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Israel Reception 2022


We hosted a very successful reception event in Israel on March 21st with a selected group of local CEOs, founders, entrepreneurs and investors in a beautiful venue in Old Jaffa (Tel Aviv).

Our CEO and Co-Founder, Jodi Shelton, had a great time speaking and sharing views with participants on important topics for our industry today: supply chain constraints, inventory concerns, geopolitics, regionalism, government interference and the talent pipeline. But with the overall conviction that, with growth and innovation accelerating, there has truly never been a better time to be in the semiconductor industry!

A rich panel of successful entrepreneur CEOs (Omer Keilaf of Innoviz, Hagai Zyss of Autotalks, Avi Bakal of Trieye) sparred with legendary investor Dov Moran (Grove Ventures) on what it takes to startup and run a successful company today. Panel moderator was Tali Chen, former Chief Business Officer at DSP Group.

Amir Faintuch, SVP & GM at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, contributed to this discussion by presenting a day in the life of a semiconductor startup: lessons he learned for growing and surviving as a startup while navigating today’s geopolitical challenges.

Ofer Shacham, VP Head of Custom Compute Platforms at Meta, who very kindly supported this event as Title Sponsor, more specifically shared the challenges Meta is facing while developing their own silicon for AR/VR applications. And thanks to Meta for making this event possible!



Jodi Shelton opened the event with a keynote at 6:30pm

Keynote 1:

Ofer Shacham, VP Head of Custom Compute Platforms, Meta (Facebook)

Panel discussion (40 minutes):


Tali Chen (Former Chief Business Officer, DSP Group)


Dov Moran (Managing Partner, Grove Ventures)
Orr Danon (co-Founder & CEO, Hailo)
Omer Keilaf (co-Founder & CEO, Innoviz Technologies)
Avi Bakal (co-Founder & CEO, Trieye)

Keynote 2:

Amir Faintuch (SVP & GM, GLOBALFOUNDRIES) – “Growing and surviving a startup amid of the semiconductor chip shortage and geopolitical challenges”