NSLComm Team

The NSL team brings together proven space technology development ability and strong market knowledge.

Dr. Raz Itzhaki-Tamir
Co-Founder and CEO

An expert in the fields of nanosatellites and algorithms with over two decades of experience, Raz has managed multiple satellite programs, integrating various satellites and sub-systems on Israeli satellites.  In 2006, Raz established the nanosatellite department of Israel Aerospace Industries, a global leader in developing military and commercial aerospace technology. There, he was responsible for the initiation of seven nanosatellite programs. Raz is also the CEO of INSA, the Israeli Nano Satellite Association. 

Daniel Ben Dov
VP Business Development & Sales

Daniel brings with him 20 years of experience in managing & growing businesses in the defense / aerospace / satellite sectors.

Before joining NSLComm, Daniel was Head of SATCOM group at Elbit Systems Ltd, (NASDAQ: ESLT), one of Israel's largest global defense corporations.

Prior to that Daniel was Vice President of the defense group at Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.  (NASDAQ: GILT). Daniel was responsible for all sales & marketing activities, focusing especially at the field of SoTM systems for various platforms and projects.

Daniel holds an Executive MBA from Bar Ilan University and a BA in Business Management, Communications & Information Technologies (IT) from the Inter Disciplinary Centre (IDC), Hertzeliya.

Daniel K. Rockberger
Co-Founder and Chief Engineer

A veteran space engineer, Daniel has designed and flown numerous parts and structures on a broad range of communication satellite missions for Israel Aerospace Industries. He also worked on a moon mission at NASA. 

Daniel has personally designed five nanosatellites (including the first Israeli nanosatellite, Inklajn-1). He also acted as deputy project manager of the Venus Satellite for French space agency CNES, on behalf of Israel Aerospace Industries.

Izhar Marinov
VP R & D

Izhar has over 25 years experience in developing complex communication systems.

Following his career, Izhar worked in Gilat Satellite Networks in roles such as; R&D Director, developing and deploying satellite based telephony networks, the Director Business Development, and the R&D Director, Mobility Divisions.

Izhar was also VP Systems of SandLinks, developing RFID systems.

Board of Directors

Yoav Tzruya

Yoav brings to JVP over twenty years of experience in Cyber Security, C5I, Data Analytics, Media and value-added services. With his hands on approach, Yoav sits on the board of several of JVP’s companies including ThetaRay, Morphisec, Secret Double Octopus, Coro.Net, Loom, SecBI, SCADAfence, SourceDefense, 1Touch.io and CNVRG. Past exits include CyActive, acquired by PayPal in March 2015. Prior to joining JVP, Yoav headed venture capital consulting business, Altus Media, and ahead of that, spent five years as General Manager/COO and CMO of Exent Technologies leading its strategy, business and operations in the space of video games digital distribution, working with industry leaders such as Verizon, Comcast, Intel, CBS, Time Warner and France Telecom. Prior to this, Yoav held executive positions with TeleKnowledge, an innovator in business support systems. Yoav spent six years in the Israeli Air Force, managing mission critical development projects including in the “enterprise” control, command & security aspects, and is a decorated officer. Yoav holds a B.Sc. in Mathematics (cum laude) and an M.Sc in Computer Science (cum laude) from Tel-Aviv University, as well as an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management’s international program.

Motti Lichtenstein

Liberty Technology Venture Capital, is an investment fund focused primarily on Israeli technology companies. Liberty Israel Venture Fund, LLC is owned 80% by Liberty Media Corporation. Liberty Media Corporation owns interests in a broad range of media, communications and entertainment businesses. Those interests include subsidiaries Sirius XM Holdings Inc.and Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc., an interest in Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. and minority equity investments in Time Warner Inc. and Viacom Inc. www.libertymedia.com

Tzvika Friedman

Tzvika Friedman has life-long experience in high-tech industries, growing businesses from initiation to worldwide leadership and revenue of hundreds of millions of dollars. 

Tzvika’s executive positions include: co-founder of the ECI Telecom Optical division (SDH), President of the NGTS & DCME division at ECI Telecom,  President and CEO of Alvarion (NASDAQ ALVR). 

During his career, Tzvika gained broad experience in M&A and post-merger integration; setting up joint ventures and global M&S and R&D centers; and working in developed and developing markets.

Tzvika holds a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, from Tel Aviv University, and graduated with distinction with an M.Sc. from the Sloan Program of Management of the London Business School. 


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 807105-1