• Summary

    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO) • PRESIDENT

    ENTREPRENEUR • CORPORATE OFFICER • DIRECTOR

     

    Acquired Over 1 Billion Users

    4 Exits - Over $2 Billion

     

    Accomplished Corporate Officer and Senior Executive with consistent record of contributing to the success of industry leaders such as AOL, Netscape, Amdocs, Nextel, AT&T, T-Mobile, Badoo, ICQ, and Winamp. Distributed products to over 1,000,000,000 (BILLION) users! Expertise in information technology, consumer Internet, Mobile and media industries. Expertise in establishing highly successful business operations and producing dramatic revenue increases. Excellent leadership skills. Multi-lingual, Multi-Cultural.

    Speciality - SCALING! - Growing a company from 20 to 500 employees, from $20MM to $500MM.

    Executive Management ▪ Business Operations ▪ Technology & Media

    Strategic Planning ▪ New Media ▪ Start-up Operations ▪ Business Development

    Entrepreneurship ▪ Turnaround Operations ▪ Crisis Management ▪ Consumer Products

    Viral Marketing ▪ Negotiations ▪ Team Building ▪ P&L Management ▪ Problem Solving

    Enterprise Software ▪ Consumer Internet ▪ Mobile ▪ Product & Service Development

  • Videos

    Some Interviews with Amit Shafrir 

    90 seconds about Quiv

    Amit's latest company - Quiv

    90 seconds about Quiv

    Amit on the BBC

    Some Interviews with Amit Shafrir 

    Amit Shafrir interviewed by BBC World Innovate Israel 4th Dec 2013

    "World Business Report" on BBC World News, presenter was Jamie Robertson

    Amit @ DLD

    Some Interviews with Amit Shafrir 

    At DLD 2013. A panel titles "What's Next?"

    A discussion among the experienced hands about what's next on their personal agenda and the Consumer Internet space.

    Amit - Unbound London

    Some Interviews with Amit Shafrir 

    Innovate Israel 2013 - Panel - The Future of TV & Video

    Moderated by: Amit Shafrir

    Panellists: Guy Avshalom, COO, Lionsgate Films

    Josh Berger, President, Warner Bros, UK, Ireland & Spain

    Oded Vardi, Investor & Entrepreneur

    Thomas Benski, CEO, Pulse Films

    A brief history of messaging

    Some Interviews with Amit Shafrir

    A talk about the history of messaging at the Zula Summit - Nov. 2014

     

  • Experience

    MobileChain

    Strategic Advisor 017 -

    The Mobilechain network is designed to incorporate blockchain technology into the mobile app developer network,and into collective userbases. The goal of this platform is to eliminate the many hurdles that mobile developers face by distributing pre-developed blockchain technologies and features through a system that mobile developers are already familiar with-the SDK.The Mobilechain SDK will allow mobile app developers to connect blockchain based features and technologies with their existing mobile applications.All blockchain integrations will be done server-side through the SDK so any app developer, despite their level of technical skill, will be able to make use of blockchain technologies.This platform caters to three essential groups:developers and publishers of mobile applications,who will be able to add blockchain supported services to their apps, brands who will be given solutions to support branded cryptocurrencies and manage blockchain based microeconomy, as well as app users who will become a part of the mobile value cycle through the distribution of a standard crypto wallet. Mobilechain will be powered by StartApp, a leading mobile media and data company

    Quiv

    Co-Founder & CEO Jan 2016 - Present

    Quiv is a platform that allows users to connect with experts, ask them questions or pick their brains, return fot a charitable donation to the cause of the expert.

    It is a platform that allows individuals to convert their time, experience and knowledge into great advice for people looking for it and charitable donations for their favorite causes.

    Quiv - Asking is the new giving

    CareClock

    Co-Founder & COO Jan 2016 - 2018

    CareClock is a FREE android app-based senior care service that brings rich automated advanced monitoring and emergency notification services to the 50+ million seniors without any safety solution in place today. It offers daily-use features like a sophisticated clock radio offering over 200 radio channels and automated medical reminders, combined with easy-to-use monitoring and emergency notification features that help provide peace of mind to the senior and their family.

    CareClock Video

    StartApp

    Strategic Advisor Jan 2016 - Present

    StartApp is an insight-driven mobile technology company that enables partners to turn data into fulfilling mobile moments. By creating innovative ways of exploring mobile users' intents and behaviors, and being smarter about responding to these factors, we help our partners optimize and better execute their strategies. StartApp partners with over 350,000 applications, 10 Billion downloads, and reaching 1 billion MAUs worldwide.

    lert.ly

    Co-Founder & COO Jan 2014 - 2018

    lert.ly is the first comprehensive monitoring and emergency notification system to use ultra low-power wifi technology in all of its devices. Our approach makes installation simpler, and allows our devices to work anywhere wifi is present. For our wearable emergency buttons, that means they can work across entire buildings and campuses, yet still have really great battery life (unlike GSM-based solutions).

    SaferAging Inc.

    Co-Founder & COO Oct 2011 - 2018

    COO of SaferAging, a service that enables seniors to live independently, by using innovative in-home technology to monitor their activities (sleep patterns, pill taking, general activities levels, etc.), combined with traditional safeguards (including a 911 pendant, daily activity reminder services, etc.) and alerts caregivers and family members when potential problems are detected.

    The solution uses all-wireless, battery-powered sensors, making installation a fast and simple process. Most importantly, it delivers all of this at a very affordable pricepoint.

    adMingle

    Advisor 2014 - Present

    adMingle is a 'Social Advertising Platform!'

    adMingle is 'Mingling' Advertisers and Publishers and visa versa.
    adMingle is designed to 'Mingle' to social networks all type of ads in any format whether a tweet, youtube, banner, e-commerce or any other advertisement with 'social enhancing' character.

    adMingle users can be those passionate people that use almost any type of social network! User's may be categorized as regular social network user, Celebrity, "Welebrity", Opinion Leaders, Trendsetter or an other Passionate character that wishes to take part in the online buzz, amplify the message and make a commercial gain.

    Lavtech.com. Corp

    Director 2013 - Present

    Mnogo.ru is Russia’s largest independent Coalition Loyalty Program & Consumer Club.

    StormX

    Strategic Advisor 2017 - 2018

    Storm is changing the way a billion people around the world earn by matching them with tasks and letting them complete small gigs from any mobile device, anywhere in the world, and be rewarded in cryptocurrency. These gigs enable anyone to earn a living and facilitates economic mobility for the millions of unbanked workers and a global remote workforce trending toward freelancing work. Storm is a leader in the new blockchain-enabled economy.

    Dstillery

    Advisor 2008 - Present

    Dstillery is at the forefront of advertising technology, pioneering new ways to create brand value for marketers by extracting signals from the complete consumer journey and activating them across all screens. We’re building on five years of leading the data revolution by finding the customers scientifically proven to care about your brand.

    We believe we have the best technology, the best data science and the best team to meet our customers’ needs (400+ top-tier brands and growing). And while that statement may not set us apart from what other tech companies claim, the list of our award accolades most certainly does -- and we’re proud of it!

    Crain’s NY #10 Best Places to Work; Forbes #47 Top 100 Most Promising Companies in America; Fast Company #81 Top 100 Most Creative People in Business; U.S. Patent #8,719,934 B2 (Detecting Non-Intended Traffic Using Co-Visitation Information); Wired Smart List; Advertising Research Foundation Innovation Award Grand Winner and Future-Forward Silver Award Winner; and many more!

    United Capital Partners

    Advisor 2013 - 2014

    Consulted UCP, a P/E and investment firm - the holder of 48% of VKontakte (the Russian Facebook who is the major social network in Russia). Advised UCP post its acquisition of the stake in VK and up to the successful sale of for $1.48 Billion to mail.ru.

    Badoo

    Executive President & Director Apr 2010 - Aug 2013

    Company pioneered new category – Social Discovery or Social Network for Meeting New People. Brought on by the founder to help scale and grow the company.

    Propelled the company to over $150 Million in sales and helped take it from a loss to substantial profitability.

    Badoo.com is the largest, fastest growing Social Network for Meeting New People in the world, very popular in Southern Europe, South America, Eastern Europe and parts of Asia.

    With over 180 million users in over 180 countries using the site in 40 languages, Badoo.com is a truly global, multi-lingual, location-based, “Meeting Network,” focused on chatting, flirting and meeting new people.

    OurParents, Inc.

    COO Mar 2009 - Oct 2011

    OurParents is an elder care directory, focused on assisting adult children with aging parents find the right care solution that meets the parents' and family's unique needs. Successfully exited

    fring

    US Representative 2009 - 2010

    fring is a consumer focused mobile VOIP communication platform

    Double Trump International Inc.

    President & CEO 2008 - 2009

    Double Trump is dedicated to enabling new revenue opportunities for software, games, and digital media. Double Trump's first major innovation is a proprietary platform that allows consumers to use software for one cent per minute instead of having to pay the full retail price at download. If consumers use the software enough to reach the retail value of the software, it becomes theirs to keep. This new method of monetization-known as "Micro-licensing"-provides a solution to low conversion rates. In effect, it helps provide an answer to the longstanding industry question of how to monetize the 99% of users who do not pay today.

    Pulver

    Principal and Partner 2007 - 2008

    • Private NY based investment fund investing in early stage Internet startups (Video, Social Media, Communications & VOIP)
    • Co founded and provided management services to various incubated companies including Network2.tv PrimeTimeRewind.tv, VooV.tv, AppAdvisor Inc, SuperTagger Inc.

    Giza Venture Capital

    Venture Advisor 2007 - 2008

    GIZA VENTURE CAPITAL established in 1992, is a pioneer investor in seed and early-stage technology companies. Giza currently manages five funds totaling about US$600 million.

    Giza investment professionals bring wealth of expertise and experience in Communications, Semiconductors, Information Technology, Enterprise Software, Life Sciences, CleanTech, Media, Internet & Entertainment.

    Giza established an office in Singapore in 2001 and in recent years has also been actively investing in Taiwan-based companies. It is also actively involved in supporting its Israeli related portfolio companies to expand and partner in Taiwan and the Greater China region.

    Giza has invested in 102 companies in the sectors of Communications, Information Technology, Enterprise Software, Cleantech and Life Sciences, with 33 successful exits.

    Giza's vision in recognizing future technology leaders led to the following winning investments; XtremIO (acquired by EMC), Actimize (acquired by NICE Systems), Prosight (acquired by Primavera Systems), Oplus (acquired by Intel), Cyota (acquired by RSA), X Technologies (acquired by Guidant), Precise (NASDAQ:PRSE, acquired by Veritas), Oridion (SWX:ORIDN), Zoran (NASDAQ:ZRAN), M-Systems (NASDAQ:FLSH), DSPG (NASDAQ:DSPG), Butterfly (acquired by TI), DSPC (acquired by Intel), Libit (acquired by TI), Scorpio (acquired by US Robotics), Telegate (acquired by Terayon) and Danen (TWSE:3686).

    AOL Premium Services, LLC

    President Jul 2005 - 2007

    responsible for a variety of AOL properties including MUSICNET@AOL, AOL Music Now (US largest subscription music service), Winamp (over 75 million MAUs), and many more.

    AOL

    Vice President & GM AOL Digital Media Services Nov 2004 - Jul 2005

    AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions.

    Our Mission:
    To simplify the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's most talented builders of culture and code.

    From time to time, we post information about AOL on our investor relations website (http://ir.aol.com) and our official corporate blog (http://blog.aol.com).

    AOL

    Vice President & GM Netscape Security Solutions Nov 2003 - Nov 2004

    Packaged the Netscape various enterprise server offering into a coherent offering with the goal of divesting from AOL. Successfully sold to Red Hat.

    AOL

    VP and Acting GM ICQ Mar 2003 - Nov 2003

    AOL Inc. (NYSE: AOL) is a brand company, committed to continuously innovating, growing, and investing in brands and experiences that inform, entertain, and connect the world. The home of a world-class collection of premium brands, AOL creates original content that engages audiences on a local and global scale. We help marketers connect with these audiences through effective and engaging digital advertising solutions.

    Our Mission:
    To simplify the Internet for consumers and creators by unleashing the world's most talented builders of culture and code.

    From time to time, we post information about AOL on our investor relations website (http://ir.aol.com) and our official corporate blog (http://blog.aol.com).

    Amdocs

    Director of Software Development 1993 - 2001

    Amdocs is a leading software & services provider to the world’s most successful communications and media companies. As our customers reinvent themselves, we enable their digital and network transformation through innovative solutions, delivery expertise and intelligent operations. Amdocs and its 25,000 employees serve customers in over 85 countries. Listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, Amdocs had revenue of $3.7 billion in fiscal 2016.

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    Amit was one of the most capable people I have managed. He could be depended upon to figure out exactly what needed to get done, get people lined up and committed to the endeavour and to deliver results. A very capable leader, manager and business person... and a delight to work with.

     

    Steven McArthur

  • Education

    Tel Aviv University

    Finance & Marketing, MBA 1991 - 1993

    Tel Aviv University

    Management & Economics, BA 1987 - 1990

    Mitrani High

    Software Engineer 1979 - 1983

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