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Rounds

Rounds hangout allows users to play games, watch videos, and shop together with friends within a live multi party video chat environment

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Ilan's, Ibn Gabirol, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2008
  • Employees 20
  • Website rounds.com

Company Summary

VISION: Creating the best hangout experience in the world. MISSION: Rounds brings the real life hangout experience to the virtual world: meet, chat and “do fun things” together with friends in real time. STRATEGY: A platform built from the ground-up to deliver a unified experience of real- time communication (multi-party video chat) and entertainment activities (watching videos, playing games, shopping together, etc.). EARLY ADOPTERS: Teens.

Team

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    Moshe Levin
    Active Chairman

    Moshe has served in top executive positions of companies such as Fibronics International, Orbotech and ESC Medical Systems and has led at Chairman position companies like Phonetic Systems, Jinni, and more. He was a partner in Pitango Venture Capital, Israel’s largest Venture Capital, and has led many investments focusing on companies in the Communications, Internet and media fields. He is currently the Managing General Partner at DFJ Tel Aviv.

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    Dany Fishel
    Co-Founder, CEO

    Co-founded the strategic web consulting practice KwaKwa, successfully managing projects for innovative startups, including aniBOOM and PLYmedia. He also managed contextual and behavioral advertising for one of the world’s most popular online gaming entertainment companies, and was responsible for generating millions of dollars of yearly revenue. He received a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Management from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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    Ilan Leibovich
    Co-Founder, COO

    Leibovich co-founded the strategic web consulting practice KwaKwa, successfully managing projects for innovative startups, including aniBOOM and PLYmedia. He also managed the affiliate’s retention deparment for 888 Holdings Public Limited Company, one of the world’s most popular online gaming entertainment companies. Formerly Leibovich received a bachelor’s degree in Communications and Management from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.

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    Elliot Jaffe
    CTO

    Architect, Technologist and Entrepreneur with years of hi-tech experience. Founder Transarc, PictureVision, Qlusters, VeVent, Entrepreneur in Residence at Israel Seed. External Director at Ericom Ltd. BSc – Carnegie Mellon, MSc, PhD – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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    Oren R. Levy
    Executive Vice President

    Oren Levy was Executive VP at Oddcast, managing its small business product, SitePal. Oren was a finance manager in Microsoft’s global strategic partnerships group. While a candidate for his MBA at Columbia Business School, he served as project manager for a technology planning assignment at Merrill Lynch. He holds a J.D. Equivalent and BA in Economics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MBA from Columbia Business School with honors.

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    Natasha Shine-Zirkel
    Marketing Director

    Shine-Zirkel was the program coordinator for the Zell Entrepreneurship Program, an acclaimed venture creation course for outstanding, undergraduate entrepreneurs, at IDC Herzliya. Born in London, raised in California and in Israel since 2005, Shine-Zirkel holds an A.S degree in business administration from Irvine Valley College and a B.A. degree in marketing and finance from The IDC Herzliya.

Advisors

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    Joeri Kreisberg, Yigal Arnon & Co.
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Deloitte
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Rhodium (Daniel Recanati)
    Unconfirmed
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    Verizon Ventures (Verizon Wireless)
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    Tim Draper (DFJ)
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