“The key to change is to let go of fear”
I’m a 1969 model Israeli, and that means a lot. Born in Tel-Aviv and currently living in Tel-Mond with Einat, a Yoga instructor and Speech Therapist, and our children Zohar, Adam, Ella and Tommy (the family Shih-Tzu). With a Bachelors’ degree in Archeology from the Ben-Gurion University in the Negev, my professional post-IDF life began as a field archeologist with numerous excavations all over Israel.
Funny enough, the universe threw me many curve balls and somehow, I ended up here. A veteran High-Tech Entrepreneur with a focus on Cyber Security. I co-founded several companies, sold a couple of them, and am extremely active in my field. I’m very passionate with everything I choose to focus on, and I don’t stop. Currently, my focus is saving children’s lives. I do that by spearheading L1ght’s technology (as Co-Founder and CTO). But my path is not yet finished, and opportunities will never stop.
Co-Founder and CEO
Hacktics was Israel’s leading white hat hacking practice. Hacktics’ clients included banks, insurance companies, corporate entities and government branches across the globe. Served as CEO until its acquisition by Ernst & Young in 2011.
Co-Founder and CEO
Seeker is the industry’s first IAST solution with active verification and sensitive-data tracking for web-based applications. Continued as CEO until it’s M&A with Quotium France, as well as a member of the board until its final sale to Synopsis.
Co-Founder and CEO
In believing that “Ad blocking is the right of the consumer”, Shine developed a network-level mobile ad blocking. This technology enables wireless operators to block display and video ads, whether in apps or browsers, as if they were malware, forcing the ad network to strike a deal with the operator if it wants to be displayed.
Co-Founder and CTO
Founded in 2018 as AntiToxin, L1ght is an API platform that is used to help identify and manage toxic content, be it on social networks, messaging apps, hosting providers or gaming platforms, analyzing text, audio, videos, and images.
THINGS I WROTE
1 Hashtag, 2 Clicks… & You Are a Certified Pedophile
Is what was once immoral, now becoming moral? — Not too long ago, being a drug dealer, undercover agent, arms seller or pedophile, was a very difficult thing. And until around three years ago, if anyone wanted to be part of these “respectable”, groups, and have an online presence, either for business or pleasure, they had to know how to hide, and by hiding, I mean really hide.
Two ways social networks could control toxic content
From headlines about YouTube allowing racist and homophobic harassment in the comments section to revelations that GIPHY is playing host to child pornography and white supremacy imagery or even moderators accusing Facebook for giving them PTSD, it’s clear that platforms across the board are failing to keep their sites free of toxic content or approach moderation properly.
The Hippocratic Oath Vs. The Zuckerberg Legacy
When paramedics begin training, the first thing they learn is to protect themselves before treating patients. They are imprinted with the understanding that if they are either wounded or hurt, they will not be able to help others, hence putting both themselves and their patients at risk.
Hiding In Plain S1ght
The word “Hentai” (変態), literally meaning “metamorphosis, or: a state of being different,” is associated with a perverted fetish, and is an excellent example of something that got lost in translation between Eastern and Western Cultures.
From a statistical standpoint, my success rate stands at 41.6%. I have founded 6 startups and sold 2.5 of them.
With no official background in either technology nor business, I was forced to learn fast. Initially how to be a good techie and eventually how to manage and create businesses. I have been challenged by my technological peers on security (nowadays we call it “cyber”), infrastructure, DB’s, coding, networks and more, as well as by my investors on all things budget, ESOP, valuations and the like.
I have managed sales funnels, marketing team, PR interactions and distributors. All this while traveling the globe more than 250 days a year over a span over several years.
Mostly, I had the pleasure of managing talented people. Much more talented and educated than me in their relevant fields. I was responsible for their well being and their livelihood, and at most times, I succeeded.
I manage by example and enjoy the trenches. Being a part of the team's effort, enjoying the pains of honesty.
I have reached the point in which I am comfortable enough to say what I know and to admit about things I do not know.
I am good at starting tech companies and making them a success. If you need my help, contact me firstname.lastname@example.org and we talk.
Entrepreneurs are needed for hundreds of decisions per day and on top of that are faced with business “do or die” dilemas on a daily basis. Each decision, each dilemma, has its own risks and awards, each carrying some weight, some more then others.
A smart entrepreneur will gather a clan, fellowship of people, that will be there for him in these moments so he can learn and rely on their wisdom and objectivity.
My fellowship includes the following wonderful sisters and brothers.