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High-tech, innovation, digital - these are buzz words these days. But, have you ever wondered to yourself exactly what they mean and what goes on in the industry. It can be a bit mysterious. I bring some of the most interesting entrepreneurs, marketers, technical experts, and more to talk to me about the whole field and offer their insights for aspiring techies and entrepreneurs. How can you get involved and how can you master best practices to take your business or venture a step further? L ...
 
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Real estate is considered to be one of the greatest investment assets that a person can acquire, even more so when it is based in the USA. With opportunity that abounds and one of the world's biggest housing markets, US real estate is in many ways the dream for many real estate investors. But, what if you come from abroad, did you know it's virtual…
 
Web3 is a term used to describe the next evolution of the internet, as some claim. With a focus on virtual reality and immersive experiences, Web3 and the 'Metaverse' have the ability to transform the way we interact with each other, purchase goods, and engage with entertainment. Bonnka Lim, CMO of Tetavi, has embraced Web3 and the Metaverse while …
 
When technology comes along to change the medical field, it is often met with lengthy testing and legal procedures, after all, people do not want to get something in their body if it is not safe. But would you believe that maybe what doctors are diagnosing, may not be entirely accurate and in fact are basing their assessment on outdated models? Edd…
 
Cryptocurrency markets tanked. NFT markets have gone down dramatically. What are we witnessing, is it a crypto winter, apocalypse, or what? Tomer Niv, Crypto Investor at Entrée Capital, one of Israel's leading VC firms, suggests it is an opportunity for founders and entrepreneurs to enter the nascent industry and innovate. As the Web3 industry gain…
 
As companies consistently look to expand globally, East Asian markets look ever more promising. Rani Shifron, founder of Healthier Globe and Israel Director for the IP2 Launchpad Taiwan-Israel Program, believes that Taiwan, more than any other nation, is the number one location for founders when trying to take their solution overseas, especially in…
 
The news lately has been covering a wide range of financial topics that seem to spell some type of economic slowdown or recession, especially when it comes to the hi-tech sector globally. VCs are pulling back funding after a record 2021 year and companies are cutting down on expenses and staff. But, are we in for something much bigger, or is this s…
 
Proving that your idea works is one of the most important and hardest parts of founding a startup. So when you finally do so, what's left to prove? Irad Eichler, Founder and CEO of Circles, has proven that his digital solution for specially curated support groups works and is more than a good idea. After a recent successful round A, he catches up w…
 
Startups are popping up all the time but it is not like there is a guide for how to build a startup. But, why shouldn't there be? Ron Navon, Co-founder, Chief Design & Director of Marketing at ThinkUp, is on a mission to create a digital solution that will be the global platform for ideating, validating, and building a startup. The goal: to provide…
 
When we think about travel and tourism, there are so many aspects in which technology has vastly altered and improved our experience. Yet, Bookaway.com started because of one main area that was missed: ground transportation. David Yitzhaki, Bookaway.com CEO and co-Founder, and his team have since navigated a pandemic that devastated the travel indu…
 
Episode 44, "Stealth Mode: Locked", introduced us to Ian Sanders, a CEO of a promising stealth startup who talked to us about his decision to stay in stealth and still manage to develop his company. As part of a follow-up series on Ian's growth, I caught up with him 6 months down the line, after he has officially come out of stealth mode, kinda. Hi…
 
The tech space abounds with interesting job titles, one such title, and a highly sought-after position is that of the product manager. As those who are in charge of the product trajectory, product managers have the utmost control over a company's development as they decide on key features. Yet, how do you manage a product which is software directed…
 
As technology evolves, the barrier to access grows and for businesses, this poses a challenge in terms of budgeting for talent and resources. Assaf Egozi, co-founder and CEO of Noogata, is building a no-code artificial intelligence platform that helps businesses assess major pains and applies AI-based models for a solution. As data becomes even mor…
 
A special episode from the Momentum Accelerator Startup Competition live podcast studio with my guest co-host, Eran Bracha from the podcast Lo Rak Studentim (Not Just Students). Eran and I talk with some students from the prestigious Reichman University in Herzliya, Israel, a center for technological innovation and known for producing leaders of th…
 
Beyond weird pictures of monkeys and such, NFTs are pushing the frontier of what it means to own digital property, experience community, and join the Web 3.0 ecosystem. Ben Kovalis, founder and CMO of EpoLabs by Art AI, jumped on the NFT bandwagon when he and his co-founder decided to embark on the path of creating an artificial intelligence art ge…
 
A special episode from the Momentum Accelerator Startup Competition live podcast studio with my guest co-host, Eran Bracha from the podcast Lo Rak Studentim (Not Just Students). Eran and I talk with some very special people in the Israeli tech ecosystem that are helping to position student entrepreneurs better and redefine their tech journeys. In t…
 
Startup investments come in many different forms and are critical resources entrepreneurs can leverage to push their ventures forward. Yet, not all investors are created equal and not all investments are necessarily right for each founder. Renana Ashkenazi, General Partner at Grove Ventures, a leading VC started by Israeli high-tech legend Dov Mora…
 
There's truth in the saying that sometimes coming from outside of a situation gives you added perspective. At other times, familiarity with a specific industry or market actually gives you the ability to come from inside and disrupt. Yariv Omer, co-founder of Reigo Investments, took this approach with his partners when trying to solve longstanding …
 
Often it is the path we create for ourselves that leads us unexpectedly to some of our biggest accomplishments. Before founding Mon4t, Dr. Ziv Yekutieli, spent many years connecting between neurology and technology, dabbling in music, ex-vivo neural networks, brain signals from epileptic patients, and a PC-based model of the brain. By listening to …
 
The holy grail of startup growth is reaching the US market. Yet, so many startups go about it the wrong way, without knowing the market, and end up failing. Ken August, an experienced commercial lawyer and founder of the August Law Group, specializes in helping international startups and other companies to be properly prepared to enter the American…
 
With the world migrating ever more towards a digital reality, SaaS and other cyber companies are being met with increased regulatory oversight. For better or for worse, this is the reality and companies that are audited and shown to be failing in compliance measures will be met with serious obstacles. Meiran Galis, founder and CEO of Scytale, learn…
 
Adtech veteran and current President of Martin, Lewis Rothkopf, has long been at the forefront of developing innovative solutions to revolutionize the digital media and marketing space. Yet, in his new venture, he has been pushed to flip his conventional thinking and look to improve advertising through incrementality. As we discuss, Lewis' career h…
 
Creativity is known for spurring innovation - so how does that translate when you move from comedy television to tech? Eran Fine, TV show creator and director, a serial entrepreneur and currently CEO/Founder of Nanolock Security, says his humor and knack for production gave him the tools to be able to actually view issues from a unique perspective …
 
Early-stage founders and teams are often super concentrated on developing their solutions and products, and rightfully so. Yet, Keren Halperin, VP of People at Swimm.io, warns against focusing solely on progress without the right base. Having developed company culture and worked in human resources with companies at the forefront of high tech, her e…
 
You may know Amazon as the world's biggest marketplace, but you may not know that it also has another side to its technological prowess, Amazon Web Services. With cloud computing services growing as a trend, enterprises and startups alike are using AWS as a platform to manage their data, workloads, and other assets. Efrat Nir Berger, senior partner…
 
As Ran Korber, CEO and Founder of BreezoMeter, was trying to find a place to settle and raise his family, he wanted to make sure he was doing so in an area that had minimal air pollution. However, he soon found that there was no solution that catered to his need of localized air and climate data. An experienced environmental engineer, Ran set out t…
 
Defining your company's position in relation to your competition is key to create a unique offering that speaks to your client base. As Fiverr's Head of Global Brand, Liron Smadja makes it clear that for every entrepreneur to succeed, you need a solid branding strategy behind your work. Having moved from studying law to animation to tech, Liron dra…
 
When Meirav Harel began her career as a developer during the Dot.Com era, she never once imagined her career would take her down the path of becoming one of the leading international fintech authorities. After gaining professional investment skills and leading the development of the award-winning LeumiTrade trading platform for Israeli Bank Leumi, …
 
When developing a technology that flips traditional methods on its head, it starts with a process. See, Know, Guide (SKG) developed by Gal Rotman, one of the co-founders of Sency.Ai, and his team, was the secret sauce to Sency's groundbreaking technology for sports and wellness lovers around the world to receive digital instruction and feedback to …
 
When entrepreneurs mention 'stealth mode', or the time before their startup goes live to the world, the response is either for people to run away or join in. Ian Sanders is currently working on a groundbreaking startup that has the ability to, WHOA!, not so fast, we still have some time before he launches publicly. Stealth mode carries with it a lo…
 
It turns out that financial modeling and banking require similar skillsets to what you need as a product manager. At least, that's what Benjamin Franck, Senior Product Manager at Yoobic, found out. Combing through large amounts of data, inferring possible solutions, and developing new ways to express these takeaways, his role as a product manager m…
 
In an era when your network can often make your net worth, how can people work to extract greater value from their connections? Ofir Yogev, Chief Business Officer for Meetengo, came to the conclusion that this value comes from a person-to-person business model, which can be the best foundation for building trust and retention. By helping to facilit…
 
In tech, the industry can often be divided between technical experts in charge of the actual solution development and business professionals who help with the actual go-to-market strategy of the product. As chief engineering officer for Skai (formerly Kenshoo), Nir Feldman has to balance both hats, understanding what clients need for a better produ…
 
We all know excel; you may love it, you may hate it, but it's the tool every entrepreneur needs. Manage marketing? Excel. Fix your budget? Excel. Dr. Isaac Gottlieb has taught Excel over the last 15 years to over 30,000 MBA, executive MBA, MS, Ph.D. and undergraduate students at Columbia, NYU, Temple, and other universities. He has conducted numero…
 
New markets are every entrepreneurs' dream. Breaking into a new country, city, or industry, is key for growth, but how you do it is even more important. Kapil Kane, Director of Innovation for Intel China, understands the Chinese and East Asian markets in-depth and sees entering a new market as a special balance. Being able to identify the key playe…
 
Most entrepreneurs and startup founders have a dream to be "acquired". That buzzword can often be the driving force behind much of an entrepreneur's decisions, the hopeful exit. I sat down with Jeremy Lipshitz, Director leading the Post-Merger Integration (M&A) team at PWC in Israel and who has had extensive experience in the space, to discuss what…
 
Meetings, events, conferences, they are here to stay, but the question is how will their look and feel change? If corona hadn't already proved to us that video will revolutionize the event space, announcements of virtual worlds and other innovative platforms are continuing to shape how we meet each other. Tal Mor, CEO and Founder of EventPlace, see…
 
Angel investors. We know them as those who have the means and experience to invest individually in various commercial projects. The storied few. But, have you really ever stopped to think who is the person behind the title? Amos Talmor, Chairman of Talmor Group & Partner at Seedbiz.co.il, is an active angel investor. With over a dozen years of expe…
 
Anna Leizerovici Ekstein has been through it all in the startup ecosystem. From working with early-stage companies on growth to helping them set up their Business strategy and revenues, Anna has had some key takeaways in regards to building a successful startup. Now, in her current role at Mobilion Ventures, she now sits on the opposite side of the…
 
Zviki Ben Ishay started his venture Lightico from his backyard, at night, after his day job, making calls with potential clients to grow his business and test his idea. Six years, several phone calls, and a few product iterations later, Zviki has successfully developed his venture into a solution for businesses to digitize overly complex, bureaucra…
 
Irad Eichler started his entrepreneurial journey helping disabled people get matched with the right jobs. As an excellent operations manager, he understands how to build processes and systems for organizations to grow and for people to succeed. At his new venture, he perfectly combines his socially conscientious mindset and his operations backgroun…
 
When you are building your technological solution, it is always important to make sure you have the right partners. Gavriel Ariel founder of B–Solution helps startups and other ventures with properly defining and creating their software. In this episode, we learn the best ways to go about choosing software design partners and what you should be loo…
 
When Omri Moran's future wife was late to their date because of her manicure, the entrepreneurial bug kicked into full gear. Next thing he knew, Omri was on his way to developing a novel product in the beauty and cosmetics industry that would allow people to get their hand nails painted - all at the touch of a button. Sound too much like the Jetson…
 
Thought you had an amazing idea only to have it upended? What do you do? Ally Wolodarsky, serial entrepreneur and CEO and co-founder of Vacayz, is no stranger to the business world, and, from her first businesses helping generate leads for SMBS to managing rental properties in New York City, Ally understands that to succeed you must continually mov…
 
Oren Yeger is one of Israel's foremost experts in information technology and especially cloud security. He sees the cloud as an ever-evolving technology that builds off itself, almost like the legos of his childhood. Now, with much of his work focusing on securing cloud networks, he has turned to facing down an unlikely foe using his expertise: cyb…
 
When the corona pandemic struck, many people found themselves stuck or out of work. While some people struggled to overcome this, Haggai Anson, founder of Ad Pure Media, took the opportunity to change his direction. As a talented videographer and studio manager, he understood the value of content but with shoots all but drying up he leaned onto ano…
 
As a fellow community enthusiast, I was lucky to share insights with Mike Silberg, founder of the IS-CL Network, and community building expert. It's always a pleasure to pick the brain of someone who's in a similar space as you. And, Mike shares with me a very interesting community-building principle related to space. Listen here! Jordan Kastrinsky…
 
Gilad Laor found that his dyslexia sometimes made it hard for him to interact online writing in English. When he dove into the issue more, he realized that it wasn't just him, but foreign-language speakers who had trouble writing in English as well. So he decided to come up with OtterWriter, a chrome extension that can be used on a variety of media…
 
In today's episode, Roma Timoshpolski, experienced tech expert and current head of Yozma.tech shares with us what it means to pivot in business and how you can use out-staffing to meet your business' needs. Jordan Kastrinsky - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-kastrinsky-9b8b2370/ Roma Timoshpolski - https://www.linkedin.com/in/romatim/ Join our c…
 
In today's episode, Dor Zilbershtain, experienced salesman and current head of sales at EnterGreat.io shares with us his experience in the world of sales, what's important to understand regarding sales in the startup ecosystem, and some of the common mistakes startups make with sales. Jordan Kastrinsky - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordan-kastrinsk…
 
I was especially happy to have this podcast as it was slightly different than other episodes. Michal Grundland, a business development executive and long-time media professional and personality, shares with me some of the secrets she has picked up throughout her career that have helped her on her way to success and her position today. Rather than t…
 
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