Talmon Marco

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Talmon Marco is an Israeli-American entrepreneur, best known as the CEO and founder of Viber,[1] a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging VoIP application for smartphones with over 400 million users, and Juno, a ride sharing service.

Career[edit]

Born in Israel, Marco served as CIO for the Israeli Defense Forces Central Command.[2] He completed a degree in Computer Science and Management from Tel-Aviv University, later moving to the U.S. where he spent most of his adult life.[3]

In 1997 he co-founded Expand Networks and served as the company's President until 2004.

In 1998, Marco co-founded iMesh, where he was President until 2010.

In 2010 he co-founded Viber with Igor Magazinik, a friend from the Israel Defense Forces,[4] and today he serves as its CEO.[2][5] In 2014, Rakuten acquired the company for $900,000,000.[6]

In 2016, he founded Juno, a ride-sharing app.[7] In 2017, Gett acquired the company for $200,000,000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Talmon Marco". crunchbas. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Executive Profile - Talmon Marco". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  3. ^ Robin Wauters. "200,000,000 mobile users, for starters – Q&A with Viber CEO Talmon Marco". The Next Web. Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  4. ^ The Skype Killers of Belarus By Brett Forrest August 23, 2012, Bloomberg Businessweek, Technology
  5. ^ "Profile of Talmon Marco". Retrieved 27 October 2013.
  6. ^ Shu, Catherine. "Japanese Internet Giant Rakuten Acquires Viber For $900M". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-10-23.
  7. ^ "Why ride-sharing startup Juno chose to launch in New York". Upstart Business Journal. Retrieved 2016-02-22.