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Geva Solomonovich

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

CTO, Openbucks. Previously Development manager, PayPal.

CTO, Openbucks. Previously Development manager, PayPal.

2 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Product
  • Front End Engineering
  • Back End Engineering
I have an idea I'm commited to

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Product
  • • Front End Engineering
  • • Back End Engineering

Involved In


CTO Openbucks October 2011 - present
Development manager PayPal April 2010 - June 2011
Senior Technology Architect PayPal December 2008 - April 2010
Manager, Integration task force PayPal (Israel) January 2008 - December 2008
Manager, Decision Making Team Fraud Sciences January 2006 - January 2008
Senior Software Engineer Fraud Sciences January 2005 - December 2005
Teacher (reserve duty) IDF (Israeli defense force) March 2002 - March 2005
Senior Software Engineer Sofaware April 2004 - December 2004
Senior Software Engineer Savantis March 2002 - March 2004


University of California, Berkeley - Walter A. Haas School of Business 2010 - 2013
Tel Aviv University Electronics Engineering and Computer Science 2002 - 2007

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Marketing
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
Markets of Interest
  • • Mobile
  • • SAAS
  • • web
  • • fraud and risk

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Security • Machine learning • Algorithms • Enterprise Architecture • Risk Management

Key Accomplishments

I have extensive experience in managerial and tech positions in startups and corporations. I am currently doing an MBA in Berkeley, and have a good blend of business acumen with tech background. I have extensively worked in the fields of Fraud, Risk Management and Mobile development and have done a wide range of positions from development, product design, strategy algorithms, machine learning.
From the 3 startups I worked at, in FraudSciences I was the 5th employee and first technical member of the team. I managed half the dev team at this company, which got acquired for $169M.
I've excelled at every position and effort I've taken. I have a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude respectively). I have numerous recommendations from existing and past employees (some can be seen on my LinkedIn profile page). I was in an Elite Intelligence unit in the Israeli Army (equivalent of the American NSA).

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

To a founding team I bring first and foremost a desire to build a great long lasting working relationship. I see the relationship with a co-founder as intimate as a relationship with a wife or girlfriend. In my perspective on life and business, ideas come and go, but good partners are for life. This is something I will never compromise on.
In addition, I am looking only for superstars, and in return (humbly) see myself as one as well. I consider myself a smart, hard working, high integrity and high morale person. I am competitive, aggressive and opinionated, yet someone easy to work with.
I bring to a founding team my vast technical and managerial experience in the software industry, a passion for my current idea and a flexibility in carving out the responsibilities of running the company. Although my background is generally technical, I have good business sense, and if matched with an outstanding technical partner, I will readily focus on the non-tech parts of running the business.
Last, I have made some wealth in a recent exit, and am therefore not under financial pressure. I have the time and financial backing to properly invest and build out my company before seeking out funding. In addition, I have plenty of wealthy and connected friends who can easily help tap in to the funding market when necessary.

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Hai Habot
Startup guy, extensive experience and successful track record with the full spectrum of go-to-market & growth in b2b/b2b2c (Prod, Mktg, BD)
Impressive track record in creating advanced technologies from the ground up as well as establishing and leading engineering teams in startu ... ps and high growth companies. Versatile CTO and engineer who can think strategically about all aspects of the business.
Noam Naveh
Independent consultant on online payment fraud prevention @ Previously at PayPal and Fraud Sciences.
Geva is at the same time an extremely sharp technologist and has a keen sense of prioritization, so he's bound to spend his time on the righ ... t goals, and work very effectively to achieve them. A rare entrepreneur.

Rohit Paliwal
They're my school  •  Software Engineer, Berkeley MBA, previously Founder/Co-Founder uniconn, Blizini. Startup adviser. Passion for innovative business models
I've known Rohit for 5 years now, and have spent numerous hours speaking and collaborating with him on a wide range of things. This intimate ... relationship allows me to say that he brings a rare mix of technical skills in a variety of domains, and business skills with a keen interest in problem/need identification and how to solve them. That diversity allows Rohit to be able to wear multiple hats which is essential in a startup. I find Rohit to be tenacious, and I know he is set on being successful as an entrepreneur, despite some unsuccessful attempts. Most importantly, he's opinionated but easy to get along with - which is exactly what I would look for in a co-founder.

Noam Naveh
We worked together  •  Independent consultant on online payment fraud prevention @ Previously at PayPal and Fraud Sciences.
Noam is the real deal. Top notch. World expert. One of kind knowledge, skills and attitude. NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

Amotz Hoshen
They're my friends  •  Algorithms Team Leader, Wochit.
Amotz is rare combination of a brilliant guy who's also has the personal skills, and is a super fun guy to work with. He's always resourcefu ... l and finds ways to get things done. He's definitely a guy you need to be working with.