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Better for Insurers.
Better for Drivers.

What is insurance all about? It’s about helping people get through a painful, confusing, and unexpected time in their lives. It’s about restoring their peace of mind in the moments when life rips it away from them.

As the insurance industry trends towards direct-to-consumer service, we believe a major element of the insurer-customer relationship is getting lost -- personalized care. MDGO is building advanced, automated technology to bring insurers and their customers closer than ever before. And ultimately, strengthening customers’ trust in the insurance companies they depend on every single day.

Management Team

Itay Bengad, MD

Itay Bengad, MD

CEO & Co-Founder

Itay Bengad is CEO of MDGO and a member of its Board of Directors. During his medical studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Itay’s friend was involved in a major accident and rushed to the hospital. Once there, the trauma department scrambled to determine the injury’s type, severity, location and, therefore, the best course of treatment. This was when Itay decided to found a company that would allow real-time accident detection and response, to both provide drivers help when they need it most, and enable the best possible life-saving care in case of severe accidents. Itay holds a MD from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Itay Bengad, MD

CEO & Co-Founder

Itay Bengad is CEO of MDGO and a member of its Board of Directors. During his medical studies at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Itay’s friend was involved in a major accident and rushed to the hospital. Once there, the trauma department scrambled to determine the injury’s type, severity, location and, therefore, the best course of treatment. This was when Itay decided to found a company that would allow real-time accident detection and response, to both provide drivers help when they need it most, and enable the best possible life-saving care in case of severe accidents. Itay holds a MD from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Gilad Avrashi

Gilad Avrashi

CTO & Co-Founder

As CTO of MDGO, Gilad Avrashi spearheads MDGO’s technology vision and direction. Prior to founding MDGO, Avrashi served for six years at Rafael Defense Systems at the National Acoustic Lab, where he headed a team of engineers and researchers and conducted full-scale trials at sea. During his time at Rafael, he also headed the Algorithmics team of several top projects, received 3 Certificates of Merit and was awarded the Ministry of Defense’s prestigious Katzir Grant. Avrashi served as an officer in one of IDF's elite intelligence units. Gilad holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering, Signal Processing and Communication from the Technion – Israeli Institute of Technology.

Gilad Avrashi

CTO & Co-Founder

As CTO of MDGO, Gilad Avrashi spearheads MDGO’s technology vision and direction. Prior to founding MDGO, Avrashi served for six years at Rafael Defense Systems at the National Acoustic Lab, where he headed a team of engineers and researchers and conducted full-scale trials at sea. During his time at Rafael, he also headed the Algorithmics team of several top projects, received 3 Certificates of Merit and was awarded the Ministry of Defense’s prestigious Katzir Grant. Avrashi served as an officer in one of IDF's elite intelligence units. Gilad holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering, Signal Processing and Communication from the Technion – Israeli Institute of Technology.

Eli Zerah

Eli Zerah

VP R&D and Co-Founder

Eli directs MDGO’s Engineering department and brings with him a strong background in Al technologies and Hardware design, with specialty in signal processing, hardware and high-voltage circuitry. Prior to founding MDGO, Eli worked at Rafael Defense Systems, where he developed algorithmic models and was responsible for planning and executing key research and development initiatives. Eli holds a BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Cum Laude).

Eli Zerah

VP R&D and Co-Founder

Eli directs MDGO’s Engineering department and brings with him a strong background in Al technologies and Hardware design, with specialty in signal processing, hardware and high-voltage circuitry. Prior to founding MDGO, Eli worked at Rafael Defense Systems, where he developed algorithmic models and was responsible for planning and executing key research and development initiatives. Eli holds a BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (Cum Laude).

Shahar Samuel

Shahar Samuel

VP Business Development

Shahar leads MDGO’s global go-to-market strategy, as well as overseeing its direct sales teams’ operations. Prior to joining MDGO, Shahar managed the commercialization program at DRIVE TLV, Israel's leading mobility innovation hub, facilitating partnerships and projects with industry leaders such as Volvo, Honda, and Hertz. Before Drive, Shahar led the smart mobility domain at Deloitte Catalyst, scouting and facilitating collaborations between startups and Deloitte's global clientele. Shahar holds a BA in PPE – Philosophy, Politics and Economics from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and served as a Traffic Analyst in 8200, IDF's elite intelligence unit.

Shahar Samuel

VP Business Development

Shahar leads MDGO’s global go-to-market strategy, as well as overseeing its direct sales teams’ operations. Prior to joining MDGO, Shahar managed the commercialization program at DRIVE TLV, Israel's leading mobility innovation hub, facilitating partnerships and projects with industry leaders such as Volvo, Honda, and Hertz. Before Drive, Shahar led the smart mobility domain at Deloitte Catalyst, scouting and facilitating collaborations between startups and Deloitte's global clientele. Shahar holds a BA in PPE – Philosophy, Politics and Economics from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and served as a Traffic Analyst in 8200, IDF's elite intelligence unit.

Nilly Assia

Nilly Assia

Chief Marketing Officer

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Nilly leads the development, execution, and organization of the MDGO’s global marketing strategy. Prior to joining MDGO, Nilly served as CMO at Portnox, where she was responsible for the company’s global marketing strategy. Before Portnox, she acted as Marketing Director at Gemalto, formerly SafeNet, one of the largest information security companies in the world. Before Gemalto, Nilly led the product marketing team for the USB business at SanDisk. Nilly holds an MBA from London Metropolitan University.

Nilly Assia

Chief Marketing Officer

With more than 20 years of industry experience, Nilly leads the development, execution, and organization of the MDGO’s global marketing strategy. Prior to joining MDGO, Nilly served as CMO at Portnox, where she was responsible for the company’s global marketing strategy. Before Portnox, she acted as Marketing Director at Gemalto, formerly SafeNet, one of the largest information security companies in the world. Before Gemalto, Nilly led the product marketing team for the USB business at SanDisk. Nilly holds an MBA from London Metropolitan University.

Yuval Shalem

Yuval Shalem

VP Product Management

Yuval leads MDGO’s product management department. Prior to joining MDGO, Yuval served as a Senior Product Manager at Verint, where he led a Fusion Analytics big data platform and tailored product solutions, generating revenues of $300 millions. Prior to his time at Verint, Shalem served as an Officer in an elite IDF Intelligence Unit. At MDGO, he is responsible for shaping the product that helps insurers and first responders detect and respond to accidents in real-time, so drivers get exactly the help they need, right when they need it the most. Yuval holds a LLB from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Yuval Shalem

VP Product Management

Yuval leads MDGO’s product management department. Prior to joining MDGO, Yuval served as a Senior Product Manager at Verint, where he led a Fusion Analytics big data platform and tailored product solutions, generating revenues of $300 millions. Prior to his time at Verint, Shalem served as an Officer in an elite IDF Intelligence Unit. At MDGO, he is responsible for shaping the product that helps insurers and first responders detect and respond to accidents in real-time, so drivers get exactly the help they need, right when they need it the most. Yuval holds a LLB from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Rewriting the

Rules of Auto Insurance

Our groundbreaking technology is powered by our continuously growing crash database, based on countless hours of real-world testing across a wide range of cars and crash scenarios. Backed by automotive and auto-insurance leaders, MDGO has automatically dispatched more than 1800 ambulances over two years.

Watch this video to learn more on how MDGO is aligning drivers and insurers, and rewriting the rules of auto insurance.

Our Industry

Leading Partners

We’re partnering with global industry leaders to both validate our proprietary technology, as well as test and approve its safety.

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