Quixey's mission is to make apps and actions more accessible to partners and their users.
Quixey is the pioneer of deep mobile search. We connect you to instant actions within apps, like booking a hotel or ordering a ride, so you can do what you want to do quickly. Now that the search industry is fragmented with queries coming from various platforms and not just the web (like voice interface and artificial intelligence), we are the execution layer that sits behind these platforms and solves the problem of how to best fulfill the query.
Tomer Kagan is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer at Quixey, where he focuses on the company vision and technology advancement strategy. Tomer has 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.
John Foster is a senior technology industry executive with a proven track record of strategic leadership and execution. Previously, John was President & Regional Director of Zed USA where he led a strategic reboot for the US & global business to address the disruptive technology shift to smartphones. Past roles include the highly successful turnaround of InfoSpace, Inc. (NASDAQ INSP), where he was responsible for corporate strategy and mergers and acquisition activities, leading the company through a strategic transformation that resulted in InfoSpace becoming the largest North American mobile content provider as well as a leading player in online local search. Prior to InfoSpace, John was General Manager of Business Development of RealNetworks, building strategic partnerships to establish Real’s streaming media platform as the industry standard. Prior to RealNetworks, John was Vice President of Business Development for NextLink Communications, a CLEC backed by Craig McCaw, driving the company’s growth from privately held start-up to IPO. His career also includes positions as Chief Financial Officer of Dillon Read Venture Capital and as a consultant with Price Waterhouse. John has a BA in English from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Rajat Mukherjee is the Chief Technology Officer at Quixey, where he heads and oversees both the Engineering and Product teams. Previously, Rajat was the Head of Ecommerce and Product Lead for Yahoo Small Business, driving the new Yahoo Stores platform, Yahoo Commerce Central marketplace. In the past, Rajat held leadership positions at a number of high profile companies such as Google, IBM Research, Verity and Stratify, working in research and search engine product development. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University, and a B. Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. Rajat also holds more than 15 software patents.
Kevin has 30 years operating experience in the technology sector, including a total of 13 in Paris, London and Dublin as an executive in the software industry and five years in Silicon Valley. Kevin served as Vice President, Microsoft EMEA and helped grow the regional business from $500 million in 1991 to $9.5 billion in 2004.
With over 30 years of venture capital experience, Steve has led or co-led U.S. Venture Partners’ various investments including Trusteer (acquired by IBM), and many others. Along with Quixey, Steve currently serves on the boards of Active-Semi, Appthority, Box (NYSE: BOX), Cato Networks, Electric Cloud, Exablox, Inside Sales (observer), Kaiam, Megapath, Prevoty, Quantifind, Smartling, Xirrus and ZEFR. Steve enjoys the role of coach and mentor to CEOs and finds it rewarding when he can help them consider new solutions or gain a broadened perspective on the market environment.
Peter currently heads up Alibaba’s U.S. investments. Peter was a senior banker from the technology, media and telecoms M&A team at Credit Suisse in New York and advised Alibaba on the landmark $7.6 billion stock repurchase from Yahoo in 2012. Prior to this, Peter was part of the investment teams at Global Infrastructure Partners, AIF Capital, ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management Ltd and Credit Suisse First Boston. Peter graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Economics and International Studies.