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Shlomo Dovrat

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Shlomo Dovrat

Founder and General Partner, Viola Ventures
Shlomo Dovrat

Shlomo Dovrat, Founder and General Partner at Viola, is a recognized global leader in the hi tech entrepreneurial and investment scene with over 40 years of experience. Shlomo began his career as a hi-tech entrepreneur, eventually becoming CEO and Chairman of several leading high-tech companies and bringing them to IPO. In 2000, Shlomo co-founded Viola, Israel’s leading and largest technology-investment group with over $4.5B AUM. Founded in 2000, Viola has backed over 200 technology companies. Viola is comprised of four focused separate investment arms, including Viola Ventures, focused on early-stage investments ($1.3B AUM), Viola Growth focused on growth-stage companies ($768M AUM); Viola Credit which provides debt and alternative funding ($900M AUM) and Viola FinTech – a cross-stage fintech fund ($120M AUM). Shlomo currently serves on the board of directors of companies such as Unity and Outbrain. Shlomo also co-founded Vintage, which acts as a global venture platform that invests in the world's leading venture funds ($3B AUM). In addition, Shlomo has been actively involved in numerous philanthropic and public organizations and initiatives in the areas of social and economic development. He was appointed by the Israeli government to be the Chairman of the National Task Force for the Advancement of the Educational System, served as the chairman of the Israel Democracy Institute, founded Aharon Institute for Economic Policy and a co-founded Pnima – a cross community organization aspiring to create a cross tribal civic coalition.