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Meekan’s engine and open platform represent the future of scheduling.

We learn by doing. Every new product generation we design, is set to solve real-world scheduling problems. With every new generation, our engine evolves to solve more complex scenarios, in a quicker, smarter way.

When we arrive at our goal, you can expect to:

  • Send out your calendars to negotiate and arrange all your meetings and activities for you.
  • Have every single calendar entry encapsulate all the information it needs to re-schedule itself.

How is Meekan’s approach different?

We identify intent and urgency
Please, stop micro-managing your calendar. When you start a new meeting with Meekan, the engine identifies key terms in the initial meeting request, and translates them into a time range: “Product review meeting next week with Sam and Jane”. Or “Let’s meet for lunch“.
We keep the original intent at hand, and use it later to re-negotiate schedules.

We build your availability ID
Your availability ID is your negotiation agent. It represents your best interest when scheduling new meetings with others. Built from your set preferences and the information you choose to share from your calendars, and mixed with the choices you make when you pick your favorite choice from the list the engine suggests.

We negotiate the meeting
When a new meeting is being arranged, every attendee is represented by his detailed Availability ID, and the engine can now pinpoint the optimal time for the entire group to meet

And if it breaks, we fix it
When a scheduled meeting can’t happen (Flight delay, someone calling in sick), Meekan’s change engine can use the original intent and the ID’s to reschedule the next-best time automatically.

Business summary

Co-Founders Lior Yavor, Eyal Yavor and Matty Marianksy joined forces in 2013, after Lior wasted precious hours trying to schedule meetings at El-Al Airlines, where he served as VP Operations & Chief Pilot for 7 years. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Meekan is a privately-held company, backed by Horizons Ventures.

Our scheduling engine, now in it’s 4th generation, represents extensive resarch and domain expertise in various scheduling scenarios.

What does ‘Meekan’ mean?

Meekan is Hebrew pharse, which translate to ‘Who’s here’ (Pronounce it Mee-Khan).

 

Downloads

Meekan robot for Slack

Meekan robot for HipChat

Meekan for iPhone

Meekan for Android

Meekan API and SDKs for Developers

Microsoft Outlook add-in

 

Who we are

We’re a team of six people, passionate about solving big problems.

Lior Yavor, Co-Founder & CEO. ex-VP Operations at El-Al Israeli Airlines & Chief Pilot, ex-CEO Taavura Projects (largest logistical group in Israel), Lt. Col (Ret.) in the Israeli Air Force. Lior brings extensive managerial experience packed with an act for numbers, plus strong ties in the travel and leisure markets.

Eyal Yavor, Co-Founder & CTO. Full-Stack developer, Previously backend developer at 8200 (Elite Intelligence Unit, IDF) and Sr. System Engineer at IdMlogic. Eyal is a highly talented 8200 alumni that built and taken apart databases, and integrated between APIs and Enterprise Servers in ways they didn’t see coming.

Matty Marianksy, Co-Founder & VP Product. Owner of 5070.co.il (digital art gallery), Creative Director at Calcalist.co.il. Matty brings our ideas to life, responsible for the entire product lifecycle, UI and UX.

Ido Grosberg, real-time mobile\server action wizard. Previously backend developer at 8200 and R&D at CallApp. Ido is a highly talented 8200 alumni that builds API’s and real time production system.

Nisan Amzallag, Web developer lead, building friendly UIs. 8200 alumni. Worked as Lead QA engineer for several years. Studying Medicine at TAU.

Prof. Vered Aharonson: Co-Founder, the Afeka Center for Language Processing. Prof. Aharonson is also a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Software Engineering at the Afeka Academic College of Engineering.

Our advisory board

Gilad Novik: CTO, Horizons Ventures. Mr. Novik has over 20 years of international experience in the technology, telecommunication and Internet worlds, working for the Hutchison Group & Orange. In 2010 Mr. Novik joined Horizons Ventures as the CTO and successfully identified and engaged with all of Horizons’ investments activities. Currently based in Berlin, Mr. Novik sits on the boards of several portfolio companies, holds a Telecommunications Engineering and an MBA degrees.

Ori Bendori: Mr. Bendori joined Carmel Ventures in 2004 as a General Partner. Mr. Bendori served as a board member of CopperGate (acquired by Sigma Designs in 2009), a board member of DesignArt Networks (acquired by Qualcomm in 2012) and is currently on the board of Reduxio, LiveU, Multiphy and Cellera.

Mike Goldstein: Co-Founder & former CEO of Attenti (acquired by 3M). Mr. Goldstein holds 20 patents and was formerly a co-founder of AVT, VisionSense, Gigalinx Networks and Xceed Imaging.

Ofer Shani
Internet entrepreneur and a specialist in new-media product design. He was a founding team member on major media properties in Israel such as Calcalist and NRG. He served as the VP-of-Content at Walla and as the Director of Online Development at Steve Case’s LIME (acquired by Gaiam).

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Media Contact

Lior Yavor, CEO

Cell: +972-54-4405205 (based in Tel Aviv, GMT+2)

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @meekanWorld