Founder & CEO at BillGuard
Internet | Greater New York City Area, US
Yaron Samid has been building successful consumer-empowering products and companies since 1997, reaching a combined 150 million users. A three-time entrepreneur, Yaron is driven to better the world by combining his passions for disruptive Internet technologies and elegant user experience design. As founder and CEO of BillGuard, the transaction monitoring and resolution company, Yaron leads a world-class team of data science pioneers protecting consumers from deceptive and unfair charges. In 2012 BillGuard was named one of the top banking innovations of all time by Online Banking Report, and in 2013 was listed by American Banker and Fast Company as one of the world's Top 10 Tech Companies in Finance.
Prior to BillGuard Yaron co-founded P2P CDN leader Pando Networks and DeskSite, and led product and marketing teams at BackWeb, Zend and Register.com. He currently serves on the boards of Pond5 and cloud data security leader CloudLock and is the founder and organizer of TechAviv, the 3,000 member Israeli startup founders club with branches in Silicon Valley, New York, Boston and Tel Aviv.
Yaron is a member of the Obama administration's White House Business Council, a 2012 recipient of Mayor Bloomberg's NYC Venture Fellow Award and a regular lecturer on entrepreneurship at Stanford and Columbia business schools.