ClimaCell Company Overview
At ClimaCell® we’re on a mission to map all of the weather data in the world. We’re building the ultimate weather engine by pioneering the use of new weather sensing technologies and combining them with the best existing sources of data.
Our weather engine is fast becoming the default microweather™ platform of the emerging technology economy. It's powering autonomous cars, drones and other mobility and on-demand businesses as well as providing life-saving information to communities across the globe.
The company was founded in 2015 by a team of former military officers from the Harvard Business School and MIT Sloan and we're already delivering microweather™ data to major companies in every industry.
Jobs at ClimaCell
Shimon served in the Israeli Air Force for 11 years in several managerial and commanding positions. Multiple near-death weather-related experiences during his service stoked a fascination with the weather, that little thing that affects us all. He’s also passionate about soccer and can recall any statistic whether you ask him to or not. Shimon holds a BA in economics from Ben Gurion University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Rei served in the Israeli Air Force for ten years, managing R&D projects and cross-branch operations. He is passionate about developing technologies that change lives, and transforming seemingly crazy ideas into reality. Rei is an avid cook and chooses where to live based on the local cuisine. He holds a BA in economics from Ben Gurion University, an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Itai served as an officer in an elite commando unit of the IDF for 6 years. Later he became a software engineer at Apple where he directed and implemented technologies related to the memory hardware in mobile products. Itai could probably win any professional food eating competition, and when not caring for his baby, he enjoys free diving. Itai holds a degree in electrical engineering from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
VP of People & Culture
Osnat has 18 years of People & Culture leadership experience from several global startups. In her last role, she was the VP of People at Sears Israel and supported the company as its employee-base grew 5X in 6 years. In addition, for the last couple of years, she volunteered in two NGOs as an Organizational Consultant. Osnat holds an MSc in Organizational Behavior from TA University along with a degree in Group Facilitation and Coaching. In her free time, you'll find her chasing after her toddler twins.
Sophia has a decade of experience in international communications. Her career has focused on advising companies and public figures in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East. Prior to ClimaCell, Sophia was the Head of Communications at Beame.io, Advisor to the Editor in Chief at RT, and served on the Editorial Advisory Board of Timeline.
VP of New Technologies
Yuval has over a decade of experience in prototyping and introducing new technologies. He served as a Captain in the IDF’s elite signal intelligence unit, 8200, leading innovative teams and projects, deployed rapid prototyping devices for Intel (high-speed networking) and Apple (Storage devices and the Apple Watch), and advised numerous tech companies on Digital and Technology transformation with McKinsey and Company. Yuval holds a B.Sc. (magna cum laude) In Electrical Engineering from Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, and an MBA (with distinction) from Harvard Business School.
VP of Engineering
Ian has been delivering complex, scalable and highly-available consumer and enterprise applications, and building technology teams for over 18 years. He has been involved in several open source projects as an Apache PMC member, and as a technology thought leader, an editor for InfoQ.com, an author, and speaker. Ian enjoys skiing, diving and spending time with his family. He holds a B.E. in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Queensland (Australia).
Chief Product Officer
Eran has 15 years of product management experience, creating B2C and B2B2C SaaS solutions in different industries including Retail, FinTech, EdTech, Loyalty, and now Weather. In his previous career Eran was a psychologist and likes to use his experience to create user friendly, intuitive products for users.He is passionate about helping startups solve complex problems and is a mentor at MassChallenge and MIT Launch and an advisor to several of them. Eran holds an MBA in Marketing and an M.S. in Psychology from Virginia Tech.
Chief Marketing Officer
Matt has 20 years of experience leading marketing teams for B2B tech companies, and specializes in helping small companies grow. Prior to ClimaCell, Matt was CMO of ZeroTurnaround, a leading Java software company that was acquired by RogueWave. Before that he had roles as VP/Marketing at LogMeIn, and VP/Marketing at Jumptap, a mobile ad tech company acquired by Millennial Media. When he's not marketing, Matt can be found playing in men's hockey leagues, playing keyboard in a local band, and struggling to renovate his 150 year-old house room by room.
Chief Operating Officer
Ira has over 20 years experience building and running innovative technology businesses. He spent 8 years at The Weather Company (acquired by IBM) as Division General Manager responsible for delivering high-end weather decision support tools to markets where weather is mission critical, including aviation, energy, insurance and financial services. Following that Ira was President of Commercial Services at AirDat (acquired by Panasonic) and most recently he was Chief Strategy Officer at BitSight Technologies, delivering innovative cyber security solutions to the cyber insurance market. Ira enjoys cycling, skiing and traveling to interesting places around the world with his family. Ira holds both Bachelors and Masters degrees in computer science from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Chief Financial Officer
Paul is a seasoned finance leader with over 20 years of experience at companies ranging from startup to Fortune 100, Prior to ClimaCell, Paul held leadership roles in other venture-backed software startups, serving as CFO of InAuth (acquired by American Express), CFO of Intigua, VP of Finance at Zerto and VP of Finance at Register.com (acquired by Web.com). Earlier in his career, Paul assumed financial management roles at Diageo, the world’s largest spirits company, PepsiCo and GE Capital. Paul is a CPA with a BA in economics from Bar Ilan University and MBA from Yale University.
Daniel Rothenberg PhD
Before joining ClimaCell, Daniel was a scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he developed novel modeling tools. As a leader in his field, he organized and chaired scientific conferences and helped to found new initiatives in the geosciences aimed at building high-performance, open-source toolkits for working massive climate datasets. Before his PhD, he completed a BS in atmospheric science at Cornell University. Daniel passionately advocates for using “big data” in all domains — especially weather and climate — to better inform decision-making and to protect lives and property.
VP of Solutions
Ehud Grunfeld is a 20-year executive and a big data specialist, experienced in the creation of high complexity software platforms. He was most recently co-founder and CTO of Mowingo, which built and sold a mobile marketing system to McDonalds. Previously he served as Tech VP of Quattro Wireless, a mobile advertising network, acquired by Apple in 2010. Ehud holds an Engineering BSc and MSc from Tel-Aviv University.
VP of Partnerships
Oz served as an officer in the Israeli Air Force for a decade, heading cross-functional teams and innovation initiatives. He holds a BA in economics from Ben Gurion University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. During his service Oz led the implementation and integration of command, control, communication, and computer projects in aerial systems in cross-branch partnerships. In his free time, Oz enjoys practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, playing chess, and free diving.
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We Love Rain, Big Data and Boston
ClimaCell® is a Boston-based weather tech company that provides high-definition weather forecasting tools to businesses and governments worldwide.
We are developing a technology that is the stuff of dreams.
We are disrupting each part of the chain from data to computing power.
Our software-based approach is solving a huge physical-world problem. Our weather data is at the same scale as the government’s, but ours costs way less.
- Delivery: solve problems, achieve milestones
- Priorities: we’re always working on the #1 thing
- High Energy: we’re intense, and we work fast!
- Honesty: we never shelve problems, they only get bigger
- Input: we listen and consider everyone’s ideas Our Brand: we are proud to promote ClimaCell