Canaan Partners Israel
Izhar Shay is a Managing General Partner with Canaan Partners Israel. Izhar focuses on investments in Mobile, Digital Media, Internet, Communications and Software. He is a board member at Drupe, Rollout.io, Algomizer (TASE: Algomizer), N-trig, Viewbix and LiveU, and until recently he was a board member at Prime Sense, which was acquired by Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL).
With more than 20 years of operational experience as a successful entrepreneur, Izhar was previously Chairman and CEO of V-Secure Technologies, and CEO and co-founder of Business Layers. Both companies have reached a successful exit under Izhar’s management.
Izhar is a member of the board of directors of Ort Israel Sci-Tech, the largest network of science and technology schools in Israel.
Izhar writes a weekly column in Globes, Israel’s leading financial newspaper, and is a frequent speaker on Israeli TV and Radio and in various industry conferences. Izhar lectures frequently in financial and high tech forums. Amongst others, he presented at the World Bank in Washington D.C., in the Kellogg School of Business, the NYU MBA program, and in front of many international delegations visiting in Israel.
Izhar was featured in the New York Times and a number of leading international newspapers, and has appeared on CNN, CNBC and other networks. He is the founder of “Start-Up Stadium”, the largest on-line community for high-tech entrepreneurs in Israel, with more than 35,000 members. Izhar was selected by Geektime as one of the top 100 influencers in the Israeli high-tech.
Izhar Shay has published two books: “As Beautiful As You” (Israel, Hard Copy 2009, and the English edition will be available on Amazon later this year) and “Corner Kick” (Israel, 2013).