I seek base reality. I'm likely to fail so in the meantime I strive to contribute meaningful innovations and value to the world. To this end I invent products and build companies. 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 TechAviv, a global startup founders club, to help Israeli startups succeed by harnessing the collective knowledge, experience and networks of founders and investors worldwide. I advise startups and lecture on entrepreneurship at Stanford, Harvard and Columbia business schools.