Levi Shapiro is a Partner at TMT Strategic Advisors, a research and strategy firm focusing on the technology, media and telecom sectors. Clients are split evenly between early-stage, Israeli start-ups and large entities like NTT DoCoMo, OpenTV and the Australian government.
During a 15 year career in media and technology, Levi Shapiro has launched new business units (IBM), new technologies and services (Toyota) and entirely new companies (Two Minute Television, Snack Mobile, etc).
Mr. Shapiro founded and sold two mobile start-ups. In addition, at research firm Telephia he grew the mobile audience measurement practice in Los Angeles from zero to sale. Levi began his career with Toyota in Japan and China, worked as an Associate in venture capital firm “Doublespace” and earned degrees from Tulane (BA), Cornell (Asian Studies) and MIT (MBA). He speaks Japanese, Chinese and Italian.
Mr. Shapiro is an Adjunct Professor at UCLA Extension. He is also an Angel investor and sits on the Advisory Board of several digital media companies. In his free time, when not roller-blading near his home in Venice Beach, California, Mr. Shapiro writes a weekly column about digital media for the Jerusalem Post called “Unleavened Media”.