Source |Forbes .com | BY:,
This is Part 2 of a two-part series on Israel’s success as an innovation hub.
Zack Weisfeld builds companies. After graduating from Tel Aviv University, Weisfeld led Netking—then the country’s second largest Internet portal—and started MSN Israel. He then took up a challenge to turn around the struggling Americas embedded chip division of M-Systems, growing it by eight-fold before the company was sold to its flash memory rivalSanDisk SNDK +0% for $1.6 billion in 2006.
After seven years in Silicon Valley, Weisfeld returned to jointly set up Microsoft MSFT -0.04%’s research and development center in Israel and later joined two startups to expand their operations. In 2010, he returned to Microsoft.