2012- Present     Crafty Arcade Game studios,  Raanana


Founder & CEO
Co-founded a game design studio.
Crafty-Arcade studio specializes in stop-motion based games for the iPhone and Android markets.

 

2003-2010   XENIA VENTURES LTD,  Kiryat Gat
Early stage fund and technological incubator
Founder & Chairman of Board
Accomplishments include:
 Establishment of a privatized technological incubator - Xenia
 Participating in reviewing and acceptance process of more than 15 ventures
 Coaching incubated ventures along their first years, some as an active chairman
 Participation in private fund raising of $2,000,000 for Xenia ventures
 Participation in an IPO in TLV stock exchange and raising $5,000,000


1998-2000 NOVANET SEMICONDUCTOR LTD,  Ra’anana, Israel; Boston, Massachusetts
Fabless semiconductor start-up developing ultra high speed communication chips
Founder & CEO
Accomplishments include:
 Establishment of a competitive semiconductor start-up for Networking and Telecom, presenting an innovative business plan and attracting attention from major semiconductor players
 Negotiation and signing of strategic partnership agreement between Novanet and Ericsson Components, resulting in $7.5M investment by Ericsson
 Building full semiconductor capability and design methodologies in 14 months through selective recruiting of professionals, resulting in a highly robust design team that successfully completed first-round development of ATM 155Mbps chip 
 Management of multiple parallel development projects for ultra high speed environments, including 2.5Gbps ATM, resulting in a wide industry interest in Novanet’s products and capabilities
 Negotiation and signing of a merge and acquisition agreement between Novanet and Conexant Systems - $155,000,000 deal in cash and stock


1988-Present   NOVACOM TECHNOLOGIES LTD, Ra’anana Israel, Boston, Massachusetts
Major Datacomm chip supplier
Founder & CEO
Accomplishments include:
 Founding of Novacom as a single chip solutions provider
 Single-handed development of the first and second chips. Initiation of international marketing and sales operation, reaching sales of more than 50,000 chips during the second year.
 Establishment and building of Novacom Inc., Novacom’s US marketing and sales operation resulting in sales in the US of over $5,000,000.
 Reaching an agreement on a joint development project with Cabletron Systems, resulting in sales to additional major Networking vendors.
 Establishment of Novacom’s reputation as a world leader in PHY solutions for Token Ring and AS/400 environments resulting in total sales to date of over $12M


1985 - 1988     LANNET, Tel-Aviv, Israel; Newark, New Jersey
Datacomm products supplier
Project Manager
Accomplishments included:
 Defining and development of IBM Coax data communication product line resulting in a line of 11 different units including high speed multiplexers and F/O modems
 Development involved logic design, signal processing and building of interface circuits for coax and fiber-optic data communication
 Intensive technical and pre-sales support for the developed products resulting in the first international deal of the company


1983 - 1985    RAD DATA COMMUNICATIONS, Tel-Aviv, Israel; New Jersey USA
Datacomm products supplier
Project Engineer
Projects included:
 Development of miniature mux for IBM terminals resulting in sales of more than two hundred thousands units
 Development of microprocessor based hardware for remote telephone line monitoring that outperform its spec


1975 – 1978    ISRAELI AIR FORCE
Practical Engineer
 Installation and maintenance of a variety of data communication microcomputers and equipment including modems, multiplexers, terminals and multidrop units from various sources
 Chip level maintenance of micro and mini-computers

Education
2001 – 2002    EASTER MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY– ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN
MASTER OF SCIENCE (M.SC.) – INTERDISCIPLINARY TECHNOLOGY
HONORED STUDENT OF THE YEAR

 

1978 – 1982   TECHNION – ISRAELI INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, HAIFA
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) – Computer Engineering

 

1972 - 1974   THE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY OF TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY
Practical Engineer – Physics and Electronics

Patents
1992 Development of patented C2-ART re-clocking core technology of Novacom resulting sales of over 400,000 chips

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2010 - present

2010 - present