Talmon Marco

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Talmon Marco
Born 1973
Residence London, U.K.[1]
Occupation Entrepreneurship, start-ups

Talmon Marco is an Israeli-American entrepreneur and businessman, best known as the CEO and founder of Viber[2] - 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.[3] 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.[4]

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,[5] and today he serves as its CEO.[3][6] In 2014, Rakuten acquired the comapny for $900,000,000.

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

References[edit]

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