Orli Yakuel - About me

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Ashley Shaw, Business owner, LightSpeed
“I met Orli online because of her go2web2 website, which was the very first website that I started reading on the topic of web2. Her blog/website has often been a valuable source of web2 knowledge. She has been extremely friendly and engaging. Its been a pleasure to meet her even if I only know her in cyberspace like so many other interesting Gurus I have engaged online only!”
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Tien Wong, CEO, Opus8, Inc.
“Orli is one of the most knowledgeable people in the world in Web 2.0 and social networking trends. She is a prolific and insightful analyst, and her Blog is a must-read. She has very impressive brainpower, and a rolodex and network to match! I have learned a ton about the space from reading and following Orli.”
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Laurie Baird, Director Technology Partnerships, Turner Broadcasting
“In the spring of 2007, when Turner decided to partner with the US-Israel Chamber of Commerce (of Atlanta) to host a "New Media Business Exchange", we reached out to our Time Warner colleagues for assistance. What we found - through our AOL contacts - was a phenomenal resource, in Orli Yakuel. She knows media technology on a global scale - what's hot (what's not), what’s quietly under development, and what is about to explode on the market. Since Israel is a hot bed for such technology, Orli tapped into her network of connections and provided us with some fantastic companies to showcase at our event, many of whom are now working with us. Orli is someone whose views I respect and business intuition I admire. I look forward to tapping into her expertise in the future.”
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Valerie M. Russo, Senior Research Editor, Relegence/AOL
“Orli's sense of dedication to her field is exceptional. She knows everyone, and in my opnion, everything there is to know about web2.0 and the trends on the internet. Her ability to connect, gather and put together research would be of great value to any company that hires her. Her blog is just a glimpse of her talent. The span of her network reaches across the globe, and as a blogger and tech analyst she is known worldwide and her opinion held in high regard by an immense amount of people.”
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Erez Ben-Ari, VP & Senior Analyst for Networking & Security Strategies, STKI
“Orli is an important analyst, who's work has had a tremendous impact in the Israeli market. I'd rank her as one of the most influential in the industry, no doubt!”
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Emre Sokullu, Writer & Analyst, Read/WriteWeb
“Orli is a unique web 2.0 expert. Not only she is a great follower of latest trends and companies, she also has strong ties with the most powerful writers and bloggers of the internet industry.”
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Frederik Hermann, Director Global Marketing, JAJAH Inc.
“Orli is one of the Web's key figures - a highly connected technology expert and enthusiast. Orli lives the Web, smart, professional, communicative and with great knowledge and insight in what the Web and its technologies are gonna be in the future. Having Orli on your team is a sure way to get ahead of the curve, she simply is one of the best Web analysts out there.”
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Giora Kaplan (Gig), Co-Founder, wix.com
“Orli is a web2.0 catalyst; she is one of the key people that simply helped/s it happen. She is both a maven and a connector and she is very generous with both her knowledge and connections. As an analyst she miraculously manages to be critical yet stay fresh, passionate and excited about the flow of innovations. She will be a great addition to any team working in this field.”
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Nick Gonzalez, Research Analyst/Writer, TechCrunch
“Orli is one of the foremost experts on emerging web technologies. She has an amazing depth of knowledge about what's going on in the space and has frequently helped us with researching TechCrunch stories. She understands how social media works, who the players are, and the trends happening on the internet.”
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Gilad Nass, Senior Analyst, communications, IDC
“This became a cliché', but Orli is indeed one of the web's leading explorers of everything Web 2.0, which makes her blog one of my prefered daily destinations. Her connections and ability to create new ones are invaluable, and enable her to stay at the top of her game.”
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Tomer Molovinsky, VP Business Development, PredictAd
“Plain and simple - Orli is Web 2.0. I have had the pleasure to consult with her on a few occasions, and her expertise on the industry was always second to none. Her insight is especially valuable for marketing professionals because she is a powerful voice that represents a demographic that is largely under-represented in the tech industry.”
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Roey Yaniv, Software Engineer, AOL Relegence IL
“Orli is one of the most devoted professionals I know in the field of web 2.0. Unlike others, Orli lives the web. She feels the upcoming wind much before others and points her sails to that direction which gives her the edge. She’s creative, wise and has amazing people skills. I’m certain that Orli will be an asset to whatever company that is wise enough to grab her.”
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Iri Amirav, Founder President and CMO, iMedix Inc.
“I had the pleasure of knowing and working with Orli for about 8 months now. I was very impressed with Orli’s character and professionalism. Very few people in the world understand the web like she does. She knows EVERYTHING that is happening on the web and can make the sharpest ideas for product and marketing strategies. This phenomenal ability together with her wisdom, motivation and love for the web is unparallel to anything I’ve seen so far. In addition, Orli is a natural born connector that knows how to match companies, individuals and products with the most relevant and valuable connections. If you don’t believe me just ask the thousands of entrepreneurs, bloggers, reporters and executives she has helped during the last couple of years. I’m sure she will continue to excel in everything she does and go very far.”
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Rafal Mrzyglocki
“Orli is one of the most helpful people I have meet. She has great connections, industry understanding and always is ready to assist.” 
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Eran Shir, Cofounder and CEO, Dapper
“Orli is first and foremost a great people person among technologists. She has the optimal blend of curiosity, communication, and intellect that made her one of the new media focal points. She will be a great asset to any company that would like to tap to the under currents of the web.”
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Eze Vidra, Founder, VC Cafe
“Orli and I both cover Israeli web 2.0 startups and tech innovations in our respective blogs.Orli's coverage and reviews provided a valuable service for both the readers of her blog and the emerging products she has covered. Orli would be an asset in every consumer internet organization.”
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Ouriel OHAYON, Editor, TechCrunch France (http://fr.techcrunch.com)
“Orli has an outstanding knowledge of the internet, a passion for startups, a great sense of achievement and detail. She's a great project manager and is very reliable. She will dedicate all her energy to what she believes in and will put endless efforts in helping startups and entrepreneurs.”
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Edo Segal, VP Emerging Platforms, AOL
“I had the privilege of working with Orli for almost a year. In this time as her manager, I found her to be a hard working individual with an AMAZING wealth of knowledge in everything web2.0 and an impressive network of relationships to boot. Her reputation as a leading web2.0 blogger is what brought me to recruit her into AOL as our lead web2.0 analyst. In that role she wrote the core cover articles that comprise our internal SCOUT intelligence report. Orli is a professional in a stage of great growth in her potential and career. It was unfortunate that due to the AOL cutbacks we where forced to part ways. Having Orli on your team is a sure way to get ahead of the curve on the development of the web.”
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Stephane Zibi, eBusiness Director, Keyrus
“Orli is one of the most charismatic figure on the Internet. For me, she's always been a source of inspiration, ideas and tools to discover the latest and the best solutions around "Web 2.0" applications. She's definitely one of the world's leading experts on new trends. For those who doubt please read her blog (http://blog.go2web20.net/) and especially this note (http://blog.go2web20.net/2007/12/searching-for-dream-job.html)."
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Shai Tsur, Associate, Giza Venture Capital
“Orli is passionate about what she does. She has a tremendous wealth of knowledge about the Internet in its current Web 2.0 manifestation. She works extremely hard to get to know entrepreneurs, and as a result has become one of the cornerstones in Israel's burgeoning Internet community.”
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Yaniv Golan, CTO, Yedda
“Orli has a natural, almost instinctive understanding of the Web 2.0 world. She has a deep understanding of the ecosystem, and is always up to date on new companies and emerging trends well before they are widely recognized. I've known Orli for two years, and her insights and discoveries never cease to amaze me. Orli maintains a rather unusually wide personal and professional network, one that spans high and low, across many different verticals and services - while maintaining a firm stand on her work- and personal ethics and values. She's one of a kind :)”
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Nathan Lipson, Director of Strategy and Editorial Development, TheMarker Sites, TheMarker
“I'd hire Orli immediately. Why? Because she is as professional on web 2.0 as it gets, she is always up-to-date, she is intelligent and resourceful and she is extremely well-connected, both in Israel and the US. I know no one as knowledgeable in web 2.0 as she is.”
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Jennifer Consalvo, Director, Personalization, AOL, LLC
“When I learned that Orli had joined the AOL/Relegence team last year I was thrilled, knowing that her passion for the Internet and industry news was the type of infusion our company needed. The work she helped produce on a weekly basis was invaluable and kept thousands of global employees informed about direct competitors as well as the latest startups.”
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Micha Kaufman, Founder and CEO, Spotback.com
“Orli is a great friend and an unusual person. She possesses unique skills when it comes to Internet innovation analysis. She has the ability to write dead-on reviews, and she manages to convey her ideas and opinions -- even when they include criticism -- in a very positive and constructive manner. I believe that this is one of the main reasons why she gained so many good friends in the industry. As an entrepreneur, I have consulted Orli many times when our company explored new ideas, and her feedback was always important and valuable to us. Orli is a very knowledgeable person with a natural gift for arts and design and her dedication to her work and to her friends cannot be missed.”
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Pierre-Philippe CORMERAIE, Sales Promotion Director, Caisse Nationale des Caisses d'Epargne
“Orli is one of the best worldwide class web 2.0 analyst. If you know Orli, you understand Web 2.0.”
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Ron Shoshani, Sales, Comverse
“Orli is a professional visionary expert with a deep understanding of user experience, trends, and web evolution in one hand as well as being familiar with disruptive technologies and services on the other hand. Her rare talent combination and analysis capabilities make her one of world top and exceptional leading expert whose contribution and knowledge can turn any idea or business adventure into a winning number.”
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Tara Hunt, Co-Founder, Citizen Agency
“When it comes to knowledge about what is on the bleeding edge of web technology, Orli never ceases to amaze me. Her analysis is sharp and her insight is mature. I've been a fan of her writing for over 2 years now.”
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Eyal Shahar, Co-Founder, Go2Web20.net
“Orli is my partner and co-founder on Go2web20.net. The entire concept was hers to begin with, and her belief in the product brought us where we are. A prominent meteor in the huge world of bloggers and a REALLY hard worker. I'm proud to know Orli.”
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Eric Conn, President and Co-Founder, Gloto Corp
“Orli is very knowledgeable and passionate about the Internet, especially emerging technologies and trends in the Web 2.0 space. Her blog and newsletter is a daily must-read for our company.”

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Eyal Levy, Director, Hook internet
“Orli has a great undersatnding of the whole web 2.0 arena has a professoinal view regarding new ideas and pathes. Much beyond that Orly has great interpersonal skills and will be an Ideal team player and business partner in any enviroment or organization.”
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Yesha Sivan, EIR, JVP Studio - Venture Fund
“Orli has the amazing capacity to identify, summarize, and present unique findings. She does this with depth, fun, and cravenness for newness. I am an avid reader of her blog, and quote her often.”
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Tzvika Besor, Product Manager, Babylon
“Having a deep understanding of the social media field, and having seen almost every web startup in Israel, makes Orli one of the top experts of the Israeli web2 scene. When presenting LingoZ.com to her, her insight had great value for us. Moreover, her connections in the web world outside Israel are priceless.”
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Charles Knight, Editor, www.AltSearchEngines.com
“As a blogger who follows alternative search engines 24/7 on the Read/WriteWeb network blog AltSearchEngines.com, I have long admired Orli's creation Go2Web20 (http://www.go2web20.net). It is one of the most elegant and comprehensive places for Web 2.0 sites on the Internet.”
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Pavel Israelsky, SEO Expert, Easynet.co.il ::: Search Engine Marketing
“Orli is one of the most influential figures through the Web 2.0 world. We had fruitful discussions on usages and acceptability of new services by the mass market. I have learned a lot on this subject with her. She is very reliable and a pleasure to talk with. I recommend her highly.”
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Guy Tessler, Vice President, American Israel Chamber of Commerce SE
“Orly has a rare combination of a visionary outlook on the subject matter, a practical approach to advancing issues and a charismatic personality that enchants those working along side her for achievement and success. I had the pleasure of working with Orly on the US - Israel New Media Business Exchange 2007 and her input, feedback and the media coverage she helped generate were essential to the success and continuation of the program.”
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Sylvain Briant, Online Community Consulting, Independant Consultant
“As a blogger, a professional in advertising and online communities, I read her Blog and I think the post and analyze are excellent and always in the right way. I recommend Orli for mission arround Web analyses or Community Development.”
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Chetan [chetan.patel@tatvasoft.com], BD, TatvaSoft
“She is very hard working and dedicated towards whatever she does.”
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Gautam Kishore, Founder CEO, Eulogik
“Orli is no doubt a genius at her work and the thing i like most about her is, her work is always driven by interest and not just the need. She enjoys what she does. her expertise in web 2.0 works is tremendous and the vision is so futuristic. We all know her well by her blog and the site go2web20. No words can explain how she can make an organization rock.”
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Ran Geva, CEO, Omgili
“Orli has a deep understanding of the Web 2.0 space. Her input and blog posts about innovative companies and services are both deep and insightful. She has a highly respected and influential voice in the crowded space of the Blogsphere.”
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Cyril Kleczewski, Senior Design Automation Engineer, Intel
“Orli does an excellent job in the Web2.0 space. She is a well-known authority in this field. The directory of Web2.0 application she owns with EyalS provides invaluable information and shows how the Web2.0 is hot (hopefully not too hot). If I was managing a start-up or a company related to the Web2.0, I would recruit Orli with no hesitation.”
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Jason Nazar (jason@docstoc.com), Founder, Docstoc.com
“Orli is one the most influential and supportive figures in the world of Web 2.0. Her blog and directory are fantastic resources for entrepreneurs, investors, and early adopters of technology. If you’re looking to get in this space, Orli may be one of your most valuable resources. She’s a consummate professional with the most welcoming persona and sincere desire to help new companies grow. If you have the opportunity to work with Orli, I would strongly recommend it.”
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Krzysztof Pająk, Senior Audit Assistant, BDO Numerica
“Orli is an excellent professional blogger whose attention to details shows in her finished work. I've known her for about a year and have always enjoyed her writing.”
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Koen Van Loo, Director ICT, ADMB
“Orli is a real authority in blogging on Web 2.0. She's also an active contributor to other blogs (e.g. Google Blogoscoped).”
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