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Citala Ltd.

Citala smart film enables innovative solutions for the Architecture and Automotive markets, Privacy on demand and Solar Control Solutions.

  • Stage $3M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Ilan's, Bezalel, Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 1998
  • Employees 20
  • Website

Company Summary

Citala Ltd. is the developer and manufacturer of its proprietary Onyx™ based Optical Shutter Films. Citala’s film enables the creation of innovative solutions for a wide range of products for the Architecture and Automotive markets from privacy on demand to solar control and other solutions. The Company is private, headquartered in Israel with R&D and manufacturing in Sunnyvale, California. Citala currently employs approximately 20 people.


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    Ronen Lin
    President & CEO

    Ronen Lin co-founded Citala and is the company’s president and CEO. Prior to joining Citala, Ronen served as a manager in the high-tech department at the Israeli offices of Ernst & Young.

    During his tenure, he worked closely with multiple high-tech companies—helping them to achieve their business and financial goals, including all aspects of private placement funding and initial public offerings.

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    Dr. Akira Tomita

    Dr. Tomita served as VP of BiZDev. at X2 Technologies Inc., an IT start-up in San Rafael, CA. He was co-founder of Ribomic Inc., a biotechnology start-up in Tokyo, Japan. COO and President of Tucson Optical Research Corp in Tucson, AZ. He worked as a Project Manager at Silicon Light Machines, a Silicon Valley display technology startup. Dr. Tomita worked with Raychem Corporation in Menlo Park, CA, and as technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories.

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    James E Harris III
    VP Sales & Marketing

    Prior to joining Citala, James held senior international executive management positions at Sony Electronics, Hitachi Data Systems and Ricoh Silicon Valley. Most recently James was assisting early stage high-tech companies develop their business through strategic alliances and distribution partnerships.

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    Erez Baron
    VP & CFO

    Before joining Citala, Mr. Baron served as a CFO of HelioFocus, company for high efficiency solar-thermal systems to provide high temperature heat. Before joining HelioFocus, Mr. Baron served as a CFO of Samsung Semiconductor Israel, previously known as TransChip, there he was deeply involved in the first acquisition of Samsung Electronics in Israel. Before that, Mr. Baron served as Director of Finance in Orckit Communications (NASDAQ: ORCT).


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    Yigal Arnon & Co.
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    Ernst & Young

Previous Investors

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    David Tendler, Hal S. Beretz, Jerry H. Labowitz, Dick Weiss, Natalio S. Fridman
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    Arbor Realty Trust, Inc