Professor Spotlight - David Zvilichovsky
Dr. David Zvilichovsky
Tel Aviv University's Business School
Expertise: Strategy, Economics, Information Technology, Technology Innovation, and Early-Stage Tech Ventures
David started his career as a software engineer for Eshed Robotec and later became the company’s Head of R&D. David worked with and has consulted for some of Israel’s leading technology companies including Comverse, Scitex, and Electric Fuel. David co-founded IPHighway, a pioneer in the Network QOS space and has been active in numerous financing and M&A transactions including the sale of Ad4Ever to aQuantive (now Microsoft). Over the years David has been active as a board member and advisor in the areas of Venture Capital, Technology Innovation and Early Stage Ventures. During the 2008 market crisis he also served as a special economic advisor to the national economic council at the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office.
Today, David’s research emphasizes the interconnection between innovation, uncertainty and markets with a focus on network externalities and the new internet economy. His recent projects study crowdfunding, innovation, entrepreneurship and R&D as well as effective R&D policy. His most noted research highlights the impact of growth-enhancing stock market bubbles which occur in conjunction with the adoption of new technologies.
David teaches the following courses at Tel Aviv University's Business School:
- Lessons Learned from Israeli Innovation - a joint course with the Wharton School of Management
- Technology Ventures - From Idea to Execution
- Micro Economics
- Managerial Economics