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This list showcases the top Tel Aviv based CEO’ operating in the Payments space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CEO and Co-Founder of Rapyd
Arik Shtilman serves as the CEO of Rapyd, the B2B service enabling enterprises and mobile platforms to make digital payments and withdraw money through use of a single API. He is also a member of the Board of Directors at CashDash, a currency exchange mobile application for travelers that eliminates the need for carrying large amounts of cash between travel destinations. Prior to Rapyd, Arik was the CEO and founder of ITNAVIGATR, a cloud-based management and performance company, which was acquired by Avaya in 2013.
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About CashDash, Rapyd: Rapyd is a payments platform that inserts fintech services into any app and simplifies the complex offering of local payment methods.
CEO, Co-Founder of ZenGo
Ouriel Ohayon is a Co-Founder and CEO at ZenGo.
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About Isai, KZen Networks, LGiLab, ZenGo, ZenGo: ZenGo is the world’s first keyless crypto wallet.
Co-Founder & CEO of Colu
Amos is the co-founder and CEO of Colu, a venture capital funded start-up that uses blockchain technology to help people reclaim economic power by creating local currencies and building local economies. With his background in the finance and FinTech industries, and having worked for the world’s leading social investment network, he channeled his passion for disruptive technologies into establishing the world’s first bitcoin 2.0 movement, ColoredCoins, in 2012. Amos is a pioneer and champion of the digital currency ecosystem, encouraging the adoption of open source code projects for everyone who wants to explore the possibilities of Blockchain technology.
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About Colu: Using a unique city currency to help local communities flourish
Co-Founder & CEO of Anchor
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About Anchor, Anchor, Omnix Medical: Anchor is a cloud-based system that simplifies billing by automating the entire process.
Co-Founder & CEO of zooz
Oren Levy is CEO of Zooz and an experienced professional with over 15 years of experience in payments, commerce, and global business. Prior to Zooz, Oren was an executive director at Brookline (USA) for 11 years, managing its worldwide sales efforts and strategic partnerships initiatives. Before Brookline, Oren held marketing, business development and technical positions at BATM, Fundtech and L.G.E.S.
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About zooz: Zooz is a technology company that provides a payments platform designed to help merchants maximize their payments performance.
Co-Founder and CEO of Rewire
A graduate of the Zell Entrepreneurship Program, Guy has an extensive technological background as a Software Engineer and Product Manager. Prior to Rewire, Guy worked at Microsoft as a Program Manager on the Cortana team and was leading multiple products.
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About Rewire: Rewire is a fintech startup that develops cross-border online banking solutions for migrants worldwide.
Co-Founder & CEO of Covercy
Second time Co-Founder & CEO with an extensive background in software and finance. Focused on growing Covercy to become a leader in the real estate investment space. Prior to Covercy – built Leverate, a leading provider of software and financial solutions to FX brokerages.
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About Covercy: Covercy is a management platform with built-in financial services that helps CRE investment firms grow AUM and maintain critical efficiency.
Co-founder & CEO of dLocal
Sebastián Kanovich is a pioneer in emerging markets payments and the Chief Executive Officer at dLocal. He spun off dLocal from AstroPay in January 2016, creating the only 360 payments technology company which handles payins and payouts in 18 emerging markets for some of the largest global ecommerce and marketplace companies. Prior to dLocal, as the CEO of AstroPay, he grew the company into a premier payment-card provider that processed millions of transactions daily. Sebastián studied Economics, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and Management of Technology Business at Tel Aviv University and completed a prestigious Endeavor Innovation and Growth Program at Stanford Graduate College of Business. He continues to be fascinated with how payments work around the world.
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About dLocal: DLocal is a cross-border payment processor that connects global merchants to emerging markets.
CEO & Founder of EQUAL
Entrepreneur, tech marketer, & product manager. Founder & CEO of EQUAL, the world’s 1st circular-economy marketplace.
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About EQUAL: The world’s 1st circular-economy marketplace where everyone gives and takes equally.
CEO and Co-Founder of Fuse Network
Mark Smargon is the CEO and Co-Founder of Fuse.io.
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About Fuse Network: Fuse Network Limited is the company helping maintain the blockchain and a mobile-payment-focused ecosystem Fuse Network
CEO of Execute
Nir Erlich is CEO at Execute.
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About Execute: Turning vision into amazing digital products
CEO, Co-Founder of Crypto Next PLC
CEO, Co-Founder of Crypto Next PLC.
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About Crypto Next PLC: Digital currency platform and service provider
CEO of SnatchApp
As the CEO of SnatchBot and SnatchApp (Snatch Group Limited), Henri Ben Ezra is responsible for running all facets of the business. Henri has a proven executive management track record and over 20 years of experience driving sales growth in the technology industry. Prior to founding Snatch Group, Henri was Chief Executive Officer at HGT Telecom in France and LT Telecom in the UK, responsible for all the technological activities. Henri also run various businesses within the Energy and Financial sectors focusing on digital technology. Today, Henri’s expectation while leading SnatchBot is to teach technology to speak and understand human language. Natural language understanding and artificial intelligence are some of the most challenging problems to solve in computer science, requiring sophisticated deep-learning algorithms to be trained on massive amounts of data and infrastructure; SnatchBot wants to democratize these deep-learning technologies and scales automatically, negating the need to manage infrastructure.
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About SnatchApp, SnatchBot: SnatchApp is a cross-platform, and end-to-end encrypted instant messaging and calling app.
Chief Executive Officer of PayKey
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About PayKey: PayKey enables banks to offer their customers access to financial services, including P2P payments, from within any mobile application.