Smells Like Team Spirit

A group of music lovers who happen to be ex-intelligence data scientists, AI and engineering experts or music and lyric scholars. Oh - and some incredible music industry leaders.

Core Team

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  • Decorated Intelligence Corps Major
    Technological "Creative Thinking Award” winner

  • Computer Engineering & MBA graduate from HUJI

  • Over 20 years of R&D experience

  • Award-winning songwriter and musician

Matan Kollnescher

Co-founder, CEO

  Matan  

  Co-founder, CEO  

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  • Over 10 years experience in AI, web, and cyber security R&D

  • BSc in Computer Science with an AI, NLP and
    neuroscience expertise from TAU

  • A music producer and guitarist with an education from Rimon & Muzik schools

  • Intelligence Corps graduate

Sivan k. Vaknin

VP R&D

  Sivan  

  VP R&D  

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  • 10+ years of experience as an entrepreneur

  • 6 years as a risk manager at Intel

  • Founded & lead various ventures and NGOs

  • In-depth financial & legal know-how

  • Educated musician & trumpet player

  • LLB & MAB graduate from HUJI

Ariel Toli Gadilov

Co-founder, CFO

  Ariel 

  Co-founder, CFO  

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  • Acclaimed producer, songwriter & music Professor 

  • Specializing in harmonic and melodic analysis of contemporary music

  • Author of several textbooks on modern music

Dr. Ari Katorza

Senior Researcher

  Dr. Ari  

  Senior Researcher  

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  • Former President of Interscope Music and Geffen Music

  • Artists and writers signed by Ronny have had cumulative sales of +200 million records

Ronny Vance

President

  Ronny  

  President. Former President of  

  Geffen and Interscope Music 

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  • M.Sc.Econ. International Marketing

  • +10 years of experience in Marketing, Branding and Artist Management in Scandinavia

  • Specialized in music, culture, fashion & lifestyle

Mathilda Granbacka

Marketing Director

  Mathilda  

  Marketing Director  

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  • Intelligence Corps Officer

  • BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering from BGU

  • Signal processing and RF expert 

Noga Karni

ML & DSP Engineering Master

  Noga  

  ML & DSP Engineer  

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  • UX Fanatic and Ex Rapper,

  • Experienced FrontEnd Developer for Web and Mobile

  • Backend and Mobile Know-How

  • Dog trainer and family man

Liraz Amir

Front End Wizard

  Liraz  

  Front End Developer  

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  • TAU Computer Scientist, ML and Statistical Analysis expert

  • Full Stack Developer,

  • 10+ years experience as music theory & guitar tutor

Amir Graitzer

Research Lead, ML & FS Dev

  Amir  

Research Lead, ML & FS Dev

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  • An Entrepreneur and Artist Manager

  • Over 10 years experience in professional services, business development and sales

  • An average golfer and great cook!

Sam Maram

Professional Services and Customer Success

  Sam  

   Customer Success  

  Professional Services  

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  • Studied music production, innovation, and programming in Rimon school of contemporary music

  • Music producer & multi-instrumentalist: Drums, guitar, piano, and synthesizers

  • Legal translator for 4+ years

  • Winner of 2 hackathons

Nadav Keidar

Data analyst

  Nadav  

R&D Intern

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  • Intelligence Corps graduate

  • Over 5 years of DevOps 

  • A visual artist with passion for painting and music

Eva Osherovsky

DevOps Champion

  Eva  

  DevOps Champion  

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  • Highly experienced, award-winning Art director, UI expert & Graphic designer

  • +19 years of experience in Branding, UI planning, and web design 

  • Animator and all-in-all creative magician

Yair Sarig

Art Director

  Yair  

  Art Director  

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  • Artist/Multi-instrumentalist/ Songwriter/Producer

  • Studied Jazz guitar at Rimon School, Studied voice at Tel Aviv Cantorial Arts Institute. 

  • 10+ years Touring internationally 

  • Founded/Runs a successful international boutique music company providing musical-solutions in the private event sector.  

Israel Portnoy

Artist Success

  Israel  

  Artist Success,  

  Professional Services  

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  • Executive Producer of Tune in Tel Aviv Music Conference & Showcase Festival

  • CEO of Oleh! Records RA- Israel's Music Export Office

  • Bachelor of Laws, TAU

Doron Gabbay

Communications Manager

Doron

Content Manager

Professional Services

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Partners, Advisory Board Members

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  • Former director of research at Spotify

  • Co-founder and CTO of The Echo Nest

  • PhD in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT

Tristan Jehan

Former Director of Research @ Spotify, Founder/CTO ofThe Echo Nest

  Tristan Jehan  

  Former Director of Research @  

  Spotify, Founder/CTO of  
  The Echo Nest  

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  • Grammy-winning songwriter for Beyoncé, Rihanna, Britney Spears, MKTO, Sean Kingston, Adam Lambert, Enrique Iglesias, Jason Derulo, Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo etc.

  • Owner of the Boardwalk Entertainment Group

  • CEO and Founder of Seeker Music

Evan "kidd" Bogart

Grammy-winning songwriter behind Beyoncé's "Halo", Rihanna's "SOS" and  many others 

  Evan "kidd" Bogart  

  Grammy winning songwriter behind    Beyoncé's "Halo", Rihanna's  

  "SOS" and  many others  

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  • Acclaimed performing artist

  • Label Manager

  • X-factor and TheVoice IL mentor

Ivri Lider

Acclaimed performing artist & Label Manager

  Ivri Lider  

  Acclaimed performing artist  

  & Label Manager  

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  • Former President of Nielsen​ Entertainment and Billboard​

  • Global Entertainment and Media Leader

Howard Appelbaum

Former President of NielsenEntertainment and Billboard

  Howard Appelbaum  

  Former President of Nielsen    Entertainment and Billboard  

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  • Co-founder of Zomba & Jive Records who signed the Backstreet Boys, NSYNC & Britney Spears.

  • Former VP of Capitol Records and EMI New Media.

  • Mobilium Global CEO

Ralph Simon

Co-founder of Zomba & Jive Records; Mobilium Global CEO

  Ralph Simon  

Co-founder of Zomba & Jive Records; Mobilium Global CEO

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  • Managing Director of Eleven, championing disruptive businesses

  • Digital strategy expert and senior advisor

Cliff Fluet

Managing Director of Eleven

  Cliff Fluet  

Managing Director of Eleven

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  • President of AIMP NY Chapter

  • Former COO of Round Hill Music

  • Former Senior Director of Creative IT and Marketing Development at Warner/Chappell

Michael Lau

Advisory Board

  Michael Lau  

  Advisory Board  

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  • Senior Partner with Carroll Guido Groffman Cohen Bar & Karalian,

  • Music and entertainment business and law expert

Michael Guido

Advisory Board and Legal Rep

  Michael Guido  

  Advisory Board and Legal Rep  

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