Operia was created to solve a problem for its clients. The most fascinating and valuable data they found on the internet – data about people and businesses – was simple to view but very difficult to obtain and handle. When clients were able to extract it themselves, it was in limited quantities, unstructured, and scattered with errors. Operia set about giving clients access to this public web data, at a massive scale, fully processed and structured in a format that they could use.
The application of web data is constantly expanding into new sectors of the economy. The big web data market is still maturing and Operia has been there from the beginning. A Forbes survey found that 95% of businesses said that managing unstructured data was a problem. Data was initially the realm of data scientists who informed strategy, but today, data has become a necessary part of decision making at every level within a successful business. Sales, marketing, product development and even manufacturing are benefiting from the possibilities unlocked by utilizing data.
As demand has grown for a wider variety of data types and solutions, the data projects are growing too complex and too large to be handled internally. Specialists with a global reach, specialized technology and the capability to process incredible amounts of data are required.
Operia specializes in the heavy-lifting of web data extraction, processing, and verification to deliver web data to clients at scale, in a format that they can utilize. Extracted data is in a raw, unstructured format, often riddled with errors both deliberately spoofed and unintended. Operia are experts in cleansing errors and restructuring data into a format that can be consumed by the machine learning algorithms deployed by clients.
In the future, Operia will continue to position itself at the bleeding edge of web data services. It is expanding its area of operations to serve emerging and exciting applications. Driven by today’s clients and requests from the clients of tomorrow, Operia is not just meeting the expectations of today’s market but setting new standards the rest will have to follow.
Chief Executive Officer – Miki Balin
Miki began as a tech entrepreneur in the 1990s and has founded three successful start-ups. Since 2005, his companies have utilized data extraction techniques.
Miki is deeply involved in Israel’s art scene and is an offroad jeep enthusiast.
Chief Revenue Officer – Amir Nahmias
Amir has over 20 years in General Management and senior International Business Development roles in private and public companies with a focus on the internet and software industries.
Amir, like Miki, is an offroad jeep enthusiast and that is how the two met. He is also an avid traveler and scuba diver.
VP Research & Development – Mordechai Ben Shitrit
Mordechai (Mordy) Ben Shitrit has a history of building R&D teams to overcome technical challenges and has been the technical lead for three successful companies.
Mordy is a cross-country and road cycling enthusiast, enjoying commuting, traveling, and racing as much as possible.
VP Business Development – Assaf Orlev
Assaf is a certified lawyer and an experienced product and business manager. Over the last 10 years, he has led global sales in several companies across the Israeli Start-up ecosystem.
Assaf is also a musician, a writer, and a VR enthusiast.
Financial Advisor – Itamar Eder
Itamar is an experienced financial advisor who managed the finances of several international corporations and public companies over the last 25 years.
Operia believes strongly in a healthy balance between open web principles and the protection of individual rights. The internet should be available to all in a non-discriminatory (net neutral) manner which enables free and healthy expression and safe usage. With the majority of people use the internet on a near-daily basis, inviting it into some of the most sensitive aspects of their lives, Operia appreciates the importance of maintaining this balance.
The principles of the open web require the protection of user identity and privacy. This is relevant to Operia regarding both the nature of the web data it extracts and the manner in which the data is handled. That is why it operates in strict compliance with the highest levels of regulation in both North America (CCPA) and Europe (GDPR), often exceeding the requirements of regulation to protect users.