Driving Sustainability Through Food Production Efficiency


Working with Purpose

Our lives depend on the agriculture and food production, and yet fully one-third of the food produced in the world for human consumption — approximately 1.3 billion tons — is lost or wasted across the supply-chain every year. Our current food systems are not sustainable for either the planet or the market.

Trellis AI reduces agricultural waste and improves food production efficiencies in order to help conserve global resources, bringing more value to growers, manufacturers, retailers, and consumers, and making food and beverage manufacturing more resource-efficient and scalable than ever before.

The People Behind Trellis

The food supply chain is more complex than ever before, and current food systems are vulnerable due to shifting market needs and global climate change. To address this challenge, we brought together a team of leading AI experts, agricultural data scientists, applied researchers, mathematicians, and engineers.

We believe that AI can unleash new economies of scale in agri-food production. We love collaborating with smart, passionate, and curious individuals motivated to make a bold leap forward to boost food production efficiency, reduce food waste, and strengthen global food security.

Our Team

Ilay Englard

Ilay is a seasoned tech entrepreneur. He founded Trellis to bring a new level of efficiency and sustainability to global food systems. An awarded officer at IDF’s elite 8200 intelligence unit, Ilay also lead complex R&D and product innovation of Big-data/AI platforms at Microsoft and start-ups.

Co-Founder & CEO
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Ishai Oren, PhD

Formerly co-founder and chief scientist at Yadata (acquired by Microsoft), Ishai has over 25 years’ experience in machine learning and statistical modelling. He served as an advisor to the IDF in cryptography, and is recipient of the Israel National Security Award. He earned his PhD in mathematics at Stanford University.

Co-Founder & Chief Scientist
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Uri Barenholz, PhD

For nearly two decades, Uri has been leading complex R&D and applied research. A graduate of Talpiot, Uri earned his PhD at the Weizmann Institute in the use of AI for the analysis of cell economics. A passionate instructor, Uri is a lecturer and trains physics teachers. Before earning his PhD, he completed his BSc in math, physics, and computer science at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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Mor Doron, PhD

With experience at Microsoft and Apple, Mor is a seasoned data scientist, expert in supervised machine learning, recommender systems, location signal processing, and image classification using DNN. He earned his PhD in mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Head of AI
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Eitan Israeli, PhD

For over twenty years, Eitan has lead research teams in the IDF and at IBM, leveraging his expertise in operational research and business optimization. He is the former head of operational research for the Israeli Air Force (rank: Colonel). Eitan is a graduate of “Talpiot” and earned his PhD in operations research at the Naval Postgraduate School in California.

Senior Data Scientist
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Ayelet Richter

Ayelet is an expert in global supply chain management with extensive experience in corporate strategy, business development and finance. Former Israeli Intelligence 8200 team lead for strategic alliances. Ayelet completed BSc. in Industrial Engineering  at Tel Aviv University and MBA at Hebrew University specialty in strategy and integrative management.


Supply Chain Expert
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Yotam Manor

Yotam is an expert software engineer and manager who served at the IDF’s elite 8200 intelligence unit. He also serves as Board Chairman at the CivicTech NGO “The Public Knowledge Workshop”, where he has lead projects and teams of volunteers for the better part of a decade. He earned his BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Head of Engineering
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Avishai Kepten, PhD

Avishai offers broad technical skills as well as extensive global management experience in fields such as semiconductors, manufacturing intelligence, and big data. He earned his PhD in electrical engineering and microelectronics at the Technion in Haifa, Israel.

Business Development
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Haggai Tene, PhD

Haggai is an awarded and published mathematician and machine learning specialist, with extensive academic background and research experience.
He earned his Ph.D. in Mathematics at the University of Bonn, ​Germany (Magna Cum Laude).

Senior Data Scientist
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Uri Rosenzweig

Uri brings over a decade’s experience as an agricultural innovator and expert in farm management systems and optimization. He earned his BA in economics, sociology, and political science at Bar Ilan University.

Head of Product
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Danielle Aviv

Danielle is a backend engineer, experienced in real-time data integration and managing large-scale database systems.  Graduate of IDF’s network management program (MARAM) and graduated B.Sc. in Computer Science at Holon Institute of Technology (HIT).

Software Engineer
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Inbar Oz

Experienced in research, product management, and QA, Inbar is a decorated officer in the IDF’s elite 8200 intelligence unit. She is pursuing her BSc in computer science and biology at Tel Aviv University.

Data Scientist
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Anat Dvir

With an extensive background in the corporate high-tech world, Anat brings twenty years’ experience in sales operations, as well as employee training and wellbeing.

Operations Manager
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Holly Kurt

Holly is a full-stack engineer with with vast experience in software development, product architecture, UX design and innovation in mobile and enterprise software. Holly earned her M.A (Magna cum laude) in Clinical Criminology at Bar-Ilan University.

Software Engineer
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Saar Teboul

Saar is a former senior operations and analytic researcher at the IDF (MAFAT). He earned his MSc (summa cum laude) with a specialization in financial mathematics at Bar Ilan University.

Data Scientist
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Ran Mariuma

Ran is a full-stack engineer, with experience in development and research. He was recognized for the Design and Development of an Outstanding Project for the IDF’s elite 8200 intelligence unit. He is a student of computer science at the Open University.

Software Engineer
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Alisa Greenberg

Alisa is a Data Scientist professional that served at the IDF’s Technological Operations unit. She earned her M.Sc in Bioinformatics – Systems Biology at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Data Scientist
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Efrat Bar Giora

Efrat is a seasoned software engineer and team leader with vast experience in online, cloud and mobile technologies. She is a former decorated officer in the IDF’s elite intelligence unit 8200 and earned her BSc in Computer Science as well as BSc in Biology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Senior Software Engineer
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Assaf Razon

Assaf is a seasoned software and algorithm engineer experienced in development and research. He earned his B.Sc. in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at the Israel Technion (Cum Laude).

Data Scientist
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Calanit Bar-Am, PhD

Calanit has more than 15 years of international business development, strategic marketing and sales in various sectors. BA in Economics and an MBA, both from Tel-Aviv University; and a PhD in Economic Geography from UC Davis on climate change impact on the wine industry.

Strategic Marketing Advisor
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Oded Shakked

Oded, the first “Sabra” to obtain a Fermentation Science degree from the prestigious UC Davis department of Viticulture and enology, is a modern renaissance man.  A farmer, scientist and artist, his career spans thirty four years of winemaking with leading wine producers as well as his own Sonoma County winery. Oded’s wines have won multiple domestic and international awards.  Building on his success and expertise, Oded consults with clients on projects he finds challenging and innovative.

Wine Industry Expert
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Trellis Serves the Largest Food Industries With:


Data Points


Growing Cycles


Blocks Optimized
in Real-time

Cut Agriculture
Produce Costs
by 15%

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