I seek base reality. I'm likely to fail so in the meantime I strive to contribute meaningful value to the world. To this end I build companies and organize communities. My latest 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 connect artists and fans. I've also had a few "real jobs".
I've served as board director at CloudLock (Acquired by Cisco) and Pond5, and had the great honor of advising the White House on private sector innovation. Unreasonable men and women in the arena inspire me and I consider it a privilege to help them. I founded and run TechAviv, a startup founders club, to help Israeli founders succeed by harnessing the collective energy, knowledge and networks of the global Israeli startup community. I also advise startups and lecture on entrepreneurship at Stanford, Harvard and Columbia business schools.