Why Wikipedia is a Powerful Marketing Tool for Personal Branding and Business

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Why Wikipedia is a Powerful Marketing Tool for Personal Branding and Business

Wikipedia - a Powerful Online Marketing Tool for Business and Personal Branding

Have you ever searched something on Google? Then you must have seen the relevant Wikipedia link in one of the top five results in Google’s search page. Just type in a search term like “Jeff Bullas” or “Linkedin” and see for yourself. You know, your business, your brand or even your name could also be there too, but how?

We will discuss how using this effective online marketing tool to your advantage and beef up your personal brand or company’s online presence it later.

First let’s take you through the basics of Wikipedia.

What is Wikipedia?

Wikipedia is actually an online collaborative encyclopaedia. It does not hire content writers to create posts, like other typical encyclopaedia’s. It is an open source site that if used correctly, can be an effective online marketing tool for your business or personal branding. Let’s disclose here, how?

Why should my business, brand or my name be on Wikipedia?

Wikipedia can be huge for your business and offers you the following benefits:

  1. You can create or edit your business, brand or biography post on its website.
  2. Your business or personal brand Wikipedia page can produce significant improvement to your business and your reputation.
  3. It adds a level of prestige, authenticity and credibility to your business, brand or persona.
  4. It provides you with an additional and credible website presence that will depict your business with integrity.
  5. Can produce a significant positive increase in sales
  6. Enhance your visibility in search engine results

Wikipedia holds some prime real estate on Google’s search results page.  It’s usually pops up in one of the top five spots, so your company page gets a automatic SEO boast on Google to enjoy. This Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is free of cost! So there will be one more website about your business at the top level of Google search engine results.

Why following the guidelines is important

It is crucial to mention that your business can reap all these benefits if you follow the wiki writing guidelines, otherwise, your post have a risk of being removed or flagged. Wikipedia does not allow you to create biased or promotional content.

You need to follow their  guidelines to create Wikipedia page. Here is a quick and simple guide for writing an effective wiki page.

If you decide to undertake this project, it’s important to take your time and do it right.

Guidelines to create Wikipedia page

Here are the 4 key guidelines to create a Wikipedia page.

Step #1.

You should make sure that your business is renowned and someone has created articles or news about your business or company, which are available online.

Has anyone created outside articles about your company online?

Step #2.

Create Wikipedia account.

Step #3.

Now you need to find informative articles on your business or brand. These articles should be related to your company and must be present online. It would be excellent idea to take articles from online trade magazines, online newspapers and magazines.

  • Do not include your personal essays or original research as citations.
  • It is not recommended you to pull tons of information directly from your business website, until you have a big company like Apple or KMart.
  • This outside source citation about your business proves that your business is known.
  • And very important  – do not advertise or market your company in your post.
  • If you don’t have a lot of outside articles, consider doing a little public relations outreach and publish new relevant content before creating a page.

Step #4.

If you have got these in place then you can create the wiki page or post.

Having a solid Wiki page is not easy

Although the Wikipedia writing guidelines for businesses are available, the task is cumbersome and gruelling for a novice. From having a registered account (having a minimum approved edits restriction) to conducting a neutral research for your company where each sentence is to be supported by a reference similar to academic citations, is in fact a lot to ask from a new user.

Furthermore, wiki does not like self-promotion, so if it is proved that a company is making its own wiki page, the page is flagged for deletion.

Thus I recommend that companies should use expert help to create their wiki pages, so that they minimize the risk of deletion.

Guest author: Irina Kalonatchi. You can contact her at Bettiblue.com if you need some advice or assistance on creating a presence on Wikipedia.  

Want to learn how to build a powerful personal brand online?

My book – “Blogging the Smart Way – How to Create and Market a Killer Blog with Social Media” – will show you how.

It is now available to download. I show you how to create and build a blog that rocks and grow tribes, fans and followers on social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. It also includes dozens of tips to create contagious content that begs to be shared and tempts people to link to your website and blog.

I also reveal the tactics I used to grow my Twitter followers to over 197,000.

Download and read it now.

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Here’s What Pepsi, Victoria’s Secret, And Other Corporate Logos Would Say If They Were Being Honest

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Stephen Darori Early Stage Threshold Curve Model

Here’s What Pepsi, Victoria’s Secret, And Other Corporate Logos Would Say If They Were Being Honest

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Every time Clif Dickens, a graphic designer in Nashville, would ask for Coca-Cola at a restaurant, the waitress would invariably ask him whether it would be alright to serve him Pepsi instead.

The experiences became a running joke amongst Clif and his friends, and it inspired him to reimagine Pepsi’s logo with a new slogan that honestly portrayed the soft drink as the second choice of many of its customers:

The joke led Dickens to create Honest Slogans, a website dedicated to re-imagining how corporate logos would look if they were being honest about the goods and services they sold.

As he did with the Pepsi logo, Dickens tries to present what he calls “slices of life” that…

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Here’s What Pepsi, Victoria’s Secret, And Other Corporate Logos Would Say If They Were Being Honest

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Here’s What Pepsi, Victoria’s Secret, And Other Corporate Logos Would Say If They Were Being Honest

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Every time Clif Dickens, a graphic designer in Nashville, would ask for Coca-Cola at a restaurant, the waitress would invariably ask him whether it would be alright to serve him Pepsi instead.

The experiences became a running joke amongst Clif and his friends, and it inspired him to reimagine Pepsi’s logo with a new slogan that honestly portrayed the soft drink as the second choice of many of its customers:

The joke led Dickens to create Honest Slogans, a website dedicated to re-imagining how corporate logos would look if they were being honest about the goods and services they sold.

As he did with the Pepsi logo, Dickens tries to present what he calls “slices of life” that resonate with the frustrations and experiences of anyone who’s felt inadequate after watching the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, or been hit with big service charges when purchasing tickets on Ticketmaster.

Dickens works as a graphic designer for the hospital operator Hospital Corporation of America and has updated the blog intermittently since creating it in 2011. But after seeing the site gain popularity once he shared it on Reddit, Dickens says he is now trying to update it with a new logo every work day.

“A lot of them are a bit harsh, I guess,” Dickens told Business Insider. “I try to make it so that even if Kmart or another company were to see it, they could kind of nod their heads in agreement. I try to keep it tasteful, but it’s a little bit tongue-in-cheek.”

Here’s the Kmart logo Dickens referenced, as well as some of our other favorites:

You can see more of Dickens’ Honest Slogans at honestslogans.com.

Read more:http://www.businessinsider.com/honest-slogans-poke-fun-at-brands-2013-10#ixzz2jBfwArWlYellow Pages honest slogan

Brakes and Accelerators

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Have you ever caught yourself saying something like the following?:

  1. “Oh, I can’t ask for that much!”
  2. “That’s too much to hope for!”
  3. “I could never get that much!”
  4. “They’ll never pay me that much!”
  5. “I’ll never get that much in time to pay a bill that size!”
  6. “I’ll never get enough in time to pay all these bills!”
  7. “I’m only looking for…”

Those things, those types of statements are “brakes”.

Brakes are good things to have in our vehicles to keep us from running into real-world walls but, even in the real-world, we can’t always be applying the “brakes” if we hope to get beyond where we are, now.

Yes, using brakes is a sane thing to do but, it becomes an insane thing to do if you do it all the time.   Sometimes we need to stop braking and start accelerating.

And have you ever wondered why the above types of statements are so much more “acceptable” more “natural” than statements like these (accelerators)?:

  1. “Based upon the value I offer, I choose to ask for this much.”
  2. “I choose to believe that’s not too much to hope for so, I’m hoping it will start happening – today”
  3. “I choose to believe that if I tie value into my asking price, I can get that much – and possibly even more”
  4. “I choose to believe if I present my true qualifications, they’ll pay me that much – and possibly even more!”
  5. “I choose to believe that if I do everything within my power today, I’ll be able to pay my biggest bills.”
  6. “I choose to believe that if I use all resources available to me today, I’ll be able to pay all my bills.”
  7. “I choose to ask for a fair price based upon current market value and future market trends.”

The latter statements are not just about mere wishful thinking or daydreaming but, rather, about choosing, acting, value, and asking – some of the most fundamentally important constants for us to focus on in this rapidly changing world.

Though the world has significant problems, there’s never been greater opportunities in human history to embrace this world’s awesome abundance.

Stephen Darori Transitioning Out Managing Partner 3XC Global Partners , Founder- Startup Nation Critical Canvas, Darori Capital

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If you have looked me up,I am an Open Networker. Please send me an invitation to connect on Linkedin especially if we have something in common. I will never IDK( I don’t know) .I have attempted to be different in my Linkedin profile. It hopefully reads like a autobiography & not just as bullets .

I am transitioning completely out of any day today interest in both the 3XC Practices & Darori Capital, I have been pushing the “arms length” criteria of the “family”off shore trust. I shouldn’t have any involvement.( I have been recommending financial support of 3 XC clients) I am seriously looking for position as a Fin, Mkg R&D, Bus Dev, Mgr, completely dedicated in Israel ( full time) that does involve excess travelling abroad.I have no issue in stepping back in a position. Remuneration is not an issue .

My skills include providing leadership & value for seed stage start ups leveraging my analytical, including mkting,management & organizational .My Threshold Technology Curve Model addresses directly what VC’s want to see in Business& Mkting plans & also R & D Strategy & Plans…, early commercialization of the technology & outsourcing the entire Management function with Marketing initially overlapping into R & D

Specialities: Financial Mgt,Business Reconstruction to Profitability, Business & Digital Mkting Plans per my Threshold Technology Curve Model, Bus Devt, Mkting, Negotiations, Pricing, Finance including Accounting, Cost Accounting, Disruptive Tech .

Analytic,- Busi &Mrketing Research for angel & seed stage companies, Identity potential markets for product. Benchmark& Analytic risks associated with the technology& end users. A full list is below in my Profile.

Marketing & Development Strategy
Per my Threshold Technology Curve Model. The model strongly recommends that Mgt & On Site Service be out sourced to start with & R & D start hand in hand with the Mkting function & founders with tech skills must remain in in R&D for start-up’s entire timeline

Stephen Darori's Vizify Bio | Overview

Stephen Darori’s Vizify Bio | Overview

Cards

Cards

Threshold Curve Model

Threshold Curve Model

Experience

Founder ( with some political connections)

The Startup Nation Critical Canvas

May 2013 – Present (6 months)Israel

Startup Nation Critiical Canvas (A Lobby Group) in the White City. We need to adapt or die trying to do so. Israel has the second most number of degrees after Canada and within 2 graduations will lead the herd, here. Israeli Academia ( Degrees , Accredited Degrees ( I coined the the term (in 1992/3) for Israeli Colleges degrees), and from some private academic instituition (that meet the Education Ministries requirements), and Certification are is not coming close to keeping the high techie supply at a rate that the Innovative and Entrepeneurial The StartUp Nation needs them.Israel has so many MBA that they are a dime a dozen. Israel has by far the most MBA per capital in the world . ( and I am also guilty of having one myself but from the 90’s ) Perhaps Peter Thiel ( Paypal, Facebook etc ) is right to suggest that Academc Degrees date within 18 months and they are not worth the investment the and nothing beats entrepeneurship with innovation.The Start Up Nation Critical Canvas is trying to get the Israeli Government and all the related Ministries to all non- Jewish high techies to come and work in Zion. These non Jewish high techies with pay taxes and other deductions like everyone else in The Startup Nation, and enjoy all the benefits ( health in particular). The impediment to working in the Startup Nation is an Israel ID number . The ID Number drives Bituah Leumi and health fund deductions and benefits . The Startup Nation Critical Canvas does not suggest that non-Jewish techies get citizenship unless they marry an Israeli . We have no illusions we are up against the ” $120 Billion Club” lead by Mark Zukerberg and he is also pitching ” citizenship “. Still Palo Alto is a far , far second to the White City with its zillion and one attractions if you can walk or cycle or swim in the Mediterranean. Nothing beats been single in Tel Aviv. Join us an ping and meet Government Influencers. The situation is critical , we must adapt or die ( trying)

White City (Tel Aviv)

White City (Tel Aviv)

Tel Aviv Vacations

Tel Aviv Vacations

Peter Thiel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Peter Thiel – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The IDF History Museum

The IDF History Museum

Transitioning Out Managing Partner

3XC Lichtenstein

June 2010 – Present (3 years 5 months)Europe particularly Berlin. Geneva, Paris, Barcelon, and Holland ,

The 3XC Global Partnership consists of 3 Off Shore Companies . We have a few high rise floors in Whitecapel.as well
*3XC Lichenstein targets startup in Europe .. Silicon Allee , Health and Food Valley , Tincino Valley.
*3XC Isle of Man targets Startups in the UK and Ireland ,.. Silicon Dock , Silicon Fen, Mull. Mall and Roundabout,
*3CX Mauriuts .. Silicon Wadi ,Cyberarad , Silicon Vally in S.E. Asia Countries (other than in Indonesia), Silicon Beach.
We have no presence in the Americas … so far my proactive choice but Canada is next to be given a 3XC presence.

So why the hell don’t we have an elaborate website . That is simply not the way we work . We give a series of Entrepeneurship lectures at colleges and in exchange get a permanent hard copy A3 size advert adjacent to the main noticeboard . This advert targets innovative entrepeneurs and even in the age of digital Integrated Marketing , nothing beats still a hardcopy advert in a prominet location and then word of month kicks into play especially as we work on a success basis . We do not take any client , we take clients with threshold technology ( or tangential ) , who have a basic understanding of their market and competitors and most of all have some idea how they could exit. There are 11.5 million smart phone applications . If no exit can be defined in general terms m we give it a pass. we use a leading golobal consultancy practice to do dueligence , legal, business , technology and equally to better understand the target market and competitors in that market.

By all means pitch if you want , but Linkedin 1st degree contact should never be interpreted as a true sign of investment interest.Anyone with 500+ 1st degre econtacts realizes that anyone who uses number of 1st degree contacts in his Linkedin heading is both naive and stupid and simply doesn’t get it. In the last 120 days I hav added 1st 5327 contacts , if I (or my PAs) did not follow each up they would be totally useless.

Transitioning out Managing Partner

3XC Mauritius

January 2009 – Present (4 years 10 months)UK and Israel

Transitioning out Managing Partner ( this will be a 100% out ) , along with other 3XC partnerships such as the 3XC Islea of Man , Lichtenstein and Mauritius we provide early stage start-ups with assistance in preparing documentation in terms of what investors want to see, Business Plans , Executive Summarys, Elevator Pitches 2 minutes and 5-7 minutes) , Marketing (go to the market, routes to the market, digital marketing, Internet positioning and exposure, SEO . SOA , JIT marketing) , development plans , next round financing strategy, possible exit strategy . All the latter are some aspects of the “Threshold ( Early Stage) Technology Curve Mode”l developed in 1990/2000h but could only be patented in 2010 after US Supreme Court case Bilski versus Kappos.that permitted for the first time “methodology” and “business method ” patents ( I was in good company … eBay was first in the queue with their on-line auctions methodology). The Model ( also for use by investors ) is a series of recommendations for the entire life cycle of a start-up
– Great if the founders are technically savy… but they should remain in R&D for the entire timeline to exit
– A outsider CEO should be appointed as soon as it financially is permissible
-First Responsibility of CEO is to get a East Coast of the US marketing team up and at the world . NY and Boston have a surplus of experience Ivy League Marketing people . At this stage marketing should lead R & D development rather than the other way round ( traditionally)

Some of the important bullet of the Threshold Technology Curve .. will continue in the description of my role in 3XC Isle of Man below

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Transitioning out Managing Partner

3XC Isle of Man

January 2009 – Present (4 years 10 months)Isle of Man,UK

Transitioning out Managing Partner ( this will be a 100% out ) Transitioning out Managing Partner ( this will be a 100% out ) , along with other 3XC partnerships such as the 3Xc Israel of Ma prvides early stage start-ups with assistance in preparing documentation in terms of what investors want to see, Business Plans , Executive Summary, Elevator Pitches 2 minutes and 5-7 minutes) , Marketing (go to the market, routes to the market, digital marketing, Internet positioning and exposure, SEO . SOA , JIT marketing) , development plans , next round financing strategy, possible exit strategy . All the latter are some aspects of the “Threshold ( Early Stage) Technology Curve Mode”l developed in 1990/2000h but could only be patented in 2010 after US Supreme Court case Bilski versus Kappos.that permitted for the first time “methodology” and “business method ” patents ( I was in good company … eBay was first in the queue with their on-line auctions methodology). The Model ( also for use by investors ) is a series of recommendations for the entire life cycle of a start-up
– Alpha must hit the market as soon as possible and then use market to redefine product development. Listen to the market. Do not get to the end of a Product Development and discover their is no market. An amazing Israel technology of 26 directional access into Big Data developed in 2003-5 found that there was at lthis point in time , no actual market for this technology. think “Rubic Cube ” because that is the way this start-up was pitched. The founder walk into VC’s with nothing more than a Rubic Cube .
-Marketing is nice ( ebooks, blogs are even nicer) but that is not the point. Marketing must result in revenue Sales ( GAAP preferably , non- GAAP is ok deferred
– From here the break even point should be in focus and beyond and there is nothing wrong with becoming a “great company and profitable ” before an exit and why exit when available old fashioned “dividends” and” interest” (terms sheets).

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Threshold Curve Model

Tranitioning Out Managing Partner

3XC Global Partners

January 2009 – Present (4 years 10 months)The White City,Silicon Wadi, Silicon Fen, Mill.& Mall, Silicon Allee

3XC Global Partnership ( 17 Partners) that works with reatly stage startups and writes all the documentation thaey need from a point of view of the investors ( angels , VC) , What investors would like to see is prepared and then some more. The documentation includes BP, Executive Summary , Multiple 2, & 7 minute Elevator Pitches, Marketing Plans (multiple.. Go to, Routes to , Figital Integrated , Size of the Market, Competition, Differentialfrom Competitors ,Can Market be created) , R & D Stategy, Next and Finance Round Strategy,Prepare Startup for Legal , Business and Technical Due Diligence .3XC also sets up the startup on a time line accounting to the Early Stage Threshold Curve Model for Startups and Investors . That has been Explained in Blogs and also the Description of 3XC Mauritus ( Israel , India , China and Australia) , 3 XC Isle of Man (UK specicially) . Their is also 3Xc Lichenstein ( Europe,Berrlin,Barcelona,Scandinavia& Holland ). 3XC works on a success basis and raises finance for its clients . No finance no payment.

I am transitioning out , l now trying. I would love to stop making 3-6 overseas trips , including at least 2 long haul multi-stoppers . My preference is for a position in Israel but will consider again Geneva, Berlin and London. Remuneration is not a big issue as long as it is not insulting and a disincentive.It certainly does not have to be a startup.Startups are nice but a Mature Company is nicer.

I have a lot to offer a Startup and can sort out a Problematic Startup Investment for a VC.Turn a Startup around, Streamline it, Manage it from also a finace point of view, Exploit multiple sources of grants and I actually am very skilled at Reporting Grants. Most Grants give a deposit and then against reporting give more to the total of the grant. One of the startups I sorted out was Algatechnologies which became a case study in MBA ‘s. In January 2013 , a minority interest was purchased at a company valuation of $50 million .

Proud Supporter

MIU Movement for Israeli Urbanism and other ideas ( sorry I am a reality check)

February 2005 – Present (8 years 9 months)Israel

Quality Urbanism to improve affordable access to opportunities and promote:
Also support
– Constitution for Zionist Zion
-1st Amendment ( actually do it, not just say yay to It) ly believing that any level of privacy on the Internet in 2013 is a complete Fallacy. If you are there, you are tagged to Timbaktu and back . Get over it and enjoy Social Media technology.
– Startup Nation Critical Canvas in the White City in Zion. Nothing could be more important than this – Economic Development & will only happen at the same pace if the high tech industry can start legally employing non-Jewish techies without one of the boutique solutions in play. If they pay tax & Bituah Leimi , give them all the rights but not citizenship
– Environmental Sustainability .Wishfull thinking but if land allocation continues at such a slow rate , the cost of Apartments will still remain absurdly high in realtion to earning power. Instead of fighting sustainablity in the Mercaz ( Central Area) , Jewish villages , towns and cities with plenty of land allocation , should be devloped in the Shomron and Judea at an accelerated pace and more direct access roads and railways should connect the 340,000 Zionists in area West of the Jordan River .
– Social Justice and Equality in the Israeli Society
– Rapid Transitioning of Israel Peripheral Poverty into the the Silicon Periphery even if we have to bulldose Gaza into the Sea .. you simple can’t zip rockets at Zion .
– Two States Solution … Israel and the rest in Jordan with already a 78% majority of Palestinain. Another P State within the State of Israel as defined by Jabotinshy is simply an invitation to zip more rockets into the White City
– The Bank of Israel should reassess Electronically supporting stabilizing the shekel dollar rate. M1+ M2 money supply is ” whatever” , hey ho high,high high. In 8 1/2 years Foreign Reserves have increased over $68 billion+ & there were few months when the there was a Balance of Payment surplus .

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Senior Editor ( like others on a Honorary Basis and it really is an Honor)

wikipedia.org

May 2002 – Present (11 years 6 months)Israel

The English Wikipedia is the English-language edition of the free online encyclopedia Wikipedia.
Participating editor (some as a senior- but still can’t spell) editor of a large number of Wikipedia articles ranging in subject from Digital Libraries,Entrepreneurship, IFRS ( use and abuse) , Lean Six Sigma , SWOT , Pestle, Marketing Strategy,especially as the starting point to create Corporate Value, Social Media to Advertising both on Television and Internet Targeted Platforms. . Social and Digital Media lifted the Internet to a new Technology Plane , just as broad band technology did half a decade before . The Darori Foundation used to sponsored the translation of Wikipedia Articles into Hebrew before Google Translate . I have also been a Conference Panellist on the latter subjects presenting an alternative view point often to in conflict to the “herding” ( general viewpoint) Often ( sometimes really) my opinion is tongue in cheek to & do some stirring to make people think & refine their pitches.Almost brought the house down on myself yesterday after a panel discussion on how early stage VC investors go about there business by starting my question ( in Hebrew). with “There a huge gap in reality between deliverable wants of a VCs”and what startup are caple of deliving..

Regularly file background information related to Israeli High Tech tor WSJ , FT , Barron’s Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Mail and business sections of major US Newspapers , including Washington Post, New York Times , Boston Globe , Time of London…. previously worked as a hardcopy reporter ( culture) at the Cape Times and Cape Argus. Just for the record. I have always contracted and received payment to an offshore Trust Fund . I have existed in the Cloud before the technology gave it that name. I an a good citizen of the World Wide Web.

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THE PITCH

THE PITCH

SMS language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

SMS language – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Darori Capital Luxembourg

January 1990 – Present (23 years 10 months)Luxembourg

Transitioning out influencing where Dariori Capital Luxembourg invests . This off shore Trust Fund holds all beneficially Trust Funds ( 1st, 2nd , 3rd generation Trust including my own living Trust Fund ) and income derived from them . Some of the Income derived is currently used for parallel investments in early stage start-ups and alternative investment opportunities.I have been pushing the envelope of “arms length” which defines off shore Trusts and this is easy to transfer back to my UK Law firm, and their Group offices in Lichtenstein and Luxembourg and since both of the Managing Partners ( half brothers) have been connected with me from birth will still have some influence if I want… unlikely to see the need once I have transitioned out of 3XC….my parents were one of the partner’s godparents in South Africa.The Law firm bears his name ..

Darori Capital holds the 12 patents , trademarks and copyrights related to the Threshold Technology Curve Model. Since 2010 the 12 patents have been making a PCT circuit and have increased exponentially by a double digit number. Darori Capital also holds the trade mark “Darori”

Trustee

Darori Foundation

January 1988 – Present (25 years 10 months)Off Shore

The Darori Foundation supports Libraries and Special Collections in Israel and else where. The Darori Foundation has sponsored research into Digital Libraries and the translation of Wikipedia Articles ( and similar articles that do not claim a copy right) into Hebrew.

The Darori Foundation is financed by Darori Capital a series of 2nd, 3rd and 4th Generation Trust Funds .Chairman of the Darori Foundation is Stephen Darori ….approximately 20% of the fundsfrom Darori Capital go to the darori Foundation, 60% are invested i in leading US Mutual Funds that have been administering the proceeds of the trusts for up to 50 years and 20% are invested in Early Stage Startup syndicate finacier

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Corporate Controller & Treasurer

European Investments

June 2003 – December 2008 (5 years 7 months)Europe

Commercial and Industrial Real Estate, Investments and Venture Capital
The now multi billion company was founded by Glasnost Billionaires who prefer that the company keep a low profile . The Company remains today largely a real estate company with almost no debt and a high cash flow from leasing commercial property .I filled multiple positions of increasing responsibility including Managing Director of its large High Tech Incubator ( based on principles different from those in Israel) and a High Tech Investment Manager and an Alternative Investment Manager. Some Positions were held simultaneously.

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Algatechnologies

CFO ( Director of Finance , COO and Administration)

Algatechnologies

January 2002 – May 2003 (1 year 5 months)Kibbutz Ketura

P&L Management, Budget and Control, Business Operations, Contracts and Legal Administration, Strategic Planning, Capital Fundraising, Site Management and Human Resources. Took this 4 year old start up that was hopelessly in a insolvent position to a very healthy balance sheep one year latter by reporting all the multiple CSO gransts it had received and optioned 2 additional ones and also reporting the $3.5 million Approved Enterprise it had also received, In I n January 2013 it was valued at over $80 when part of the controlling shareholding was sold.It is today the largest biocompany producing Astaxathin from the algae strain Haematoccoccus

Algachologies Techologies

Algachologies Techologies

Queenco Leisure International Ltd.

CFO, COO and Administration

Queenco Leisure International Ltd.

October 1999 – April 2002 (2 years 7 months)Israel

I was the CFO of the Rescido Group then part of Queenco listed on TASE . The Group consisted of Real Estate Redeveloper, Investments in late stage start ups and an in house gaming start up Playsis.com with both Angels and VC Partners.(STI – Benny Steinmetz) The Real Estate Redevelopment Company was purchased by interests of Milamor (delisted from TASE) which have continued renovating buildings in the CBD of Tel Aviv to this day. Playsis received a substantial exit by selling its large and high quality email membership lists to interest belonging to Teddy Sagi. The investments in late stage High Tech company were taken over by Queenco interests.

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1 more recommendation
3Com

Division Cost and Management Accountant

3Com

May 1996 – November 1999 (3 years 7 months)

Cost and Management Accounting, with emphasis on Standard Cost Accounting, Outsourced Subcontracting, Obsolescence & Reserve Accounting. Two of my models were later incorporated into other Manufacturing Divisions of 3 Com. 3 Com is now part of HP

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Division Finance and Costing Manager/Controller

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

January 1995 – June 1996 (1 year 6 months)Holon (Head Office) with massive factories in Dimona , Beer Sheva and Migdal Hem

Vishay has,had? two distinct divisions, one manufacturing core subsidiary product lines ( Dale, Daloric, Roderstein) & the other basically every thing else & Vishay has aggressively pursued expansion by purchasing companies with product lines in play. They spun off the evolving threshold technology divison, the R & D they were doing themselves .I was transitioning into the core subsiary division.It is actually quite sad. The person I was supposed to replace knew he was terminally ill but told no one (& when you are with the company from the very first day, you can can push the transition period envelop out).My patience ran out after 18 months & he sadly died suddenly less than 2 months later .Had I known,I may have had endless patience. Nobody including myself made the observation he was ill & some worked with him from day 1.Other than obvious weight loss.Vishay Israel is one of the most stable & profitable companies in Israel .It was established by the late Dr Felix Landsman ( in France) a Holocaust survivor as a child ( in the partisan) a Great Zionist, Businessman.& very generous Yad Vashem supporter. It received grants to build its factories in Dimona , Migdal Haemek & Beer Sheva in a smaller magnitude as Intel. x employees should be employed by the factories & well busing 5000 employees to Dimona was logistically possible if people didn’t mind been picked up at 6am to start work at 6.45am , Didn’t happen so amicable trade off .Was not privy to all the details negotiated by the Treasurer & CFO but “very fair play in play” .Dimoma is a massive glass structure an award winning structure that was designed for 5000 workers who also receive a substantial sit down lunch.One of the best managed Manufacturing.Companies,in Israel but on top of the logistic nightmare.All production is shipped overseas.

Vishay is a Fortune 500 Company. Vishay Israel produces over 100 million passive electronic components daily & employs over 7500 people on Israel.

ORT Colleges

Deputy Head Accountant for Revenue & Special Assistant to the late Director General of Ort Israel

ORT Colleges

January 1990 – December 1994 (5 years)Holon Head Office

Ort Israel Head Offices ( Schools and Colleges) Originally employed as Deputy Finance and Accounting in Charge of all income sources of ORT Israel, the largest independent school network in Israel and assistant to the Director General ,the late Israel Goralnick once deputy to Yigal Allon in the Palmach ( he lost n arm in the War of Independence) liaising and regularly reporting with a major Donors who in the course of my time at Ort built and furnished Ort College Henry Braude , Karmiel ( the first accredited college in Israel to award degrees) paid for entirely by Baron Sir Gerald Ronso and with a little arm twisting and a lot of public relations he went on to build and furnish completely 6 additional Ort Schools in Ashkelon , Ashdod , Osafeia a/ Dalet Al Hakarmel and elsewhere and set up a maintenance fund for each at my suggestion.( Out of the Box thinking) I was project manage for two very expensive IT projects and computerized other aspects of my function using advanced business models . MY final task was to start raising fund for the conversion of Ort Vocational School to High Tech Schools. A task completed by 2000. Monthly T/O of Ort Israel exceeded 2.5 billion shekels during the period I worked for there. I was also the Ort Israel Liaison with the World Ort Union in London.

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Test Scores

Stephen Darori

Score: 95

December 1978

Don’t quite get this section. Share Peter Thiel philosophy “Two years after billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel announced an experiment to pay bright high schoolers to drop out of college for $100,000, the Thiel Fellowship program hasn’t won over education leaders.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Thiel

Certifications

CIMA(Link)

Institute of Commercial & Financial Accountants, License 56522

June 1985 – Present

Publications

Threshold Technology Curve Model(Link)

US Patent Office, US Trade Mark Office , Copyright

August 8, 2010

Stephen has a wide and rich experience in turning new technologies into viable start ups . He provide leadership and value for preseed and seed stage start up by leveraging his analytical, management, and organizational skills and and strategic planning but most of all his Threshold Curve Model which addresses directly what VC’s want to see in Business and Marketing plans and especially R & D…more

Honors & Awards

Beit Trust Scholarship

Beit Trust

January 1983

The Trust was initially set up in 1906 by the Will of Mr Alfred Beit, a brilliant financier and a director of the British South Africa Company with many interests including the development of Rhodesia’s railway system. In 1903 he suffered a stroke near Salisbury, Rhodesia, and died on 16 July 1906 in England at the age of 53, leaving much of his fortune bequeathed to a wide range of charitable causes. As a result of his close association with…more

University Blue Honour fo Student Leadership

University of Cape Town

Student Blues Awards are awarded to outstanding students in various disciplines including sport ( largely) and student leadership. I was very active in Student Councils, a student led Rag fund ( that is a small industry) that supports an entire free medical aid for Blacks ( and Coloured) A massive student charity and student politics ) + held youth leadership positions in the official White opposition party with a prominent presence on multiple…more

Patents

Threshold Curve Model ( twelve separate aspects) in e Court Decision in terms of Bilski Versus Kappos, A Supreme Court Decision whereby it became possible to patent “Business Methods” ..http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bilski_v._Kappos

United States I will have to look for a hard copy of the patent numbers

Issued April 30, 2011

It took a decade for the Supreme Court to actually permit the patenting of Business Models and Methodology and was in good company with eBay….who tried and failed using different avenues to register the “on-line auction methodology” and were first in the que after this decision. TheThreshold Curve Model for start ups and early investors ,in start ups calls among many other things for the early…more

Projects

…Industrial and Commercial Centers at the outer periphery of up market residential areas with a metropolitan line entering below ground and doing a metro circle… we built many such centers and moved workers in the opposite direction

January 1990 – Present

…revolutionary … concept .. we moved many of the frustrated Central Busines District inhabitants in the opposite direction where they had no transport problems or parking issues … every building we built had excessive underground parking… the centers used rezoned country side and were green tech before the clique was coined.. They were planned to make the worker from factory to C level…more

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The Peres Peace Centre Library(Link)

October 2013

The Darori Foundation has committed itself to filling the Peres Peace Centre with 1000 academic books in the next few years on subjects relative to the Centre . The Darori Foundation has never allowed politics to interfere with its “direct” donation policy. It never donates to the bureacracy of any organisation

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Beit Ariela(Link)

May 2010

Beit Ariela Public Library and Cultural Center

Since 1922, Shaar Zion has been Tel Aviv’s main public library. The central branch is
now located in Beit Ariela, and holds a wide selection of books in a variety of languages
(Hebrew, English, French, German and more). In addition to the main reading hall, there
are small libraries specializing in different subjects such as Dance, Music,…more

2 team members
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    Moshe Patz

Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts(Link)

April 2008

stablished in 1906 by artist Boris Schatz as the “Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts”, Bezalel has evolved into one of the world’s most prestigious art schools.

The name Bezalel is synonymous with more than 100 years of Israeli art, innovation
and academic excellence. Bezalel’s unique strength stems from the numerous
breakthroughs it has been responsible for and its ability to respond and…more

3 team members
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    Transitioning Out Managing Partner 3XC Global Partners , Founder- Startup Nation Critical Canvas, Darori Capital
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    Eva Ilous

Courses

Independent Coursework

  • Maximize entrepeneural potential, develop their skills, improve their performance and become the person they want to be
  • Impart management tools according to values of the manager (Among Others)
  • • Improve ability to lead and manage workforce. (Among Others)
  • Leverage managers to strategic thinking, vision, values and objectives (Among Others)
  • Derive from long-term objectives and work plans the annual budget. (Among Others)
  • Diagnose management and administrative capabilities. (Among Others)
  • Improve the ability to choose and hire the best talents (Among Other)
  • Determining how to write a Busibness Plan and other documents from what a potential investor wants to see (Threshold Curve Model)

Languages

  1. English, Hebrew

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. Dutch, Afrikaans , Flemish

    Limited working proficiency
  3. Hebrew Txt Spk

  4. English Txt Spk

  5. SMS Spk

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Head of the Ofarim Local Committee & then a member of Beit Aryeh Ofarim Munincipality

Beit Aryeh – Ofarim Municipalty

December 1999Economic Empowerment

-Head of the Ofarim Local Committee that ran the 250 family units in this settlement
-After the amalgamation of Beit Areh with Ofarim served on various committees including Chair of Finance Committee ( first task was to deal with a 17 million accumulated deficit of Beit Aryeh that was not disclosed before the referendum… I did ask the question and the Internal Auditor had zippo idea of the…more

Opportunities you are looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes you care about:

  • Civil Rights and Social Action
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Human Rights
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Services

Organizations

Darori Foundation

Trustee

January 1988 – Present

The Darori Foundation supports Libraries and Special Collections in Israel and else where. The Darori Foundation has sponsored research into Digital Libraries and the translation of Wikipedia Articles ( and similar articles that do not claim a copy right) into Hebrew.

The Darori Foundation is financed by Darori Capital a series of 2nd, 3rd and 4th Generation Trust Funds .Chairman of the Darori…more

Skills & Expertise

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  • 91Entrepreneurship
  • 71Business Planning
  • 58Mergers & Acquisitions
  • 56Project Management
  • 56Business Strategy
  • 53Competitive Analysis
  • 50Venture Capital
  • 44Leadership
Stephen also knows about…
  • 44Strategic Planning
  • 42Business Development
  • 41Management
  • 34Finance
  • 30Management Consulting
  • 28Due Diligence
  • 27Marketing Strategy
  • 27Investments
  • 26Financial Analysis
  • 24Analytics
  • 23Marketing
  • 23Budgets
  • 21Outsourcing
  • 21Corporate Finance
  • 20Negotiation
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Education

California Institute of Technology Industrial Relations Center

The Caltech 10-Day Certificate Program – See more at: http://www.ctme.caltech.edu, Project Management, 98

2005 – 2005

Improve your project management skills, as you earn your project management certificate from the California Institute of Technology Center for Technology and Management Education. Our certificate program will help you master the critical skills of project management.

The skills develop during the program apply to large &small projects, product design and development, construction projects, IT projects, software development, and ar projects with critical performance, time, and budget targets.

Stephen Darori Caltex Degree in Progect Management0001

Stephen Darori Caltex Degree in Progect Management0001

Institute of Computer Science ( now part of Georgia Institute of Technology

MSc Computer Science, Computer Science ( database management and languages seldom used anymore), Cum Laude

1992 – 1993

This was the first “accredited on line degree” to be recognized by the Education Ministry in Israel. It was an experiment I undertook for the Pedagogical Department of Ort Israel. Assignments were submitted with a scaled down version of Wordperfect and an early Zip ( compression program) . The Internet quite frankly did not have enough broadband . Only half the assignments were submitted over the Internet , the rest bounced and were submitted by Courier Service. The Courses revolved round Database Management and Internet Technology which of course have come a long way since then. Among the languages also studied in this degree were Pascal, an early version of C , COBOL, RPG ( for the IBM AS 400) and Fortran and an early version of Basic .That constituted a high % of the then languages. Today there are 1000’s and many have been ported to Windows.net and Linux. Part of the degree revolved round identifying viruses and there was even an exercise to actually write one =:)

University of Cape Town

MBA,MA, BCOM in Accounting and Economics, Accounting and Finance

1978 – 1985

Started studing at the University of Cape Town and continued elsewhere

(Open)2 honors and awards

Herzlia High School, Cape Town

First Class University Entrance Sort of like A Levels, MathsScienceAccountancyEnglish,Hebrew Afrikaans
(Open)1 test score

Additional Info

  1. Interests

  2. Personal Details

    Birthday January 16, 1965
    Marital Status Single
  3. Advice for Contacting Stephen

    stephendarori@hotmail.com is my linkedin address stephendarori@gmail.com is preferable
    I am Stephen Darori on Facebook, Brandergy, about.me,Angelist,Quora,Vizify( you can see real photos here of me and also Facebook), @stephendaroi on Twitter

    I am open to offers for assistance in setting up start-ups based on my Threshold Curve Model and obtaining seed , angel and even VC funding for the start-up. I have a database of over 1000 names of active Angel and Early Finance investors. Initially all I am after is a teaser or one pager but feel free to send me whatever you like . I can certainly help any start up with creating a viable revenue model . I work on a success fee basis ….if I fail to raise initial funding ….there is no charge for my services… I am equally transitioning to a position based in Israel with a lot less travelling…multifaceted preferably … digital marketing and business development ,Internet trafficking, finance, management…. I have a career that says I get things done and well with the timeline … I have an ability to multi task to Manchester and back with a high degree of focus. I have a terrific organised mind and memory. I can digest vast amounts of information and cut to the chase( bottom line) quickly…. experience also helps . Remuneration is not really an issue … the issue is endless travelling overseas ( 2-6 trips a month) … available to take up a position anywhere in Israel but Tel Aviv area is preferable ( Mercaz , Ashdod and Ashkelon). I get things done , on time and in the budget. if you are reading this and thinking maybe .. I am a really nice guy , charismatic with a sense of humour & I am well over the illusion that any level of privacy remains on the Internet & changes in Facebook Graph.and back door search ability says the word privacy can now be deleted from the World Wide Web. In terms of Social Media … wrote the first wikipedia article on the subject and remain a senior editor .

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7 Statistics About Facebook Users That Reveal Why It’s Such A Powerful Marketing Platform

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7 Statistics About Facebook Users That Reveal Why It’s Such A Powerful Marketing Platform

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Who’s on Facebook? The short answer, of course, is everyone. And that’s why every company and brand needs to seriously consider a major presence on the platform, as well as a Facebook-specific content strategy.

But digging into the data reveals more specific and compelling reasons why marketers should be active on Facebook, such as the fact that despite recent news coverage about how Facebook is getting older, it’s still strongest in the young adult age bracket so precious to many marketers.

In a new report from BI Intelligence, we break down the demographics of Facebook and show why it’s such a powerful platform for companies, brands, and products. Facebook’s surprisingly strong statistics in terms of gender breakdown, income levels, and age diversity makes it the obvious go-to marketing platform. Our report also spotlights similar statistics for all the main social networks, but Facebook’s numbers are perhaps the most compelling.

Access the Full Report By Signing Up For A Free Trial Today > > 

Here are seven of our surprising findings on Facebook: 

  1. Population and Penetration: Yes, we know that over 1 billion people are on the platform. But what’s the penetration rate in a major market like the U.S.? 67% of Internet users in the U.S. are on Facebook. In European markets, penetration is even higher (82% in the U.K.).
  2. Age: Facebook still skews young. In the U.S., 83% of 18 to 29-year-olds who use the Internet are on it, but the proportion is only 67% across all age brackets. However, the 45- to 54-year-old age bracket has seen 46% growth since year-end 2012.
  3. Income: Among U.S. Internet users, 73% with incomes above $75,000 are on Facebook (compared to 17% who are on Twitter, and 13% who are on Pinterest).
  4. Mobile: Facebook is the most popular social media app on smartphones and accounts for 66% of total social media sharing on iPhones.
  5. International: Eight-six percent of Facebook’s users are outside the U.S. And 29% of its users log in from Asian countries.
  6. Gender: Facebook skews slightly toward women. But it is more gender neutral than Pinterest and Google+.
  7. Education: Nearly 75% of U.S. Internet users who have had at least some education in college use Facebook, according to Pew Research.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/a-primer-on-facebook-demographics-2013-10#ixzz2j9EfKgTr

Investment Banks in Israel ( this list may not be fully up to date)

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Investment Banks in Israel ( this list may not be fully up to date)

 Stephen Darori

Broadview 
One Bridge Plaza, Fort Lee NJ 07024 Tel.: 1-2-1-346-9000 Fax: 1-201-346-9191 E-mail: D. Dattilo

Focus: M&A, private equity advisor and venture capital and late stage investor for IT, communications and media companies.

The Investment Bank of Bank Austria (CA~IB) 
Israeli Representative Office: Gaon Holdings 
Gibor Building, 6 Kaufman St., Tel Aviv 68012 Tel: 972-3-795-4110 Fax: 972-3-795-4112 E-mail: Dr. Ron Berger 

Focus: IPOs and secondary public offerings for Israeli companies on European stock exchanges, as well as financing for Israeli companies operating in Central and Eastern Europe.

CE Unterberg Towbin 
350 Madison Ave., New York NY 10017 Tel.: 1-212-389-8000 Fax: 1-212-389-8888 E-mail: J. Reines

Focus: Direct investment, private placement, public offerings and related services for technology companies.

CIBC World Markets 
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
200 Liberty St. New York NY Tel.: 1-212-667-8411 Fax: 1-212-667-5544 E-mail:

Focus: Securities, brokerage and asset management services, credit and capital market products.

De-Kalo Ben-Yeduda & Co. 
Europe House, 37 Shaul Hamelekh Blvd., POB 33573, Tel Aviv 64928 Tel.: 972-3-696-8668 Fax: 972-3-696-8697 E-mail: office@dkby.co.il 

Focus: Capital raising of equity or debt for early-stage start-ups and consultancy M&A and minority investment services for IT companies.

Deutsche Bank (Israel)
Alrov Tower, 46 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv 66883 Tel.: 972-3-610-2000 Fax: 972-3-610-2030 E-mail: btisrael@db.com

Focus: Full banking services for companies at all stages.

Goldman Sachs
85 Broad St. New York, NY 10004 Tel.: 1-212-902-1000 Fax: 1-212-902-3000 E-mail: gs-funds@gs.com

Focus: Investment, advisory and financial services.

JP Morgan H&Q 
JP Morgan 
In Israel: Alrov Tower, 46 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv 66883 Tel.: 972-54-713-500 E-mail: Osi Sessler

Focus: Investment and financial services for private placements, public offerings, M&As and other transactions.

Lehman Brothers Israel
The Israeli branch of Lehman Brothers
Asia House, 4 Weizmann St., Tel Aviv 64239 Tel.: 972-3-696-6122 Fax: 972-3-696-6116 E-mail: inquiry@lehman.com 

Focus: M&As, research, trading and financial services.

Menorah Gaon 
29 Hayetzira St., Ramat Gan 52521 Tel.: 972-3-611-1500 Fax: 972-3-612-5588 E-mail:

Focus: Private and public offerings in Israel and overseas, M&As and related services for telecom, software, IT, biotechnology, agrotechnology and medical equipment companies.

Merrill Lynch 
Israel office: Round Tower, 1 Azrieli Center Tel Aviv 67021 Tel.: 972-3-607-2000 fax: 972-3-607-2050 E-mail: Jerry Mandel

Focus: Trade in securities, underwriting, research and other financial services.

Nessuah Zannex 
Affiliated with US Bancorp Piper Jaffray
Israel office: Harel House, 9th floor, 3 Abba Hillel St. Ramat Gan 52522 Tel: 972-3-753-2020 Fax: 972-3-753-2010 E-mail: yaovm@zannex.co.il 
Nessuah Zannex manages the AG-Tech Fund.

Focus: Venture capital and investments in telecom, software, IT, biotechnology, agrotechnology and healthcare companies.

Salomon Smith Barney (Israel)
The local branch of Salomon Smith Barney
Platinum House, 21 Ha’arba’ah St. Tel Aviv 64739 Tel.: 972-3-684-3500 Fax: 972-3-684-25-1 E-mail: Shimrit Hanegby or Itay Makov

Focus: Public and private investment, underwriting, M&A and other financial, research and advisory services.

SG Gowan Securities 
1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York NY 10020 Tel.: 1-212-278-6000 Fax: 1-212-278-6789 E-mail: corp@sgcowen.com 
SG Cowan is the US investment banking arm of Societe Generale Group. 

Focus: Investment and financing services.

Silicon Valley Bank 
3003 Tasman Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95054 Tel.: 1-408-654-6355 Fax: 1-408-496-2567 E-mail: A. Kaufman

Focus: Credit management for technology and life science companies.

Tamir Fishman Ventures
Affiliated with RBC Dain Rauscher Wessels
Alrov Tower,46 Rothschild Blvd., Tel Aviv 66883 Tel: 972-3-714-8333 Fax: 972-3-566-3389 E-mail: info@tfventures.com

Focus: Public and private placement, M&A, venture capital and other financial services.

See: Arena feature – Click Here for the Missing Ingredient

UBS Warburg Israel 
The Israel branch of UBS Warburg, and the only foreign investment bank with a seat on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
21 Shaul Hamelekh Blvd., Tel Aviv 64367 Tel.: 972-3-693-0930 Fax: 972-3-693-0926 E-mail: Tamar Gillad

Focus: Research and coverage of leading Israeli stocks.