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Stephen Kuhl is the co-founder and CEO of Burrow – a startup that’s reinventing the furniture industry. Since bursting onto the scene in 2017, Burrow has grown an average 170% each year, launched over 25 innovative products, received both TIME’s 50 Best Inventions and Fast Company’s Most Innovative Retail Brands awards, and more. Prior to Burrow, Stephen started his first company after college – an education startup that helped place international students into U.S. boarding schools to gain admission to top universities. He also worked in Accenture’s Global Strategy group, specializing in operating model design for consumer and enterprise businesses. More recently, he’s invested in several high-growth businesses through Commonfund Capital. Stephen has a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Stephen lives in New York City with his wife, Shreya, dog, Luna, and enjoys angel investing and outdoor sports in his spare time.
Amir is a serial entrepreneur with specialization in Real Estate Development.
He earned his Bachelor’s in Law and Business and his Masters in Law from IDC, his Masters in Political Science from Tel Aviv University, and his Masters in Real Estate Development from Columbia University (where he also served as the president of the entrepreneurship club and received the service award for leadership).
While studying for his Bachelors, Amir founded five of the most successful hospitality businesses in Israel.
He also co-founded the first national students’ magazine in Israel – The Campus, where he established a well known brand among the end users and Israel’s leading brands, including H&M, Ford, Chevrolet, Clinique, Donna Karen, Tomy Hilfiger, and many more.
Amir managed the sales operations for 3 years at Sapiens International Corp (issued in NASDAQ: SPNS) where he was also responsible for building a financial Model with which Sapiens raised 40m$ in a successful PO, led by Barclays. In addition, he was part of an executive team that analyzed M&A opportunities.
As a lawyer, he specialized in tax issues, planning and zoning matters, and real estate buying groups.
In the last four years prior to founding Showfields, Amir has been managing real estate development projects and investments in NC, NY & CA.
Amir has been volunteering as a business mentor for YBI network for the past 4 years, guiding young entrepreneurs. He’s also serving as a mentor in a program by the World Jewish Congress and in Columbia University’s mentoring program.
At Showfields, Amir leads the revenue team and the real estate part of the venture, from Construction to sourcing and negotiating new properties as part of overseeing Showfields growth plans.
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