Active Capital

Awz embraces the unknown—proactively cultivating deep-technology solutions to the world's biggest challenges from inception to global success.
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About Awz

Active Capital

Awz combines business, technology & investment experts with the world's leading security & intelligence minds to deliver exceptional returns to our investors—as we actively guide our portfolio companies through their journey to commercial success and liquidity opportunities.
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People First

Our partners & strategic advisors are entrepreneurs with a history of successful exits, seasoned investment professionals, and former senior director of Israeli and global security and intelligence agencies.
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Founder & Managing Partner
Yaron Ashkenazi
Founder & Managing Partner
Edward Sonshine
Founding Partner & Chairman of the Board
Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper
Partner & President of Advisory Committee
Dame Stella Rimington​ ​
Former MI5 Director-General
Richard Fadden​ ​
Former CSIS Director
James Woolsey​
Former CIA Director
Tamir Pardo
Former Director of the Mossad
Buck Revell
Former FBI Associate Deputy Director
Richard Nesbitt
Strategic Advisor, Financial Services
Ronit Atad
Strategic Advisor
Michael Loparco
Strategic Advisor
Prof. Leonardo Leiderman
Strategic Advisor
Prof. Peretz Lavie
Strategic Advisor
Daniel Mak
Executive General Partner, Strategic Growth
Avi Libman
Executive Partner
Josh Gutenberg
Executive Partner, Finance & Compliance
Dr. Amira Sharon ​
Strategy & Technology Partner
Illit Geller Halevy
General Partner, Awz X-Seed, Awz Resilience Tech Fund
Ran Bar Or
General Partner, President Global Business
Ofer Simchony​
Partner, Strategic Relationships
Howard Tanenbaum
Kenny Finkelstein
Ronnie Faust
Murray Goldman
Howard Sokolowski
Rick Ekstein
Aaron Mandelbaum
Erez Kreiner​
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures I & II
Osher Shapira
General Partner, Awz Ventures III, Awz Resilience Tech. Fund
Brig. Gen. (Ret) Ehud Schneorson
Venture Partner, Awz Ventures III; Former Commander of Unit 8200
Ron Lubash
Venture Partner, Awz Resilience Tech Fund
Roni Alsheich
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Ofer Kotler
General Partner, Awz X-Seed
Eyal Beinart​
CEO, Awz Data Centers
Assa Abramsky
General Partner, Awz Private Equity
Yuval Harari
Venture Partner, Awz Private Equity
Ambassador Yuval Rotem​
Strategic Advisor
Haim Tomer​
Venture Partner
Dr. Nigel Meir​
Venture Partner
Ilan Azouri​
Venture Partner
Bob Hoey
Strategic Advisor, Awz USA
Gary Barnea​
Strategic Advisor
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Day
Strategic Advisor
Ariel Zamir​
Strategic Advisor
Patrice E. Merrin​
Strategic Advisor
Ross Johnson ​
Strategic Advisor
Nadine Miller​
Strategic Advisor
David Posluns​
Strategic Advisor
Peter Tanenbaum​
Strategic Advisor
Michael Shapiro​
Strategic Advisor
Joshua Goldman​
Strategic Advisor
Andrew Goldman​
Strategic Advisor
David Amsalem​
Strategic Advisor
Ilana Schwartz​
VP Marketing & Communications
Nira Kirkirus
VP HR & Value Creation
Idan Zachar
SVP, Sales & Business Development, Awz USA
Ilana Gross
VP Operations, Israel
Guy Wiernik
Principal, Awz Ventures III, Awz Resilience Tech. Fund
Dr. Tahel Altman​
VP Strategy & Medtech Advisor
Dr. Michal Arad​
VP, Investments
David Douglas
Client Business Executive, Awz USA
Einat Maller Joan
HR Manager
Nadav Katzir​
Portfolio Manager & In-House Counsel, Awz X-Seed
Isoken Akpata​
Senior Associate
Itai Rotem
Financial Associate, Awz X-Seed
Andrey Liaskovets​
Senior Investment Associate
Daniel Kedem
Investment Associate
Reouven Zana
Fundraising Associate
Sasha Stalick
Investor Relations Associate
Michael Kleinman
Investment Associate
Yotam Levy
Associate, Managing Partner's Office
Niv Gold
Michal Wondefrawo
Financial Specialist

Our Team

Meet the Team

Our Funds

From Inception to Exit

As part of our multi-stage strategy, Awz has established distinct funds focusing on a range of investment stages—each with dedicated GPs on the ground in Israel; managing over $350M across 4 funds and several co-investment vehicles.
Awz X-seed 1
Vintage 2021
Series: Inception, Pre-Seed, Seed
Awz ventures 1
Vintage 2017
Series: Seed, A
Awz ventures 2
Vintage 2019
Series: Seed, A, B
Awz ventures 3
Vintage 2022
Series: A, B
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Our Portfolio

Transformational Technology
Limitless Potential

With our unparalleled Active Capital strategy, Awz actively supports our carefully selected portfolio companies whose next-generation, Artificial Intelligence-powered technologies benefit from our hands-on approach to foster their growth & success.








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The Awz X-Seed Hub

Technology Accelerated

Awz X-Seed is an unequalled early-stage technology fund: Investing more capital than an accelerator and providing more active support than a seed-stage fund, Awz X-Seed grows extraordinary technologies from inception to commercialization.
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Our Journey

Investing in a Safer Tomorrow

Founded in 2016, Awz Ventures is the realization of Yaron Ashkenazi’s vision to build an investment powerhouse that brings together the expertise of Awz’s partners and advisors to address the global need for innovative security & intelligence technologies—to create a safer, more secure world.
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