My dad, besides being a great dad, is also a killer guitar player, who started out in the south of Tel-Aviv 30 years ago, and since then played along the likes of, Sir George Martin from the Beatles, Eric Clapton’s drummer, Sex and the City, Sopranos and others. My dad, being my dad – he “did it all” carrying a big smile, in a humble fashion. Two months ago, my dad and I were fortunate […]
As Taboola just turned 6, I thought I’ll blog about it, and take the opportunity to thank the community, partners and users for a great journey thus far. It All Started With A Few Owls It was July of 2007 when we formed a company, and later received our first VC money. Tomer Afek who worked at Evergreen Ventures at the time, introduced me to Erez Shachar, who together decided to invest. Tomer later […]
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When starting a startup, naturally there is a real threat that money will run out and together with it your company. That’s scary. Founders will do literally anything before letting their company go dead-pool. They won’t sleep, eat, they won’t take salary, they’ll buy the team food from their own money, they’ll move back to their parents, they’ll fly anywhere a client may be, they’ll be convincing, personal, emotional, real. Investors would […]
Moving Out Of Israel My 28 year old brother graduated few days ago, June 21st 2013. He is now officially a doctor, graduating with Summa Cum Laude honor. Due to supply & demand issues in Israel, with regards to medical schools (as in many people for some reason want to become doctors in Israel, but there are not enough classes for students to study locally) he had to make a decision 6 years ago to […]
As I was graduating from my nearly 7 years of army service, I had experienced the best 2 weeks of my life – as two things happened: (1) I had a chance to do nothing but watching TV and reading the papers morning to night, after a long time of working rather crazy (2) I founded Taboola
A friend of mine talked to me about a situation their at, almost philosophical, and after some time talking about it, I asked them if I can blog about it w/o mentioning their name. Here goes, I broke it down to sections: Life. Odd. KISS. Porn. Life. If you think about everything people need to deal with on a daily basis w/o really paying attention that we do it – it is kind […]