Talmon Marco

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Talmon Marco
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CitizenshipIsrael
Known forCo-Founder of Viber and Juno

Talmon Marco is an Israeli-American entrepreneur, best known as the founder and former CEO of Viber, a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging VoIP application for smartphones, and Juno, a ride sharing service.

Career[edit]

Born in Israel, Marco served as CIO for the Israeli Defense Forces Central Command.[1] 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.[2]

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,[3] and served as its CEO.[1][4] In 2014, Rakuten acquired the company for $900,000,000.[5]

In 2016, he founded Juno, a ride-sharing app.[6] In 2017, Gett acquired the company for $200,000,000.

References[edit]

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