AR/VR in Israel: Monetization Strategies of the Startup Nation

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Join us at Orange Silicon Valley on March 28th, 2017 as we bring Israel and Silicon Valley together for a rich discussion from Israeli founders on the current million dollar question: 'How are startups making money in the AR and VR industries.'

We’ll explore one of the fundamental issues for the AR/VR industry with an international panel of some of the most technologically advanced revenue generating startups from Israel.

Where is money being made? How can you generate revenue from abroad? Are the business models of flat media translating into 3D? How do you enter the market from 5,000 miles away? How do you translate users into paying customers? Is the best revenue model to license, advertise, produce, manufacture, charge a fee for service, or just give it away for free?

We are excited to discuss these unique topics as well as help bridge the gap between two international VR tech communities!

Come enjoy truly unique insight from international founders as well as demo the participating company's technologies for yourself prior to the panel.

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Detailed Agenda:

6:00 pm - 7:30 PM: Company Demos, Networking

7:30 pm - 8:15 pm: Panel Discussion

8:15 pm - 9:00 pm: Networking


Moderated by: Michael Yang - Managing Director @ Comcast Ventures

Michael Yang joined Comcast Ventures (CV) in 2009 and is a Managing Director based in Palo Alto. He leads CV’s investment activities in Virtual Reality, Internet of Things, and Healthcare. Some of his portfolio companies include AltspaceVR, NextVR, Baobab Studios, Felix & Paul Studios, SPACES, Kite & Lightning, and Meta. Prior to joining CV, Michael was a VP/GM at Yahoo!, a Principal at Atlas Venture, and a member of AOL’s Business Affairs team. Michael has an MBA from Harvard and a BS from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Noam Levavi - CEO @ Byond

Noam is a serial entrepreneur with more than 18 years of innovations in user experience technologies, including several patents in the area of personalized interfaces. In 2014 Noam co-founded byondata, a platform for creating content rich, immersive VR experiences.

Yoav Hoshen - Co-Founder @ Superb Reality

Yoav Hoshen is a serial entrepreneur and hi-tech business development professional with two decades of international experience focusing on building and accelerating disruptive start-up businesses. He co-founded Water.IO, Beyond Verbal, and Superb Reality. Previously, Yoav was EVP Sales & Business Development at PointGrab (Gesture control leader), VP Sales & Business Development at EPOS Technologies (digital ultrasonic pen leader, acquired by Qualcomm), Marketing and Business Development Director at both Comverse and Orsus Solutions (acquired by Nice Systems), and Product Manager at ICQ/Mirabilis (acquired by AOL).

Yoav Shefi - Executive Chairman @ DreamTime Vision

Yoav Shefi has 23 years of experience in the software industry, spanning the fields of AI, 3D and Web. Prior to his IT career he established and headed an Israeli advertising agency. Over a career in immersive technologies lasting more than two decades, Shefi has acquired expertise in AI, 3D, and the web and is the inventor of various patents.

Eran Orr - Founder and President at VRPhysio

Eran is an ex Israeli Air Force Executive officer and holds a BA in Business Management, Government, and Politics, and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Business Administration from Ben Gurion University. Previously Eran served as initiator and coordinator of the “IAF spinal cord damage prevention program” for air crew personnel and has significant experience in the physical therapy prevention industry.

Erez Tal - CMO @ Tipit

Erez Tal is an experienced entrepreneur with business and growth marketing orientation. Prior to co-founding TIPIT, he was the co-founder and CEO of Pinto, an image-based social discovery network. He also co-founded and sold Kalkalili, served as the Director of Marketing for Spikko and Bingo Network Manager for 888holdings. Erez holds an MBA from the Arison School of Business, in Herzliya, Israel, and a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Haifa.

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