Avi joined Battery in 2005, and focuses on Israeli investments. Prior to Battery, Avi was a General Partner with Israel-based Concord Ventures, where he led investments in Flexlight Networks (the inventor of GPON), Kagoor (acquired by Juniper), Civcom and WholeOptics. He served as Chairman of Flexlight, Civcom and WholeOptics, and successfully guided many other broadband, optics, wireless, storage and networking companies through changing business strategies. Avi is a former Battery portfolio company executive, founding and serving as CEO of Seabridge Ltd., (formerly RADNET) an ATM/IP multi-service platform leader that was acquired by Siemens and Newbridge. Earlier in his career, Avi served as Senior Director at ECI Telecom, with responsibility for business development, sales and marketing. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology and a MS in Business Management from the Boston/Ben Gurion joint program.