General Partner, Founder, Carmel Ventures
Avi Zeevi, a veteran high-tech executive, is a co-founder of the Viola Group, a leading innovative Israeli private equity investment group with $2B under management. Avi is a co-founder of Carmel Ventures, a top-tier Israeli venture capital firm, and a member of the Viola Group.
Avi has a proven track record as an entrepreneur, executive and investor with more than 30 years of experience. Avi serves as a General Partner at Carmel and his investment interests include Software, Financial Services and Digital Media.
Avi was the first VC investor in Actimize, where he served as an active Chairman from 2001 and until it was sold to NICE Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: NICE), in August 2007, for $280 million. Avi's investments include Oversi (acquired by Allot), Payoneer, OpTier, YCD, Clarizen, SundaySky, Personetics, TradAir and Abe's Market.
Avi is a leading figure in the Israeli VC community and he serves as the Chairman of the VC Committee at the Israel Advanced Technologies Industries Association. Avi is a lecturer at the Kellogg Recanati International Executive MBA Program where he teaches the "VC –What's it all about" course.
Avi served as CEO of MINT Technologies, a provider of intelligent application integration solutions for financial institutions. Following MINT, Mr. Zeevi was the CFO of Oshap and played a key role in the sale of Oshap to SunGard for $220M. Mr. Zeevi also served as an active director of successful Israeli software companies, including Tecnomatix, MINT and Decalog.
Avi is involved in several educational not-for-profit organizations.