Managing Partner, Grove Ventures
Dov is serving Grove ventures as its managing partner and is involved heavily in most of the companies in the portfolio. Dov is an Israeli entrepreneur, inventor and investor, best-known as the inventor of the USB Flash Drive (DiskOnKey). He served in the Israeli Navy for eight and half years and was commander of its microprocessor department.
In the course of his entrepreneurial work, Moran holds over 40 technology related patents and has received multiple industry awards: Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, and "CEO of the Year" by the IMC. (2003), Entrepreneur of the Year by the IVA (Israel Venture Association) (2007), first Korean “Grammy Award” Winner in Best Engineering Category by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy and the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) (2012), the prestigious Edward Rheine Award for inventing the USB Flash Drive (2012), "Doctor Honoris Causa” at Moscow State Technical University of Radio Engineering, Electronics and Automation (2013), the IEEE Reynold B. Johnson Information Storage Systems Award for pioneering contributions to storage systems based on Flash memory (2015). “Doctor Honoris Causa” from the Technion (2016), Life time award from the Flash Memory Summit (2018) and few more.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (with honors) at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa.