Ronen Shilo

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Ronen Shilo
Ronen Shilo Founder CEO.jpg
Born (1958-05-01) May 1, 1958 (age 56)
Residence Gedera, Israel
Education BSc, Technion
Occupation Entrepreneur and software technologist
Website
www.conduit.com

Ronen Shilo (born May 1, 1958) is an Israeli entrepreneur and software technologist. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Conduit, an online platform that allows web publishers to create custom toolbars, web apps, and mobile apps at no cost.[1] As of April 2012, the company is valued at $1.3 billion.[2]

Career

In 1995, Shilo founded DoubleAgent, a collaborative technology company that aimed to enable application sharing online.[3] Nine months later the company was acquired by software company NetManage. Ronen served as manager of the Israeli branch of the company before leaving in 1998 to start Effective-I, a learning system that enabled corporations to leverage, search, organize and deliver information.[4]

Shilo founded Conduit in 2005 with partners Gaby Bilcyzk and Dror Erez to help publishers retain and engage users. Though the company has received venture funding in the past, the three founders retain a majority share in the company.[5]

References

  1. ^ McMahan, Ty (November 18, 2011). "Burgers and Acquisitions: Lunch in NYC Leads to a Deal in Israel". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ Kim, Ryan (April 11, 2012). "J.P. Morgan Buys Share of Conduit for $100 Million". GigaOM. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ronen Shilo, CrunchBase Profile". CrunchBase. July 17, 2007. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Ronen Shilo, Executive Profile and Biography". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved April 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ Weinstein, Mick (April 9, 2012). "Conduit, Israel's First Billion Dollar Internet Company". Pando Daily. Retrieved April 12, 2012.