INVESTMENT TEAM


 
Anat Tsour Segal
CEO
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Ms. Tsour Segal, brings expertise in venture creation and development, corporate finance and investment management, with strong focus on innovation. Prior to joining Capital Nature in 2018, Ms. Tsour Segal has executed and managed venture capital and private equity investments for sizable global investors, concentrating in technology, life science, clean-tech, and cyber security. From 2003 – 2016 Ms. Tsour Segal has founded and served as CEO of Xenia Venture Capital, a leading publicly traded (TASE) Israeli seed stage Investment company and a technological incubator. Under Ms. Tsour Segal's guidance, Xenia has seeded over 20 companies that have reached a cumulative value of over $500M and attained several successful exits. Ms. Tsour Segal was also Managing Director & Head of Corporate Finance of Tamir Fishman and held senior Investment Banking and Banking positions with Robertson Stephens/Evergreen, Poalim Capital Markets and Bank Hapoalim. 
Anat volunteers as lecturer and mentor in various organizations in the academia and the high -tech eco-system, with a strong emphasis on empowerment of women in the entrepreneurial community. Ms. Tsour Segal holds a BA in Economics and Management, MBA and L.L.B. from the Tel Aviv University.
 
 

 
Shirley Sheffer
VP Investments
Shirley joined Capital Nature in 2011 as its VP Investments. Shirley brings extensive experience in both investment and operational roles. For nine years, Shirley was with Poalim Ventures where she led investment opportunities from introduction, via due diligence and deal making, to actively working with the portfolio companies on the Board of Directors, to support them with strategy, financing issues, recruitment, and exiting. Shirley’s experience also includes senior international marketing roles that spanned over the range of product management, product marketing and go-to market strategy, business/cooperation development, and team management in companies like ECI Telecom, Radway, Teledata, DEC, and others.
Shirley holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
 

 
Noam Ilan
VP, Business Development
Noam has been with Capital Nature since its inception, active in its establishment.
Previously, Noam founded and managed Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Initiative, a comprehensive model for for solving the energy crisis by advancing all necessary components and generating substantial regional development. The project received wide recognition by government and the public.  Among his roles, Noam was in charge for setting up the Eilat Eilot Renewable Energy Technological Center, was material in the establishment of the Timna 200MW Solar Park, and in bringing leading pilot projects to the region.  Noam serves as chair of Eilat-Eilot Renewable Energy Conference, one of the world’s leading RE events.  In 1995 Noam Founded and managed Cortext Ltd., one of Israel’s first Internet related software companies, later acquired by VCI a NASDAQ traded company.
Noam possesses deep Knowledge of RE markets & technologies.
He holds a BA degree in Business Administration; MA in Environmental Studies (Tel-Aviv University).
 

 
Tali Biron
CFO
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Tali joined Capital Nature as CFO in 2017bringing extensive experience in accounting, budget planning, and cashflow control, for both Capital Nature and its portfolio companies. She also has experience in accounting and auditing of financial statements for both Israeli and International companies. Tali has legal background in Securities Law and Companies Law. Previously,Tali served as the Controller of Gefen Biomed investment, a public company traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. Tali holds LL.B and B.A. in Accounting from the College of Management – Academic Studies in Israel. She is a Certified Public Accountant as well as a Certified lawyer in Israel.
 

 
Dan Sagie 
Chief Scientist
Dan joined Capital Nature Jan 2014 as a Technology Advisor bringing extensive experience and a deep understanding of energy technologies and project implementation. Dan spent most of his professional career at the Nuclear Research Center, Negev (NRCN). Since 1982, Dan is also projects manager and then the Chief Scientist for Renewable Energy in Rotem Industries – NRCN’s commercial arm. Throughout his career, Dan was involved in large scale projects to name only a few: he was CEO of Laser-On, a start targeting the Medical lasers market, he headed the commercial scale volumetric air receiver Rotem’s project together with Boeing and Ormat at the Weizmann Institute Solar Facilities, he led the R&D of solar power plants new generations at Siemens CSP (formerly Solel), he worked at the U. of Chicago (non-imaging optics) and spent a Sabbatical at NREL in CO, USA. Dan was the Ministry of Energy chief Scientist’s referee for Solar Energy, and currently serves as the secretary of ISES Israeli section. Dan accomplished his PhD in Gas Dynamics at the University of Toronto, UTIAS (1981); M.Sc. at the Ben Gurion University (1979), and a B.Sc. in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering from the Technion (1964).


 
 
David Stavitsky
CTO
Dr. David Stavitsky is the CTO of Capital Nature, till his retirement from Elbit Systems in 2016 he served as the Corporate Chief Scientist and Senior VP of Elbit Systems, overseeing technologies development, internal R&D and Intellectual Property. He is the chairmen of the investment committee of Incubit (an Elbit Systems Incubator).
Dr. Stavitsky holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering since 1979, graduating Cum Laude. His knowhow spans many fields of engineering and science  From 1995-2001 he led the Remote sensing Division of ELOP, in charge of Space and Airborne Reconnaissance cameras development and production as well as Airborne, Ship borne and Vehicle borne Electro-optical stabilized payloads. Dr. Stavitsky served many other positions at ELOP since 1983 including the pioneering work on establishment of its Space Cameras Infrastructure, knowhow and technological capabilities and development of several space-borne cameras. Among the pioneers of the Israeli Space program, he received the Israel Defense Award in 1995.
From 1979-1983 he was a Senior Researcher at the RCA research center in Princeton NJ. 
   
   
   
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