Mentor Spotlight: Tamar Bercovici, Ilya Fushman, Leor Stern

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We’re excited to highlight three mentors from the UpWest Labs community: Tamar Bercovici, Senior Engineering Managaer at Box, Ilya Fushman, Corporate and Business Development at DropBox, and Leor Stern, Co-Founder and CEO at Cronologics Corporation. 

About Tamar: “Tamar Bercovici is a Senior Engineering Manager at Box where she leads the Distributed Data and Compute Team in scaling Box۪’s database and compute infrastructure. Tamar has been frequently invited to speak on database architecture as well as her technical leadership in various leading technology conferences like Percona, Velocity, @Scale and Grace Hopper. She was also named one of Business Insider’s 22 most powerful women engineers in tech.” Read More

About Ilya: “Ilya’s passion is to explore the frontiers of cutting-edge technology: from navigating quantum computing to digital media and to building the world’s most efficient solar cell. Growing up in four countries gave Ilya a global and multi-cultural perspective and taught him to be open minded and inquisitive. After spending the early part of his career in academia, Ilya had a chance to dabble in entrepreneurship and was immediately hooked on the excitement of building teams and bringing new technologies to realization. Ilya’s goal is to enable the same experience for creative teams with disruptive ideas. After two years of investing and working with early stage companies as a Principal at Khosla Ventures, Ilya was drawn back to startup life. Ilya is currently at Dropbox, where he focuses on strategic partnerships, corporate development and platform integration.” Read More

About Leor: “Leor is the Co-Founder and CEO at Cronologics Corporation. Leor previously served as the head of business development at IFTTT, a company that empowers users to create powerful connections between web applications, services, and devices with one simple statement: if this then that. Previously, Leor spent 10 years at Google. Most recently as the Head of Business Development at NianticLabs, a startup group within Google building mobile, location-based apps like Field Trip and Ingress. Leor also worked as a member of the New Business Development team at Google- focused on incubating and launching new products and strategic initiatives through partnerships and technology deals for products such as Google Voice, and Google Maps. While serving on the Global Sales and Operations team, Leor launched Google’s field operations in Israel, and  managed Google’s online sales and operations in Russia, the Middle East, South Africa, Croatia, and Israel. ” Read More