B.

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Yaniv Mor
VP SOSA Q
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Yaniv is building SOSA’s digital future, based on hard data and insights. Prior to SOSA, Yaniv was the founder and CEO of Xplenty (acquired in 2018). He holds a BA in Science and an MA in Business and Technology. He has lived and worked in Israel, Australia, and Antigua. When he’s not building SAAS products and businesses, he grows vegetables, plays the piano, and always has a plan B.

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Yaniv Mor
VP SOSA Q
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Yfat leads the governments and cities open innovation programs. Prior to SOSA, Yfat helped product-based businesses grow internationally. Yfat also founded “The Artery”, an exclusive content creation platform and is the award-winning producer behind some of YouTube’s record-breaking music videos including ones for Beyonce, Coldplay, and Kanye West. Her motto is “no problems, just solutions”, so you know she’ll always have a creative strategy.

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Yfat Neev
Managing Director at SOSA Tel Aviv
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Yfat leads the governments and cities open innovation programs. Prior to SOSA, Yfat helped product-based businesses grow internationally. Yfat also founded “The Artery”, an exclusive content creation platform and is the award-winning producer behind some of YouTube’s record-breaking music videos including ones for Beyonce, Coldplay, and Kanye West. Her motto is “no problems, just solutions”, so you know she’ll always have a creative strategy.

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Yfat Neev
Managing Director at SOSA Tel Aviv
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Gal manages SOSA’s financials and forecasts globally. Prior to SOSA, Gal held management positions at Netformx and Ernst & Young, working with multinational, NASDAQ traded companies, as well as privately held tech companies. A CPA with a BA in Accounting and Business Management, Gal has over a decade of experience in the world of finance. He was a professional athlete as a child, winning ping pong tournaments. He still remembers how to hold a bat when he’s not crunching numbers.

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Gal Buzyn
CFO
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Gal manages SOSA’s financials and forecasts globally. Prior to SOSA, Gal held management positions at Netformx and Ernst & Young, working with multinational, NASDAQ traded companies, as well as privately held tech companies. A CPA with a BA in Accounting and Business Management, Gal has over a decade of experience in the world of finance. He was a professional athlete as a child, winning ping pong tournaments. He still remembers how to hold a bat when he’s not crunching numbers.

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Gal Buzyn
CFO
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Dalit is responsible for the way the brand looks, talks and feels, including the way this text is written. She makes sure the SOSA message gets to the eyes and ears of those who need to hear it. Prior to SOSA, Dalit served as Editor in Chief at TimeOut and Head of Core Product Marketing at Wix. She holds a BA in History and Communications and an MA in History and Cinema. She is co-founder of Snowstar.Company, an audio experience agency, and is also a certified yoga instructor, so you know she can cobra out of any situation.

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Dalit Nemirovsky
Head of Marketing
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Dalit is responsible for the way the brand looks, talks and feels, including the way this text is written. She makes sure the SOSA message gets to the eyes and ears of those who need to hear it. Prior to SOSA, Dalit served as Editor in Chief at TimeOut and Head of Core Product Marketing at Wix. She holds a BA in History and Communications and an MA in History and Cinema. She is co-founder of Snowstar.Company, an audio experience agency, and is also a certified yoga instructor, so you know she can cobra out of any situation.

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Dalit Nemirovsky
Head of Marketing
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Jonathan supports the development and deliverance of highly curated tech scouting solutions for SOSA’s Corporate Innovation activities. He was the first analyst at SOSA and held a significant role in defining and populating the company’s unique database. Prior to SOSA, Jonathan held analytical positions in various Israeli startups, ran a local entertainment business, and was a performing musician. He has horrible short term memory but can still remember dozens of soldier ID numbers from his military unit.

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Jonathan Kaplan
Director of Innovation Analysis
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Jonathan supports the development and deliverance of highly curated tech scouting solutions for SOSA’s Corporate Innovation activities. He was the first analyst at SOSA and held a significant role in defining and populating the company’s unique database. Prior to SOSA, Jonathan held analytical positions in various Israeli startups, ran a local entertainment business, and was a performing musician. He has horrible short term memory but can still remember dozens of soldier ID numbers from his military unit.

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Jonathan Kaplan
Director of Innovation Analysis
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Leah supports our corporate partners in accelerating their company’s innovation strategy to achieve long term success. Leah holds a BA in Design and relocated from Sydney to Tel Aviv to pursue a career in the ‘startup nation’. Prior to SOSA, Leah was Head of Accounts & Customer Success at Zirra and worked on design and project management accounts spanning several industries. She was a girl scout growing up so you know she can find resourceful solutions in every situation, including building a great campfire from scratch.

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Leah Schwartz
Corporate Account Manager
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Leah supports our corporate partners in accelerating their company’s innovation strategy to achieve long term success. Leah holds a BA in Design and relocated from Sydney to Tel Aviv to pursue a career in the ‘startup nation’. Prior to SOSA, Leah was Head of Accounts & Customer Success at Zirra and worked on design and project management accounts spanning several industries. She was a girl scout growing up so you know she can find resourceful solutions in every situation, including building a great campfire from scratch.

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Leah Schwartz
Corporate Account Manager
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Sagi works closely with our insurance corporate partners to accelerate their insurtech strategy and maintain an edge within the industry. Sagi holds both an MA in Sociology and BA in Behavioral Sciences. Prior to SOSA, Sagi worked as a business consultant at Heshev, an internal audit services company, and a project manager at The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo. Sagi used to be a medical clown, so you know he can uplift any room.

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Sagi Latin
Corporate Account Manager
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Sagi works closely with our insurance corporate partners to accelerate their insurtech strategy and maintain an edge within the industry. Sagi holds both an MA in Sociology and BA in Behavioral Sciences. Prior to SOSA, Sagi worked as a business consultant at Heshev, an internal audit services company, and a project manager at The Academic College of Tel Aviv-Yaffo. Sagi used to be a medical clown, so you know he can uplift any room.

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Sagi Latin
Corporate Account Manager
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Sandra is responsible for the establishment, management and operation of the SOSA-Schneider Electric Accelerator program. Sandra holds a B.A and an L.LB from Tel Aviv University and has been a member of the Israeli bar association since 2015. Prior to SOSA, Sandra was a Scouting Associate within the Techstars Tel Aviv Accelerator. She has been a lifelong sailing crew member, giving her the skills to weather any storm that comes her way.

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Sandra Cohen Kurz
Corporate Account Manager
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Sandra is responsible for the establishment, management and operation of the SOSA-Schneider Electric Accelerator program. Sandra holds a B.A and an L.LB from Tel Aviv University and has been a member of the Israeli bar association since 2015. Prior to SOSA, Sandra was a Scouting Associate within the Techstars Tel Aviv Accelerator. She has been a lifelong sailing crew member, giving her the skills to weather any storm that comes her way.

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Sandra Cohen Kurz
Corporate Account Manager
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Idit manages all aspects of the NYC residents community and relationships with NYC partners. Idit holds an MA in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a BA in Psychology (cum laude) from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC). Prior to SOSA, Idit led all operational and human resources activities for an Israeli startup building its office presence in NYC. She is also a professional makeup artist, so you know her creativity will always prevail.

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Idit Madanes
Head of Operations
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Idit manages all aspects of the NYC residents community and relationships with NYC partners. Idit holds an MA in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a BA in Psychology (cum laude) from the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC). Prior to SOSA, Idit led all operational and human resources activities for an Israeli startup building its office presence in NYC. She is also a professional makeup artist, so you know her creativity will always prevail.

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Idit Madanes
Head of Operations
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Matan is responsible for leading highly curated projects and partnerships to strengthen the ties between the Tel Aviv and NYC tech ecosystems. Matan completed a five-year military service in the Israeli Navy, and afterward, traveled extensively, sharpening his cultural competency and ability to connect with people. Prior to SOSA, Matan worked in sales development at Taboola. As a man of many talents, Matan is a certified yoga instructor, open water scuba diver, and skipper.

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Matan Ben-gigi
Project Manager at SOSA NYC
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Matan is responsible for leading highly curated projects and partnerships to strengthen the ties between the Tel Aviv and NYC tech ecosystems. Matan completed a five-year military service in the Israeli Navy, and afterward, traveled extensively, sharpening his cultural competency and ability to connect with people. Prior to SOSA, Matan worked in sales development at Taboola. As a man of many talents, Matan is a certified yoga instructor, open water scuba diver, and skipper.

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Matan Ben-gigi
Project Manager at SOSA NYC
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Omri manages our innovation programs with government entities as they look to scale up their country’s startups and corporations. Omri holds a BA in Communications and Interactive Media, enhancing his unparalleled charisma for cultivating relationships with partners. Prior to SOSA, Omri was the Australian Landing Pad Manager in Tel Aviv and worked as a tech scouter for the Korean multinational, LG. His friends characterize him as a walking Blues and Rock & Roll database.

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Omri Wislizki
Head of Government Partnerships
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Omri manages our innovation programs with government entities as they look to scale up their country’s startups and corporations. Omri holds a BA in Communications and Interactive Media, enhancing his unparalleled charisma for cultivating relationships with partners. Prior to SOSA, Omri was the Australian Landing Pad Manager in Tel Aviv and worked as a tech scouter for the Korean multinational, LG. His friends characterize him as a walking Blues and Rock & Roll database.

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Omri Wislizki
Head of Government Partnerships
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Sami supports the delegations of startups and corporations sent by our government partners as they seek to scale up their tech ecosystem. She holds a BA in International Relations and moved to Israel in 2016, as she sought to deepen her understanding of Israel’s resilient and innovative spirit. Prior to SOSA, Sami worked at the Israel Export Institute’s water sector.

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Samantha Klazkin
Governments & Cities Program Manager
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Sami supports the delegations of startups and corporations sent by our government partners as they seek to scale up their tech ecosystem. She holds a BA in International Relations and moved to Israel in 2016, as she sought to deepen her understanding of Israel’s resilient and innovative spirit. Prior to SOSA, Sami worked at the Israel Export Institute’s water sector.

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Samantha Klazkin
Governments & Cities Program Manager
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Karinna is responsible for helping convey SOSA’s message in a compelling and concise way. Karinna holds both an MA in International Relations from Tel Aviv University & BA in Islamic Studies from Connecticut College, possessing a curiosity about the intersection between technology and geopolitics in the Middle East. Prior to SOSA, Karinna worked at Tel Aviv University’s Cyber Center. She’s been a cellist for 11+ years and is on track to get a skipper’s license even before her driver’s license.

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Karinna Inyse Moreno
Marketing Associate
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Karinna is responsible for helping convey SOSA’s message in a compelling and concise way. Karinna holds both an MA in International Relations from Tel Aviv University & BA in Islamic Studies from Connecticut College, possessing a curiosity about the intersection between technology and geopolitics in the Middle East. Prior to SOSA, Karinna worked at Tel Aviv University’s Cyber Center. She’s been a cellist for 11+ years and is on track to get a skipper’s license even before her driver’s license.

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Karinna Inyse Moreno
Marketing Associate
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Ben is responsible for identifying, reaching out, and presenting potential clients with our corporate innovation programs. Ben graduated from the University of Texas, Austin with a degree in Business Honors and Management. His studies abroad in Budapest, Hungary shaped his global perspective and desire to move to Tel Aviv. In many ways, Ben has always been autodidactic and even taught himself how to “tie a tie” at a young age (thank you internet).

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Ben Friedman
Corporate Sales Associate
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Ben is responsible for identifying, reaching out, and presenting potential clients with our corporate innovation programs. Ben graduated from the University of Texas, Austin with a degree in Business Honors and Management. His studies abroad in Budapest, Hungary shaped his global perspective and desire to move to Tel Aviv. In many ways, Ben has always been autodidactic and even taught himself how to “tie a tie” at a young age (thank you internet).

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Ben Friedman
Corporate Sales Associate
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With over 20 years of experience as a senior bookkeeping & payroll expert, Einat is responsible for all SOSA’s daily bookkeeping and makes sure everyone gets paid on time.

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Einat Raymond
Senior Bookkeeper & Payroll
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With over 20 years of experience as a senior bookkeeping & payroll expert, Einat is responsible for all SOSA’s daily bookkeeping and makes sure everyone gets paid on time.

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Einat Raymond
Senior Bookkeeper & Payroll
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Guy ensures the SOSA TLV Center runs smoothly. Prior to SOSA, Guy spent years managing operations in high-tech companies and holds extensive experience as a restaurateur. When he isn't at SOSA, you'll find him playing saxophone in a local band.

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Guy Shevach
Operations & Facility Manager
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Guy ensures the SOSA TLV Center runs smoothly. Prior to SOSA, Guy spent years managing operations in high-tech companies and holds extensive experience as a restaurateur. When he isn't at SOSA, you'll find him playing saxophone in a local band.

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Guy Shevach
Operations & Facility Manager
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