Yuval was CEO of Pixology Plc, an AIM listed technology company, for almost 8 years taking it through 2 venture capital rounds, an AIM flotation and an exit via a trade sale to listed Canadian company PNI Digital Media Inc. Pixology was a software company specializing in digital imaging and created solutions for major retailers for online and in-store printing of digital photographs. During Yuval’s time as CEO the company signed a strategic alliance agreement with Hewlett Packard Company and had a blue-chip customer base which included: Kodak, Costco and Duane Reade in the US; Tesco, Boots and Asda (WalMart) in the UK; Canon, Nikon and Olympus in Japan. The lead investor in the business was 3i Group and the company was chaired throughout the period by Lord David Young – a renowned British entrepreneur who served in the UK government under prime minister Margaret Thatcher. The company was twice listed in the Deloitte & Touche UK Fast 50 list and won several awards for its patented automatic red eye removal technology, which was successfully licensed to several major Japanese camera manufacturers. Under Yuval’s leadership the company successfully expanded into the US and Japan, where more than 60% of its revenue came from.
Following Pixology’s sale in 2007, Yuval joined Eurovestech Plc, an early-stage venture capital firm based in London who was an investor in Pixology, assuming an active management role for parts of the portfolio. One of these companies, KSS Retail Ltd, was sold to a subsidiary of Tesco in 2010, achieving an investor return in excess of 13x.
Prior to Pixology, Yuval was Group Finance Director of Gerber Foods – a £300 million food group, which operated in 7 countries. Yuval holds a BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from London Business School.