Zvi Schreiber

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Zvi Schreiber
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Personal details
Born (1969-06-09) 9 June 1969 (age 52)
London, England
Spouse(s)Rina Frei Schreiber

Zvi Schreiber (/ˈtsv/ TSVEE SHRYBUR; born 9 June 1969) is a British-Israeli serial entrepreneur, executive, and author. He has founded high-tech startups like G.ho.st, which at the time was considered the only high-tech startup with a joint Palestinian–Israeli team.[1][2][3] In 2011 Schreiber was CEO of Lightech which he sold to GE Lighting.[4] He is the brother of Daniel Schreiber, CEO and co-founder of Lemonade.

He is currently the CEO of startup logistics technology company Freightos, a digital booking platform for international air and ocean freight[5] that he describes as the "equivalent of Expedia/Orbitz/Kayak for the shipment of goods rather than people".[6] Under Schreiber's leadership Freightos also acquired WebCargo[7] which is a booking platform for freight forwarders, airlines and ocean liners, and launched the daily Freightos Baltic Index (FBX) of containerized shipping prices.[8]


Schreiber has founded the following companies:

Executive positions[edit]

In 2011 Schreiber was CEO of Lightech Electronic Industries Ltd,[12] based in Israel, where he had served as a director since 1996. His father David Schreiber, an experienced businessman and investor, chaired the board.[13] Lightech was acquired by GE Lighting at the end of 2011, during Schreiber's tenure.[14]

Other activities and achievements[edit]

Schreiber has spoken at software industry events[15][16][17] and at some economic conferences,[18] and is a co-inventor of several patents and patent applications.[19] He is the author of a paper presenting a Distributed Ledger Technology (Blockchain) algorithm named k-root-n.[20]


Schreiber is the author of three books:


Schreiber has a BA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge, an MSc in Theoretical Physics (Quantum Fields) from Imperial College London, and a PhD in Computer Science from Imperial College London.[27]


  1. ^ One team, two offices: Israel and Palestine Fortune Small Business, 10 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Tech Startup Bridges Mideast Divide", BusinessWeek, 27 December 2007
  3. ^ "Co-operation in the ether", The Economist, 23 July 2009
  4. ^ "Lightech Announces Zvi Schreiber as CEO", Edison Report, 1 February 2011
  5. ^ "About Us". Freightos.
  6. ^ Abel, Shira (9 June 2013). "Freightos: Bringing Sexy Back to the Freight Industry". The Next Web.
  7. ^ "Freightos Buys Air-Cargo Rival to Boost Online Marketplace". Wall Street Journal. 31 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Container freight rates soar on consumer goods boom, supply chain kinks". Reuters. 18 November 2020.
  9. ^ VerticalNet Buys B2B Trading Partner Internet News, 8 March 2000.
  10. ^ "IBM Acquires Yet Another Business Intelligence ISV", Enterprise Systems, 17 May 2006
  11. ^ "Israelis and Palestinians Launch Web Start-Up", New York Times, 29 May 2008.
  12. ^ [1] Lightech's website
  13. ^ [2] Lightech's team as of 2010
  14. ^ "GE Lighting buys LED co Lightech for $20m - Globes". 20 July 2011.
  15. ^ "The Entire D6 G.ho.st Demo", Wall Street Journal, D: All Things Digital conference 2008
  16. ^ G.ho.st at Demo 2008 conference
  17. ^ Innovate Europe 2007
  18. ^ Milken Institute Global Conference 2009
  19. ^ US Patent Office search
  20. ^ Schreiber, Zvi (February 2020). "k-root-n: An Efficient Algorithm for Avoiding Short Term Double-Spending Alongside Distributed Ledger Technologies such as Blockchain". Information. 11 (2): 90. doi:10.3390/info11020090.
  21. ^ Money, Going out of style, book website
  22. ^ Money, Going out of style, book on Amazon
  23. ^ Bad Hair Day? (Mini Book in the Charming Petite Series)
  24. ^ Fizz web site
  25. ^ Fizz on Amazon
  26. ^ Foreword Clarion Review of Fizz.
  27. ^ "The Nine Lives of Schroedinger's Cat", MSc thesis, Imperial College, January 1995.

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