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As the fires are being contained in Israel and after spending Thanksgiving with friends and family I decided to write next about groups of disadvantaged people who have less than I do but who are using technology to create wealth and level the playing field. During my... read more In the new film Ex Machina, a reclusive billionaire invents a robotic artificial intelligence. To test whether his invention is indistinguishable from a human being, he helicopters-in a young engineer to see if he falls in love with the robot. Today, making machines... read more One of the major trends transforming the technology world is the meteoric growth of the large cloud platforms. Only a decade ago Amazon launched AWS to provide online services for other web sites or client-side application, and by doing so changed the way tech... read more This week I’m veering away from the mainstream Cyber Security warnings. I’d like to address what I see is a far more sinister technological threat: Virtual Reality. What’s that, now? VR? Those super cool headsets that allow you to take tours of the... read more British Radio Station, The Jewish Views, focused on International news pertaining to Jewish and Israel related news, interviews the founders of JFE Organization about JFE UK Launch. Scroll to the 34:40 minute to hear the interview that took place across three time... read more It probably began with an unprecedented burst of neurons in your brain. You may have been showering when this happened. Or getting ready to sleep. Or playing your favorite sport. In any case, your synapses exploded like never before and you knew you had a one in a... read more When you’re about to start developing your product and hire a freelance development team, you may not be aware of the unknown or unrealized costs associated with only hiring developers. In this article, we shed some light on the processes and infrastructure required... read more This is the second installment of my Medium post; Israel Future Trends. Last post I focused on Israeli technology which will ultimately be customer facing. In this post I’d like to focus on technology which has applications within the IDF and Israeli defense... read more This is the first installment of a multi-part Medium series following “10,000 hours of Upside Coffee” about my experiences in Israel. In my previous post, I outlined the process of getting meetings as well as my initial thoughts about the Israeli tech ecosystem. In... read more Larry Page, CEO of Alphabet (the company formerly known as Google), has a quirky way of deciding which companies he likes. It’s called “The Toothbrush Test.” According to the New York Times, when Page looks at a potential company to acquire, he wants to know if the... read more Being a CEO of an early stage startup is tough. You have to find a way to efficiently reach customers and convince them buy your product. At the same time, you are continuously tweaking the product, battling to prove product-market fit. At the back of your mind, you... read more Ater living in both Tel Aviv and San Francisco, it has become apparent that most Israeli entrepreneurs set their focus on collaborating with VCs, investors and talent located in Silicon Valley. Yet while Silicon Valley has long been the world leader for high-tech... read more According to the popular networking site AngelList, Silicon Valley has over 25,000 startups. Shockingly, 90 percent of these startups are doomed to fail. Why? “The No. 1 problem I’ve seen with startups I’ve advised has been that they don’t actually have product/market... read more As one of the first Sales Development (lead generation) reps hired in 2010 at LinkedIn, I was part of an experiment. The seasoned execs saw us as a team riddled with frat boys and slums. That was, until we ended up being the essential new piece to spark and grow sales... read more I’m a developer. Yes, I’ve become the CEO of my company and rarely do any coding nowadays. But, computer science always has been and still is, my true passion. As a developer I was always looking for; tools, ways and resources to make my development efforts; better,... read more Unlike the approach that claims: You either have it or you don’t, I claim that “anyone can be an entrepreneur and fulfill their dreams.” This approach led me to develop the “Entrepreneurship for Kids” program for kids in the fourth grade and up. The program became the... read more This is the story of Initech, founded by two Jewish guys, Igor and Ishay, who repatriated from two different states of the former USSR and met for the first time during their studies for the computer sciences degree in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Both shared... read more I left America to move to Tel Aviv, Israel when I was twenty-four years old. I was a recent college graduate, without a clue of what I wanted to do with my life. I had just gotten out of a three-year relationship and the only thing I knew was that I longed for a... read more Silicon Valley has long been considered the world’s leading technology and innovation hub in the world for over 50 years. Much like Israel’s Startup Nation origins, Silicon Valley’s foundation for innovation originated from the military industrial complex. Allied... read more IF IT AIN’T BROKE, BREAK IT I just finished describing how there are no rainbows or unicorns in Silicon Valley. So why bother? Why go through the pain of reinventing yourself, developing a whole new network, taking a pay cut, essentially starting all over? If you’re... read more