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 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.

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.

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Shmuel Bornstein
CFO

Prior to joining NSLComm, Shmuel was Director of Portfolio Management at OurCrowd, Israel’s most active VC, with over $1.5B of committed capital. As part of his function, Shmuel was responsible for a wide range of portfolio activity, including follow-on investment and M&A.

Shmuel has broad board experience, and in his capacity as a trusted advisor, has guided numerous start-ups on capital raisings and capital efficiency. With previous experience in financial controlling positions, Shmuel has served as interim CFO of portfolio companies during their transition stages.

Prior to joining the VC world, Shmuel spent four years with BDO, where he gained his CPA (Australia) credentials.

Shmuel holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, Australia.

He lives in Jerusalem, Israel, with his wife and four children.

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Board of Directors

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Giora Bitan

Giora brings to the NSLComm board over 35 years of hands on managerial & financial experience. Bitan served for long periods as EVP & CFO at two of Israel`s leading public technology companies, ECI Telecom & Scitex Corporation, both NASDAQ listed at the time. During his term at these companies Bitan was responsible for public offerings both on NASDAQ as well as the LSE and multiple global M&A transactions-outbound as well as inbound. He was also General Partner at Giza VC fund as well as Managing General Partner at Poalim Venture Partners. Bitan has served on multiple boards of public (NASDAQ & TASE) and private technology companies.

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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