Yair Goldfinger

Yair Goldfinger is a Serial entrepreneur and active Angel Investor. At 26, Goldfinger co-founded ICQ, the world’s first internet-wide instant messaging service, which was acquired by AOL in 1998. In 2001, Goldfinger co-founded Dotomi, an online advertising technology company focused on creating personal, relevant and timely one-to-one messaging between marketers and their customers, which was later acquired by ValueClick in 2011. In 2011, he co-founded AppCard, a next-generation customer retention platform. Goldfinger holds a BA in Math and Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University. In 2005, he was granted the Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Award and nominated as Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2009. He holds several patents in the area of instant messaging and is an active investor in several Israeli start-up companies. As a co-founder, Goldfinger sits on the management committee of The Friends of Raveh Ravid non-profit scholarship Fund for promoting leadership, excellence and social responsibility.