Our Story

Fusing Deep Tech
with Winning Team Spirit

To Overcome Tomorrow’s AV Challenges, Today

By 2030, forty percent of miles driven in the EU will be autonomous, and every second car in the US will be at least Level 4. With mass adoption, new safety concerns arise.

In 2007 our Co-founder Youval visited the Israeli team competing in the DARPA Urban Challenge. Fascinated by the potential impact of autonomous driving, he decided to get a PhD in sensor fusion for autonomous vehicles. Several years and patents later, Youval met Ronny, who had extensive experience managing deep tech startups and was looking for his next endeavor.

In 2016, the two partnered up and founded VAYAVISION in the outskirts of Tel-Aviv with funding from leading global investors. Today, the company employs more than 30 enthusiastic engineers and developers with expertise varying from AI and Computer Vision to Deep Learning and Systems Engineering.

Committed to the safest autonomous driving standards, VAYAVISION delivers best-in-class perception solution to leading OEMs and Tier 1s.

Our Values

a Difference

We are paving the way towards a world with safer roads, making transportation less stressful, more affordable, and accessible to all.


We believe balance fuels our well-being, acting as a source of creativity and productivity for our team. After all, it’s all about people.

at Work

Diversity is our strength. We take pride in having an inclusive team of individuals from different backgrounds, gender, religion and beliefs. It’s what makes us a creative and innovative workforce.

Team Spirit

We thrive on solving difficult challenges, individually and as a supportive team. Together, we have created a friendly work environment that encourages collaboration and personal growth.

We Dare
to Dream Big

“If you can dream it, you can do it”. We have the courage to push our limits and pursue our dreams, leading to a greater tomorrow, today!

Our Team

Ronny Cohen,
Founder and CEO

Over 25 years of business and technical experience at National Semi, Comsys, including co-founding a startup acquired by Intel.

Dr. Youval Nehmadi,
Founder and CTO

Over 20 years of technical and computer vision experience at Opal, Applied Materials. Ph.D in sensor fusion for autonomous vehicles. Holds 20 patents.

Stav Yoffe,
Business Development Manager

Vast experience in product, business, and engineering at Innoviz, Hillcrest labs (Ceva), Elbit Systems. Holds BSc in EE and in Physics from the Technion and an MBA from the Darden (University of Virginia).

Ido Goren,
SW Group Manager

A seasoned R&D manager with over 20 years of experience in technical roles and senior management positions. Specializes in software and embedded systems. Past experience includes various roles at Centipede Semi, Asocs, Comsys and National Semiconductor.

Holds a BSc in computer science From the Hebrew University.

Nir Darshan,
Algorithm Group Manager

15+ years of experience in Algorithm R&D and 6 years in managerial roles. Specializing in the field of Signal processing, image processing and Computer Vision. Past experience includes roles at Spatial logic, Intel, Horizon Semiconductor and Ceragon. Holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.