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The PacketZoom Story

Chetan Ahuja founded PacketZoom in 2013 out of frustration. Ahuja experienced first-hand how bad connections affect the user experience while commuting by train. None of the big companies were coming up with good-enough solutions so Ahuja started PacketZoom - the first in-app technology that boosts mobile app performance.

PacketZoom's executive team includes technology addicts with combined experiences from Google, Akamai, Riverbed and more. The team loves to push boundaries and is determined to dazzle customers with PacketZoom’s cutting edge technology.

Our Leadership Team

Shlomi Gian
Shlomi Gian

Shlomi serves as PacketZoom Chief Executive Officer since June 2016. Mr. Gian has 20 years of experience in the technology space with 12 of them heavily focused on mobile measurement and performance solutions.

Shlomi joined PacketZoom after spending four years at Akamai where he co-founded the Emerging Mobile Business Unit and served as the Head of Mobile Market Development. Prior to Akamai, he was the General Manager of Mobile Solutions at Cotendo before it was acquired by Akamai. Prior to Cotendo, he served as the General Manager of Mobile services at Keynote Systems. Prior to Keynote, Mr. Gian served as the General Manager of DeviceAnywhere which evangelized the real device based mobile testing and monitoring market and was acquired by Keynote Systems in 2012.

Mr. Gian holds an B.S. degree in Computer Science from Tel Aviv Academic College and MBA degree from the University of San Francisco.

Chetan Ahuja
Chetan Ahuja

Chetan is the chief tinkerer of the company. Prior to co-founding PacketZoom, he was involved with developing technology at several companies including Google, IBM and Riverbed Technology. At Google Chetan worked on the Admob infrastructure and development of the linux kernel scheduler. His involvement in Admob also included resolving performance issues in lower level systems and overall performance.

Chetan was a member of technical staff at Riverbed Technology where he helped to design server clustering software for storage. He also created CIFS file system translation layer for a high performance file transfer protocol over WAN links.

He has experience working on massively scalable high performance distributed file systems, high performance distributed server technology, transaction logging, kernel software, and data distribution over massive clusters.

Chetan holds a Chemistry Masters degree from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Computer Science Masters degree from Michigan State University.

Amos Ben Yaacov
Amos Ben Yaacov
GM, Europe

Amos serves as PacketZoom’s European General Manager since June 2017, bringing over 20 years of experience in international sales, business development strategy and channel management.

Amos held various senior business management positions, including Regional Channel Manager at Check Point (NSDQ: CHKP), Director of Sales at Commtouch (NSDQ: CTCH), EMEA VP of sales for content delivery network (CDN) Cotendo, and Sr. Director Channel Sales in Europe at Akamai (NSDQ: AKAM).

Amos studied Civil engineering in the Technion, Israel's institute of technology

Steve Anderson
Steve Anderson
Lead investor

Silicon Valley one-man band Steve Anderson remains high up on the Midas List through a portfolio that includes early bets on Instagram, Heroku, Machine Zone, Social Finance and Stitch Fix. Anderson is often one of a company's first investors, such as at Instagram when he supported Kevin Systrom's decision to move away from his app called Burbn and try something new. The Baseline Ventures founder was one of the first supporters of Katrina Lake and her commerce company Stitch Fix, which though it keeps a low profile with press is now valued in the hundreds of millions. In February 2017, Anderson's investment SoFi took on another $500 million in funding that upped the company's valuation to a reported $4.5 billion. The former Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers investor scored one of his first exits when Heroku was acquired by Salesforce in 2010; now the former DJ and cycling enthusiast says he's looking more into robotics and artificial intelligence through recent investment Dishcraft Robotics.