Entrepreneur, Mentor, Advisor with passion for products and technologies that make a real impact on our life, led by great people that have audacious plans and aspirations on a global scale.
I’ve been building software products that people use since 1989.
That’s long enough to make a lot of mistakes in many diverse fields – technological, managerial, organizational, inter-personal.
Hopefully I’ve also learned a lesson or two along the way.
I’ve spent most of my adult life in the worlds of intelligence (8200 & government offices), Human-Computer Interaction, and learning from all the inspiring people who surround me.
I love learning about new markets and diving into the details of big ideas. I’m fascinated by technology used in novel ways, new types of interactions, and doing good.
Ex-8200, practised as a lawyer, both in a law office and in house at Ikea. In case you’re wondering, part of the recruitment process didn’t involve building a wardrobe.
That said, I do enjoy building things – including a site that helps passengers know their legal rights when it comes to airline delays and another with podcasts interviewing leading lawyers. Yes there is a theme…
I am passionate about learning, reading, writing, becoming a better communicator, thinking critically about ideas, applying my knowledge, and serving others.
I am grateful for loving parents, relatives, friends, and acquaintances, whose support and constructive criticism have shaped my ideals, values, desires, beliefs, and goals.
I love learning about markets, business models, competitive dynamics, and new technologies.
I’m an operator and advisor turned investor – an early Skype hire, where I led mobile growth and saw the business scale from 1m to 100m+ mobile users worldwide.
I’m passionate about helping our portfolio companies win fast. I work closely with our founders and their teams to accelerate time to market, customer adoption and scale teams globally.
Avivit Vaknin Juchenko
I come from the worlds of art and design, and the combination of creativity and management is what drives and inspires me. For as long as I can remember, I was always creating – clothes, music, photography which led me to spend many years as a designer in the fashion industry.
“Make things happen” is my mantra in both my professional and personal life. Combining this with determination, intelligent interpersonal communication and all around good vibes, there is nothing that can’t be achieved.