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Kfir Gavrieli Found His Way in Uncharted Territory

Kfir Gavrieli isn’t just a good businessman. He also puts his money to good use. He is a generous man, and when people need his expertise or knowledge on a subject, all they have to do is ask. Kfir Gavrieli sees the internet and technology as a way to push forward his altruistic acts, and he does so willingly.

The Beginning of Tieks

He founded and became the CEO of Tieks, and he is now at the top of the fashion world. The product his company is famous for creating is highly coveted by women. The store sells ballet flats that are of high quality and extremely comfortable.

Mr. Gavrieli was ahead of the curve when he launched his store. In 2010, he opened Tieks as an online store, so he has never had a brick-and-mortar presence, and this was early to be doing such an innovative thing. His store is one of the most successful exclusively online stores in the world.

Tieks was never just a way to earn money for Kfir. Soon after he launched his store, he discovered that he had a way to put his Gavrieli Foundation and KIVA to work together in the community. One of Kfir’s causes is women’s empowerment, and he is involved in this issue on a community level. KIVA provides microloans for poor people, and Kfir Gavrieli made $10 million available to this organization for this purpose. Women are the recipients of these microloans, so this huge donation means that Kfir is the largest donor in the organization’s history.

Training and Background

Kfir prepared for his role as an entrepreneur by earning a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a Master of Business Administration. All these degrees came from Stanford University. Before he opened his fantastic store, he enjoyed a brilliant career in technology, real estate, venture capital and hedge funds. Forbes listed Tieks as one of its “25 Most Innovative Consumer Brands,” but he received other accolades as well. For example, Oprah Winfrey included Kfir’s flats in her “O List,” Entrepreneur named Tieks as one of the “Top 30 Startups to Watch,” and Inc. magazine placed Mr. Gavrieli on its “30 under 30” list. Visit this page for related information.


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