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Eran Eyal

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Head of Advisory Board & Investor, Passo Sync Inc. and CEO, Founder, Springleap.

Head of Advisory Board & Investor, Passo Sync Inc. and CEO, Founder, Springleap.

4 vouches

Involved In


iDea (acquired)


Passo Sync Inc.
Bazaar Technologies


Advisor VaultML July 2016 - present
Advisor Bazaar Technologies June 2016 - present
StartupHat - advice for entrepreneurs StartupHat January 2014 - present
Member and contributor YEC January 2014 - present
CEO, Founder Springleap October 2012 - present
Head of Advisory Board & Investor PASSO Sync Inc. October 2014 - present
CoFounder January 2010 - July 2012
Technology Journalist on Cape Talk KFM and Radio 702 Primedia Broadcasting August 2009 - December 2010
Founder MobileQandA July 2005 - December 2010
Official Liaison for South Africa iiyama Benelux January 2003 - January 2004
CEO | Founder iDea (acquired) October 2001 - July 2002
Technical Support and sales Insight Technologies 1992 - 1994


Durban University of Technology Graphic Design 1999 - 2002
University of KwaZulu-Natal English, Legal Studies, Psychology 1993 - 1997
Carmel College English, Maths, Art, Science 1982 - 1992

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Content marketing
  • • Landing page
  • • Lead generation
  • • B2B sales
  • • Drip marketing
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Fashion
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Crowdsourcing • Social Media • Social Media Marketing • User Experience Design • User Interface Design

Key Accomplishments

I've been involved in several startups, most notably, where as a cofounder I was responsible for raising $2m of funding, assembling and managing the product team, acting as product owner. Evly was acquired in 2013 and has since raised a further round of VC funding.

Before this I designed and sold 16 mobile phones to Nokia which changed the way they approached design, ergonomics, choice of materials and marketing for years to come.

Most recently I founded and act as the CEO at Springleap, which recently won Techstars Pitchnite, the United Nations World Summit award for most innovative business and Mentorcamp Global Finals.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I'm supportive, but don't hold back. I believe that the job of an advisor is to help make the company and the CEO stronger. This often means telling people exactly what you think - some entrepreneurs rise to that occasion and others do not.

There is a careful balance that an advisor should seek, between adding real measurable value that is meaningful to the particular startup case, being supportive of a team trying to accomplish incredibly tough goals, right through to being brutally honest when the occasion arises.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

Think Eran is awesome?
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Chuck Goldman
They're my advisor  •  Executive Director Business Development, frog. Previously Executive in Residence, Great Hill Partners.
Eran is a driver who relentlessly leverages his network to make things happen. I love watching him work!
Daniel Guasco
They're my friends  •  Founding Director / CEO, Groupon South Africa. Previously Founding Director, Intergrated Global Trade.
Eran is one of SA's top entrepreneur success stories. He has over many years persisted with building what is today a global business.
Eric Edelstein
They're my investor  •  CEO, Stealth codenamed NTWRK and Co-Founder,
He'll keep going until the business is successful! & Great at business development and networking...
Steven Gray
We worked together  •  Advisor, Springleap and Advisor, Buster.
Eran is genius. He gives 110% to every project/entrepreneur he is involved with.

Daniel Guasco
Founding Director / CEO, Groupon South Africa. Previously Founding Director, Intergrated Global Trade.
Daniel is one of the rare and outstanding founders in SA that made an early exit to an international player and stayed with the company taki ... ng it from strength to strength over the next 3 years. He serves as an inspiration to all others through his tenacity, ingenuity, leadership and superb demeanor.

Chris Yeh
Board Member, SVForum and Partner, Wasabi Ventures, LLC. Harvard Business School grad. Stanford grad.
Chris is a rockstar. Always communicative and welcome - offering a wealth of advice at the drop of a hat and freely.

Mike Ryan
We worked together  •  PeerWell Head of Strategic Partnership. Former CEO Bellybaloo, EnerLook, TransCare, St. Francis. 25+ years hospital & healthcare. Board AHA,
Mike is a great entrepreneur. He sits on several boards constantly adding value whilst still steering his own ship time and time again to su ... ccess.