WE BRING A DEEP LEVEL OF EXPERTISE AND COMMITMENT TO EVERY SINGLE INTERACTION.

With our depth of experience and industry know-how we provide both mentoring and network support, lending a hand to our portfolio companies in shaping up the market.

Adi Pundak-Mintz

Managing Partner

Adi Pundak-Mintz

Managing Partner

Managing Partner of Cerca Partners.

During the last 20 years, Adi served as founder, board member or investor of 30 successful Israeli start-ups and has 15 exits with cumulative enterprise value worth Billions. He is an expert in building SaaS companies from two-guys-and-an idea, to companies with repeat revenues, repeat customers, and happy investors.

Recently, Adi was founder of Model9, a Cloud Data Management for Mainframe company, where he was VP Business Development. He was also the Chairmen of Nym Health, a leading provider of natural language understanding for medical records, which he supported from inception until its growth round led by GV.

Adi’s accomplishments include successfully mentoring and investing in unproven entrepreneurs. This endeavor, supporting young CEOs in their growth, resulted in 100’s of transactions by numerous VCs, Billions of dollars raised, and profitably returned to investors.

Adi was a General Partner at Gemini VC, a pioneer in the Israeli VC scene. Gemini V is considered one of the top-performing funds in Israeli history, creating over $5B of enterprise value with $150m invested.

Adi holds a BA in Mathematics from The Ohio State University, A BSc in Engineering from The Ohio State University, both concurrently and with Honors.
He also holds an MBA from Insead, was a Yale World Fellow and studied for Master’s of Science at the Weizmann Institute.

Adi is an award-winning winemaker and finds similar beauty in the entrepreneurial path to success and the winemaking process.

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Ofer Katz

Founder and General Partner

Ofer Katz

Founder and General Partner

Founder & CEO of Nextage, a global leading financial services firm with over 150 employees that is specializing in the high-tech sector. For over two decades Nextage has been a trusted partner to top entrepreneurs, VC funds and service providers.

During the last 20 years, Ofer served as the CFO of 30 of the most notable and successful Israeli start-ups.

Ofer’s accomplishments include successfully managing numerous IPOs, M&A transactions and involvement in his customers’ fundraising of over $1.5 billion. He’s currently acting as the CFO of Fiverr (NYSE: FVRR), a global marketplace connecting freelancers and businesses for their digital services needs.

He also has acted as CFO and played strategic advisory roles for Wix (NSDQ:WIX), Onavo (acquired by Facebook), XtremIO (acquired by EMC), Adallom (acquired by Microsoft), Wilocity (acquired by Qualcomm) and others.

Prior to founding Nextage, Ofer worked at PwC (Israel), specializing in the audit of private and public companies and managing the Emerging Companies Services Department (investment banking, Due Diligence, Survey).

Ofer holds a BA in Accounting & Economics from Tel-Aviv University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

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Haleli Barath

Founder and General Partner

Haleli Barath

Founder and General Partner

Haleli is Partner and co-founder at BFP & Co, a corporate law firm. She serves as General Counsel to several high profile clients and provides strategic counseling at the board level. Haleli represents key Fortune 500 international corporations, investors (funds and wealthy individuals) and several mid-size and fast-growing enterprises in a wide range of industries. She is deeply involved in both strategic decision-making and implementation levels with her clients, in both commercial and legal aspects.

Haleli periodically lectures at universities and various business forums on corporate and business law, and technology and regulatory issues. She holds an LLB from the Hebrew University at Jerusalem and is a certified member of the Israeli Bar Association.

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Itzik Lev

Founder and General Partner

Itzik Lev

Founder and General Partner

Itzik is a Partner at Nextage and serves as CFO for leading startups and venture capital funds. He holds extensive knowledge from the fields of international finance and business operations. In the 5 years since joining Nextage Itzik has served as CFO for companies such as Trusteer (acquired by IBM) & Sentrigo (acquired by McAfee).

Prior to Nextage, he was the CFO at Octavian Inc. and before that he served as a financial Director at Business Layers. In addition, Itzik was an Audit Manager at KPMG Somekh Chaikin, where he specialized in the audit of high-tech companies.

Itzik is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BA in Business Administration, with a Major in Accounting, and MBA from Tel Aviv Business College.

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Amit Ashkenazi

Venture Partner

Amit Ashkenazi

Venture Partner

Amit is VP Business Strategy at Fiverr (NYSE:FVRR), a global marketplace connecting freelancers and businesses for their digital services needs. Amit is leading Fiverr’s strategy and managing its strategic initiatives, corporate development and M&A.

Formerly, he was a Partner at Viola Growth, a technology growth capital fund that focuses on investing in Israeli-related global technology companies at their expansion phase. His investment areas included eCommerce, SaaS, Digital Media, and FinTech.

Prior to joining Viola, Amit worked as a senior consultant at Ernst & Young providing Transaction Advisory Services such as due diligence (buy-side and sell-side), business modeling, and management Consulting for both public and private companies in numerous industries. He also provided Assurance services focusing on high-tech companies.

Amit is a Certified Public Accountant in Israel and holds a BA, Magna Cum Laude, in Business Administration & Accounting from the College of Management and an MBA, Magna Cum Laude, from Tel Aviv University.

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Adar Sharon

CFO

Adar Sharon

CFO

Adar is a seasoned CFO with extensive experience in international finance and business operations with over 20 years of practice. During his years in Nextage, Adar is serving as CFO of several high-tech companies in addition to his CFO role in Cerca Partners, a venture capital fund that co-invests in Nextage’s outstanding venture-backed startups. Prior to joining Nextage Adar served as VP Finance of Elbit Imaging Ltd (NASDAQ, TLV: EMITF) and gained vast experience in fundraising processes, business operations and implementation of internal procedures and controls. In addition, Adar served as CFO in Rhodium – a VC that invests in early-stage ventures. Adar is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) that holds a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Economics from Tel-Aviv University.

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