Our Team


Itzik Parnafes • General Partner

Itzik Parnafes
Israel • Joined Battery in 2009

Itzik focuses on investments in information technology. He is currently on the boards of 90min (formerly FTBPro), Elastifile, GoEuro, Panaya, Plexistor and Primary Data. He is a board observer for Scodix and ZeRTO and led Battery’s investment in Delphix. Itzik was on the board of XtremIO prior to its acquisition by EMC and Cyvera before it was acquired by Palo Alto Networks. He also spent time working alongside the Battery investment team as an Entrepreneur in Residence in the firm’s Israel office. Before Battery, Itzik was a Partner with Stata Ventures, where he led investments in Provigent (acq: Broadcom), Comability (acq: Ruckus Wireless), Sentrigo (acq: Symantec) and ZikBit.

Before venture investing, Itzik spent the majority of his career as an entrepreneur. He co-founded Kagoor Networks, a leader in voice-over-IP technologies, and led it to a successful acquisition by Juniper Networks, its first acquisition of an Israeli company. Previously, Itzik led the R&D of Class Data Systems until it was acquired by Cisco Systems, the first of many acquisitions in Israel. Before joining the private sector, Itzik led a landmark infrastructure project in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) that won the prestigious Israel Defense Award. Itzik holds a BSc summa cum laude in CS and Math from the Technion – Institute of Technology.