What’s it all about?
Entrepreneurship, and the journey of failures. Uri Levine is the founder of not one, but two Unicorns, Waze and Moovit. He continues to be an active entrepreneur and investor, but his passion to help create more start-up success stories, and to support entrepreneurs led him to write ‘Fall in love with the problem, not the solution’. According to Steve Wozniak (Apple co-founder) it’s the ‘bible’ for entrepreneurs, I’d have to say it’s indispensable, especially for B2C and App founders, but for anyone building, or thinking of building a business. I caught up with Uri prior to an investor event in Prague. I hope you enjoy the episode.
About Uri Levine:
Uri is a passionate serial entrepreneur and disruptor. He co-founded Waze, the world’s largest driving traffic and navigation app, in 2007. The app, nowadays used by more than 750 million drivers around the globe, was acquired by Google in June of 2013 for $1.1 billion. Another achievement he is proud of is Moovit, ‘Waze for public transportation’, where he was the first board member and an investor. Moovit, which is used by more than 750 million individuals worldwide, was acquired by Intel for $1 Billion in 2020.
Since Waze’s acquisition, Uri is actively pursuing his dream to create significant value for large audiences through the series of startups he founded. His vision is specifically intended to disrupt inefficient markets and improve under-functioning services, focus on solving ‘BIG problems’, saving consumers time and money while empowering them.
Committed to spreading entrepreneurial thinking, it was only natural for Uri to take the next step with writing the book, “Fall In Love with the Problem – Not the Solution, a Handbook for entrepreneurs”
In line with his vision, Uri dedicates significant time to public speaking engagements to audience around world, inspiring them through the lens of entrepreneurship and disruption, speaking of contemporary revolutions of markets and startups. Uri’s presentations rely heavily on his entrepreneurial and personal experiences with the intention to benefit people from the lessons he has learned and look back on both success and failures he has witnessed along his path.
Uri is also motivated to encourage the next generation of thinkers and innovators and leads an academic workshop entitled “How to Build a Startup”, aimed at undergraduate and graduate level business students.
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