beamr is an iPhone app that for the first time ever, lets you share a virtually limitless number of your full-resolution, original quality photos as a personal, glossy-style magazine with a custom cover.
beamr delivers your full resolution photos at lightning-fast speed, using patent-pending media optimization technology, so you save time, data costs and battery life.
beamr was developed by Tel Aviv-based ICVT, an emerging, innovative media technology company comprised of the world’s leading imaging scientists – veterans of the Israeli technology industry who are also successful entrepreneurs. The company is focused on imporving the quality, speed and user experience of photo and video sharing.
Sharon Carmel, Founder & CEO
Sharon Carmel is a serial entrepreneur with a proven track record and more than two decades of experience in the software space. Over the course of his career, Sharon has successfully launched a range of new technology ventures. In 1994, Sharon co-founded Emblaze (LON: BLZ), which developed the Internet’s first vector-based graphics player, preceding Macromedia Flash. Emblaze went public in 1996, and in 2000 the company made a secondary offering based on its pioneering cellular video technology, reaching a peak market cap of $4 billion. In 2001, Sharon founded his second start-up, BeInSync, which developed peer-to-peer (P2P) synchronization and online backup technologies, and was acquired in 2008 by Phoenix Technologies (NASDAQ:PTEC).
Eliezer (Eli) Lubitch, President
Eli Lubitch is a senior technology executive with more than two decades of global corporate and entrepreneurial experience. Eli’s expertise lies in the intersection of imaging and networking solutions for the graphic arts, publishing and professional content industries. Prior to joining ICVT, Eli served as Vice President Business Development at Eastman Kodak Company’s Kodak Versamark Inc., also serving on Kodak's corporate marketing team. Earlier in his career, Eli held various engineering, research and development and management positions at Scitex, a global leader in graphic arts imaging technology that was acquired by Hewlett-Packard and Kodak. Eli was also a seed investor in Tivella Inc, the pioneer of IPTV, an Internet television platform acquired by Cisco. Eli holds a master’s degree with honors in Computer Science from Tel-Aviv University and he received an MBA with honors from Technion Institute of Technology.
Dror Gill, Chief Technology Officer
Dror Gill is a senior executive with more than two decades of experience in communications, multimedia and consumer devices. Prior to joining ICVT, Dror was an independent consultant on multimedia technologies, advising leading firms such as NEC, Samsung, Comverse, Radvision and Zoran on various platforms. Dror also served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Giza Venture Capital, Chief Technology Officer of Emblaze Semiconductor and project manager at IBM Research in Israel, where he pioneered the fields of Voice over IP (VOIP) and Internet video streaming. Dror holds a bachelor’s degree with honors in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology.
Dani Megrelishvili, Chief Designer
Dani Megrelishvili is a designer and technology entrepreneur with experience in building and developing digital platforms and technologies. His specialty is simplifying the complex, and crafting an easy, fun user experience to create an online community. In 2004, Dani co-founded VeeCee, a marketing communications consulting firm based in Tel Aviv, which specialized in branding solutions and guerilla marketing tactics for emerging digital technologies and high-tech products. In the same year Dani also co-founded OnTour, an Israel-based community for users to share and plan concert experiences. Most recently, he co-founded Storyboard.me, an online platform that makes it easy to collect, create and share media kits.