Partner at Viola Ventures
Zvika joined Viola Ventures in 2016 as a Venture Partner. He has more than a decade of experience in frontier technologies, developing physiological sensors, signal processing algorithms, interpreting and deriving actionable insights out of big data sets, and the design and manufacturing of consumer electronic devices. Zvika’s areas of investment include IoT, semiconductors, mobility, agriculture, health and wearables.
Zvika is interested in anything related to connected devices and machine-to-machine technologies, from the basic components of semiconductors to robotics, NG automotive platforms and drones – whether it’s horizontal technologies feeding existing businesses or completely innovative IoT-based solutions opening the door to new businesses.
Prior to joining Viola Ventures, Zvika was the Co-founder and CTO of LifeBEAM, an artificial-intelligence wearable technology company. LifeBEAM’s proven technology has been integrated into the largest wearable brands in the world, such as Harman (NYSE:HAR).
He holds his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees, both Magna Cum Laude, in Biomedical Engineering from Tel Aviv University. He is also a graduate of Singularity University.
THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT ZVIKA
He was a pilot in the Israeli Air Force (IAF) and still serves in reserves.
He loves team sports, especially basketball (“more playing than watching: the lower the level of the players, the more fun it is”).
He grew up in the US traveling every 2 years from one location to another and came back to Israel at the age of 7.
He is inspired by Forrest Gump – “for his unlimited devotion to his loved ones and his duties.”
One of his favorite quotes is by Ralph Nader: “Your best teacher is your last mistake”