Judging Panel

Abraham Carmeli, CEO, Eco-Fusion

Mr. Carmeli is an experienced entrepreneur and the founder & chairman of Viasci, a private equity investment fund focused on disruptive technology companies. In 1991 Mr. Carmeli co-founded Saga, Inc. a software company, which introduced an award-winning suite of applications for the legal market, with clients in the U.S. Canada & Australia. 

In 2011, Saga, which he led as the CEO, was acquired by Client Profiles. He is an attorney, licensed to practice law in Israel and the U.S., and has a Master's degree in Law (LL.M.) from Columbia University. He is also a former Captain at the IDF.

 

 


David Siegel, Investopedia

David Siegel is a digital media executive with over 18 years' experience leading organizations through innovative product development, rapid revenue growth and traffic acceleration. He is currently the CEO of Investopedia, the largest finance and investing education site, which currently reaches over 18 Million monthly unique visitors. He most recently served as President, Seeking Alpha, a crowdsourced investment research business with over 4 Million registered users. There, he oversaw all U.S.-based functions - sales, marketing, product and business development. Under his leadership, digital media sales is growing by 30% and subscription sales by over 300%.

Prior to Seeking Alpha, he served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Everyday Health’s Local Division, which connects consumers to health care professionals. Leading a large team, for the fastest growing division of the company, he built out specialty content sites, directories and marketing services for physicians, payers and hospitals.

David was previously the Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development for 1-800-Flowers.com, overseeing strategic planning, business and corporate development, marketing strategy, partnerships and analytics.  Prior to that role, he served as GM, New Businesses at Duane Reade. David has worked as a strategy consultant for Deloitte Consulting and William M. Mercer and as the Director, Organizational Development for DoubleClick.

David holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics & Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.