Liron Petrushka is a serial entrepreneur with vast experience in senior management, M&A, fundraising, corporate control and strategic partnership. Most recently Liron focused his time in the private sector as an angel investor. He loves advising and guiding entrepreneurs from an ‘idea’ all the way to significant growth. Some of the companies that Liron invested and played an active role in include Pageonce, LendingClub, Pets.com, Silver Helm, Unified Dispatch, and Local Music.
Liron was the founder and CEO of Commercebid.com, an e-Commerce strategic sourcing company with customers that included Hewlett Packard, General Motors, and Shell Oil to name a few. Commercebid.com was acquired by Commerce One (NASDAQ:CMRC) in 1999 to form Commerce One’s Auction Services, where Liron later served as Vice President and General Manager helping the Auction Services division grow to over 200 people with operations in 14 countries.
Prior to starting Commercebid.com, Liron owned and managed several successful technology ventures, including being the founder and CEO of U.S. Group, a Human Resources Management System enterprise software solution that was acquired by Ultimate Software, Inc.
Mar 12, 2012 - Current (over 4 years)
|Apr 6, 2015||TechCrunch - Kifi Debuts A “Deep” Search Engine For Twitter Based On Your Own Tweets|
|Dec 3, 2014||Venture Beat - How to tell if an early stage company will succeed -- in 1 meeting|
|Oct 29, 2014||WSJ Blogs - Israeli Accelerator UpWest Helps Startups Move to Silicon Valley|
|Aug 12, 2013||TechCrunch - UpWest Labs Fourth Batch Of Israeli Startups Look To Go Big In The U.S. By Taking The B2B Approach|
|May 13, 2011||Mashable - This Week's Top Funding & Investment Stories|
|May 11, 2011||Xconomy - Pageonce Adds $15M|
|May 11, 2011||TechCrunch - Pageonce Raises $15 Million, Aims To Make Your Smartphone The ‘Wallet Of The Future’|
|Jan 9, 2008||Gigaom - PageOnce Gets $1.5 Million For 'Personal Internet Assistant'|