Ori brings with him extensive, multidisciplinary experience in building innovation platforms and establishing, investing in and mentoring innovative startups in the life sciences, pharma, AI, and hitech industries. Ori has a broad range of experience in senior management and business development in these areas.
Prior to joining VLX Ventures in 2013, Ori served as VP Business Development at Xenia VC and as a Director of Business Development at SanDisk, (NSDQ: SNDK) where he managed the Ecosystem Group. Ori joined SanDisk as part of the company’s $1.6 billion acquisition of M-Systems (NSDQ: FLSH) in 2006. Prior to this, Ori held business development and management positions at M-Systems and Hutchison’s global telecom group, managing the Handset Department (Marketing) of Orange Israel, a Hutchison’s subsidiary.
Ori also served as an investment manager in PFC, Orange’s VC subsidiary. Ori holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Cum Laude, and an LLB degree from Tel Aviv University as well as an MBA, Cum Laude, from the Solvay Business School in Brussels.