Compira Labs solves the most frustrating problem in internet-based services: poor quality of experience. You have already experienced low quality of experience even if you don’t categorize it that way. Examples of poor QoE include:
Streaming video rebuffering during a thrilling movie scene (or at any time)
Frozen video conference calls,
Losing your favorite battle royale game due to slow response time,
Hearing your neighbors scream “goal!” while watching a football match before seeing the goal on your TV screen
Ordering an HD movie but then watching it in low SD quality
At Compira Labs, we have pioneered the personalization of content delivery. Building on groundbreaking academic research, our technology applies machine learning and game theory to Internet data delivery, dramatically improving user experience for latency-sensitive and bandwidth-hungry Internet services. Our software-only solution has been selected by leading service providers worldwide to ensure that their customers enjoy unmatched user experience.
Compira Labs was founded in 2018 by Amit Cohen and Professor Michael Schapira, is funded by JVP, and headquartered in Jerusalem.
Our Leadership Team
CEO & Co-Founder
Amit is an accomplished executive with extensive experience in the cloud, network security and telecom markets. He was Co-Founder and CEO of FortyCloud which was acquired by FireMon. At ECI Telecom he started as a System Architect Team Leader moving up to the VP of Product Line Management. He holds a BSc and MSc in Computer Science from the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, as well as an EMBA from Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management.
Michael Schapira, PhD
Chief Scientist & Co-Founder
Michael’s groundbreaking research on Internet congestion control led to the co-founding of Compira Labs. He is also a professor of Computer Science and co-leads the Fraunhofer Cybersecurity Center at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Michael has held research positions at Google, Princeton, Yale, and UC Berkeley. He has authored around 100 research papers and is the recipient of multiple awards, including from Microsoft, Google, the Wolf Foundation, and the IETF.
Guy has extensive C-level experience with tech companies, specifically in digital services, telecommunications, media and ed-tech. His substantial leadership background includes leading the fast growing Digital Services division at Pelephone, where he was responsible for $500 million annual revenue as Executive VP and division General Manager.
Vice President, Product
Ravid has decades of experience targeting consumer electronics markets, content service providers and telecom operators. He previously headed product and business development at the software startup Giraffic, that was acquired in 2019. Prior to that, he was responsible at SanDisk for a product line with yearly revenue of over $1 billion. Ravid holds an MBA and B.Sc. in Electronic Engineering from Tel Aviv University.
Mark de Jong
VP Business Development & Strategic Partnerships
Mark has over 20 years of experience in online video of which more than 15 are in online video streaming, distribution, content delivery and CDN, and he is the co-founder and chairman of the CDN Alliance. Mark is responsible for defining and targeting current and new market segments, and working with key prospects, customers and strategic partners to improve overall delivery of content through the internet and over managed networks.
Chief Financial Officer
Irena joined the team November 2018 as part of her role as Chief Financial Officer at JVP Cyber Labs. She has over 15 years of experience in managing and overseeing financial aspects of start-up companies. Earlier, Irena was the Director of Finance at Alon Medtech, an early stage medical devices investment fund and incubator. Irena is an Israeli certified public accountant and hold a B.A. in economics and accounting.
Gadi is a Partner at JVP and heads JVP’s Cyber Labs, and has over 20 years of hi-tech experience, delivering software and products to global markets from the development and sales perspectives, including working with many Fortune 500 companies. In previous positions, Gadi led Israel’s AT&T Foundry startup accelerator, and was a leader at Interwise which was acquired by AT&T.
Brighten Godfrey, PhD
Advisory Board Member
Brighten is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and co-founder and CTO of Veriflow, a cyber security company. He co-authored the Internet congestion control research together with Compira co-founder Michael Schapira, the technological foundation of Compira Labs. He authored more than 50 research papers and received numerous awards, including the ACM SIGCOMM Rising Star Award, for which one individual worldwide is selected each year.
Scott Shenker, PhD
Advisory Board Member
Scott Shenker is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley. He is also chief scientist and leader of the New Initiatives Group at ICSI. Among various prestigious awards, he has received both the SIGCOMM and IEEE Internet awards. He was co-founder, founding CEO, and chief scientist of Nicira. He holds a doctorate in physics from the University of Chicago and an honorary doctorate in recognition of his contributions to Internet architecture.
Advisory Board Member
Lior has spent 25+ years building new businesses in media, SaaS, IoT, mobile networking and cloud. At Akamai Technologies, he held various leadership positions, serving as GM IoT group, GM Mobile BU, and VP Mobile Networks. His responsibilities included Akamai’s 5G strategy, development of products for carriers, and leading the formulation of Akamai’s mobile CDN and edge strategy. Most recently, he was SVP & GM Media and Cloud at Avid (NASDAQ: AVID) Technology.
We’re always looking for talented people to join our team! Have knowledge in video streaming, CDNs or other relevant topics?