Before joining Mangrove in 2011, Roy Saar had been doing business on 4 different continents and
He have now been looking at the world of technology from very different perspectives throughout his career. He have been active in Software, IT Services and the Internet and he have acted alternatively as a business angel, a VC and an entrepreneur, having founded and developed several start-ups himself over the past 15 years. He bring corporate, start-up and investment experience to the table. This helps him to better support their entrepreneurs during the first steps of their ventures and to better protect their interests at later stages.
He strongly believe in out of the box thinking and a no bull approach and he introduce investment opportunities to the team only when he have been intrigued by both a business idea and a founding team. He also consider himself a hands-on investor and he currently seat on the boards of 3 of their portfolio companies: WalkMe SohoOS and Wix.
After completing a Bachelors Degree in Economy & Administration, he started his career as a Marketing Manager for an American Consumer Goods company and only went back to technology at the end of the 90s when he co-founded Sphera Corporation, a company providing automation, provisioning, virtualization and management Saas solutions to hosting companies and Telecoms, which was sold to Parallels in 2007. Later on, he founded RFcell Technologies, an agencies company serving the wireless and cellular market and was involved in the launch of Wix and Polaris Solutions.
Outside of work, he like to get involved in initiatives in Africa (among them a Malaria eradication project) and he also enjoy water sports (surfing, scuba diving and sailing), horse riding and he is an amateur numismatist.