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Our veteran Terra VP management team has more than 80 accumulated years of experience in science, biotechnology, cleantech, start-ups, management, and finance. Collectively, we have managed more than $2 billion in portfolio projects.

Astorre Modena brings more than 10 years in venture investing to Terra. Prior to Terra, Astorre was a principal at...

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With more than 20 years’ industrial and operational experience, Harold Wiener is a veteran in the world of biotechnology,...

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Benji joined Terra Venture Partners as CFO in 2007 and brings more than 14 years experience in Venture Capital.

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Yaron is a driven executive with 20 years of proven C-Level leadership in multidisciplinary product definition...

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Raphael brings over 7 years of experience in venture capital investments, as an attorney and investment banker.

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Rama currently supports the founding Managing Partners and manages...

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  • Astorre Modena, PhD

    Managing Partner

    Astorre Modena brings more than 10 years in venture investing to Terra. Prior to Terra, Astorre was a principal at Israel Seed Partners, a seed-stage Israeli VC with more than $260 million under management. He was a key investor in Cellint, a cellular start-up, and a consultant at McKinsey Paris and Milan.

    Astorre holds a doctorate in physics from Imperial College and a post-doctorate in physics at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris. He received a BSc in physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Astorre authored more than 25 scientific papers.

  • Harold Wiener, PhD

    Managing Partner

    With more than 20 years’ industrial and operational experience, Harold Wiener is a veteran in the world of biotechnology, chemistry, nutraceuticals (food supplements) and corporate strategic research and development.

    He has led product development and marketing processes for early- and growth-stage companies.
    Prior to founding Terra in 2007, Harold was one of the founders and Business Development Manager for Algatechnologies, VP R&D/Business Development at Aromor Flavors and Fragrances and the CTO of the Misgav Incubator, the leading medical devices incubator in Israel. Harold has a PhD in applied chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has co-authored more than 20 scientific papers and patents.

  • Benji Pushett

    Director of Finance

    Benji joined Terra Venture Partners as CFO in 2007 and brings more than 14 years experience in Venture Capital. Previously, Benji was with KPMG for 7 years focusing on high technology companies.
    Benji earned Bachelor's degrees in Economics and the Arts from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and trained as an Australian certified public accountant.

     

  • Yaron Magal

    CTO Terralab

    Yaron Magal has 22 Year of various  C-Level positions in a prestige technological core and Hi -Tech industry.


    He Participated in selling Lightech to “GE Lighting”. Built and managed “GE Lighting” first design center in IL.


    Yaron has BSc Electronics & E-Optics, JCT

  • Raphael Nejman

    COO Terralab

    Raphael brings over 7 years of experience in venture capital investments, as an attorney and investment banker.

    At Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. law firm, Raphael specialized in the formation of Private Equity and Venture Capital funds, and assisted startup companies with respect to equity investments, both in Israel and abroad. At Cukierman & Co. Investment House, Raphael managed the Agro-tech division and assisted companies with respect to cross-border fund raising, M&A's and IPO's.

  • Rama Ezov

    Office Manager

    Rama currently supports the founding Managing Partners and manages office operations.

    Rama brings vast & rich senior administrative experience.

    In her previous employment Rama held the positions of administrative assistant to the CEO and Department Head at “IDT Global Israel” and also as an Office Manager at “Nogacom”.

Advisory board

Terra Venture Partners distinguished Advisory Board members give our entrepreneurs and portfolio companies first-hand access to their industry expertise and tremendous market knowledge. They listen actively. They advise honestly. And like Terra VP’s management team, they are committed to success - the success of our ideas, the success of our entrepreneurs, and the success of our companies.

Terra Community

In today’s flatter world, industries and companies look outward in their pursuit of new channels for the next great idea or market-changing product. Our Terra Venture Partners community members from academia and industry alike are thinking forward about the trends - and the needs - in today’s connected, smaller world.

Corporate Partners

Terra Venture Partners has a network of corporate partners from some of the leading energy companies in the world.
When they talk, we listen.

General Electric

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Veolia

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EDP

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www.edp.pt/en

This exceptional group of strategic partners gives Terra VP a unique perspective on markets and technologies, offering strategic benefits to our cleantech portfolio companies and investments.

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