Yossi Vardi

Event Chairman at 4yfn [4 Years From Now]

Yossi Vardi

Yossi Vardi

Event Chairman at 4yfn [4 Years From Now]

Overview
Career Highlights

WeFi, Inc.
Alon Israel Oil Co. Ltd.
Granite Hacarmel Investments Ltd.

RelSci Relationships

3273

Number of Boards

32

Birthday

01/01/1942 - Tel Aviv, Israel

Age

78

Number of Awards

3

Relationships
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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at WeFi, Inc.

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Managing General Partner & Co-Founder at Pitango Venture Capital

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Senior Advisor at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Co-Founder at WeFi, Inc.

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Founding Partner at Lightspeed Management Co. LLC

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Ratio Oil Exploration (1992) LP

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Chief Executive Officer at Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd.

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Former Minister of Finance at Israel Ministry of Finance

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President at Ormat International, Inc.

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Chairman at Ormat Nevada, Inc.

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Giza is a hands-on manager which invests in seed and early-stage technology companies in the communications, semiconductors, information technology, enterprise software, life sciences, cleantech, media, internet and gaming & entertainment sectors. They aim to add value to investee companies through board participation, partnering with management to provide support for strategic, marketing, financial and personnel-related decisions.The firm has a special program called Ofek which is devoted to very early-stage investments, generally making relatively small investments up to $0.5 million in the form of convertible loans in start-ups at the seed or pre-seed stage.Their initial investment is usually milestone-based and seeks to bring the company to a significant stage of development. Once the milestone goals are met and if the company remains a good investment, Giza then looks to lead the first institutional round.The Ofek Program also encompasses EIR investments, in which the firm brings experienced entrepreneurs and managers in-house in order to create a new business or to take an active role in a venture that lacks leadership. Giza acts like an angel investor, making quick decisions. Generally internet/new media/gaming companies are the best candidates for such investments.

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The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (Hebrew: ??????? – ???? ???????? ???????) is a public research university in Haifa, Israel. Founded in 1912, Technion is the oldest university in Israel. The university offers degrees in science and engineering, and related fields such as architecture, medicine, industrial management and education. The Technion was conceived in the early 1900s by the German-Jewish fund Ezrah as a school of engineering and sciences. It was to be the only institution of higher learning in the then Ottoman Palestine, other than the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem (founded in 1907).

Memberships
Member
Current

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Career History
Event Chairman
Current

4YFN [4 Years From Now] is the event to connect mobile ideas and startups, part of the Mobile World Congress Barcelona.

Co-Founder
2006 - ?

WeFi, Inc. provides bandwidth sharing social networking services. It also provides broadband sharing services to mobile users. The firm develops software that is loaded on to laptops and mobile devices. The company also extends investment in infrastructure Wi-Fi networks and assures that wireless carriers, cable operators and streaming media content producers can deliver subscribers the best mobility experience in a data dependent world. The company was founded by Yossi Vardi, Shimon Scherzer, Tamir Scherzer and Arnon Kohavi in 2005 and is headquartered in Herndon, VA.

Co-Founder
1989 - ?

Alon Israel Oil Co. Ltd. owns and operates gasoline service stations and convenience stores. The firm operates under three segments of operation: energy in the US, retail in Israel and energy in Israel. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Yakum, Israel.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2006 - Prior

Amdocs Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of software and services solutions for communications, entertainment, and media industries. It specializes in the development, implementation, and management of software and services associate with business support systems, operational support systems, service-driven network and other network solutions, entertainment offerings, and digital solutions. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Chesterfield, MO.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Oil Refineries Ltd. engages in the production of oil fuels. It also provides power and heat services to industrial customers. The company operates through the following segments: Fuels, Polymers, Aromatics, Polymers - Ducor, and Other. The Fuels segment purchases and transforms crude oil and intermediate materials into end products. The Polymers segment engages in the production of polyethylene and polypropylene. The Aromatics segment engages in the production of aromatic materials, mainly benzene, paraxylene, orthoxylene, and toluene. The Polymers - Ducor segment through Ducor deals with the production of polypropylene from propylene. The Other segment includes: oils and waxes through Haifa Basic Oils; polymers in the Netherlands through Ducor and trade through the trading and shipping companies. Oil Refineries was founded in August 1959 and is headquartered in Haifa, Israel.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Strauss Group Ltd. engages in the production and marketing of food products. It operates through the following segments: Pleasure and Fun, Health and Life Quality, Coffee Israel, Coffee International, International Dips and Spreads, and Strauss Water. The Pleasure and Fun segment engages in the production, marketing, and sale of sweets, pastries, and snacks. The Health and Life Quality segment engages in the production, sale, and marketing of dairy products, milk drinks, salads, fresh foods, honey, cooking oil, confectionery, cooking sauces, and natural lemon and maple extracts. The Coffee Israel segment engages in the production, marketing, and sale of coffee products in Israel. The Coffee International segment engages in the production, marketing, and sale of coffee products overseas. The International Dips and Spreads segment engages in the production, marketing, and sale of dips and chilled salads overseas. Strauss Water segment engages in the development, installation, marketing, and sale of water systems for filtration, purification, and gasification. The company was founded on September 10, 1933 and is headquartered in Petach-Tikva, Israel.

Member, Israel Board of Directors
Current

A not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the relationship between the people of the United States and Israel by improving perceptions about Israel. Neither political nor sectarian organization, the AIFL mobilizes support for Israel through people-to-people exchange programs since 1971.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior - 2015

The Jerusalem Foundation has been working on behalf of Jerusalem and its residents for more than 45 years. The Foundation’s early years were shaped by the city's need to develop, mostly by building a city, block by block, school by school, park by park. Without neglecting the development of physical infrastructure, and continuing to care for previously completed projects, its last two decades were marked not only by physical but also programmatic investment, from community empowerment projects, to creating cultural programming, to leveling the playing field between east and west Jerusalem, to coexistence programming. Four decades after its founding, it has left its imprint on about 4000 projects, many of which are some of the city's best known landmarks.

Member, Board of Trustees
Prior

The Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research institutions. Hundreds of scientists, laboratory technicians and research students working on its lushly landscaped campus embark daily on fascinating journeys into the unknown, seeking to improve our understanding of nature and our place within it. Lettuce fieldGuiding these scientists is the spirit of inquiry so characteristic of the human race. It is this spirit that propelled humans upward along the evolutionary ladder, helping them reach their utmost heights. It prompted humankind to pursue agriculture, learn to build lodgings, invent writing, harness electricity to power emerging technologies, observe distant galaxies, design drugs to combat various diseases, develop new materials and decipher the genetic code embedded in all the plants and animals on Earth. The quest to maintain this increasing momentum compels Weizmann Institute scientists to seek out places that have not yet been reached by the human mind. What awaits us in these places? No one has the answer to this question. But one thing is certain – the journey fired by curiosity will lead onward to a better future. Groundbreaking medical and technological applications that have emerged from basic research conducted by Weizmann Institute scientists include: Amniocentesis, a prenatal diagnostic test for the fetus neonatal Sophisticated laser systems for high-precision diamond cutting A method for growing hybrid seeds that prevents the transmission of disease from one generation to the next and helps protect edible plants from pests Affinity chromatography, a key tool for purifying biological materials in the biotechnology industry Living polymerization, one of the most fundamental techniques of the modern polymer industry For solving the structure of the ribosome, the cell’s protein factory, and revealing its means of action, the Institute’s Prof. Ada Yonath was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Her research should speed the development of antibiotic drugs that are more efficient, especially against antibiotic-resistant strains

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$25K - $50K
2016

The New Israel Fund (New York) provides grants and technical assistance to organizations in Israel. It focus on liberal democracy, including freedom of speech and minority rights, and to fight inequality, injustice, and extremism. The company was founded by Jonathan Cohen and Eleonor Friedman Cohen in 1979 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

$1,000 - $4,999
2009

The East Harlem School challenges students to develop a balanced physical, moral, and intellectual strength that they will use to adapt to change - and for the final purpose of creating and sharing lives of deep meaning, dynamic actions, and transcendent joy. We are a middle school (grades 4-8) that recruits children from families with low income and the highest values, and we give preference to those who keep to the traditional belief that creative flight can only be sustained by grounded discipline.

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WeFi, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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WeFi, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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SimilarWeb Ltd. provides digital market intelligence platform. It develops measuring and monitoring tools of websites; and offers browser plugins and tools to explore the web and application programming interface. The company was founded by Or Offer and Nir Cohen in 2007 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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OverWolf Ltd. develops game overlay software applications. It offers Age of Chivalry, Aika Online, Aion, Antichamber, Arena of Fate, ARMA 2, Battle for Graxia, and Battlefield 1 games. The company was founded by Uri Marchand, Gil Or, Alon Rabinowitz and Nir Finkelstein in 2010 and is headquartered in Ramat Gan, Israel.

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More than just a Facebook application developer, Fanzila has the expertise and technology that adds comprehensive value to the users' corporate website, mobile site and Facebook page.Since 2004, companies have been using Fanzila technology to create engaging communities across a variety of media. With popular web and mobile applications already empowering leading publishers and brands, Fanzila was the first company to offer powerful social applications for Facebook pages.Fanzila applications are managed by a robust backend platform that identifies fan activities and interests, generating valuable leads and opportunities for the brand.Each applications can be deployed on Facebook as well as on websites and mobile portals, making updates and management a breeze.The Fanzila team can help users to harness the combined power of the Internet and social media to understand, engage and motivate their audience.

Awards & Honors
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Israel Prime Minister's Medal
Hugo Ramniceanu Prize for Economics
Events
Speaker
311 West 34th Street-Manhattan, NY
2013 TechCrunch Disrupt (New York City)

Speaker
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area
2013 DC Finance East Coast Family Office & Wealth Management Annual Conference

Speaker
The Union League Club-New York, NY
2013 DC Finance East Coast Family Office & Wealth Management Annual Conference

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