Former HP Executive Joins Content Delivery Startup
Saar Gillai, formerly of HP and Cisco, joins Teridion Technologies as CEO
Former HP executive Saar Gillai has joined content delivery startup Teridion Technologies Ltd., the company announced earlier this month. Teridion lists as customers companies including Box, Inc., Israel-based information security company Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. and Nasdaq-listed content provider Atlassian Corporation Plc.
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Mr. Gillai is a former HP vice president. Mr. Gillai, a former senior vice president at 3Com, joined HP after it acquired 3Com in 2010. Before joining 3Com, Mr. Gillai worked at Cisco, in his last role at the company as a vice president of engineering in the company’s wireless networking business unit.
Teridion CEO Saar Gillai
Founded in 2013, Teridion has raised $20 to date. Among its investors are Israeli venture capital firms Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) and Magma Venture Partners General Partner Ltd., as well as the venture capital arm of Singapore-based telecommunications company Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel). Teridion employs 50 people in offices in San Francisco and Petah Tikva, 16 miles (26 kilometers) east of Tel Aviv.
"Teridion’s technology provides flexibility and a faster customer experience for every online service anywhere in the world,” Teridion said in a statement. “In today’s reality in which consumers’ dependency on the web is nearly absolute, the great challenge is to transfer data in the highest speed and quality, which is exactly what Teridion knows how to accomplish.”
"At my core, I'm an entrepreneur. I founded my first startup, Save-It, after I completed my military service in the Israeli Intelligence,” Mr. Gillai told Calcalist in an email Sunday. “As the person who led the strategy of 3Com and its sell to HP for about $3 billion, I feel great excitement in the mandate awarded to me to make Teridion into a market leader.”