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Yaron Galai

Yaron Galai is the Co-Founder and CEO of Outbrain, and one of the most respected visionaries in tech. Would it surprise you to learn that he is also proud to be called the most boring person in the world?


He rode the wave of the dot com bubble, happily partnering with tech giants like Yahoo and AOL. Yaron’s first company, Quigo, was eventually acquired by Microsoft. He continued innovating in a rapidly developing space, when it occurred to him that he was inventing the same thing all along. 


On the heels of the dot com bubble burst, Yaron had to try something new in order to get funding. He tells Gil what kept him going during these uncertain times, and reveals the crazy things he did in the time before Israel became known as the Start-Up Nation.

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storymark is hosted by Gil Galanos. Our Producer is Elie Bleier. Our Associate Producer is Rebekah Sebastian. Our Editor is Zev Levi.

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