Co-Founder and General Partner at Viola Ventures
Shlomo Dovrat is a recognized global leader in the hi tech
entrepreneurial and investment scene with over 40 years of experience.
Shlomo began his career as a hi-tech entrepreneur, eventually
becoming CEO and Chairman of several leading high-tech companies
and bringing them to IPO.
In 2000, Shlomo co-founded Viola, Israel’s leading and largest
technology-investment group with over $4.5B AUM. Founded in 2000,
Viola has backed over 200 technology companies and stands with a
disproportional share of Israel’s successful public listings and M&As.
Prior to founding Viola, Shlomo founded and served as CEO of Oshap
Technologies and Teconmatix, Israeli technology companies that were
traded on Nasdaq and subsequently sold in 1998 and 2005, respectively.
Mr. Dovrat also served as Chairman of ECI Telecom from 2002-2007.
Shlomo also co-founded Vintage, which acts as a global venture
platform that invests in the world’s leading venture funds ($3B AUM).
Shlomo currently serves on the board of directors of Outbrain, Unity (as
part of ironSource acquisition), ProteanTecs, Worthy, and other early-
stage tech portfolio companies.
Today, Shlomo brings his extensive experience in leading software
companies from inception to successful initial public offerings or sales,
as well as leading and mentoring high growth technology companies.
In addition to his highly successful business career, Shlomo has been
actively involved in numerous philanthropic and public organizations
and initiatives in the areas of social and economic development.
He was appointed by the Israeli government to be the Chairman of the
National Task Force for the Advancement of the Educational System,
served as the chairman of the Israel Democracy Institute, founded
Aharon Institute for Economic Policy and a co-founded Pnima – a cross
community organization aspiring to create a cross tribal civic coalition.