Dr. Oded Sagee | Founder & Co-CEO

Dr. Oded Sagee founded and managed AquaAgro Lab Ltd., an investment subsidiary of the AquaAgro Fund who invested in agro-high-tech companies, in the clean-tech industry. Prior  to that, Dr. Sagee held management, sales and R&D positions at Gaon Agro Industries Ltd, Phytech Ltd, and AminoLab Ltd.

Dr. Sagee has in-depth knowledge in the fields of agriculture, biotechnology, life sciences, chemistry, and pharmaceuticals. He completed his Ph.D. in Plant Physiology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and served as a senior researcher and head of department at the Agricultural Research Organization, Volcani Center, Israel. Dr. Sagee has published a number of papers, has extensive experience and proven track record in the areas of finance, venture capital, international business, consulting and management.

Drora Balaga | Chief Product Manager

Drora Balaga, a Certified Systems Analyst (CSA), has, for the last 25 years lead the development of the “Breed IT” project. She previously worked as R&D senior system analyst and software implementation leader at BonTom, the tomato breeding team at the Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Faculty of Agriculture (FAHU), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI).

Ms. Balaga holds a BSc. in plant sciences from HUJI; a recipient of the Kaye Prize for innovative research at HUJI and was presented with the Excellence Award by the Israel Chamber of Information.  Since 2009, Ms. Balaga has been teaching the graduate course “Breeding Information Technology” at FAHU.

Neti Ziv | Breeding program Manager

Neti is an agronomist with a vast breeding experience and knowledge obtained from positions held in some of Israeli top seeds companies. Neti was a breeder in Hazera Genetics and Evogene, afterward she built the breeding department and manage the manage the breeding program for Evofuel.

Neti holds a M.Sc. in Biotechnology from the Faculty of Agriculture, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, graduated with honor.