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BioCatch Empowers Digital Financial Experiences that People Trust

We are pioneers of behavioral biometrics, cutting-edge technology leveraging the power of human digital behavior to deliver actionable insights and establish a world centered on trust and ease.

Today, financial institutions around the globe are using BioCatch to more effectively fight fraud, drive digital transformation and accelerate business growth.

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OUR STORY

BioCatch was founded in 2011 by experts in neural science research

BioCatch was founded in 2011 to address next-generation digital identity challenges by focusing on online user behavior. Today, customers around the globe leverage BioCatch’s unique approach and insights to more effectively fight fraud, drive digital transformation and accelerate business growth.

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OUR TEAM

At the Intersection of Innovation and Digital Security

A winning team of intensely curious experts in cybersecurity, fraud prevention, and biometrics experienced in building successful growth companies.

Our Mission

BioCatch's mission is to unlock the power of behavior and deliver actionable insights to create a digital world where identity, trust and ease seamlessly co-exist.

Our Values

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    Our focus is on humans, their intent, and their security

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    Our purpose is to strengthen digital relationships

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    We pride ourselves as a company where we do great, innovative work

Meet the Team

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Howard Edelstein

Chairman & CEO

Howard Edelstein is an accomplished corporate executive, serial entrepreneur, and investor in the financial technology industry. He was founder, president and CEO of Thomson Electronic Settlements Group (now Omgeo), CEO of BT Radianz, NYFIX and BondDesk Group. In the private equity space, he was entrepreneur-in-residence for Warburg Pincus and was later an operating partner of Advent International. In 2008, Edelstein was named one of the “15 Who Made a Difference” in the 15th Anniversary issue of Waters Magazine. The next year, Edelstein received Global Custodian’s Legends Award for industry contributions and innovations. In 2010, Edelstein received the FINTECH 25-Year Legends Award for industry contributions and innovations. Institutional Investor Magazine named him to its 2013 "Trading Tech 40" list and to its Fintech Finance 35 ranking of industry financiers in 2015.

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Greg Stockett

Chief Financial Officer

Greg Stockett is a seasoned financial executive with over 25 years of experience and success serving both public and private companies in financial services and technology sectors. Greg began his career in audit with Deloitte where he spent seven years in the financial industry group. Greg joined Barra Inc. (NASDAQ:BARZ) in 1996 as VP Finance and ultimately its CFO up until its sale to Morgan Stanley in 2004. Since 2004 Greg has worked exclusively with private-equity backed financial services and technology firms, including BondDesk (sold to Tradeweb in 2013), REDI (sold to Thomson Reuters in 2017) and most recently with Advisor Group (sold to Reverence Capital Partners in 2019). To date, Greg has provided financial leadership on more than $6 billion in equity value and debt financing. Greg holds a BS degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Gadi Mazor

Chief Operating Officer, Israel General Manager

Gadi Mazor is a veteran of Israel Defense Forces (IDF) prestigious 8200 unit, and finished the IDF’s officers course with extreme honors. He received a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mathematics and Probability with Distinction through the Addi Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Fostering Excellence at the Tel Aviv University. Gadi founded and managed three startup companies in the fields of character and voice recognition and wireless communications, and sat on an advisory board of BlackBerry. In 2012, co-founded OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform, where he served as General Partner and CTO. He holds patents on various aspects of wireless communications, and served on the U.S. Senate Committee that defined the U.S. public alert system. Gadi ran five marathons and was one of the crazy people who swam the length of the Sea of Galilee in the summer of 2010.

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Avi Turgeman

Founder, CTO

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.

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Joseph Turitz

Chief Legal Officer

Joe has served as BioCatch’s Chief Legal Officer and Secretary since August 2020 and is responsible for all legal affairs of BioCatch and our subsidiaries. Joe brings over 25 years of experience and success as a business lawyer and senior executive for both public and private companies in financial services and technology sectors. He most recently served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite communication technologies and solutions.Previously Joe served as General Counsel and in other capacities for two financial services companies, CapitalSource Inc. (formerly NYSE: SEC) and Berkeley Point Capital LLC through its sale to Cantor Commercial Real Estate in 2014, and as an associate at Hogan & Hartson L.L.P. (now Hogan Lovells US) and Arnold & Porter. Joe received a Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center and a BA degree in history and Russian studies from Columbia University.

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Uri Rivner

Co-Founder, Chief Cyber Officer

Uri is recognized globally as an industry expert on Cybercrime and advanced threats. He is a regular speaker in the leading Security and Cyber conferences, and writes a cyber-security blog read by thousands of professionals. Prior to joining BioCatch he served as Head of New Technologies, Identity Protection at RSA. Over the years Uri worked closely with the world’s largest financial institutions on developing solutions against online crime, Phishing and Trojans, and helped other industry verticals establish an effective defense doctrine against advanced cyber threats. He was a key player in developing anti-Cybercrime technologies used today by thousands of organizations worldwide to stop billions of dollars in fraud each year and protect hundreds of millions of users.

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Matthew Kinsella

Matthew joined Maverick in 2005 and was responsible for the public software investment effort from 2008 to 2014, with a particular focus on software- as-a-service. Over that time period Matthew collaborated with the private investment team, and in 2014 he began focusing full-time on Maverick’s private investment efforts. He currently serves on the boards of private companies in the fields of SAAS and mobile commerce. He received his B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame (summa cum laude, Hamilton Award recipient). He serves as Chairman of the Maverick Capital Foundation.

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Daniel Frankenstein

Daniel Frankenstein co-founded JANVEST Capital Partners in 2010 and has since played a key role in fund capitalization, capital deployment, and portfolio management. As a dual American and Israeli citizen with over a decade of experience leading business initiatives in Israel, Daniel has developed a unique view of the country’s technology market and with it a venture investment philosophy that continues to drive success – One, partner early with dynamic entrepreneurs. Two, drive an aggressive U.S.-focused strategy. And three, bet big on your winners. Prior to JANVEST, Daniel spent eight years at the Corporate Executive Board (NYSE: CEB) in Washington, D.C. advising Fortune 1000 Chief Financial Officers on industry best practices. In 2009, he led CEB’s market entry into Israel where he worked with some of the country’s leading corporations and executives. Daniel’s areas of expertise include business intelligence, cyber and information security, and connectivity solutions. Daniel lives in New York City with his wife Erielle and their son, Mayr. He holds a B.S. in Environmental Economics and Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, and a minor in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business.

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Jay Mandelbaum

With over 20 years of experience as a senior executive in the financial services industry, Jay Mandelbaum currently serves as an advisor, investor and board member to private early-stage and growth technology companies. In addition to BioCatch, companies that Jay currently works with include Fundbox, PolicyGenius, Street Contxt, and Resolute Innovation. Among his industry roles, Jay was Executive Vice President and member of the Operating Committee at JPMorgan Chase & Co. where he had responsibility for corporate strategy, marketing and the bank’s digital and payments activities. Prior to JPMC, he was CEO of Smith Barney Private Client, Vice Chairman of Salomon Smith Barney, and a member of Citigroup’s Management Committee. He also had senior roles at Bank One Corporation and Primerica Corporation. Jay began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He received his bachelor’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and his MBA from Harvard Business School. Jay is a long-time Trustee and Chairman of the Finance Committee for the Central Park Conservancy, and previously served on the Board of Trustees for the Trinity School in New York City and Central Synagogue.

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Mitchel Lenson

Mitchel has spent over 30 years in the financial services industry and is a former Group Chief Information Officer at Deutsche Bank with responsibility for IT and Operations for all operating divisions of the bank, including its retail banking operations. Mitchel was a member of the Executive Committee for both the Corporate and Investment Bank and the Private Client and Asset Management Division. He has also previously served as Managing Director, Global Head of Operations & Operations IT at UBS Warburg and as Director, Group Operations at Credit Suisse First Boston. Mitchel was a partner of Olivant & Co, an investment company providing strategic and operational expertise alongside investment capital to financial services businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.  He has also served as a non-executive director of NASDAQ and AIM listed companies. Mitchel is currently a non-executive director of Currency Cloud.

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Dewey Awad

Mr. Awad joined Bain Capital in 2000. He is a Managing Director in both the Bain Capital Public Equity and Bain Capital Tech Opportunities businesses. Prior to joining Bain Capital, he was Vice President of Internet Infrastructure Research at Soundview Technology. Earlier in his career, Mr. Awad was Director of Applications and Middleware Consulting at Gartner Group and he spent several years at Electronic Data Systems in the U.S. and Asia.

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