Uri Levine is a passionate entrepreneur and disruptor, a two-time ‘unicorn’ builder (Duocorn). He is co-founder of Waze, the world’s largest community-based driving traffic and navigation app, which Google acquired for $1.1 billion in 2013, and former investor and board member in Moovit, ‘Waze of public transportation, which Intel acquired for $1 Billion in 2020. Levine also heads the “The Founders Kitchen,” a company-builder fund.
Levine’s new book “Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution – A Handbook for Entre-preneurs” will be published on January 17, 2023. Levine’s vision in building startups is to disrupt inefficient markets and improve under-functioning services, focusing on solving “BIG problems” and saving consumers time and money while empowering them and changing the world for the better.
Among Uri’s startups are Pontera, FairFly, Refundit, and SeeTree, and he is always working on the next one. Uri has been in the high-tech business for the last 30 years, half of them in the startup sce-ne, and has seen everything ranging from failure, moderate success, and big success.
He is a world-class speaker on entrepreneurship, disruption, evolution vs. revolutions of markets, mobility, and startups. Motivated to encourage the next generation of thinkers and innovators, he also leads an academic workshop entitled “How to Build a Startup,” aimed at undergraduate and graduate-level business students. Uri’s Youtube channel and website, and many videos when you google him.
Uri is keynote speaker in events, conferences, companies’ boards and management, etc, among them are Web Summit, Cebit, Techrunch Disrupt, Deloitte, McKinzie, YPO, Forbes, Startup Grind, BNP Paribas, EmergeAmericas Miami, Tel-Aviv University, Reichman Uni-versity, G100 Visionaries Foundation, etc.
In his presentations and workshops he discusses the lessons learned from his own expe-rience of both triumphs and defeats. Levine provides his startips – tips for entrepreneurs and managers on how to build startups and develop disruptive technologies.
Levine is a BA graduate from the Tel-Aviv University. He served in the Israeli army at spe-cial intelligence unit 8200. In his public activity, he serves on the board of trustees at Tel-Aviv University. He also mentors young entrepreneurs at the Zell Entrepreneurship Program at Reichman University (IDC Herzliya).
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