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Uri Levine is a prolific public speaker, entrepreneur and disruptor. He is the co-founder of Waze, the world’s largest community-based navigation app which was acquired by Google in 2013.
Uri Levine is a passionate entrepreneur and disruptor, a two-time ‘unicorn’ builder (Duocorn). He is co-founder of Waze, the world’s largest community-based driving traffic and navigation app, which was acquired by Google for $1.1 billion in 2013, and former investor and board member in Moovit, ‘Waze of public transportation’ – which was acquired by Intel for $1 Billion in 2020. Levine heads the “The Founders Kitchen”, a company-builder fund.
Uri Levine’s vision in building startups is specifically intended to disrupt inefficient markets and improve under-functioning services, with a focus on solving “BIG problems” and saving consumers time and money, while empowering them and changing the world for the better. Among Levine’s startups are Feex, FairFly, Refundit, and SeeTree and he is always working on the next one. He has been in the high-tech business for the last 30 years, half of them in the startup scene, and has seen everything ranging from failure, middle success, and big success.
Uri Levine is a BA graduate from Tel-Aviv University. Before attending University, he served in the Israeli army at special intelligence unit 8200. In his public activity he serves on the board of trustees at the Tel-Aviv University, and he also mentors young entrepreneurs at the Zell Entrepreneurship program at IDC Herzliya.
Uri Levine is also a world-class speaker on entrepreneurship, disruption, evolution vs. revolutions of markets, mobility and startups. Motivated to encourage the next generation of thinkers and innovators, Levine also leads an academic workshop entitled “How to Build a Startup”, aimed at undergraduate and graduate-level business students.