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April 24, 2013 11:35 am

Jewish 100: Yossi Vardi – Business

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Yossi Vardi.

Yossi Vardi

Tech Visionary, Mirabilis, Kinnernet

Considered by some to be the godfather of Israeli tech, Vardi was a major investor in Mirabilis, which was developed by his son Arik. Mirabilis was purchased by AOL for over $400 million and became more commonly known as instant messenger. Vardi also founded Kinnernet, an annual gathering of internet professionals, in 2003 as a way of getting like-minded tech-savvy individuals together to network. Vardi has also been active on the political front and has been involved in Israeli peace negotiations with Egypt, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority.

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  • Georges H. (Paris)

    Great show, my dear friend Yossi !
    Really happy for your long time success;
    You know, you deserve every word for these awesome accomplishments impacting the world jewry, and Israel in particular.
    Would be happy to see soon disciples emulating you in the diverse established and emerging fields you well cover .
    (Keep up the good work buddy)
    GEOrges H.
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