CEO & Co-Founder
A career-long entrepreneur with a passion for the intersection between technology and design, Zvika Netter is the co-founder and CEO of Innovid – a connected TV and video advertising platform that transforms the video experience across devices and empowers advertisers to create, deliver and measure highly-personalized, data-driven advertising.
Zvika was selected by TIME as one of the “Tech Pioneers Who Will Change Your Life.” He was also named as a World Economic Forum “Technology Pioneer,” and as one of “Europe’s Young Entrepreneurs” by Businessweek. Zvika was named as a 2016 SmartCEO Magazine Fast 50 CEO and featured in Business Insider’s 19 Most Interesting Ad-Tech Startups of 2017.
With more than 20 years of digital media experience, Zvika sets the strategic direction for Innovid and oversees product innovation, strengthening the company’s industry position, strategic partnerships, business development and investor relations. Zvika has authored numerous patents and served as an elite computer unit in the Israeli Defense. He also co-founded the non-profit organization GarageGeeks, an innovation hub with more than 8,000 members and one of Israel’s largest hacker spaces.
Zvika has spoken on stage at several prestigious industry events including IAB Innovation Days at Internet Week, IAB Digital Video Marketplace, The Israel Conference, and ILovation.
Since August 2020, Mr. Shany has served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of IACA. In 2018, Mr. Shany co-founded ION Crossover Partners, an Israeli-based crossover fund, where he currently serves as the Managing Partner. Prior to co-founding ION Crossover Partners, Mr. Shany served as General Partner of Magma Venture Partners. He previously served as Vice President of Baron Capital, where he gained over 10 years of experience investing in innovative growth companies in public and private markets. He led investments with various international companies, including Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), Mobileye N.V. (NYSE: MBLY) (acquired by Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC) $15.3BN), Mellanox Technologies (acquired by Nvidia $6.9BN), Varonis Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNS), Fiverr (NYSE: FVRR), BlueVine Capital Inc. and Monday.com Ltd, among others. Prior to that Mr. Shany spent 14 years with the Israel Air Force and served as Head of Aerial Defense in the Israel Air Force from 2007 to 2008. Mr. Shany holds a B.S. in Physics, Astronomy and Philosophy from Tel Aviv University in Israel and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Steven Cakebread is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Yext, Inc. since October 2014. Prior to joining Yext, Mr. Cakebread served in various senior executive roles, including as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of D-Wave Systems, a quantum computing company, from March 2013 to September 2014 and as Chief Financial Officer of Pandora Media Inc., a provider of personalized internet radio and music discovery service, from March 2010 to December 2012. From February 2009 to December 2009, Mr. Cakebread served as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of Xactly Corporation, a provider of on-demand sales performance management software. Mr. Cakebread also served as President and Chief Strategy Officer of Salesforce, a customer relationship management service provider, from March 2008 to February 2009, and as Chief Financial Officer of Salesforce from May 2002 to March 2008. Mr. Cakebread currently serves on the board of directors of Bill.com and Tunein.com. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of Service Source, Solar Winds, and eHealth.com. Mr. Cakebread holds a B.S. in Business from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.
Michael DiPiano is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Innovid, Inc. Since December 2001, Mr. DiPiano has been the Chairman of NewSpring Capital where he manages the firm’s investment decisions. Mr. DiPiano currently serves as a director for a number of private companies, including aPriori, Dstillery, Energage, and Interactions where he provides oversight for corporate governance and other business matters. Previously, Mr. DiPiano also served on the Governance and Compensation Committees of NutriSystems. Mr. DiPiano holds a B.S. in Marketing from Penn State University and an MBA from New York University.
Rachel Lam is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Imagination Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm founded in 2017. From 2003 to 2017, Ms. Lam served as SVP and Group Managing Director of the Time Warner Investments Group, the strategic investing arm of Time Warner Inc. She managed Time Warner's investments in numerous digital media companies and served on the board of directors of privately held Maker Studios and Bluefin Labs prior to their sales to the Walt Disney Company and Twitter, respectively. Ms. Lam has previously served on twenty boards of directors over the years and currently serves on the board of Magnite (NASDAQ: MGNI), the leading, independent omni-channel sell-side software platform, empowering programmatic ad sales at a truly global scale, as well as on the non-profit board of The Center for Reproductive Rights. She also spent several years in investment banking within the M&A group at Morgan Stanley and the Media and Telecommunications group at Credit Suisse. Ms. Lam received a B.S. in industrial engineering and operations research from U.C. Berkeley in 1989 and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1994.
Jonathan Saacks is currently Managing Partner of F2 Venture Capital. Mr. Saacks was Managing Partner at Genesis Partners and brings extensive early stage investment experience from his roles at operational companies and venture capital funds. Mr. Saacks invested and served on the boards of many successful Israeli companies including Monday.com, PrimeSense, Neebula and Innovid. Mr. Saacks also served for ten years in the Intelligence Corps of the Israeli Defense Forces where he commanded large operational teams. Mr. Saacks was a Lieutenant Colonel in the IDF and holds an MBA from Oxford University and a BA in Economics and Management from Tel Aviv University.