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.
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.
Efrat Greenwald, PhD
Efrat is a physicist with vast experience in leading research projects and developing innovative techniques, with high integrative abilities. She earned her PhD in physics at the Weizmann Institute of Science, developing a technique to use AI to study ant behavior.
A graduate of Talpiot. Alon has twenty years’ experience as a senior developer and researcher for the IDF, as well as various software companies. He earned his MSc in computer science and robotics at Bar Ilan University.
An expert in machine learning, Itamar earned his BSc in mathematics and economics at the Open University of Israel.
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.
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.
Daniel is an experienced sales and business development executive, with experience at large high-tech companies such as SimilarWeb and Mobileye Vision Technologies. He earned his MBA from Tel Aviv University’s Recanati Business School.
David previously served as a team leader at the IDF’s elite 8200 intelligence unit. He is a full-stack software engineer, deft in development and cyber-security. He graduated Handasaim High School for physics, computer science, biotechnology, and chemistry with highest honors.
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.
Kate is an expert in signal and image processing in applied science. She was engaged in various projects from brain mapping to satellite imagery processing and thoroughly enjoys researching bio systems from engineering perspective. Kate holds a honors diploma in Information Technologies in Biomedical Engineering; MS in Biotechnology, currently on her PhD in Data Science, Skoltech: Skolkovo Institute for Science and Technology, Moscow.
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.