[Israel Business Series] It's Easier after 100 Million Users: Creating Record Breaking Software Products with Yossi Vardi


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Joseph “Yossi” Vardi is an Israeli entrepreneur and investor. He is one of Israel's first high-tech entrepreneurs and for over 50 years, he has founded and helped build over 100 high tech companies in various fields.

In 1996, he became the founding investor of Mirabilis, the creators of ICQ which was the first instant messaging application that was released to the web; AOL eventually bought it for $400 million. Yossi has invested in or helped companies which have either gone public or has since been sold. These companies include Answers.com, Gteko, Airlink, Tivella, Scopus, Foxytunes, Tucows, and many more.

In this episode…

The secret to creating a software that succeeds and breaks records is simple: create a tremendous user experience and not just a product. According to the lifetime investor and founder of multiple software companies, Yossi Vardi, a software product is about satisfying people's curiosity for a new experience before solving their problems.

And that's one of the three things that Yossi looks out for in a company that he might potentially invest in. Want to know what the other two are and how you can get to your first 100 million users?

Listen to this episode of Inspired Insider as Dr. Jeremy Weisz talks with serial investor and entrepreneur, Yossi Vardi, about his journey as a long-standing investor in software companies. Yossi shares with Dr. Weisz the things that he learned could help bring a company to 100 million users, and he also reveals some big exits he missed investing in, the lessons he has learned along the way, and more. Stay tuned.

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