General Partner at Viola Ventures
Omry is a General Partner at Viola Ventures. He joined the fund in 2017 bringing with him 15 years of technology-focused experience across investment banking, startup operations and both institutional and private venture investments. Omry’s areas of investment at Viola Ventures include Enterprise / SME Software, FinTech, SaaS, Cloud Infrastructure and related fields.
Omry was a Senior Vice President and East Coast Software Sector Captain at Goldman Sachs in the tech, media and telecom (TMT) investment banking group. Omry joined Goldman Sachs’ New York office in 2008 and during his tenure sourced, led and executed 30+ transactions totaling $120bn+ across M&A, equity, debt and institutional technology investments. He also served as the TMT business unit manager (2011-2012) and as the co-head of Columbia University Goldman Sachs recruiting.
Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Omry led sales, marketing and business development for the connectivity software BU at Jungo Software (acquired by NDS for $108 million in 2006).
Omry was a Captain and Company Commander in an elite combat unit of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
Omry holds a B.Sc. in computer science (Magna Cum Laude) and management (Summa Cum Laude) from Tel Aviv University and an MBA (Dean’s Honors and Distinction) from Columbia Business School.
THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT OMRY
He spent half his life in Israel and half abroad: “I grew up in France and Germany and later studied and worked in the UK and the US.”
He enjoys traveling, meeting with people from across the globe and discovering different cultures, art and nature: “Beyond the travel itself, I believe It promotes a balanced perspective in life.”
One of the books that influenced him most is Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind: “Bottom line – life is short and inconsequential in evolutionary terms, so make it count!”
One of his favorite mantras to live/invest by: “Be thoughtful and think big. It’s an impactful combination 🙂 “
His main investment areas focus on enterprise/B2B technology and fintech: “I am passionate about technology and find it fascinating how quickly it is evolving. It’s mind blowing to me that only 10 years ago, today’s key enabling platforms did not exist: mobile was limited (pre iPhone), social inexistent (pre Facebook) and cloud in early innings (pre AWS). Just imagine where we could be 10 years from now!”