Boaz is a Senior Director at Qualcomm Ventures and focuses on investments in Israel and Europe, across various domains.
He currently serves as board member or observer for Wiliot, Flolive, Prospera, Coretigo, i3 equity partners and Siklu and was a board member at CyberX (acquired by Microsoft).
Before joining Qualcomm Ventures, Boaz led Qualcomm business development in Israel and Europe in various domains such as mobile, automotive and IOT. In this role Boaz has successfully built from the ground up a 3rd party ecosystem of startups collaborating with Qualcomm, from proof-of-concept phase to commercialization.
Prior to this role, Boaz led Qualcomm Israel R&D program management group. Before joining Qualcomm, Boaz worked at Rafael as a project manager and previously as an Intelligence officer in IDF.
Boaz has an MBA and BSc. at information systems, both from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.
Outside the Office
Boaz spends most of his time with his wife and three boys, traveling, trekking, and biking in Israel and out of it.
Wiliot is a fabless semiconductor company whose mission is to scale the Internet of Things by connecting people with products with cloud connected, sticker sized, Battery Free Bluetooth tags. The company was founded by the leadership of the Gigabit Wi-Fi pioneer Wilocity, a group of wireless engineers experienced in building new products and the ecosystems required for their success. Wiliot has a research and development team based in Israel, operations in Germany and business development in San Diego, California.
floLIVE provides global, secure, cloud-native connectivity solutions to enterprises, mobile operators and cloud providers. Its platform comprises local core networks that provide local connectivity while being centrally managed and controlled over the cloud; this unique approach enables enterprises to benefit from high performance, secure and regulatory-compliant local connectivity with the flexibility and elasticity of a cloud-native platform.
Developer of computer vision and AI technologies designed to reinvent the way data is utilized in agriculture. The company’s platform monitor and analyze plant health, development and stress, capturing climate and visual data from the field and providing actionable insights to growers, enabling farmers to revolutionize the way they grow their foods.
Siklu Communications delivers carrier-grade milimetricwave Gigabit Ethernet radio solutions with paradigm-shifting price performance. Offering the industry’s lowest total cost of ownership (TCO), and incorporating on-board networking capabilities, solutions from Siklu are ideally suited for both mobile backhaul and carrier Ethernet business services.
Team 8 is an Israeli “cybersecurity foundry” focused on developing disruptive technologies and building category-leading companies that challenge the biggest problems in cybersecurity today. The Team8 innovation process combines a research team with intimate knowledge of both offensive and defensive aspects of cybersecurity, access to the best cyber talent, and a global network that gives Team8 companies access to customers, partners and key influencers. Team8 was founded by leading cybersecurity experts Nadav Zafrir, Israel Grimberg and Liran Grinberg, all with deep ties to Israel’s famous IDF Technology & Intelligence Unit 8200. It is backed by Qualcomm, Microsoft, Cisco, AT&T, Accenture, Nokia, Temasek, Mitsui, Bessemer Venture Partners, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Marker LLC.
CoreTigo was founded with the vision of boosting operational excellence through the creation of unbound mission critical wireless connectivity and intelligent data-driven solutions. The company provides Industrial IoT solutions based on the IO-Link Wireless standard to enable a manufacturing environment that is not bound by cables for data communication. CoreTigo is extending the connected industrial enterprise by exposing manufacturers to a greater quantity of data from anywhere in the factory at the most cost-effective, reliable and flexible manner.
CoreTigo’s platform enables industry specific applications that drive operational efficiency, production optimization, higher availability, and greater intelligence to manage the business. CoreTigo’s solution addresses the true need for wireless communication of sensors, actuators and devices at the field level in the factory that cannot be addressed today by existing wireless networks. CoreTigo is providing the first industrial grade wireless platform that fits these harsh demands for low latency, reliability and scalability.
CyberXSense delivers monitoring & threat detection in industrial networks. It mitigates cyber security risks by applying deep inspection analysis and unique anomaly detection.
Its platform built by blue-team experts with a track record of defending critical national infrastructure. That difference is the foundation for the most widely deployed platform for continuously reducing IIoT and ICS risk and preventing costly production outages, safety failures, environmental incidents, and theft of sensitive intellectual property
AnyVision is a world-leading face, body, and object recognition startup. AnyVision’s use of on-device AI minimizes the spread of data, mitigating privacy concerns. Its unique data acquisition strategy, together with its proprietary algorithms, are expected to provide immense value to customers.