Maniv Mobility

Investing in New Mobility

Maniv Mobility is helping to expedite the new age of advanced transportation technology, including safety, business model innovation, and vehicle autonomy

In the last 20 years technology has made information and communication ubiquitous and close to free. In the next 20 years, it will do the same for mobility.

Maniv Mobility, Israel's first venture capital fund dedicated exclusively to the new mobility future, has deep connections throughout the global automotive industry, as well as in the policy and technology communities. Investing primarily in early-stage Israeli startups, we seek out ideas around automotive connectivity and data, autonomous vehicle technologies such as sensors and software, and novel business models. With a wide portfolio of sector leading startups, we actively use our experience, networks and resources to help our founders turn their ideas into great companies. 


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Michael Granoff

Founder & Managing Partner

Michael founded Maniv Investments in 1997. He is also a founding board member of Securing America’s Future Energy, a Washington, DC-based group that brings together corporate and military leaders to craft and advocate for energy security policy. He has been active in several presidential campaigns and political organizations as well as a number of non-profit organizations.

In 2010 Mike was awarded the Asper Award for Global Entrepreneurship by the International School of Business at Brandeis University. He holds a BA from Tufts University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as a JD from Northwestern School of law.


Olaf Sakkers

Partner

Olaf joined Maniv Mobility in 2014, playing an instrumental role in shaping its investment strategy and growing the first fund to $45M AUM and its portfolio to 18 of the leading global mobility startups. Olaf is regarded as one of the leading researchers of autonomous vehicles, writing about topics such as business model disruption in the automotive industry and appearing at numerous conferences and summits worldwide to speak about the impact of autonomous vehicles and related technologies.

Olaf also compiles Maniv's popular newsletter, a monthly summary and commentary of key industry developments which is read by a large portion of the key executives in the industry. Olaf served in the IDFs Foreign Liaison department, and holds a B.A. from Princeton University.

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Danielle Holtz

Director of Business Development & Investor Relations

Danielle manages Maniv’s Business Development and Investor Relations efforts, overseeing Maniv’s portfolio support and managing the fund’s relationship with its Limited Partners and potential investors.

Before joining Maniv, Danielle was Manager of Partnerships at OurCrowd, one of the world’s leading equity crowdfunding platforms. As one of OurCrowd's early employees, Danielle played a critical role in shaping and implementing the company's business development efforts seeing the company through three financing rounds that raised over $200M. In 2014, Danielle initiated and managed the first OurCrowd Global Investor Summit, which brings thousands of angel and institutional investors to Jerusalem annually.

Danielle holds a B.A. in Business Management & Italian Literature from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She also attended the Universita` Di Perugia in Italy where she received a Certificate of Proficiency in Italian.


Nate Jaret

Senior Associate

Nate manages the investment and dealflow process at Maniv Mobiltiy, vetting and identifying investment opportunities, conducting due diligence and leading them to funding.

Before joining Maniv, Nate was on the investments team of OurCrowd First, one of Israel's leading seed-stage fund, where he managed the fund's dealflow and investment process. That fund was recognized as Israel's most active seed-stage venture fund during his tenure. Nate was an early employee at OurCrowd, the global equity crowdfunding leader, where he played an instrumental role in laying the foundation for the massive growth that the company has seen. Nate is an active mentor and member of the selection committee for startup accelerator programs including MassChallenge and Siftech.

Nate completed his MBA at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, with a focus on entrepreneurship, business strategy, and marketing. Prior to his move from the United States to Israel in 2012, Nate attended Yeshiva University in NYC, completing his B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) in English Literature and Economics.