The real XIV founders and investors
Not to take anything away from the genius of Moshe Yanai, but only in the post-acquisition, revisionist history of XIV was he the founder and inventor behind XIV. As was reported on the original XIV WEB Site:
“XIV was founded in 2002 by five graduates of Talpiot, Israel’s preeminent military incubator for technology leaders. The company spent three years developing Nextra’s innovative technology prior to implementing the first customer system. XIV has built an outstanding team of storage and computing talent, including veterans of IBM, EMC, and other storage giants, and world-class engineers. All bring their vast best-practice knowledge to every aspect of the company’s endeavors. XIV is led by Moshe Yanai, one of the key architects of modern data storage.”
And as was reported on www.israelinnovation20.com:
"Though it (XIV) is a great story that will be interesting to watch unfold over the next few years, Yinai’s (sic) involvement is still only as XIV’s chairman, offering the guidance. He wouldn’t be back in the fold without the five young Israelis having started the company and developed its break-through product, Nextra...."