The company

Founded in 2017, CanBreed is a leader in perfecting Cannabis and Hemp genetics thus providing growers with genetically superior seeds, which ensure standardized, high-quality Cannabis and Hemp raw material for the industry while ensuring profitability and consistency of cultivation operations for the growers.

CanBreed's site in Israel is comprised of a 12,000 sqf facility that includes offices, R&D labs, a seeds testing and processing facility and in addition a 45,000 sqf farm  - the biggest Cannabis trialing and seeds production facility in Israel. In addition, CanBreed's fully owned subsidiary company in the USA operates a 140,000 sqf Hemp seeds production farm for the US market.CanBreed's team of professionals are led by top notch plant scientists and seed industry professionals from Syngenta, the Volcani Institute and the Faculty of Agriculture (Hebrew University).

CanBreed is a pioneer in both developing the first ever fully stable and uniform Cannabis seeds and applying in Cannabis the breakthrough new breeding technology based on CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing that enables development of the much needed unique agronomical traits in Cannabis.With this unique combination of capabilities CanBreed is able to offer growers top-quality 100% stable Cannabis and Hemp seeds which solve their cultivation challenges in addition to finally enabling the production of uniform and consistent Cannabis and Hemp raw material for the entire industry.

The Management

Ido Margalit


Has over 20 years of management experience in the life science industry. He co-founded Infigo Diagnostics Ltd and held executive positions at TransAlgae Ltd and Syngenta Group

Dr. Tal Sherman


An expert in molecular biology and plant physiology, Was the director of the trait and abiotic stress-based projects at Syngenta Group,

Aaron Berdah

President & Chairman

Global companies with strategic leadership and international expansion. Mr. Berdah is Chairman and President of BetterSeeds LTD and Deputy Chairman at Smart Agro Venture Capital

Dr. Shira Corem

Director of Genome Editing and Molecular Biology

Extensive research experience in Genome Editing and Molecular Biology, Was a senior researcher at the Volcani Institute

Ilanit Madari

Chief financial officer

Seasoned Financial Officer with experience in the global tech industry. Held C-level positions at both Headsense Medical Ltd. and the Targetech Innovation center,

Prof. Haim Rabinowitch

Advisory Board Member

Aworld-renowned expert in plant physiology and an opinion leader in plant breeding. He has received numerous prestigious awards, including the American ASHA and NFPA Award..

Tomer Shemesh


Tomer serves as CanBreed’s representative in Australia and New Zealand.