Working with Purpose
Our lives depend on the healthy growth of produce, and yet fully one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption — approximately 1.3 billion tons — is lost or wasted across the supply-chain every year. Our current food systems are not sustainable for either the planet or the market.
Trellis AI reduces agricultural waste and improves food production efficiencies in order to help conserve global resources, bringing more value to growers, manufacturers, retailers, and consumers, and making food and beverage manufacturing more resource-efficient and scalable than ever before.
The People Behind Trellis
The food supply chain is more complex than ever before, and current food systems are vulnerable due to shifting market needs and global climate change. To address this challenge, we brought together a team of leading AI experts, agricultural data scientists, applied researchers, mathematicians, and engineers.
We believe that AI can unleash new economies of scale in agri-food production. We love collaborating with smart, passionate, and curious individuals motivated to make a bold leap forward to boost food production efficiency, reduce food waste, and strengthen global food security.
Ilay is a seasoned tech entrepreneur. He founded Trellis to bring a new level of efficiency and sustainability to global food systems. An awarded officer at IDF’s elite 8200 intelligence unit, Ilay also lead complex R&D and product innovation of Big-data/AI platforms at Microsoft and start-ups.
Uri Barenholz, PhD
For nearly two decades, Uri has been leading complex R&D and applied research. A graduate of Talpiot, Uri earned his PhD at the Weizmann Institute in the use of AI for the analysis of cell economics. A passionate instructor, Uri is a lecturer and trains physics teachers. Before earning his PhD, he completed his BSc in math, physics, and computer science at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Ayelet is an expert in global supply chain management with extensive experience in corporate strategy, business development and finance. Former Israeli Intelligence 8200 team lead for strategic alliances. Ayelet completed BSc. in Industrial Engineering at Tel Aviv University and MBA at Hebrew University specialty in strategy and integrative management.
Mor Doron, PhD
With experience at Microsoft and Apple, Mor is a seasoned data scientist, expert in supervised machine learning, recommender systems, location signal processing, and image classification using DNN. He earned his PhD in mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Ishai Oren, PhD
Formerly co-founder and chief scientist at Yadata (acquired by Microsoft), Ishai has over 25 years’ experience in machine learning and statistical modelling. He served as an advisor to the IDF in cryptography, and is recipient of the Israel National Security Award. He earned his PhD in mathematics at Stanford University.
Uri brings over a decade’s experience as an agricultural innovator and expert in farm management systems and optimization. He earned his BA in economics, sociology, and political science at Bar Ilan University.
Danielle is a backend engineer, experienced in real-time data integration and managing large-scale database systems. Graduate of IDF’s network management program (MARAM) and graduated B.Sc. in Computer Science at Holon Institute of Technology (HIT).
Experienced in research, product management, and QA, Inbar is a decorated officer in the IDF’s elite 8200 intelligence unit. She is pursuing her BSc in computer science and biology at Tel Aviv University.
Eitan Israeli, PhD
For over twenty years, Eitan has lead research teams in the IDF and at IBM, leveraging his expertise in operational research and business optimization. He is the former head of operational research for the Israeli Air Force (rank: Colonel). He earned his PhD in operations research at the Naval Postgraduate School in California.
Yotam is an expert software developer who served at the IDF’s elite 8200 intelligence unit. He earned his BA in philosophy, politics, and economics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Calanit Bar-Am, PhD
Calanit has more than 15 years of international business development, strategic marketing and sales in various sectors. BA in Economics and an MBA, both from Tel-Aviv University; and a PhD in Economic Geography from UC Davis on climate change impact on the wine industry.
Holly is a full-stack engineer with with vast experience in software development, product architecture, UX design and innovation in mobile and enterprise software. Holly earned her M.A (Magna cum laude) in Clinical Criminology at Bar-Ilan University.
Saar is a former senior operations and analytic researcher at the IDF (MAFAT). He earned his MSc (summa cum laude) with a specialization in financial mathematics at Bar Ilan University.
With an extensive background in the corporate high-tech world, Anat brings twenty years’ experience in sales operations, as well as employee training and wellbeing.
Ran is a full-stack engineer, with experience in development and research. He was recognized for the Design and Development of an Outstanding Project for the IDF’s elite 8200 intelligence unit. He is a student of computer science at the Open University.
Avishai Kepten, PhD
Avishai offers broad technical skills as well as extensive global management experience in fields such as semiconductors, manufacturing intelligence, and big data. He earned his PhD in electrical engineering and microelectronics at the Technion in Haifa, Israel.
Oded, the first “Sabra” to obtain a Fermentation Science degree from the prestigious UC Davis department of Viticulture and enology, is a modern renaissance man. A farmer, scientist and artist, his career spans thirty four years of winemaking with leading wine producers as well as his own Sonoma County winery. Oded’s wines have won multiple domestic and international awards. Building on his success and expertise, Oded consults with clients on projects he finds challenging and innovative.
Noam is experienced in research and development who served at the IDF’s elite 8200 intelligence unit as a data analysis team lead. He is pursuing his BSc in computer science at the Israeli Technion.
Alisa is a Data Scientist professional that served at the IDF’s Technological Operations unit. She earned her M.Sc in Bioinformatics – Systems Biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Assaf is a seasoned software and algorithm engineer experienced in development and research. He earned his B.Sc. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the Israel Technion (Cum Laude).
Paul is a seasoned Operations/Finance executive with over 30 years of experience. He served as SVP of Supply for PepsiCo’s North American Food businesses for over a decade as well as being the Chairman of a publicly traded Texas based bank. He is currently an Operating Partner at a
mid-sized private equity firm in Dallas as well as an advisory consultant to several large food companies.