An ecosystem that brings HealthTech
to life

Leadership Team

ALIVE is managed by an accomplished team of former directors of Israel’s largest hospitals and medical centers, successful investors and serial entrepreneurs who have initiated and lead dozens of investments that resulted in notable M&As and IPOs.

Management

Prof. Rafael Beyar

Co-Founder, Managing General Partner

Former Director and CEO of
Rambam Health Care Campus,
Serial Medtech Entrepreneur

Prof Beyar, former Director and CEO of Rambam Health Care Campus (2006-2019). He is a Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at the Technion.
He received an MD from Tel Aviv University, DSc in Biomedical Engineering from the Technion, and MPH from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.
He served as Dean of the Rappaport Faculty of Medicine (1999-2004), establishing the Johns Hopkins Technion-Collaboration Program.
Prof. Beyar led the hospital through an unprecedented development of the Rambam Comprehensive West campus, combining education, research, and innovation. This included the 2,000-bed Fortified Underground Emergency Hospital, the Children’s Hospital and the Oncology Center. He also initiated the planning and construction of the Heart Hospital and Helmsley Health Discovery Tower, a hybrid for clinical, academic, and industrial collaborations.
Beyar also established the Tech-transfer company- Rambam MedTech, and spearheaded the hospital's role for establishment of the MindUp Incubator on Digital Health. Among his national posts, Beyar was chair of the Israeli Basket committee (2010-2014) and serves as the Chair of the Steering committee for the Israeli Organ Transplant Center.
Beyar is a practicing interventional cardiologist, innovative researcher, inventor, and entrepreneur, co-authored more than 300 publications and 15 books, is the recipient of numerous awards such as the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars Award (2005) and an Honorary Doctorate from University of Haifa (2018).
Beyar co-founded InStent (1989) sold to Medtronic (1996) and founded NaviCath (Later Corindus), a Technion Incubator Company (2002) who developed the world’s first robotic coronary intervention, sold to Siemens Healthineers (2019). He founded and co-chairs with Prof Chaim Lotan the world leading meeting on Innovation in Cardiovascular Interventions meeting (ICI) since 1996.

Michel Habib

Co-Founder, Managing General Partner

Senior Venture Capitalist investing in MedTech & Biotech,
Former CEO at Hadasit Bio Holdings LTD

Michel is a seasoned Venture Capitalist and senior executive investing in MedTech & Biotech, expert in value building throughout the whole spectrum of tech companies development, with a track record of successful exits of over 1.5 $Bn.

Former advisor to CBG Ltd, a multi Billion family office.
Former CEO of Hadasit Bio-Holdings (HDST), serves on the BOD of Enlivex (merged on Nasdaq), Kahr Medical, Minovia, Omnix, Eximore, TPCera, Epitomee, Meditate (Strategic deal with Olympus),
PI Therapeutics, Xenia Ventures and VLX Incubator, served as Chairman of Kahr and on the BOD of Cellcure, acquired by Biotime (LCTX).

Former Venture Partner at Agate Medical Investments and Managing General Partner at MaC LP VC Funds, with over $100M under management, with significant exits (Lumenis, MST, Endochoice, Peptron).

Former Elron's BD Director, managing the Medical Devices sector (Medingo, Given, Brainsgate).
Established and managed the Israel investment banking activity of ING Barings, served as VP Investment Banking at Cukierman & Co.

During the 90's served as Israel’s Economic Consul in Boston, and as Commercial Attaché to South Korea. As Officer (Academic Reserve, Captain Res.) in the IDF Navy, managed development of advanced Naval systems for the Navy's elite unit.

Mr. Habib holds a BsC in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technion. He is a graduate from Israel's foreign service economic cadet school, member of the Technion Alumni "100 Club” and graduate from the Global Executive Program on Negotiation (PON) at Harvard Law School.

Innovalve

Prof. Ari Shamiss

Co-Founder, Managing General Partner

Former CEO of Assuta Medical Centers and former Director of Sheba General Hospital

Former CEO of Assuta Medical Centers, the largest private for profit hospital network in Israel with NIS 2Bn in revenues.
Former Director of Sheba General Hospital at Tel Hashomer for 10 years (Ranked among the 10 best hospitals in the world).

M.D from the Technion and MPA from Harvard University. He is certified in Internal Medicine, Hypertension and Healthcare Management and he is a Professor in Tel Aviv University on these disciplines with more than 60 published scientific papers.

Prof. Shamiss was the Surgeon General for the Israel Air Force (Col. Ret.) and the Director of its Aeromedical Institute and he is a graduate in excellence of the US Navy Aerospace Medical Institute.
Involved in numerous global business projects and healthcare technology and innovation consultancy including healthcare policy and management services, Digital Health, costing systems, Healthcare Information Technology, medical technologies, Hospital Infrastructure and Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Dudi Klein

Co-Founder, Managing Partner

Former Head of Ventures and Innovation,
Assuta Medical Centers, Serial Entrepreneur

Former Head of Ventures and Innovation Division, Assuta Medical Centers.
Entrepreneur with over 20 years experience. Leadership positions in Business Development, Management, Fund Raising and Marketing. Major (res.) in the Intelligence Unit.

During his service in the IDF Dudi was awarded twice for excellence awards by the Head of the Military Intelligence Directorate
Roles held within private and public companies spanning Technology & Healthcare Sectors, analyzing Big Data, Computer Vision (an interdisciplinary field that deals with gaining high-level understanding from digital images or videos), Video Processing, Mobile Technologies and Telecom with BioGaming, Verint (VRNT), VideoCells, Cellcom (CEL).

In 2014, Dudi won 1st prize at the MEDICA Innovation Award for his company BioGaming.
Founder of and sits as, an Advisor to, and Board Member of Start-ups.
Mr. Klein holds a BSc in Computer Science and MBA from Bar-Ilan University.

Debbie Bechor

Operations & Investor Relations Manager

Former Clinical Trial Coordinator at PPD
Marketing & Communications Intern at Sarona Ventures

Debbie has a professional background in clinical research, having worked at leading CRO, Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD) in recent years. She has participated in various research initiatives in the disciplines of the life sciences and psychology, both in Israel and the US. She took part in research at Columbia University that sought to examine the mechanisms involved in Alzheimer’s Disease and the development of a drug aimed at recovering cognitive defects. Debbie has also interned at Accenture and the VC, Sarona Ventures.

 

Debbie served in the Israeli Navy in the International Affairs and Human Resources Department.

 

She is an honors graduate of the IDC and holds a BA in Psychology and a Global MBA in Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Debbie has also completed extensive coursework in biology from New York and Tel Aviv University.

Venture Partners & Advisors

Troy Keyser

Director of Carilion Clinic Innovation

Entrepreneur and expert in product and business development

Troy Keyser has over 10 years of experience in health innovation as an entrepreneur. Within Harvard-affiliated Hospitals he closed $8.6M in clinical trial, licensing, and collaboration deals. As an entrepreneur he taken an idea to help people find the right doctor and transformed it to a revenue-generating Angel-backed startup. He also led the successful expansion of a remote patient monitoring program to 14 new medical centers.

Currently, he is the Director of Carilion Clinic Innovation. He is tasked with establishing and leading this new department. Carilion Clinic is the largest health system in SW Virginia with over 13 thousand employees and 75 specialties. Carilion is affiliated with Virginia Tech School of Medicine and Fralin Biomedical Research Institute.

As an expert in product and business development, he has been featured in Healthcare Informatics Magazine and is a frequent presenter for entities like the HIMSS’ mHealth Summit, Boston University School of Public Health, and The Capital Network.

Troy has a M.A. from Emerson College/Tufts University School of Medicine in Health Communication and a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from Drew University.

Iris C. Beck

Member, Investment Committee

Former executive VP, Marketing and Communications at Teva Pharmaceuticals

Iris C. Beck recently concluded 7 years as Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications at Teva pharmaceutical.
She led Teva's new brand development and the deployment in multiple touchpoints, across more than 40 markets enhancing Teva's business leadership position. She played a critical role in delivering Teva's restructuring plan, critical to the business sustainability.

Prior to Teva, she assumed the role of McCann Erickson Israel CEO, Orange CMO and Managing Director Lever, Unilever/Strauss.
Iris was a seed fund investor and investment committee member at TheTIme Incubator in the digital space, supported by the Israeli Government Innovation Authority, one of the leading incubators in Israel, managing also a post seed/early stage $60m fund.

Throughout her career, business transformation in dynamic markets driven by technological disruption became a way of life, delivering results became her motto. She strongly believes that leadership and heart mobilizes people in good times to great places and safely through challenging times.

Iris Holds a Bachelor’s degree in economy from Haifa University and an MBA from Bar Ilan University. She is married with 4 amazing children.

Dr. Michal Guindy

Venture Partner Assuta

Head of Ventures & Innovation, Head of Radiology and Pathology, Assuta Medical Centers

Head of Ventures & Innovation, Head of Radiology and Pathology, Assuta Medical Centers.
Dr. Michal Guindy, MD, MPA, received her MD from Ben-Gurion University Medical School in Beer Sheva, Israel. Dr. Guindy specialized in radiology and is a practicing breast imaging radiologist. In 2001, she earned an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

As part of Dr. Guindy’s role at Assuta Medical Centers, she has led numerous research initiatives in the field of radiology, pathology, AI and ML. Additionally, she has collaborated on research initiatives with a number of leading life science organizations, including Medtronic, NEC and IBM Watson-Health as well as a number of startups.

Dr. Guindy is currently a principal investigator in the MyPeBS trial, an international, EU-funded clinical study evaluating a new breast cancer screening strategy set to recruit 85,000 participants.

Prior to her time at Assuta, Dr. Guindy held several managerial positions at Maccabi Healthcare Services (HMO). She developed and led the Risk Management & Patient Safety Department. She was also head of Central Services, responsible for radiology telemedicine services, the laboratories division including the pathology lab, the pharmacy and call center. During Dr. Guindy’s time at Maccabi Healthcare Services, she also served as the medical director of the Central District, which provides medical care to over 250,000 residents.

Dr. Guindy currently serves as chairperson of Patho-Lab Diagnostics, the leading provider of clinical laboratory services for histopathology and cytopathology in Israel.

Her academic participation includes research with a number of academic institutions, including MIT, the Technion, Tel-Aviv University, and Ben-Gurion University. Dr. Guindy has initiated and implemented the Patient Safety Program (otherwise known as the WHO Initiative) at the Sackler Medical School, of Tel Aviv University. In addition, Dr. Guindy is a senior faculty member at the Medical School of Ben-Gurion University.

Ido Hadari

Venture Partner Maccabi

Chief of Government Relations & Communications Division, Maccabi Health Care Services

Chief of Government Relations & Communications Division, Maccabi Health Care Services.

Hadari has two decades of experience in core decision-making processes in the health sector. Having held senior positions in the Israeli government, hospitals and currently at Maccabi Healthcare Services, a leading HMO, as well as serving as a senior consultant to UNICEF in Ukraine.

Passionate about disruptive thinking, thorough planning and short execution (time-to-market), Hadari has created partnerships with leading for-profit firms. For example in early 2018, he initiated and led a first of its kind cooperation between Maccabi and OrCam – a startup offering innovative technology that enables the blind to gain back some of their independence. OrCam was established by the entrepreneurs of Mobileye.

Hadari holds two post-graduate degrees: MA in Communications and MBA. Hadari led his team at Maccabi, to win the health category at the 2018 annual International Public Relations Association awards (IPRA). The award was given on the launching campaign of – K App, an innovative health App based on Maccabi's big-data.

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