build networks like clouds

DriveNets is a fast-growing software company that builds networks like clouds. It offers communications service providers and cloud providers a radical new way to build networks, detaching network growth from network cost and increasing network profitability.

DriveNets Network Cloud uniquely supports the complete virtualization of network and compute resources, enabling communication service providers and cloud providers to meet increasing service demands much more efficiently than with today’s monolithic routers. DriveNets’ software runs over standard white-box hardware and can easily scale network capacity by adding additional white boxes into physical network clusters. This unique disaggregated network model enables the physical infrastructure to operate as a shared resource that supports multiple networks and services. This unique network design also allows faster service innovation at the network edge, supporting multiple service payloads, including latency-sensitive ones, over a single physical network edge.

Awards

Leadership

We’re successful entrepreneurs. Now, we’re at it again, backed by top investors with many proven successes.

Ido Susan

CEO and Co-Founder

Hillel Kobrinsky

Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder

Orit Menkes

Chief People Officer

James Morgan

SVP Sales for Europe

John Sweeney

EVP Sales for The Americas

Ralph Candiloro

SVP Sales for APAC

Investors

Pitango

Pitango

Pitango is home to visionary entrepreneurs and groundbreaking companies from stealth mode to shining unicorns. Pitango partners with exceptional founding teams via three parallel funds Pitango First, Pitango Growth and Pitango HealthTech.

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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.

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D1 Capital Partners

D1 Capital Partners

D1 Capital Partners is a global investment advisory firm that operates across public and private markets. Founded in 2017 by Daniel Sundheim, D1 focuses on investing in the global internet, technology, telecom, media, consumer, healthcare, industrial, and real estate sectors.

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Atreides Management

Atreides Management

Atreides Management, LP brings the long-term perspective of a private equity investor to high-growth technology and consumer companies and invests across public and private markets.

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Ido Susan

Ido Susan

CEO and Co-Founder

An entrepreneur at heart, Ido founded DriveNets in December 2015 and has been the company’s CEO, shaping its technological and business vision since. Prior to DriveNets, Ido co-founded Intucell – the company that invented the Self Optimizing Network (SON), which was acquired by Cisco for $475M three years after its inception. After the acquisition, Ido held a leading role in the global mobility solutions business unit at Cisco. Ido started his career as a technology prodigy in the intelligence unit of the IDF.

Hillel Kobrinsky

Hillel Kobrinsky

Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder

Hillel is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in building companies and growing their business. He co-founded DriveNets with Ido Susan, driving the company’s business strategy. Prior to DriveNets, Hillel 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).

Inbar Lasser-Raab

Inbar Lasser-Raab

CMO

Inbar is a high-tech marketer with wide international experience and passion for networking. She joined DriveNets in 2019 to grow the company’s brand awareness and accelerate its business growth. Prior to joining DriveNets, Inbar was VP of Enterprise Product Marketing at Cisco’s Headquarters, supporting a $25B+ portfolio, and VP of marketing at Nokia.

Orit Menkes

Orit Menkes

Chief People Officer

Orit held several executive positions including Global VP of HR at Check Point and DSPG, Head of Organizational Consulting at PwC and a Board Member of Rafael. In the last twelve years she has consulted, mostly Hi-Tech and Health-Care companies, facilitating their scale-up and success. Orit holds a B.A in Psychology & Counseling from Tel-Aviv University and a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Houston.

Mike Lilo

Mike Lilo

CFO

Mike is a seasoned CFO with over 30 years’ experience and six successful exits in numerous hi-tech companies of different sizes, technologies and business models. Mike leads the finance, business operations, corporate development and investors relations activities at Drivenets. His focus is on maximizing the company’s potential and delivering value to its shareholders and employees.

James Morgan

James Morgan

SVP Sales for Europe

James Morgan is responsible for directing DriveNets’ growth strategy and leading the company’s activity in the European market. He comes to DriveNets from Juniper Networks where he served as Head of Global MSP and NaaS Sales. Prior to that, James was Founder of several successful startups, including Infradata UK Ltd. (now Nomios), an independent provider of state-of-the-art security and cloud networking solutions for service providers and enterprises.

John Sweeney

John Sweeney

EVP Sales for The Americas

John Sweeney is responsible for driving growth and expanding DriveNets’ presence across the Americas. John joins DriveNets from Mavenir where he was Vice President of North American Sales. He has also held senior leadership roles at Ciena, AT&T, Nokia Siemens Networks, and 2Wire.

Ralph Candiloro

Ralph Candiloro

SVP Sales for APAC

Ralph brings more than 25 years of experience in Sales and Operations, growing accounts across Telecom, Cable & Cloud verticals. Ralph leads the APAC team to ensure that DriveNets fully supports our customers in the region, with strong operations and partners who accompany the full lifecycle management of DriveNets Network Cloud deployments. Previously, Ralph was an Senior Vice President and General Manager at Juniper Networks Asia Pacific and a VP at Tellabs.

Tali Itzhar

Tali Itzhar

SVP R&D

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 150 engineers to develop a carrier grade, cloud native edge to core router.