eNitiatives was founded in 1999 with an aim to help startups develop and secure their intellectual property rights. As consultants, we work on success based compensation by sharing the risks and rewards of the joint efforts with our clients in reaching significant and tangible milestones.
We assist startups in all stages to build their know-how into strong, strategic Intellectual Property Portfolios, with an aim of increasing valuation. Our work has direct positive affect on M&As and IPOs.
We have worked exclusively with startups for over 20 years, and bring a unique offering to the table which no other firm can match.
eNitiatives was founded by Reuven Marko. An entrepreneur, and a veteran of the Silicon Valley and Israeli startup scenes, Reuven noticed that the process of turning unique know how into valuable, tangible assets wasn’t being given the attention it deserved. The patent process is not a one-size-fits-all, and startups required a different outlook than enterprise giants, which most firms service.
That’s why at eNitiatives we took a conscious decision to work exclusively with startups. Through our own personal experience, we know what it takes from you to succeed, and we are here to help you on your journey. Like you, we are entrepreneurs.
Our partners didn’t just sit on the sidelines of deals. We personally raised funds. We developed products. We did business development, sales, and marketing. We know what it’s like to be in your shoes, because we were there. It’s that sort of deep, intimate insight which allows us to provide you with a service unmatched.
One or more of our members enjoyed the fruits of these exits
Acquired by Limelight Networks (undisclosed)
Technology licensed in 2017
Acquired by Vitec for $55M
Acquired by VMWare® (undisclosed)
Acquired by CA Technologies (undisclosed)
Acquired by Broadcom® for $230M
Acquired by Amazon for $200M
Acquired by Check Point for $175M
Acquired by Dell for $12M
Acquired by proofpoint™ for $55M
Acquired by Time to Know (undisclosed)
Acquired by Microsoft® for $110M
Acquired by Microsoft® for $100M
IPO at over $400M valuation
Acquired by Mellanox Technologies® (undisclosed)
Acquired by Alcatel for $55M
Acquired by Transwitch Corp.®
Acquired by Facebook® for $150M
Acquired by Zoran® for $45M
Acquired by Direct Energy® for $60M
Acquired by Cisco® for $200M
Acquired by Red Hat® for $107M
Acquired by Oracle® for $500M
Acquired by Yahoo!® (undisclosed)
Palo Alto Networks
Acquired by Apple® (undisclosed)
Acquired by ServiceNow for $50M
Acquired by Palo Alto Networks (undisclosed)
Acquired by Qualcomm for $300M
Acquired by EMC® for $430M
Acquired by Valmont for $300M
StreamRail acquired by IronSource (undisclosed)
Acquired by Innovid
Acquired by McGraw-Hill (undisclosed)
Acquired by Applied Materials (undisclosed)
Acquired by RF Micro Devices® for $47M
Acquired by Synopsys® (undisclosed)
Acquired by Juniper Networks® for $65.7M
Acquired by Warbug Pincus for $100M
Acquired by Brocade Communications Systems® for $7.8M
IPO at $215M
IPO at $270M
Acquisition prices were published in various sources and publications, actual numbers may be reflected differently.
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Over 35 years of experience of which over 25 years involve development of strategic intellectual property portfolios for both multi-national corporations and startup companies. His focus since the turn of the century is on startup companies specializing in making these portfolios a true asset to the company. Prior to that he was a successful hi-tech professional leading technical and marketing teams. He is listed as an inventor in more than 40 utility and design patents in multiple-technologies and has published a dozen different papers and articles. Reuven specializes in the fields of solid-state technologies, networking, software, CAD/EDA, storage systems, wireless communications and more, handling many hundreds of patent applications. A former officer in the Israeli Air Force, he holds a BSEE from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.
Specializes in developing IP strategies for start-up companies, leading to acquisitions for hundreds of millions dollars. In addition, Or brings vast experience in business development of technology-rich startup companies. He is a Co- Founder and joint CEO of Agam Innovations Ltd., an Israeli corporation which develops, manufactures and sells patented products for the packaging industry worldwide. Agam was successfully acquired in 2016. Or is also a Co- Founder of BAM Medical Ltd., an Israeli corporation which develops, manufactures and sells patented dental products for the medical device industry worldwide. Or has 9 patents listed to his name and additional 13 which are currently pending.
Joined his first start-up at the age of 14. He’s been involved in two successful start-ups in the semiconductor industry, one of which had an IPO on Nasdaq for just under $700M. As an officer he led classified military projects for a notable intelligence unit. After completing a degree in physics he pursued a career in intellectual property and investments, specializing in the fields of software, telecommunications, electro-optics, semiconductors, medical devices and integrated circuits. Ophir is a licensed Israeli Patent Attorney.
Tal is an Israeli attorney specializing in intellectual property (IP) law and commercial law. He helps craft efficient, custom tailored international IP strategies for our clients. Tal focuses on the fields of electronics, software and computer based systems, the Internet, wired and wireless communication, information security, and more. He deals mostly with patent drafting, patent prosecution and trademark prosecution.
Sarah is originally from the UK, where she earned a Masters Degree in Immunology from Imperial College London. She spent a number of years in medical research at the prestigious Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital, Jerusalem, researching immuno-therapy for autoimmune diseases such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. She packs over 10 years of (IP) Intellectual Property law experience and has a wealth of knowledge relating to the filing and prosecution of international patents, trademarks and design applications, as well as the Israeli IP framework. She is currently in the process of becoming a registered Israeli Patent Attorney.
Dr. Limor Marko
Dr. Marko is currently specializing as a pediatrician at Meir Medical Center. She is a graduate with honors of St George's, University of London Medical School. Her research experience includes pursuing a doctoral degree at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she authored several highly cited influential papers. Limor regularly provides advice on practical applications of medical devices, due diligence input, as well as providing insightful strategies for developing complex IP portfolios in the medical space.