Leon Yohai

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Leon Yohai (born 31 January 1974) is a Greek entrepreneur. He is mostly known for founding a series of high profile .com ventures, including fleamarket.gr (later relaunched as emarket.gr) and zulutrade.com.

Career[edit]

InternetQ[edit]

Leon started his career by cofounding InternetQ in 2000. InternetQ was among the first few mobile content firms globally to introduce premium SMS services with well-established telecom providers such as WIND, Vodafone and Cosmote. He steps off the company in 2003.[1]

Fleamarket[edit]

While at InternetQ, Leon contributed in the launch of fleamarket.gr, the first Greek online auction portal in 1999, which exceeded $1 billion in cost of goods sold during the first 2 years of operation. Fleamarket.gr was later sold to Qmobile co-founder and business partner Alexi Faraco and renamed to emarket.gr.

Qmobile[edit]

In 2003 Leon co-founds Qmobile, with Alexi Faraco, a Reston, Virginia based mobile startup, that quickly gained 1 million subscribers. Qmobile was the first company to introduce premium SMS services, such as ringtones, in the US market, by a short code ordering.[2]

ZuluTrade[edit]

In 2007, Leon starts zulutrade.com, the first peer-to-peer forex autotrading network. As of July 2012, ZuluTrade has reported over $300 billion worth of transactions and it's connected with more than 64 different brokerage firms globally.

Personal interests[edit]

Leon enjoys paragliding, skiing, and go kart driving. He is also a big supporter and an early investor on the AirBike project.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leon Yohai: Executive Profile". Business Week.
  2. ^ "Company Overview of Qmobile, Inc". Business Week.