Shai has been involved in daily operations, investing and financing aspects of technology ventures for the last fifteen years. He is founder and vice president of business development at Zazma, an online business-to-business financing company. Prior to that, Shai was CEO of Katsu, an online skill-based gaming company; the chief operations officer at Global ePay, a leading China-based virtual payment solutions company; as well as an early investor and board member of StorWize (acquired by IBM) and Oren Semiconductors (acquired by Zoran Semiconductors, NASDAQ: ZRAN). Earlier in his career, Shai was a director of business development at Israel Corp, were he was involved in venture and private equity investments, and led the seed investment in Followap (acquired by Neustar, NYSE: NSR). He also served as a director at Tower Semiconductors (NASDAQ: TSEM) and was involved in Tower’s decision to invest $1.5 billion in its Fab 2 plant.
Shai holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science and economics from Bar Ilan University and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD.