Founded in 2010 in Israel, VocalZoom (VZ) is leading a paradigm shift for the Industrial Internet of Things. Led by CEO Tal Bakish, VZ was founded on the idea that data is key to creating new and improved applications in the modern, digitized era. Using patented technology, VZ’s sensors have helped shape the Industrial Internet of Things while lowering the cost of implementation and raising efficiency.

In keeping with our mission to build the next generation of sensor technology and provide affordable high-end optical sensor technology, we’ve created a contactless, wireless autonomous industrial sensor that delivers instant feedback thanks to built-in data edge processing. Designed for Industry 4.0, our latest innovation works on a variety of surfaces, even if they’re hot, wet, glass, or moving, all with minimal infrastructure requirements. These sensors integrate into any IoT platform, providing speedy results and helping avoid costly downtime and repairs with predictive maintenance. 

As leaders in the industrial sensor industry, we hold more than 20 patents on our groundbreaking laser technology. To date, VZ has received $25 million from strategic investors, government funding, and venture capital firms, among them 3M, Motorola Solutions, OurCrowd, and more.

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Meet Our Team

Tal Bakish

Founder & CEO

An entrepreneur with 18 years of executive management and engineering experience, Tal Bakish founded VZ in 2010 with the vision of creating next-generation contactless sensors for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). 

Yechiel Kurtz

Chairman

As VZ’s Chairman of the Board, Yechiel Kurtz assists the team with general management and corporate development. With a background in technology, engineering, and business administration, Yechiel also serves as Chairman at Sphinx Smarthead Technologies, Popin Playgrounds, and several others.

Tal Fishman, Ph.D.

Chief Physics

Electro-optics systems and semiconductor expert Tal Fishman joined VZ in 2013. As the Chief Physics, Tal handles laser and optical design, optimization of system performances, and optimization of analog front-end within ASIC design.

Alexander Blumkin, M.Sc.

Physics

With a Master’s of Science degree from the Technion Institute of Technology, Alexander Blumkin applies his physics expertise to his role at VZ. Previously, he worked as a System Engineer at CDA Medical.

Chen Lupescu

Vice President, Sales

An entrepreneur focusing on the Internet of Things and smart technology, Chen Lupescu has an extensive background in the tech industry. Before joining VZ in 2019, she spent 21 years at Intel building the tech giant’s IoT ecosystem.

Avi Turgeman

Advisor

Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Avi Turgeman co-founded VZ in 2009 and currently serves as an advisor. An entrepreneur who holds 17 patents, Avi is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and worked as a physicist in the Israel Defense Forces from 2002 to 2008.

Mark Martin

Advisor

Mark Martin is a global business leader with expertise in technology, executive strategy, and engineering. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s of Science in 1985 and later got his Master’s in Engineering Management from Tufts University.

Eran Briman

Advisor

A 1995 graduate of Tel Aviv University with an International Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Business, Eran Briman is a seasoned business development and marketing executive with 25 years of experience of bringing new tech products to market.

Dan Inbar

Advisor

With a background in electrical engineering, marketing, and business, Dan Inbar is Dell EMC’s President & General Manager, Storage. Dan also spent nearly 11 years at SanDisk, eventually overseeing OEM sales as a Senior VP.

Sam Arditi

Advisor

Sam Arditi is the CEO of the Silicon Valley-based fender automation startup Boat Innovation. He previously spent five years as CEO of Tigo and 20 years at Intel helping the company make successful investments and increase revenue as Vice President and General Manager.