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Who We Are

Natura is a privately owned investing fund dedicated to utilizing Israel’s advanced agro-technologies and

scientific expertise to maximize natural resources, help cure disease, generate new agricultural products, and

ensure sustainability of the global food chain.


Israel is renowned worldwide as a pioneer in the areas of hi-tech, science, military technology, medicine, Israel is renowned worldwide as a pioneer in the areas of hi-tech, science, military technology, medicine,

counter-terrorism, desalination and cyber security. However, as a country which made its own Negev desert

bloom with very limited natural resources, it is has also become a major global center in the field of


Volcani Center - The Agricultural Research Organization is Located at the Volcani

Center campus in Bet-Dagan, near Tel-Aviv, ARO's six institutes are responsible for

Plant Sciences, Animal Science, Plant Protection, Soil, Water and Environmental Sciences,

Agricultural Engineering, and Postharvest and Food Sciences. ARO also operates four

research stations, in various parts of the country, and serves as a testing center for agricultural

produce and equipment. Israel's Gene Bank for Agricultural Crops is also located on

the ARO Volcani Center campus.


While encompassing the full range of agricultural research activities, ARO focuses in particular on arid zone agriculture, enabling Israel - a country short of all the resources required for agriculture - to achieve among the highest levels of agricultural output in the world.  



Natura is a privately owned investing fund dedicated to utilizing Israel’s advanced agro-technologies and scientific expertise to maximize natural resources, help cure disease, generate new agricultural products, and ensure sustainability of the global food chain.

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What We Belive In

Our vision is to use advanced agro-technologies and cutting-edge research to improve products, enhance food-chain processes, cure diseases, conserve natural resources and create a sustainable environment for needy populations worldwide.

How We Do It

The ability to provide high-quality, healthy and long-lasting food products to an ever-growing world population has become a global challenge. Natura has teamed up with the cutting-edge R&D team at Israel’s renowned Agricultural Research Organization, the Volcani Center, to develop several game-changing products that will significantly revolutionize the global food industry.



The projects have been carefully chosen and represent the first of a series of innovative ventures that Natura and its partners will sponsor in order to bring real change to the global environment.

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Shirith Kasher

Managing Partner

Holding vast experience in funds and investors management, analyzing, integrating and managing


all kind of investments and investors in Israel and abroad. Escorting and advising High-tech companies in various stages and fields. Shirith worked at BCRE Group as Head of Corporate and Structured Finance and was in charge of the high-tech portfolio companies, Investors management and all group investments. 

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Hagai Sarusi  

Founder, Managing Partner

BizDev & Industry Expert 

20 Years industry experience

Aquaculture SME, European Union  Founder of ag-tech and bio-tech companies

Global expert in governmental  initiatives and funding

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Ori Ackerman

Partner I Strategy & Investments

20+ Years experience in Capital Markets and  Start-up ecosystem


Capital market investor  Pioneers of the bio-tech industry

Invested and served as director in a dozen  companies and exits

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Avner Barak

Managing Partner

25+ Years of legal and  

   consulting experience - accompanying, consulting and business development for private and public projects


including in the field of environment, recycling and waste treatment;

Initiation, planning and establishment of a commercial and tourist center in the Arava, Israel and a lodge in Mozambique, Africa.

Founder and senior partner (until 2015) in the law firm Barak, Zamir & Co. (later Spigelman, Koren, Barak, Zamir & Co.).

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Roni Alsheich


38 Years management and leadership experience  in the public sector

Commissioner of the Israel National Police  Deputy Director, Shin-Bet  Strategic planning expert

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Esther Barak Landes

Partner I Capital Management

13 Years VC/ Investments experience  9 years legal experience

Partner, Asana Group, Cannabis R&D  Founder & CEO, Nielsen Innovation Fund  Founder & CEO, Partam High-Tech

Board Member and Investment Committee

of institutional, public and private entities in Israel  Led investments in more than 50 start-ups

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Gabi Natanzen

Partner I I ndustry Expert

40+ years in the Agribusiness entrepreneurship


Founder and CEO on G.N Agriculture  Global marketing (import/ export) of agriculture

equipment and technologies

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Gilad Shafran


15 Years PE Investment and management experience  16 years legal experience


CEO, 10minschool  MD, MARSH Investments  CEO, Dor Aquaculture

 Advisor and investor in numerous start-ups

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Reut Ashtamker

Projects Manager

10+Years of experience in communication consulting and projects managing

CEO & Partner Manager of Sea Pong Project

Official at the Israeli ministry of defense

Expert in korea-israeli relations

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Ram Snir

Nature Sweet’s CEO 

Food Science &Nutrition

25 years of food & beverages supply chain  executive

VP Natural Extracts unit, Frutarom  Founder & CTO of Foodtech Start-Up  Consultant in the F&B Industry

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