Overview

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Primary Role
Advisor to the CEO @
Investments
19 Investments in 18 Companies
Born:
1942
Gender:
Male
Location:
Tel Aviv

Person Details

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Yossi Vardi is one of Israels early entrepreneurs and has co-founded, lead and participated in building over 60 high-tech companies.

Yossi co-pioneered instant messaging as the founding investor and the former Chairman of Mirabilis Ltd., the creator of the highly popular instant messaging program ICQ now sold to AOL.

Yossi Vardi has an extensive government and public career, holding the position of Director General of the Ministry of Energy and Chairman of Israel s National Oil Company and Chairman of the Jerusalem Foundation.

Many of Yossi Vardis investments have resulted in the company going public such as answers.com, Scopus, Granite and Lasers with many being acquired.

Yossi Vardi sits on the advisory boards of 3i and Amdocs and has served on boards of numerous state and private corporations including Bezeq, Israel Electric, and the Bank of Israel.

Yossi has also been an Advisor to the CEOs of AOL, Amazon, and Allied Signal.

Yossi Vardi has received many awards, including the Prime Minister of Israel Hi-Tech Award for life achievements on two occasions, the Industry Prize, the Ramniceanu Prize and CEOs Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame.

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Board & Advisor Roles (7)

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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jun, 2010$150k / AngelPersonal Investment
May, 2010$1.1M / Series APersonal Investment
Dec, 2009undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Feb, 2009$100k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2009undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Oct, 2008$100k / AngelPersonal Investment
Jun, 2008$125k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2008$1.7M / Series APersonal Investment
Jan, 2008undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Jan, 2008$268k / AngelPersonal Investment
Nov, 2007undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2007$1M / AngelPersonal Investment
Apr, 2007$300k / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2006undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
Jan, 2006$500k / AngelPersonal Investment
Jan, 2005undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2000$10.7M / Series BPersonal Investment
Mar, 2000undisclosed amount / VenturePersonal Investment
Jan, 1999$300k / Series APersonal Investment

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