I seek base reality. I'm likely to fail so in the meantime I hope to contribute meaningful value to the world by building people-empowering companies and communities. My most recent company, BillGuard (Acquired by Prosper) pioneered the use of crowdsourcing to help people get control of their finances, saving our customers millions of dollars in wrongful charges and over-spending. I co-founded Pando Networks (Acquired by Microsoft) to optimize the Internet and DeskSite Music to empower artists. I've also had a few "real jobs".
I've served as a founding board director at CloudLock (Acquired by Cisco) and Pond5, and as an innovation advisor to the White House. Men and women in the arena inspire me and I consider it a privilege to help them. I created the TechAviv Founders Club to help Israeli founders succeed by harnessing the collective energy, knowledge and networks of the global Israeli startup community. I mentor young founders, angel invest in the very best and lecture on entrepreneurship at Stanford, Harvard and Columbia business schools.