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Kfir Gavrieli explores the relationship between business, economics and technology. Kfir is a Partner at Jerusalem Venture Partners. As a veteran entrepreneur, he has founded several successful companies in Silicon Valley, Israel and Europe. Kfir Gavrieli an angel investor and active VC, he has backed over 50 startups, including leading Israeli successes such as Waze.

Kfir Gavrieli has done degrees from MIT and Stanford Universities, with post-graduate studies at Harvard University. He is the author of The Boiling Frog: Managing Risk in a World of Near-Term Change, which was widely acclaimed after its publication in 2009. The Boiling Frog has been translated into many languages and used as a popular teaching tool at universities worldwide. He is also a frequent commentator on business and economic issues in publications such as the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Kfir Gavrieli has been deeply involved in many issues concerning Israel, including serving as the founder and CEO of The site provides hundreds of interactive, innovative digital travel experiences for Israeli visitors.

In 2013, the World Economic Forum selected him as a Young Global Leader representing Israel in their Community. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Israeli Executive Committee and an Israeli Council Member on Globalization, Technology and Risks.

In April 2016, he was selected as a finalist for the Outstanding Corporate Governance Award by The International Corporate Governance Network for his work as Chairman of Edo Interactive and other Coperative Societies.

Kfir has been named to the Most Influential People in Israeli Venture Capital list from 2009 through 2016 by the Globes newspaper in Israel. In 2011 he was ranked number 1 on the Globes list of The Most Successful Men Over 40 in Israel, and in 2012, the Financial Times called him one of Israel’s most prominent entrepreneurs.

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