Board of Directors

Howard Edelstein

Chairman of the Board

Howard has served as Chairman of REDI Technologies since February 2014. REDI is focused on bringing a new level of efficiency, transparency and openness to the trading process by building a collaborative community of investors, brokers, technology firms and content providers. Previously, Howard was Chairman and CEO of BondDesk Group, a leading electronic bond trading venue for retail investors that was acquired by TradeWeb in October 2013. Before that, he led a turnaround of NYFIX following its delisting by NASDAQ, ultimately resulting in the sale of the company to NYSE Euronext in 2009. Earlier, Howard was President and CEO of Radianz, which he helped grow into a leading market infrastructure provider that is now part of BT Group. In the late 1990s, as CEO of Thomson Financial ESG, Howard oversaw the creation of the first competitive market for U.S. trade confirmation services before merging the company with the Depository Trust and Clearing Corp. (DTCC) to form Omgeo.

Eyal Goldwerger

Chief Executive Officer

Eyal Goldwerger is a seasoned operator and passionate entrepreneur with diverse experience leading technology ventures. Most recently, he was CEO of TargetSpot, the largest digital audio advertising network, which was acquired by Radionomy (Vivendi). Prior to that, Eyal served as CEO of XMPie, a software company providing marketing applications to enterprises and printers, which he led to its successful acquisition by Xerox. Before that, he held several additional leadership positions in technology companies. Eyal started his career as a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in New York. Eyal has been an active board member, advisor, and investor in a wide array of companies, and he is currently a Board Member at Galil Software. Eyal holds an MBA from INSEAD, and a B.A. in Economics, Rector’s Honor, from Tel Aviv University.

Avi Turgeman

Founder, CTO & Vice President of Business Development

Avi is a founder of BioCatch, and comes with over six years of experience in the military intelligence (unit 8200) as a researcher, inventor and R&D team leader. During his military service Avi became well versed in white-hat hacking, system vulnerability management, network surveillance, data mining and electronic signatures. Prior to BioCatch Avi worked in the electro-optic industry as a senior researcher. He is also the Co-Founder of VocalZoom, and was the Co-Founder & CEO of Tapingo.

Bruce Taragin

Managing Director at Blumberg Capital

Bruce is a Managing Director at Blumberg Capital. He has 23 years experience as a venture capital investor, entrepreneur, technology investment and corporate attorney. Prior to joining Blumberg Capital in 1998, Bruce co-founded and held several senior management positions within technology companies including Charles River Computers. Bruce also structured and managed early-stage technology transactions at Hambrecht Quist, Mayer Brown Platt and Bankers Trust Company. A native of New York, Bruce earned his BA in Finance and Communications, cum laude, from Yeshiva University, and his MBA and JD from Fordham University.

Ron Stern

General Partner at Our Crowd

Ron has over twelve years' experience working in Growth Equity and Venture Capital investing, predominantly with Israeli related companies. Ron was a seven year partner with Shamrock (Disney) where he built the Israeli investing team and facilitated four IPO's of Shamrock's portfolio companies. Ron later served as a scout for Kleiner Perkins and was a senior international advisor to the Pritzker Group. Ron's operational experience includes serving as CFO of Adgorithms, an Israel based AI marketing company, which Ron helped take public on the London Stock Exchange, raising over $40 million to the company and its shareholders.

Felix Zilberstein

Managing Partner at JANVEST

Felix is the co-founder and managing partner at JANVEST Capital Partners. Felix has spent the last three decades working in leadership roles in Israel’s Ministry of Defense, IBM, MIRS and Motorola; successfully commercializing technology-based products and services in various U.S., South American and East Asian markets. He has also been the proprietor of a management consulting practice advising technology industry CEOs in Israel, as well as investing in and managing emerging technology companies. As a member of JANVEST Technologies LLC, Felix oversees the firm’s due diligence operations, and in parallel provides portfolio company executives with management and business optimization support. Felix holds a computer science degree from MAMRAM and an MBA from Thames Valley University.

David Assia

Chairman of iAngels

David Assia is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, being one of the pioneers of the vibrant Israeli high tech software industry. David founded multiple global companies and listed them on either NASDAQ or TASE (Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange). Today, David is the Chairman of iAngels, a leading crowd funding platform and is actively involved as a lead angel and a director in multiple high tech companies. David runs his family's, privately held, investment company, Nadyr Investments Ltd.

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