At StartApp, we believe that mobile tech enriches not only our daily lives, but also our communities and our world. Mobile devices are people’s most personal object in today’s busy world. It is important for each mobile user to get the most fulfilling and enriching experiences. Something that makes them feel special: a “moment”. We believe these fulfilling mobile moments can only be created through a deep understanding of mobile users. That is why we have compiled an unmatched volume of intelligent mobile data insights to help you understand user behavior and needs.
Gil Dudkiewicz, is our co-founder and CEO. Gil is a serial entrepreneur. He was the Entrepreneur In Residence at the Cedar Fund. Prior to StartApp, he was the CEO of SweetIM, which he joined as a pre revenue company with 5 employees and led them to be very profitable, and winning the Technology Rising Star Award by D&T Fast 50 Competition during his tenure. SweetIM was acquired by Perion Network (NASDAQ: PERI) on November 2012 for $41 Million.
He was also founder and CEO of MyDTV/MeeVee a personalized TV Guide and TV search. Gil is a member of the board of directors of the IAB Mobile Center, he holds an MBA from UC Berkeley and a B.Sc. in Engineering from the Technion.
Ran is our co-Founder and CTO. Ran is in charge of the research & product development. Previously, Ran was Director of Business Innovation Strategy at Amdocs, VP of Products at NewACT (acquired by Amdocs) and held various product and development positions in Followap (acquired by NeuStar).
Ran holds a B.Sc. in information systems and an MBA from the Technion.
Keren is our VP of Finance. Keren is in charge of all the financial management aspects of the company, providing leadership and management in strategic business planning, accounting and budgeting models.
Prior to StartApp, Keren was the VP of Finance at Kontera, Director of Finance at Shunra software and Manager at Ernst & Young. Keren is a CPA (Israel) and holds a MBA (Cum Laude) specializing in Economics and BA in Management and Accounting from the College of Management Academic studies.
Shlomi is the VP Data of Startapp.He loves interacting with people, data and technology. He served as head of data science at Agoda (a PCLN company) where he overviewed data science activities spanning from pricing strategy, online marketing, content automation, recommendation and testing increasing growth across all business products. Previously, he also held Algorithmic, Engineering, Research positions at Qlika, Freescale, MIPS and Microsoft. He authored several international publications and patents in the field of computer architecture, computer vision and data algorithms. Shlomi holds a PhD and MSc in computer engineering, and B.Sc in Electrical Engineering and Physics all from Technion (Summa Cum Laude).
Shira is our Director of Human Resources. Shira joined StartApp 3.5 years ago (July 2013), bringing more than 15 years of experience in recruiting and human resources, from high tech companies, traditional industries and talent assessment & placement organizations. Shira holds a B.A in Business Management, majoring in Human resources from the Ruppin Academic Center.
Sofia is the Head of China Office at StartApp. As part of her role, she leads the advertising, sales, and client management teams for the Chinese Market. Prior to StartApp, Sofia worked for Baidu as their Head of Global Game Business Development where her responsibilities included user growth and monetization. Before that, she served as Business Development Manager at Kingsoft’s international business division, where she helped develop their online games sales. Sofia holds a B.A degree in Computer Science from Tianjin University of Technology.
Bikram is the General Manager of India & Indonesia at StartApp. He is leading the sales, operations and strategic planning efforts to manage growth of the company in the region. Before joining StartApp, Bikram was the CEO & Co-Founder of GoSavvy, a mobile commerce marketplace for unsold hospitality inventory in India.
Prior to that Bikram was Vice President at Turner Broadcasting Asia Pacific in Hong Kong where he led the global expansion of CNNGo, CNN’s Travel and Lifestyle digital business. He was also a Sr. Director & GM, Asia Pacific Portal Operations at AOL where he led AOL’s market expansion in Asia Pacific. Bikram has an MBA from The Yale School of Management, MS in Engineering from The George Washington University and BS in Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, India.
John Berard is the Privacy Adviser for StartApp. A founding member of the board of TRUSTe, today a leading global privacy management solutions provider, John is currently a member and has served on the board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He has previously worked for large U.S.-based public relations agencies counseling companies large and small and before joining StartApp, served as the CEO of a privacy-focused advertising software and services start-up.