Shvoong aspires to globally provide time-saving Summaries and Short Reviews. Our concept emphasizes the need for short/summarized pieces of knowledge, as a solution for the current Knowledge Explosion issue.
Shvoong is the ultimate “first station” - whether you read a book review before shopping or start researching an academic topic. It is also a great way to enrich yourself in less than 5 minutes.
Shvoong is here to encourage people to share information and communicate about topics they find interesting. We plan on expanding our platform to offer this experience all over the world.
Shvoong was founded in 2005 by Avi Shaked and Avner Avrahami
Avi Shaked Born in Netanya, Israel. Married with 3 children. Earned a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba. Shaked began his business career in the early 1980s as a representative of MCI, Inc. In 1995, he founded, and is the main shareholder of www.888.com, a company that is currently celebrating a decade of successful activity in the area of online gambling. In 2003, Shaked was among the initiators of the Geneva Agreement, which contributed to the realization of the concept of a permanent agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
Avner Avrahami Born in Netanya, Israel. Married with 2 children. Graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design - Jerusalem. Avrahami worked at Kol Israel - Israel Broadcasting Authority, the weekly magazine Koteret Rashit (Headline) and the daily newspapers Maariv and Haaretz, in a variety of positions. Among other things, Avrahami served as editor of the two newspapers' weekend magazines and engaged in writing, editing, design, and illustration. Today, Avrahami writes the Family Affair column (together with photographer Reli Avrahami, his wife) published in the Haaretz Friday magazine.
Eyal Rivlin / Managing Director Born in Kibbutz Tzora, Israel. Graduated from the Department of Law at the Academic College of Netanya. Rivlin served in various managerial positions in several internet companies abroad.