5th Annual International Cybersecurity Conference

June 22nd-25th, 2015 Smolarz Auditorium, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Dan Avida

Dan Avida for websiteGeneral Partner, Opus Capital

Dan is a co-founder and General Partner of Opus Capital. Dan invests in innovative technology entrepreneurs in the US and Israel. Dan backed and served on the board of successful companies such as SolarEdge (NASDAQ: SEDG), Kidaro (acquired by Microsoft), Wanova (acquired by VMware), SiSense and Clarizen.
Previously, Dan was President and CEO of Decru Inc., a pioneering storage security company that Dan co-founded in 2001. Decru was acquired for $272.5M by Network Appliance (NASDAQ: NTAP) in 2005. Dan started his Silicon Valley career as a founding member of Electronics for Imaging (NASDAQ: EFII). Initially, Dan led the Fiery project—the cornerstone of EFI's success. He went on to be promoted several times, ultimately to Chairman and CEO. Under Dan's leadership, EFI experienced five years of dramatic, consecutive growth, placing the company on Business Week, Fortune and Forbes lists of fastest growing companies, and on the Nasdaq 100 index.
Dan served for five years as an officer in the Israel Defense Force. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from the Technion and has several granted patents.