Micha Benoliel is the CEO and co-founder of Open Garden, creators of Firechat.
Over the past 10 years, Micha has launched and run several telecommunications services in Europe. Micha’s keen interest for peer-to-peer technologies brought him to partner with Skype early on, launching Skype In and Skype Out. which enabled Skype’s business model. His personal challenge is to make ubiquitous wireless broadband access to the Internet a reality.
Micha has appeared live on CNN, CNBC and the BBC as well as many events such as TechCrunch Disrupt, GMIC, DEMO, LAUNCH, MobileBeat and Crowdsourcing.
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Member of the Board of Directors
|Feb 25, 2016||Economic Times - Messaging app FireChat that works without data connection, gains ground|
|Jul 31, 2015||The Next Web - Want to compete with WhatsApp, Facebook and Line in messaging? Here's how|
|Jul 29, 2015||Bloomberg - FireChat App Lets You Text Friends on Planes, Subways, or Anywhere Without Cell Service|
|Jul 29, 2015||TechCrunch - FireChat’s Off-Grid Messenger Gets Smart Private Messaging Feature|
|Jul 24, 2015||Alley Watch - As You Consider Attending SXSW 2016, Here’s What Was Awesome About SXSW 2015|
|Jun 20, 2015||PRNewswire All - Storyful And FireChat Partner For Live News Gathering|
|Apr 11, 2015||Trak.in (India) - FireChat – An Off-The-Grid Mobile App That Allows Chat Even Without Internet Or Mobile Network|
|Mar 23, 2015||The Verge - Meet the off-the-grid chatroom that fits in your pocket|