Click to listen > Lisacast with guest Liad Agmon on Social Search
One entrpreneuer’s to do list
- Serve in the electronics R & D lab for the military
- Study computers, film and TV at the university
- Build a start-up and sell it to McAfee in order to:
- Fund Israel’s highest grossing film in the last quarter century
- Move to San Francisco
Following your passion
Liad Agmon, co-founder and CEO of Delver, has 15 years of experience in the communication and security industries. He holds a BA (cum laude) in Computer Sciences from Tel-Aviv University, and is a member of Israel’s Broadcasting Authority Internet Committee. But that’s not why he ended up in the tech industry. He did it to raise money for another passion, film. See, Liad also studied film & television there in Tel-Aviv. This is Liad’s blog, by the way:
Liad was the assistant director at Israel’s top grossing film in the last 25 years – a French-Israeli co-production called “Turn Left at the End of the World”. He also produced and directed the DVD featurette “The Troupe – 25 years later” and he wrote for some of Israel’s top stand comedians. This impressed me, he says to himself: I need money for a film. Ok well I’ll just build and sell a company.
I mean here’s an interesting, creative kid. And it takes someone like that to create cutting edge software. It was Liad’s passion, his personal passion, that drove the creation of Delver.
Personal passions connect us socially too. In his interview on Lisacast, Liad talks about friendship coefficients and why he thinks the world could be ripe for social search.
[Social search] can happen only at a certain point when the market has matured and there is enough social content out there that you can index.
— Liad Agmon
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