ABOUT

THE TEAM

Itzik

Itzik Ben-Bassat
CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Prior to founding GONG!, Itzik spent two stints with BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT. In the first stint, he spearheaded the growth of the company from a small game developer to a gaming titan with the launch of World of Warcraft. In his second, Itzik led another transformation of the gaming giant with the launch of HearthStone, and Heroes of the Storm. Between his two stretches at Blizzard, Itzik was deeply involved in the creation of Wix.com where he pioneered the adoption of the subscription model and cloud-based services for web and mobile site creation and management. Itzik lives in New York where he is involved in the entertainment scene and serves as an advisor to Tribeca Festival. You can find Itzik on GONG! as @ibb.

@ibenbassat


Aviv

Aviv Eyal
CTO & CO-FOUNDER

Aviv is an experienced tech entrepreneur who has built numerous innovative, chart-topping mobile apps with cutting-edge UX that are used by millions worldwide. He has co-founded and built two successful consumer product startups. His first, Grouper Networks, was the first ever personal photo and video sharing application and website. Grouper Networks was acquired by Sony and is now known as Crackle.com. After selling Grouper Networks and serving as VP of Technology at Sony, he went on to bootstrap a mobile music apps company called Musicsoft Arts where he created the first smartphone and tablet DJing app, DJ Mixer. To date, the DJ Mixer apps have been used by over 20 million users worldwide. His passion is creating innovative user-generated content products. He is married to artist Shirley Shor and a father to three amazing children.