We are very happy to host a Global entrepreneur – Na'ama Moran, originally from Kefar Monash.
Cheetah, where she's a Co-Founder and CEO, is one of a number startups who made a remarkable pivot in response to covid-19. The company's ability to expand its services from businesses to consumers in response to the rapidly changing facts in the marketplace, is one of the reasons Cheetah successfully raised a $36 million Series B round.
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Emek Hefer Valley is one of the largest growing areas in Israel. From being a sleeping valley for the TLV metropolitan in past years, it started to grow a unique ecosystem of the region countryside entrepreneurs. The number of Startups and ventures has been steadily increasing.
The ecosystem focuses especially in areas that are considered DeepTech such as- Agtech, renewable energy, applied robotics, technology, new space and much more.
Startup Grind X Emek Hefer is the local chapter of SG worldwide. We believe that the connection to SG is natural and fertile for both communities. Emek Hefer entrepreneurs can enrich SG's global entrepreneurial community and benefit from the vast connections it enables.
Co-Founder & CEO
Na'ama Moran is Co-Founder and CEO at Cheetah. Growing up in Israel with a family of farmers and small business owners, she’s seen first-hand the imminent need for a more efficient, accessible food supply. She came to the US to study economics, math, and political science at Cornell University, and started her career with Greylock Capital Management as an analyst. She soon left finance and mov…
Na'ama Moran is Co-Founder and CEO at Cheetah. Growing up in Israel with a family of farmers and small business owners, she’s seen first-hand the imminent need for a more efficient, accessible food supply. She came to the US to study economics, math, and political science at Cornell University, and started her career with Greylock Capital Management as an analyst. She soon left finance and moved to Silicon Valley to pursue her dream of building products that make people's lives better with technology. She’s founded several companies including Zappedy and Sourcery, where she encountered many restaurant owners and food entrepreneurs, and discovered the hardships of running a restaurant, including the lack of transparency and ease-of-use in such an important industry. Remaining committed to building products that help food businesses thrive, she saw an opportunity to solve the very real problem that legacy distributors created for independent restaurants with Cheetah.
Today, Na'ama is scaling Cheetah at an unprecedented pace. Since its inception in 2015, Cheetah has served over 2,000 independent restaurants with a mission to improve their supply chain. In early 2020, Cheetah turned their fleet of refrigerated trucks into mobile fulfillment centers, to provide the safest option for grocery pickup without contact and away from crowds. Consumers and restaurant owners simply place their order through the Cheetah mobile app and drive to one of multiple designated locations in the Bay Area, where products are placed in the trunk of customer's cars without leaving the driver's seat.
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