Quixey’s mission is to connect people to apps and apps to people.
Through Deep View Cards™, Quixey provides users with easy access and engagement with the content and functionalities within apps. The company was founded in 2009 and has offices in Mountain View, CA, Beijing, Bangalore, and Tel Aviv. Follow our latest happenings on Twitter at @Quixey.
Tomer Kagan is the co-founder and CEO of Quixey, where he leads a team of over 300 people and drives the business vision and product. Tomer has been recently been honored as one of Forbes 30 Under 30, Inc’s 10 of the Best and Brightest Disruptors in Tech, and a featured innovator in Wired magazine's Next List for 2015. He is a regular speaker at mobile industry events in Silicon Valley and beyond. Tomer has a degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Liron Shapira is the co-founder and Chief Science Officer of Quixey. Liron created Quixey's all-platform natural language app search technology (Functional Search™). He is an advisor to the Machine Intelligence Research Institute (MIRI). Liron co-founded Quixey after working at Slide, where he was the second developer on the successful SuperPoke Pets product. Liron holds a BA in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
Tamar Elkeles is the Chief People Officer at Quixey, where she globally leads all human resources. Tamar joins Quixey from Qualcomm where she built an award winning learning organization and served as the company’s Chief Learning Officer. In addition to her extensive career, Tamar co-authored the first book on the CLO’s role, “The Chief Learning Officer, Driving Value within a Changing Organization through Learning and Development,” and was named “CLO of the Year” by CLO Magazine in 2010. She holds both a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology.
K. Guru Gowrappan is the Chief Operating Officer at Quixey. Guru leads the Business organizations and plays a key role in global development. Guru has over 15 years of experience in the Internet industry, formerly working as COO for Growth/Emerging Initiatives at Zynga, where he also served as Head of Zynga Japan and drove the company’s IPO process. Prior to Zynga, Guru worked at Overture, where he helped define the multi-billion dollar search marketing industry. When Yahoo acquired the company, he held many leadership roles, most recently as Global Head of Product, Program Management, and Operations. He holds an M.S. in Computer Science from USC.
David A. Hytha is Chief Strategy Officer at Quixey Inc. His career includes leadership positions in mobile communications, cloud computing and the consumer internet in the US, Japan and Europe, including New Wave Partners, Sofinnova Ventures, T-Mobile, Motorola, McCaw Cellular, AT&T and new ventures. He advises Columbia University Business School and the Judge School at Cambridge University in England and is co-founder of Menander University Foundation for higher education in Myanmar and KidsCareEverywhere.org which brings better medical care to children in the developing world. He received his MBA from Columbia University and a BA from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Sudhir leads Quixey's global team of scientists and engineers distributed across USA, Israel, China, and India. He and his team drive the company's product and technology evolution by relentlessly conceiving and developing new systems, scaling the cloud-based solution infrastructure, refining the development and delivery rigor, and innovating in the rapidly growing space of mobile app content search and discovery. Prior to Quixey, Sudhir spent over 20 years in leadership roles at eBay, Yahoo, SGI, JVC, and Internet software startups. Sudhir holds an M.S. from the University of Delaware and a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay.