Cipia (TASE: CPIA), is a leader in computer vision AI for driver and cabin sensing.
Our mission is to make cars better understand, cater to, and predict people’s needs by leveraging the power of embedded computer vision AI.
Cipia has over a decade of experience in developing embedded computer vision solutions, and its offerings have been integrated into millions of devices worldwide. The company holds dozens of Patents in the field of computer vision AI.
With Cipia the in-car environment enjoys an added layer of intelligence, delivering safer and enhanced mobility experiences.
Cipia is led by a team of highly experienced image processing and AI experts that bring together extensive expertise in research, implementation, and optimization of algorithms for embedded platforms and the in-car automotive industry. The Company is headquartered in Israel, with global offices in the US and China.
Yehuda brings over 25 years of business, technological and managerial experience as a CEO of technology and communications companies to lead Cipia. In his most recent role, Holtzman served as CEO of On Track Innovations Ltd. (OTI), a global provider of near field communication (NFC) and cashless payment solutions. In prior years he served as CEO of Mobilogy, overseeing its sale to the American ESW Capital fund. Yehuda was also a co-founder of the software company ExploreGate, where he served as CEO from 2012 to 2016, as well as co-founder of MobileAccess, where he served as President of the company through its acquisition by Corning Incorporated In 2011. Yehuda has a master’s degree in management from Ben-Gurion University and a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from the University of Brighton in England.
FOUNDER, CHIEF IP & INNOVATION OFFICER
Itay is the founder of Cipia, formerly Eyesight Technologies, Itay now serves as Chief IP & innovation officer where he leads the IP and innovation developments of the company. Prior to founding Cipia, Itay worked at Motorola Semiconductors (Freescale) where he oversaw a broad range of high level projects, including the implementation and optimization of video encoder and decoder for Motorola DSP. His role further included architecture research and design, as well as advising other departments in the field of systems implementation on Motorola’s DSP. Itay holds a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from the Technion, specializing in signals and image processing. As part of his military service Itay served as an engineer where part of his role involved in the development of image processing products.
Erez joined Cipia in 2012, employing his rich experience for mapping and optimizing Cipia’s computer vision AI algorithms to various architectures including DSPs, GPU, and ARM platforms. Erez quickly rose within the ranks, leading core development projects, and assuming the position of Chief Architect. Since 2017, Erez is serving as VP Research & Development. Erez joined Eyesight after 10 years at Freescale Semiconductor (Previously Motorola Semiconductor), where he managed a global team of 25 developers, and was responsible for various DSP Systems activities, including the DSP Video Software vertical and DSP Baseband software. Erez holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University and a MBA from Tel-Aviv University.
Shelly brings to Cipia more than 14 years of hands-on experience in financial management, including fund raising in high-tech companies. As Cipia’s VP Finance, Shelly is leading the company’s financial decision making, finance processes, analysis, financial operations and fund raising. Prior to joining Cipia Shelly served as a VP Finance at Oversi Networks Ltd. and as a controller at Pillar Data Systems. Shelly holds a B.A in Accounting and Business Administration from the College of Management.
VP AFTERMARKET BUSINESS
As one of Cipia’s earliest employees, Liat has been leading the company’s marketing activities since 2008. As Cipia’s VP Marketing, Liat’s responsibilities cover marketing strategy, company branding, public relations, investors relations, event management, product marketing and communication strategy. Liat holds a B.A in Business Administration from Reichman University where she majored in marketing.
Roni brings over 20 years of experience in executive management and global operations. Prior to joining Cipia, Roni served as General Manager and Global VP of Operations at Syneron-Candela LTD, and Global EVP for Operations at Siemens SCSP Ltd., M-Systems, and Nice Systems. His expertise covers a wide range of operations processes, including planning and control, cost reduction, procurement, and supply chain management. Roni holds a BA in Business Administration from New England College, New Hampshire.
GENERAL MANAGER, CHINA
Tal joined Cipia in 2008 and is one of Cipia’s first employees. Tal relocated to China in 2017 in order to build Cipia’s technical operations in the country. As Cipia’s General Manager in China, Tal is responsible for China operations, technical presales and business development. Tal holds a B.Sc in Computer Science from Ben-Gurion University.
Professor Eli Talmor
EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
Eli Talmor is a professor at London Business School and was previously on the finance faculty of UCLA and Wharton. He serves on the board of governors of Tel Aviv University and the advisory board of the African Venture Capital Association among others. A renowned authority on private equity, he testified to the UK Parliament and advised the UK Prime Minister’s Office. Business-wise he is a serial cornerstone investor with multiple exits, notably a co-founder of SunRay Renewable Energy which was acquired in one of Europe’s largest venture exits of that year.
Gal Shmueli served until 2016 as Cyber CTO of the technological unit (81) of the IDI. Mr. Shmueli retired with a rank of Colonel with over 700 professionals under his technological leadership. Currently, Mr. Shmueli is an authority in the Israeli technology ecosystem with deep expertise in Cyber, Machine Learning, Multi disciplinary projects and business intelligence. Among the companies which he has co-founded, one was already acquired for $400M, and another one was last valued at $1.2B
Dr. Thomas Wetzer
Dr. Thomas Wetzer has spent a large amount of his career in growth equity investments. He is currently managing the equity portfolio of Jebsen Capital in Hong Kong, the strategic investment division of the family-owned conglomerate Jebsen Group. New mobility represents a core investment focus of Jebsen Capital. Prior to joining Jebsen Capital, he was with McKinsey & Company, where he was a member of the Corporate Finance Practice. Originally from Germany, he has been living in Asia for over 8 years. Thomas holds a PhD in Finance from St. Gallen University (Switzerland) and a Master of Science from ESADE Business School (Spain).
Dr. Seshu Bhagavathula
Mr. Weinstein brings a wealth of international business experience including exits of over 4 billion dollars. He is former CEO of CFR pharmaceuticals which was sold to Abbott and founder and cornerstone investor of multiple funds, including Olive Tree Ventures (Israel), WM partners, a US private equity, Vanterra Accelerator (USA), and others. Mr. Weinstein is a board member in companies in the high-tech, machine vision and health industries, and has been board member and investor in companies globally.
Michal Brikman Marom
Ms. (CPA) Michal Brikman Marom is an expert in financial and business fundamentals as well as in government and corporate relations. She has over a decade of experience as a director in Israeli and international public companies and in various board committees, including positions such as head of the Union Bank Technology Committee and head of the audit, finance, and remuneration committees of the largest public institutional investment houses in Israel.