9 June 1969 |
|Spouse(s)||Rina Frei Schreiber|
Dr. Zvi Schreiber, (/ / TSVEE SHRY-bər; 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. In 2011 Schreiber was CEO of Lightech which he sold to GE Lighting.
He is currently the CEO of startup logistics technology company Freightos, a "leading sales automation platform for the logistics industry" that he describes as the "equivalent of Expedia/Orbitz/Kayak for the shipment of goods rather than people".
Schreiber has founded the following companies:
- IsraTec Limited
- Tradeum Inc, acquired by VerticalNet
- Unicorn Inc, acquired by IBM
- Ghost Inc (which traded as G.ho.st and has now closed operations).
- Freightos (trading name of Tradeos Limited)
In 2011 Schreiber was CEO of Lightech Electronic Industries Ltd, based in Israel, where he had served as a director since 1996. His father David Schreiber, an experienced businessman and investor, chaired the board. Lightech was acquired by GE Lighting at the end of 2011, during Schreiber's tenure.
Other activities and achievements
Schreiber is the author of two books:
- Bad Hair Day, a small picture book with his own photography
- Fizz: Nothing is as it seems, which tells the story of the history of physics through a novel about a troubled young girl who time travels to meet Galileo, Newton, Einstein, and others, in the genre of Sophie's World.
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.
- One team, two offices: Israel and Palestine Fortune Small Business, 10 March 2009.
- "Tech Startup Bridges Mideast Divide", BusinessWeek, 27 December 2007
- "Co-operation in the ether", The Economist, 23 July 2009
- "Lightech Announces Zvi Schreiber as CEO", Edison Report, 1 February 2011
- "About Us". FreightOS.
- Abel, Shira (9 June 2013). "FreightOS: Bringing Sexy Back to the Freight Industry". The Next Web.
- VerticalNet Buys B2B Trading Partner Internet News, 8 March 2000.
- "IBM Acquires Yet Another Business Intelligence ISV", Enterprise Systems, 17 May 2006
- "Israelis and Palestinians Launch Web Start-Up", New York Times, 29 May 2008.
-  Lightech's website
-  Lightech's team as of 2010
- "The Entire D6 G.ho.st Demo", Wall Street Journal, D: All Things Digital conference 2008
- G.ho.st at Demo 2008 conference
- Innovate Europe 2007
- Milken Institute Global Conference 2009
- US Patent Office search
- Bad Hair Day? (Mini Book in the Charming Petite Series)
- Fizz web site
- Fizz on Amazon
- "The Nine Lives of Schroedinger's Cat", MSc thesis, Imperial College, January 1995.