Farewell to Nahum Sharfman

join black ribbonOn Tuesday (29/4) we received the sad news that Nahum Sharfman was killed with his wife Nava in a plane crash in Greece. The single engine CIRUS 22 crashed due to bad weather conditions and allegedly a pilot error.

Nahum,61, was a tremendously successful Israeli entrepreneur and the founder of Shopping.com and Comtouch. He held a BA, MA and Phd in Nuclear Physics.

In the two years I spent at Shopping.com in Israel (2002-2004) since the early days when it was still called Dealtime.Com) I remember Nahum as a quiet but very charismatic manager. Together with Amir Ashkenazi and  a great team, we accomplished something that every start up dreams of. Shopping.com went public in 2004 with a valuation of $414 million. In 2005, the company was sold to eBay for $634 million.

Many grieved at the loss of a great man, a well known figure in the Israeli tech industry and a generous philanthropist. I’d like to send my condolences and prayers to the Sharfman family. “Yehi Zichram baruch” – may their memory be blessed.

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Eze Vidra

Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote
Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Ezewas a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.
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Eze Vidra

Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Eze was a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.

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