Founder, Director, President and CEO
Eli brings over 20 years of experience in product development and operations to Volicon. He co-founded several companies, including Univision Technologies and Exatel, Inc., where he served as president and CEO. Univision was sold to Visicom, Inc., now part of L3 Communications. Eli holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science and business management from Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Eli is a member of the MIT Entrepreneur Forum.
Founder, Director, VP of Client Services
Julius has over 20 years of product design, management and marketing experience. He was a co-founder and VP of engineering at Univision Technologies and co-founder and director of Exatel. He holds several patents for inventions in the field of digital video image processing. He earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA), and a master of science in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA.
Paul M. Shatz
In his 25 years in management at A.G. Edwards and Sons as S.V.P., Financial Services, Paul Shatz originated ten underwritings and was considered to be the dean of the mutual fund industry. During his tenure from 1962 to 1987, Edwards grew from a small firm of 12 branches to over 450 branches, from 120 brokers to over 5,000, and fund sales went from six million dollars to over three billion.
Mark Goodman is a partner at Brookline Venture Partners, a venture capital firm focused on post-seed, pre-institutional investments in technology and media companies. His background includes capital markets and corporate finance experience with First Chicago Corporation, as well as operational roles in a family retail business. Mark graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University with a BA in economics and philosophy. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a PhD in philosophy from Boston College.
Jonathan Seelig is co-founder of Akamai, a company which created the world’s largest and most widely used on-demand distributed computing platform, routinely handling 15% of total Internet traffic.
Meir Hadar is a highly successful business executive with 20 years of experience in commercial and investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, IPOs and secondary offerings, management and consulting. He has executed over 100 public and private equity placements and is well connected in the local and international high-tech and biotech Industries. Meir was the president and CEO of Orama Ltd., (IDB Group), an international VC fund with a vast partnership network, as well as the president and CEO of YLR Capital Markets and YLR Underwriting and Investments for 10 years. Today, Meir is the CEO of Naftali Investments.
Investor / Advisor to the Board
Co-founder and former CTO of ICQ, Yair is credited with the creation of instant messaging, the technology that has revolutionized the way we communicate on the Web. His successful invention was bought by AOL. Currently Yair serves as the CTO of Dotomi, the creator of direct messaging serving the needs in the advertising market. Yair holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and is an active investor in several start-up companies.
Jay is an entrepreneur with 18 years experience within the hi-tech industry. He has founded several companies, including BrandCom and Hisuf, a high-frequency trading server on the foreign exchange spot market. Hisuf was sold to a group of private investors in 2009. It is a self-sustained company that generates significant profits for its owners.