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Talmon Marco is an Israeli-American entrepreneur, best known as the founder and former CEO of Viber,[1] a proprietary cross-platform instant messaging VoIP application for smartphones with over 400 million users, and Juno, a ride sharing service.

Career[]

Born in Israel, Marco served as CIO for the Israeli Defense Forces Central Command.[2] He completed a degree in Computer Science and Management from Tel-Aviv University, later moving to the U.S. where he spent most of his adult life.[3]

In 1997 he co-founded Expand Networks and served as the company's President until 2004.

In 1998, Marco co-founded iMesh, where he was President until 2010.

In 2010 he co-founded Viber with Igor Magazinik, a friend from the Israel Defense Forces,[4] and served as its CEO.[2][5] In 2014, Rakuten acquired the company for $900,000,000.[6]

In 2016, he founded Juno, a ride-sharing app.[7] In 2017, Gett acquired the company for $200,000,000.

References[]

  1. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£. "Talmon Marco". Crunchbase. http://www.crunchbase.com/person/talmon-marco. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£. "Executive Profile - Talmon Marco". Bloomberg Businessweek. http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=78822347&privcapId=34769082&previousCapId=34769082&previousTitle=GuestCentric%20Systems,%20Inc.. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  3. Robin Wauters. "200,000,000 mobile users, for starters – Q&A with Viber CEO Talmon Marco". The Next Web. https://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/05/07/viber-ceo-talmon-marco-interview/. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  4. The Skype Killers of Belarus By Brett Forrest August 23, 2012, Bloomberg Businessweek, Technology
  5. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£. "Profile of Talmon Marco". http://www.walkersresearch.com/Profilepages/Show_Executive_Title/Executiveprofile/T%5CTalmon__Marco_400145285.html. Retrieved 27 October 2013. 
  6. Shu, Catherine. "Japanese Internet Giant Rakuten Acquires Viber For $900M" (in en). TechCrunch. https://techcrunch.com/2014/02/13/japanese-internet-giant-rakuten-acquires-viber-for-900m/. 
  7. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£. "Why ride-sharing startup Juno chose to launch in New York". http://upstart.bizjournals.com/companies/startups/2016/02/22/new-ride-sharing-app-juno-brings-fight-to-uber-one.html. 
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