Gideon Barak, Executive Chairman
Mr. Barak has over 25 years of experience in the communications industry, with leading positions such as Chief Financial Officer of DSP Group (NASDAQ: DSPG), Co-Founder and CEO of DSP Communications , acquired by Intel for $1.6 billion, and Founder and Chairman of Envara and Butterfly VLSI, acquired by Intel and Texas Instruments, respectively. Mr. Barak was also a Board member of Modem Art and WIDCOMM, which were acquired by Agere Systems and Broadcom, respectively. Mr. Barak serves as a Director of additional semiconductor and communications companies, including Advasense (founder and Chairman). Mr. Barak also serves as venture partner with BlueRan Ventures.
Danny Lange, Ph.D., CEO and Co-founder
Dr. Lange is an entrepreneur and engineer who has been actively involved in product development at numerous companies. He is a co-founder and former CTO of Algodyne, a medical device company specializing in pain management. Prior to Algodyne, he held the position of a senior R&D engineer at Hewlett Packard laboratories in Israel. He has also served as a Research Associate and Lecturer at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
Dr. Lange holds ten patents and has authored over a dozen published articles. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, specializing in electro-physiological signal processing and analysis.
Yosef Gross, VP Business Development and Co-founder - Director
Mr. Gross brings nearly 30 years of business development experience to IDesia, as the founder of several medical technology companies in Israel. He is the co-founder of TransPharma Medical, a company that has developed a transdermal drug delivery platform, and the co-founder of VisionCare, a company which develops proprietary implantable ophthalmic devices and technologies. Mr. Gross was Vice President of Research & Development at Elan Medical Technologies (Israel) Ltd., a subsidiary of Elan Corporation, a world leader in advanced drug delivery systems. From 1988 to 1995, Mr. Gross directed the research and development operations of Scientific Innovations Ltd. Between 1977 and 1985, he served in key management positions in the Engineering Division of Israel Aircraft Industries.
Mr. Gross has over 100 patents registered in his name. He received an M.Sc. degree in aeronautical engineering from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology in 1976.
Vincent Worms, Director
Mr. Worms is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Partech International. His investment experience of more than 20 years in information technologies spans over multiple sectors: computer systems, CAD/CAE, business intelligence, and enterprise software. Mr. Worms’ prior investments include Business Objects (BOBJ) and Informatica (INFA).
Prior to co-founding Partech International in 1982, Mr. Worms worked for the investment arm of Banque Paribas, the French merchant bank. He started his career in the French public sector, including the Ministry of Industry’s agency for technology innovation and entrepreneurship.
Mr. Worms also sits on the boards of Agentis and InQuira.
He holds an MS in civil engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MS in engineering from Ecole Polytechnique.
Ami Amir, Director
Mr. Amir serves as a director in IDesia, representing Partech. He joined Partech in 2002 and focuses on the communications and components sectors. Prior to Partech, he founded RADVISION (Nasdaq: RVSN) in 1992 and managed it as the CEO. Under his leadership, the company became the market leader in the voice and video over IP space. In April of 2000, Mr. Amir took the company public, raising $85M and growing the company to 300 employees and revenues of $50M. Before founding RADVISION, he spent 6 years as CEO of New Jersey based RAD Data Inc., managing the U.S. sales and distribution of the Israeli based RAD Group. His technical background includes years spent in R&D building real-time, embedded electronic warfare and communications systems.
In addition to IDesia, Mr. Amir also sits on the board of directors of Allot Communications and Jungo.
He holds a B.Sc. from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.