Yael Elish is a 12 year veteran of several Internet start-ups with management positions in marketing, product management and business development positions. Before founding eSnips / Net Snippets in 2001, Yael was the Vice President of Strategic Development for Sunnyvale based Commtouch software, where she was responsible for defining the companies strategic directions for new product and market development. Yael was part of the senior management that took the company to its successful NASDAQ IPO in 2000. Prior to Commtouch, Yael led the sales and marketing efforts for various start-ups in Israel. Ms. Elish holds a first degree in Foreign Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.