Yossi Vardi Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

  • Investments
  • 24

  • Portfolio
  • 3

  • Exits
  • 18


Yossi Vardi General Information


Dr. Yossi Vardi is a Co-Founder & serves as Board Observer at wefi. He is one of Israel's early tech entrepreneurs. For 39 years he founded and helped build over 50 tech companies in diverse areas of software, energy, Internet, mobile, electro-optics, clean water and others. In 1969, at the age of 26, he co-founded and was the first CEO of Tekem, one of the very first software houses in Israel (which became the largest software company at the time, was sold to Tadiran, went public and now is part of Ness). He also co-founded Alon oil company, ITL (International Laser Technologies, went public), Granite Hacarmel (went public) and others. In 1996 he became the founding investor of Mirabilis - the creator of ICQ, which is the first Internet-wide Instant messaging. In recent years Vardi is actively engaged in founding and helping young internet companies. Among the companies he invested in, or helped to build are Answers.com (went public), Gteko (sold to Microsoft), Airlink (sold to Sierra), Tivella (sold to Cisco), Scopus (went public), CTI2 (sold to Audiocodes), speedbit, Tucows (went public) and Foxytunes (sold to yahoo), Starnet (sold to IAC). He was advisor to the CEOs of AOL, Amazon.com, Allied-signal, Siemens-Albis and others. Yossi is a graduate of the Technion, Israeli institute of Technology, Dr. Vardi earned his D. Sc. (thesis received the Kennedy-Leigh award), and M.Sc (dissertation with distinction) in Operation Research, and B.Sc. in Industrial Management Engineering (summa cum laude).

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Israel

Yossi Vardi Investments (24)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
SimilarWeb 25-Nov-2014 Later Stage VC 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 00000 00000
00000000 17-Sep-2013 00000 00000 00.00 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 00000 00000
000 000000000000 08-Sep-2011 00000 00000 000 Software Development Applications Out of Business 00000 00000
00000000 01-Jan-2011 0000 00000 00000 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 00000 00000
0000000000 31-May-2010 00000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 00000 00000
0000000 (000000 00 11-Dec-2009 00000 (00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Bankruptcy: Liquidation 00000 00000
000 00000 0000000 01-Dec-2009 00000 (00000 Social/Platform Software Startup 00000 00000
00000000 01-Oct-2009 0000 00000 00000 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 00000 00000
Joongel Group 27-Oct-2008 Angel (individual) 00000 Entertainment Software Out of Business 00000 00000
AdExtent 04-Sep-2008 Early Stage VC 00.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Out of Business 00000 00000
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Yossi Vardi Exits (18)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
SimilarWeb 13-May-2021 IPO 00000
00000000 01-Feb-2021 000000000 00000000
00000000 20-Aug-2020 000 00 00000000
0000000 01-Jun-2017 000 00 00000000
00000000 01-Feb-2017 000 00 00000000
0000000 03-May-2016 000000000000000000 00.00
000 000000000000 01-Apr-2015 000 00 00000000
000000000000 01-Jan-2014 0000000000: 000000
YouFig 01-Jan-2014 Bankruptcy: Liquidation
Browzwear 01-Jan-2012 Merger/Acquisition
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Yossi Vardi Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Yossi Vardi Angel Investor 00 0 Israel
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