After Selling Startups for Billions, Top Israeli Entrepreneur Reveals His Formula

Avigdor Willenz, who is behind companies that sold to Amazon, Intel and Cisco, breaks his silence

Avigdor Willenz.
Avigdor Willenz.Credit: Eyal Toueg
Sagi Cohen
Sagi Cohen
Sagi Cohen
Sagi Cohen

He’s been one of Israel’s leading high-tech entrepreneurs for the past 20 years, with a track record that few can match. He’s chalked up exits totaling billions of dollars, mostly in the computer-chip industry, and enjoys an open door to the top people at the global tech giants – but Avigdor Willenz was known as a serial refusenik when it came to media interviews.