Rina Shainski joined Carmel in 2000 as a General Partner, with vast experience in the Hi-Tech industry . Rina’s investment interests include mobility, digital media and internet.
Rina led a number of investments in mobile applications and services pioneers, such as Followap that was acquired by Neustar, in 2006, and Snaptu that was acquired by Facebook in 2011. She also served on the board of Kontera that was acquired by SingTel in 2014. Rina serves on the board of directors of Skybox, Perfecto Mobile, myThings and Tonara.
Before joining Carmel Rina served as VP Business Development, responsible for IT investments, at Clal Industries and Investments, where she led the investment in Fundtech (NASDAQ:FNDT) that was acquired by GTCR in December 2011 for approximately $390M. Prior to that Rina held executive management positions in R&D and Business Development positions in Tecnomatix, and served in R&D management positions in high growth companies in the Silicon Valley.
Rina holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science from Weizmann Institute, Israel, a B.Sc in Physics from Tel Aviv University, Israel.