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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.).
38 Years management and leadership experience in the public sector
Commissioner of the Israel National Police Deputy Director, Shin-Bet Strategic planning expert
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
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
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
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
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