We want to make the world a better place. We travelled to Asia and saw the impact of explosive population growth on the environment and on the lives of people, especially in cities. The world needs clean air and clean drinking water. It needs to deal with the waste generated by the more than 7 billion humans who occupy this planet.
And things will only get worse, as more people buy cars and consume meat. We need to solve these problems before entire areas of our planet become too toxic for humans, animals and plants to inhabit.
We are looking for smart ideas and innovations that don’t require many years to develop or a large amount of capital to bring to market, but can make an immediate impact.
We are looking to team up with entrepreneurs who don’t believe the world needs another social network or coupon-clipping company and who think that it is possible to make money while making a dramatic impact on people’s lives. We will not be a passive investor. We will invest our time to bring these life-changing products to market.
If you have an idea or a product that can make an impact, contact us, and let’s make it happen.
ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Arnon Kohavi is an investor and entrepreneur in emerging technologies. He is also a former senior executive at two publicly traded wireless companies: DSPC and Vyyo. At DSPC, Arnon served as EVP for business development & M&A, and was instrumental to the company’s IPO and follow-on offerings on Nasdaq, as well as to the sale of the Company to Intel Corp for $1.6 billion, the highest acquisition at the time of an Israel- related company. At Vyyo, where he also served as EVP, he led the company’s $150 million IPO and follow-on offerings as well investments in and acquiring early stage companies.
After leaving the corporate world, Arnon became an entrepreneur, mostly interested in consumer-related mobile and Internet applications. In 2006, Arnon founded and was the CEO of WeFi, a WiFi software company that combines easy Internet connection with social features. WeFi raised close to $20 million from leading Venture Capital firms in Silicon Valley and Israel. Arnon has started several other companies in the Internet space including Mapplr and utvee.
Arnon was a fellow at the Stanford University Digital Vision Program, where he deployed wireless technology in developing countries for education and income-generating opportunities. He has an MBA degree from Anderson School at UCLA and a BA from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Arnon has traveled to over 50 countries and is particularly interested in helping to create a vibrant eco-system of innovation in developing countries.
Contact Arnon Kohavi: arnon [at] yardenvc.com