Mr. Eran Shir is co-founder and CEO at Nexar. Previous to founding Nexar, Eran was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Aleph Ventures in Tel Aviv. Prior to that position, Eran co-founded and served as CEO of Dapper, until it was acquired by Yahoo! in 2010. After the acquisition, Shir was the Senior Director & Head of the Creative Innovation Center, a global team within Yahoo!, based in part on Dapper’s engineering team. Before co-founding Dapper, Eran founded the DIMES Internet research project, and Cogniview, a machine learning startup.
Apart from his entrepreneurial career, Eran has also served as a Board Member of the Israel Center for Excellence through Education for the last 25 years.
Eran has a B.A. and M.A. in Theoretical Physics from the Technion Institute of Technology and doesn’t have a Ph.D from Tel Aviv University, since he bailed out to become an entrepreneur.