Co-Founder and Chairman of Render Media
Eytan Elbaz is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Render Media, a Los Angeles-based digital media company that owns and operates two rapidly growing publications: Cooking Panda, the Internet’s most engaged food publication; and Opposing Views, our flagship culture and entertainment property. Agile and data-driven, Render Media’s two digital brands reach a young, connected, and highly engaged audience. Under Eytan’s leadership direction, Render’s properties reach 55 million unique monthly visitors, see 400 million video views per month, and have 40 million social followers.
Eytan is also the Co-Founder and formerly Chief Strategy Officer of Scopely, a mobile game producer generating over $100 million in revenue annually. Eytan also served as Google's Head of Domain Channel, where he grew the business from $13 million to $600 million annually over four-and-a-half years. He is also the co-founder of Social Native.
Prior to working for Google, Eytan was Vice President and a founding member of Applied Semantics (formerly Oingo), which was later acquired by Google. At Oingo, Eytan conceived the ideas for applying the company's meaning-based technology toward domain name selection and monetization, and toward contextual targeting, a product which launched as Oingo AdSense in 2000.
Eytan's award-winning public-service announcements on the subjects of tolerance and bullying have been aired around the globe and are currently on display at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, California. Eytan lives in Los Angeles, and graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Engineering.