Round led by Tenaya Capital, and all of Kenshoo's previous investors
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Founded in 2006 by software engineers and search marketers, Kenshoo is
a global innovator in search engine marketing technology with extensive
industry knowledge. Kenshoo's flagship product, KENSHOO SEARCH™, is an
end-to-end Search Engine Management platform, which automates the process of building and
optimizing cross channel search campaigns. The platform offers advanced features such as bid management, tracking, a unified dashboard and many more.
Kenshoo understands online retail and has several clients in the top 500 of Online Retailers. We work hard to integrate inventory and consumer websites with the Kenshoo platform to enable retailers to build automated highly relevant online advertising campaigns.
KENSHOO SEARCH was built on
Kenshoo’s unique Quality Management™ methodology. Quality Management
is a holistic approach to search marketing that automates most of the
labor intensive search marketing operations and gives search markets a
wide array of features in a natural workflow for greatest ease of use.
Yoav Izhar-Prato, CEO & Co-Founder- As a founder of several start-ups around the globe and former manager of ECI Thailand, Mr. Izhar-Prato brings over ten years of business management to Kenshoo. Mr. Izhar-Prato carries an Executive B.A., Business management from Ruppin College.
Alon Sheafer, VP Marketing & Co-Founder- Mr. Sheafer brings over ten years of internet experience to Kenshoo. Alon has a strong Technological background combined with sales and marketing experience. Formerly founder and CEO of Bazman, a price comparison website. Mr. Sheafer holds a B.Sc in Computer Science from the Academic College of Tel-Aviv Jaffa.
Nir Cohen, CTO & CO-Founder- As former founder and CTO of Bazman, a price comparison website, Mr. Cohen carries years of experience in leading design and development teams for companies such as Demantra and Imperva. Mr. Cohen holds a B.Sc in Physics & Computer science from Ben Gurion University, Israel.
Andrey Shirben, Head of Campaigns- A former VP in marketing with Storewiz Ltd, Mr. Shirben brings a history of technology experience to Kenshoo. As Head of Campaigns, Mr. Shirben's background lies in business management and computer science with a BA in Management & Computer science from Open University in Israel.
Udi Broyer, CFO & COO- Mr. Broyer brings over ten years of Financial and operational experience to Kenshoo. Mr. Broyer previously served as the Director of Finance of Metacafe a leading UGC Video web site. He held various executive financial positions such as financial consultants for JVP a Venture Capital firm and VP of Finance at Fundtech. Mr. Broyer is a CPA and served as a Senior Audit Manager in the high-tech group at "Ernst & Young" Israel. Mr. Broyer holds a B.A in Accounting and Economics at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel.
Ran Hadary, Chief Architect- Mr. Hadary brings 15 years of experience of leading and managing design, development and production support of large scale leading edge web based applications. Before joining Kenshoo Mr. Hadary has been a part of the management team in one of Amdocs' customer site.
Mike Chowney, UK Managing Director- Mr. Chowney brings over 10 years of senior level search and digital marketing experience, having co-founded a digital advertising agency that was sold to Ogilvy / WPP in 2001, where he held the position of European CEO of NeoSearch@Ogilvy. Prior to this, Mr. Chowney, also a qualified accountant, held various senior international positions at financial services giant American International Group (AIG).
References and examples of previous work
Kenshoo Inc. is funded by Sequoia Capital and has an impressive roster of clients. Currently KENSHOO SEARCHTM is being used around the world by such companies as Ogilvy UK, HitWise in Australia, iREP Japan, and Zappos in the U.S.