Meet the Founders

Alex Shubat

CEO, Co-Founder

Alex Shubat brings an extensive history in executive management and venture funding to his leadership of Espresa. Most recently he served as the CEO of Goji FS, an NEA-backed startup in the foodtech space. As co-founder and CEO of Virage Logic, a semiconductor provider based in Silicon Valley, he oversaw the company's highly successful performance and acquisition by Synopsys. He is a member of the Band of Angels, one of Silicon Valley's oldest seed funding organizations. He is on the Industry Advisory Boards of Santa Clara University and the University of Toronto. He holds an executive MBA from Stanford University, a BS and MS in E.E. from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in E.E. from Santa Clara University.

Raghavan Menon

CTO & Head of Product, Co-Founder

Raghavan Menon brings deep expertise in product engineering and in building organizations that innovate and execute. Most recently, he came to Google as part of Nimbuz Inc., creator of Odysee, a beautiful app for families who capture a lot of video. At Google, he headed a team that focused on growth products and built and operated services that handled over a billion clicks per day. Prior to Nimbuz Inc., Raghavan was Co-Founder and VP of Engineering of Ingot Systems where he built up a 30 person team and drove the growth of the company from zero to multi-million/year revenue leading to its acquisition by Virage Logic. At Virage, he was VP of Engineering for the new Interface IP Business Unit leading a 100 person team spread across USA, Europe, and Asia that delivered 1st silicon success consistently across half a dozen generations. Raghavan holds 9 patents and an MSEE (honors) from the Univ. of Kansas.

Igal Yaari

COO, Co-Founder

Igal has vast executive management experience with special emphasis on technology and organizational growth while delivering high value add to share holders. Igal has served as the COO of Goji Foods, ramping up its operations and business activity. Prior to that, Igal has been at Alvarion for over 10 years in executive roles including Senior VP of Networking, VP of Product Marketing and VP for Engineering. He has led complex interdisciplinary projects during his tenure in the 8200 unit in the IDF. Igal holds B.Sc. in E.E. from the Technion institute.