Since joining CRV in 1997, Izhar has built an impressive portfolio of startups and successful exits.Prior to joining CRV, Izhar was vice president of marketing at Onyx Interactive, a computer-based training company in Israel.Izhar holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and studied Cognitive Psychology at Tel Aviv University.
Izhar's past portfolio investments include Aveksa (acquired by EMC in 2013), Vlingo (acquired by Nuance in 2012), Performable (acquired by Hubspot in 2011), iSkoot (acquired by Qualcomm in 2010), Conduit Labs (acquired by Zynga in 2010), Yantra (acquired by Sterling Commerce in 2005), iPhrase Technologies (acquired by IBM Corporation in 2005), ThinQ (acquired by Saba Software in 2005), Guardent (acquired by VeriSign in 2003), Oberon Software (acquired by OnDisplay in 2000), and iBasis (IPO in 1999).For fun, Izhar races off-road rally cars in long distance races in the Sahara and Atacama deserts.
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