We Disrupt Network Economics

​DriveNets is a fast-growing software company that revolutionizes Communications service provider (CSP) networks. We create routing infrastructures that help our customers profit from the greatest demand surge in telco history, 5G deployments and the rise of new low-latency AI applications. ​

DriveNets’ Network Cloud disaggregates monolithic router designs, redefining CSPs’ cost structure and business models. By using the same software stack and only two white-box building blocks, it creates an on-demand infrastructure where new services are created rapidly and rolled out at full network scale. ​

Network Cloud helps CSPs re-sync costs with revenue, capture fast-moving opportunities and migrate smoothly to web-scale networking.​

THE TEAM

DriveNets top talent is led by veteran entrepreneurs with decades of telco experience.

Ido Susan

Ido Susan

Co-Founder and CEO

Before founding DriveNets, Ido co-founded Intucell - the company that invented the Self Optimizing Network (SON) and was acquired by Cisco for $475M. After the acquisition, Ido held a leading role in the global mobility solutions department at Cisco. Ido started his career as a technology prodigy in the intelligence unit of the IDF.

Hillel Kobrinsky

Hillel Kobrinsky

Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer

An entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in building startups, Hillel co-founded Interwise - a Web Conferencing software company that was acquired by AT&T in 2007. After the acquisition, Hillel built and managed AT&T’s R&D center in Israel and was a Senior Advisor to Israel’s Minister of Finance (2013-2015).

Avi Wellingstein

Avi Wellingstein

Chief Revenue Officer

Experienced in leading sales organizations from business inception to accelerated growth, Avi spearheaded Intucell’s sales team and led Cisco’s SON global sales organization post Cisco’s acquisition of Intucell. His previous positions include Customers Business Division President at Alvarion and head of sales for Comverse and Orbotech in APAC.

Udi Itzhayek

Udi Itzhayek

Chief People Officer

Udi brings over 20 years of experience in organizational psychology and HR, entrepreneurship and a big heart to the DriveNets HR organization.  Previously, Udi served as VP HR and Israel Site manager at Imperva, playing a key role in taking the company public. Earlier, Udi was the Founder and CEO of See++,  offering HR consulting and coaching services to high-tech companies.

Inbar Lasser-Raab

Inbar Lasser-Raab

Chief Marketing Officer

A passionate high-tech marketer with wide international experience, Inbar recently joined DriveNets to apply the art and science of marketing to accelerate the company’s business growth. Previously, Inbar was VP of Enterprise Product Marketing at Cisco’s Headquarters, supporting a $25B+ portfolio.

Yaron Tchwella

Yaron Tchwella

Chief Operating Officer

A highly experienced executive in growing global businesses in the Telecom and Security spaces and scaling them to multi-billion dollar enterprises. Yaron is leading the solution development and operational scale at DriveNets. His prior roles include SVP Strategy and Sales at Global IP, President of Security solutions at NICE, President of Comverse and more.

Tali Itzhar

Tali Itzhar

VP R&D DNOS

With over 15 years of experience in developing distributed networking systems, Tali lead software development at Compass-EOS.  Tali has a deep understanding of routing and Quality of Service, and now, at DriveNets, has built a dedicated team of over 50 engineers to develop a carrier grade, cloud native edge to core router.  

Gal Zolkover

Gal Zolkover

VP Product

Experienced across multiple disciplines, including networking, WiMAX, Deep Packets Inspection, UMTS and LTE, and mobility core, Gal has filled critical roles at leading telecommunication companies (e.g., Cisco, Alvarion, Alot, Intucell). Throughout his career, Gal has developed a true understanding of the market pains and a clear view of the products required to alleviate them.

Our Investors

We're happy to be backed by blue-chip investors helping us transform the traditional Service Provider networking space.

Bessemer Venture Partners

Bessemer Venture Partners

Bessemer Venture Partners is the world's most experienced early-stage venture capital firm. Bessemer has supported founders through more than 120 IPOs, including Shopify, Yelp, LinkedIn, Skype, LifeLock, Twilio, SendGrid, DocuSign, Wix, and MindBody. Bessemer's 15 partners operate from offices in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York City, Boston, Israel, and India.

Pitango Venture Capital

Pitango Venture Capital

Pitango has been investing in Israeli IT and HealthTech since 1993.

With more than $2B under managemenet invested in more than 210 companies, Pitango invests across all stages via 2 parallel funds: Pitango Ventures and Pitango Growth.