Meet Ran Kohavi, Groundswell mentor and so much more

Ran Kohavi has become an integral part of the Groundswell family as a mentor, educator, board member and advisor. He is incredibly generous with his time and dedication to Groundswell's mission, learning acutely with us as we grow and evolve, adding valuable insight and a fresh perspective at every pivot or milestone.  We are ever grateful for having a person as brilliant as Ran on our team. 


Ran is a technology entrepreneur at heart. He is passionate about starting new businesses and helping them grow. Ran was the founder and CEO of Kidaro (acquired by Microsoft, 2008). Prior to Kidaro, he was on the founding team and served as director of product management for Kashya (acquired by EMC, 2006). Lately, Ran enjoys building a portfolio of technology companies he incubates. He also serves on various advisory roles for technology startups, investors and founders. Ran was born in Israel, and moved from Seattle to Vancouver three years ago with his family. He enjoys hiking, sailing, snowboarding and quantitative finance as hobbies.