About Guardian

Founded in 2015, Guardian Optical technologies has developed breakthrough, patent-pending sensor technology encompassing 2D, 3D and motion analysis in a single sensor designed to enable automobile manufacturers to produce safer, more convenient ‘passenger aware’ cars at a lower cost.

Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Guardian, a market leader for in-cabin monitoring systems, has won major accelerator competitions sponsored by Microsoft and Eco-Motion (Israel’s largest Auto-tech group). It has several patents pending, with other patent applications in progress.

Guardian is engaged in mutual development projects with car companies, providing customers and partners the opportunity to perform fully supported on-site evaluations and integration in their test vehicles.

Guardian enables manufacturers to understand what’s going on inside the vehicle, in depth. Our vision is to create the ultimate in-vehicle sensing platform, enabling manufacturers to be more aware of passengers, so that their travel experience will improve over time, and the road will become a safer place for us all

Gil Dotan, CEO, Guardian Optical Technologies
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Biography
Gil Dotan
CEO
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Biography

Gil comes from a strong background in automotive sales, B2B and B2C marketing, product development, entrepreneurship and business development. Previously, he served as Global Sales Manager at Jungo Ltd (Automotive software developer) and before that, was a Startup Scouter for Hewlet Packard’s International Technology District.

Gil holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.

Alon Atsmon
Chairman
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Biography

In addition to his role as Chairman at Guardian, Alon is also a board member at Cognata Ltd. and a pro bono mentor to young technology entrepreneurs. Previously, he co-founded two start-up companies: iOnRoad, later acquired by HARMAN International Industries and Picitup.  Alon has developed 23 patented technologies and has won several major industry awards, among them the QPrize, the CES Design and Engineering Showcase Award for innovation in design and, the CTIA award for Best Mobile Application for Automotive, Safe Driving & Transportation, in addition to the Microsoft Think Next award.

Alon holds a BSc in Physics and Mathematics.  He also graduated from the Marketing course in Marketing at Harvard University.

Tal Recanati
VP Business Development
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Biography

Tal brings with him extensive knowledge in the investment arena.  Previously CEO of Sullam holdings L.R a private investment company that mainly invests in High-tech, Industrial and real estate companies, Tal executed over 15 different investments in several companies and acted as an active board member. Prior to joining Sullam in 2012, Tal served as an investment banker. Today he is also a board member of Recanati winery LTD., KB recycling industries LTD, and was a board member at Guardian Optical Technologies LTD. before joining the company.

Tal holds a LL. B in Law and B.A in business Administration from the Interdisciplinary center in Herzeliya, Israel and is also a graduate of the Zell entrepreneurship program.

Yoav Zuta
VP Engineering
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Biography

Mr. Zuta brings over a decade of experience in the field of electro-optics and R&D/Engineering of complex systems spanning several disciplines, including optics, mechanics, electronics and SW / algorithms.

Prior to joining the company, he served as a R&D manager in a startup company and was involved in few R&D projects in the fields of medical devices, lasers applications, optical spectroscopy and human-machine interface.

Guy Raz
CTO
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Biography

Guy Brings his experience in building and leading multidisciplinary professional teams. A physicists (Ph.D. from Weizmann Institute of Science), a Talpiot graduate, with 18 years of experience working and leading teams doing RD&E of a large variety of systems and products. I know my way well around physics, sensors, electro-optics, algorithms, system engineering and product development.

Yuval Gronau
VP R&D
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Biography

Yuval is a seasoned R&D, System Engineering and Algorithms Manager with extensive experience in the fields of electro-optics, algorithms, image processing, signal processing, computer vision and machine learning.  Proven track record in bringing new products from the concept phase to the field. Managed the development of dozens of complex sensors and systems, integrating hundreds of modules, that have been sold for over $2 billion.