Primary Role
General Partner at Canaan Partners
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

Person Details


Izhar Shay is the Member Of The Board Of Directors of Primesense Ltd.

Izhar Shay has been the head of Canaan's Israel operations since 2005. With more than 20 years of operational experience, Izhar was previously Chairman and CEO of V-Secure Technologies, which was acquired by Radware (RDWR) in December 2005.

Before V-Secure, Izhar was CEO & Co-Founder of Business Layers, a Canaan portfolio company. Izhar led Business Layers from startup to a dominant player position in the identity management market, until it was acquired by Netegrity (NETE) in December 2003. Izhar was also previously VP of Business Development with The BRM Group.

Izhar was a paratrooper in the Israeli army and serves on the Board Of Directors of Snunit, a nonprofit organization, which focuses on integrating technology and the Internet into Israel's elementary schools.

Izhar is also a member of the Friends of Israel Sci-Tech Schools organization, writes a weekly column at Globes, and serves on the Board Of Directors of LiveU, Efficient Finance, N-trig, and Prime Sense.

He holds a B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering from the Technion Institute in Haifa, Israel.

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