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Team

Eylon Sorek

Founder and CEO

Eylon Started Skyx in 2015 and during this journey became certified agri-sprayer and licensed drones pilot. Prior to Skyx, Eylon served as CommuniFin founder and CEO, additional entrepreneurship experience includes the foundation of InnoBreeze. Eylon’s commercial background includes portfolio and product management positions at Nokia-Siemens and Corrigent Systems. Engineering experience includes R&D position at Cisco Systems. 

Eylon holds B.Sc. in Communication Systems Engineering as well as an MBA Financing from Ben-Gurion University in Israel. 

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Dr. Itzik Turkel

Founder and CTO

Heading the company's solution and technology development.

Prior to founding SKYX and completing his Ph.D. Itzik founded and managed AutoInvest – an algo-trading technology. The system operated successfully for several years. Itzik’s  vast  engineering  experience  includes  management  position  of software R&D team at Attunity, and software team leadership as the first employee at the software startup InfoCyclone.

Itzik holds B.Sc.,  M.Sc.,  and  Ph.D. in  Engineering  from  Ben-Gurion  University in Israel 

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Dr. Hanoch Efraim

Robotics engineering

Hanoch Efraim received his B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva.

His  M.Sc. and Ph.D research focused on the mechanical structure and control algorithms of micro aerial vehicles and his industry background includes several years of UAV system development at Elbit systems.

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Ron Kirsch

Software engineering

Previously a  CTO in a  technology  start-up,  developing  codebase  and infrastructure for a software product. 

Ron holds B.A. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Tel-Aviv university, Israel.

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Dr. Michal Devir

Co-Founder and General Managing

Partner at Rimonim Agro Fund 

Chairperson at Skyx 

Michal combines more than 20 years of expertise in business, finance, technology, and medicine. Michal co-founded Rimonim Agro Fund, and serves as managing general partner in the fund. Previously, she co-founded and serves as chairman of several start-ups including Pro IV Medical, a start-up involved in reducing medical errors, USET in the field of Gynecology, Pixray – in the field of medical imaging. Michal was a venture partner and EIR at Pitango, a leading Israeli VC, and a member of the investment committee of NGT. She also served as the clinical trial manager at the Innovative R&D division at Teva Pharmaceuticals, the clinical development director at Medinol and was the CEO of MES, Medical Electronic Systems. Michal was a director in Nutrinia and a board member at Atria.

Michal was a physician on staff at Meir Medical Center in Kfar Saba, Israel .

Michal holds MD and BSc degrees from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology,.

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Dr. Sharon Devir

Co-Founder and General Managing

Partner at Rimonim Agro Fund

Board member at Skyx

Sharon has more than 20 years experience in the agrotechnolgy and dairy industries and in high-tech start-ups.

Sharon co-founder Rimonim agro Fund, and serves as managing general partner . He co-founded and serves as the CEO & Chairman of Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies, a company developing eco-friendly root-zone temperature technology to increase crop production, and is listed on the ASX Sydney, Australia, symbol ROO.

Sharon co-founded and serves as the chairman of Salicrop, a company that has developed Non-GM seed treatments that induce crops to grow well in high salinity soils, or when irrigated with salty water.

Sharon served as CEO of NGT, the world’s first Arab-Israeli life science technology incubator, from its inception. He was CSO at SAE Afikim (Afimilk), the world leader in

milk monitoring, and was a research engineer at IMAG-DLO, the Dutch research institute in Wageningen, and in Volcani research center in Israel.

Sharon holds a PhD in agricultural and environmental sciences from Wageningen University (Netherlands) and an MSc, BSc in agricultural engineering Technion-Israel Institute of Technology.

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Israel Innovation Authority 

Granted at 2018

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Horizon 2020 SME Instrument

Granted for Phase-1 (50K EU) at 2018

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Impact Growth Smart AgriFood 

Selected (including 100K EU equity free) and accelerated at 2018

Advisort Board 

Henry Ancona

Executive Advisor

Raised in Europe and the Middle East, Henry speaks French and Italian fluently. He teams with us on a broad range of strategic, operational, and financing issues to achieve growth and profitability. Henry has served on  the  Board  of  Directors  of  both  private  and  public  companies.  He currently serves as Board Chairman at Signiant, and Board member at BlueConic  and  at  Verne  Global.  Past  private  boards  include  Qumas (acquired), EZPrints (acquired), Sentillion (acquired), Active Endpoints (acquired), Evidian, Inframetrics (acquired), and Visible Measures. Past publicly traded company boards include Pegasystems, Computervision (acquired), and OneSource Information Services (acquired). 

Henry holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and BS and MS degrees from MIT in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

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Boris Bordman

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M.Sc. in Agricultural Engineering from Kishiniev University, Moldova. 

Specialization: Agricultural mechanization and technology. More than 55 publications in professional magazines.