One of the most prolific technology investors in Israel, Gigi is a two-time CEO, founder, board member, and was previously a super-angel. He served as the CEO of 888 Holdings (LSE: 888.L), one of the world’s leading online gaming entertainment companies in the world, until mid-2011 when he turned his hobby of investing in startups into his full-time job.
Prior to 888, Gigi served as Division President of Amdocs, a world leading billing and CRM provider (NYSE: DOX). Earlier he held various roles in Israel tech companies and founded several startups including Playtika (acquired for $4.4 billion by China Consortium / Cesars), Beach Bum, InceptionVR, and others.
In 2014, Gigi was appointed to Facebook’s EMEA Client Advisory Council. In May 2015 he joined the supervisory board at Bertelsmann, one of the world’s largest media companies (RTL and Penguin-Random House are some of the company’s businesses).
Gigi has been covered by Forbes, Business Insider, TechCrunch, Financial Times, etc. and is a frequent speaker at conferences such as Com.vention, Casual Connect, Startup Grind, and many others.
Speaks Hebrew, English, Spanish, and French; lives in Ramat Hasharon, Israel with his wife and three children; actively involved with a number of non-profit organizations in Israel including serving on the management board for the Israeli humanitarian fund Latet from 2008 to 2013; board member at the non-profit MEET (Middle East Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow); member of the Advisory Board of the Technology Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship MBA at Tel Aviv University.
M.B.A., Kellogg Graduate School of Management
Pilot, Israeli Air Force
Awarded and named top investor in Israel by several publications including Geektime and The Marker, Israel’s leading business publication
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