WAY2VAT is a fintech company that provides a fully automated end to end VAT/GST reclaim solution. Their patented and revolutionary artificial intelligence technology and capabilities enable fully automated VAT/GST report generation, submission and recovery, resulting in simple hassle free VAT/GST reclaims, resulting in up to 30% more in reclaimed VAT/GST.

Established in 2016, WAY2VAT wanted to challenge the VAT industry’s status quo by making VAT refunds accessible to all. They provide companies of all sizes with VAT reclaim solution including local and foreign VAT refunds, Foreign Account Payable refunds, and VAT Compliance.

Way2VAT is headquartered in Tel Aviv with offices in the United Kingdom, and Romania.

KEY PEOPLE

Amos Simantov, Founder And Managing Director

has more than 25 years of experience as an executive – including as CEO, and EVP Sales of major global high tech enterprises such as SintecMedia/Operative, Rit Technologies (a NASDAQ Company), Lognet Systems, and ADI. Mr Simantov specialises in the SaaS platform, Fintech, broadcast, IT and telecom industry and has a track record in leading companies to economic success, including several exits and successful mergers and acquisitions.

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Adoram Ga’ash, Non Executive Chairman

has a track record of 20 years as a venture capitalist and in startups leadership. Prior to founding Moneta VC, Mr Ga’ash founded StageOne VC which invested in approximately 20 start ups and resulted in seven exits. Later in his career, Mr Ga’ash joined Silicon Valley based investment bank, GrowthPoint Technology Partners, to head up the Israeli practice and in this role he has assisted start ups with exploring their exit strategy with global companies. Earlier in his career, Mr Ga’ash founded Radwiz that was subsequently acquired by a Silicon Valley company. Mr Ga’ash graduated with honours from the Israeli Institute of Technology (Technion) with a BScEE in Computer Engineering. Mr Ga’ash also holds an MBA, and an MA (Cum laude) in Philosophy from Tel Aviv University

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David Haim Assia, Non Executive Director

A serial entrepreneur and angel investor, being one of the pioneers of the vibrant Israeli high tech software industry. Mr Assia founded multiple global companies and listed them on either NASDAQ or TASE (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange). Mr Assia is the Chairman of iAngels, a leading crowd funding platform and is actively involved as a lead angel and a director in multiple high tech companies. Mr Assia also runs his family’s, privately held, investment company, Nadyr Investments Ltd. Prior to iAngels, Mr Assia was the executive Chairman of eToro, the world’s largest social trading network. In 1986, Mr Assia co founded Magic Software, where he served as either Chairman or CEO until 2007. Magic Software is a global international software company with world class innovative development and integration platforms. Magic Software was the first Israeli Software Company to be listed on NASDAQ (MGIC) in 1991. In 1980, Mr Assia co founded Mashov Computers, the leading micro computer software company in Israel, being one of the first high tech companies to be listed three (3) years later, on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange – TASE. Mr Assia is involved in educational institutions such as the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Israel Education Fund, Tel Aviv University and Yeda Research and Development, the technology transfer office of the Weizmann Institute. Mr Assia is also on a board member of the First International Bank of Israel and DBmaestro and Become (formerly Lending Express).

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Ayelet Nahmias Verbin, Non Executive Director

has had a versatile career in the business sector as well as the public sector. With an LLB from the Hebrew University and an LLM (with honors) in commercial law from the Tel Aviv university Berkeley program, Ms Nahmias Verbin started her career as an assistant in the Prime Minister’s office under the leadership of the late Itzhak Rabin. After several years, Ms Nahmias Verbin moved to the private sector where she served as a board member in several leading companies and as Chairperson of Tavlit Plastic, a water technologies company founded by her late father. A lawyer since 1996, Ms Nahmias Verbin specialises in corporate law and the capital markets and is considered a leading expert in corporate governance. She has been lecturing in Lahav Management School in Tel Aviv Koller Management faculty since 2005. As a Member of Knesset (2015 – 2019), Ms Nahmias Verbin served in the economic committee, security and foreign relations committee, house committee and special hearing committee of the Israeli credit market and has a unique background in regulation. In 2016 she was awarded with the “excellent MK” rating by Israel Democracy institute (IDI). Currently, Ms Nahmias Verbin has taken on public and voluntary roles and re-assumed positions in the business sector. Since early 2020, Ms Nahmias Verbin has served as Vice President of the Israeli Manufacturer’s Association, Chairman of Tavlit Plastic, Chairperson of Jready – the global crises management of the Jewish agency as well as the fund of the victims of terror. In the business sector, Ms Nahmias Verbin also serves as a board member in several companies.

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Robert Edgley, Non Executive Director

has served multiple board roles throughout his career. Previously serving as a founding non -executive director for Praemium Limited, Mr Edgley saw the company through its listing on the ASX in 2006 and served as the chairman for the audit and risk committee, due diligence committee and remuneration and nomination committee. Mr Edgley is currently the non-executive director for EVZ Limited (ASX:EVZ) and SelfWealth Limited (ASX:SWF) and is the non-executive chairman for DataMesh Limited. Mr Edgley graduated from Monash University in Melbourne with a Bachelor of Economics and Japanese Language. Mr Edgley previously spent a year in Japan as an exchange student and later returned as a branch manager for County Natwest Securities in Tokyo

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David Buckingham, Non Executive Director

has over thirty years of experience as a corporate leader in telecommunications, media, technology, IT and education. Mr Buckingham began his impressive career in the Audit and Corporate Finance team at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the UK and Australia. Most recently, Mr Buckingham served as both Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Navitas Limited, a global education provider with over 120 colleges and campuses across 31 countries. Prior to Navitas, David worked for Telewest Global as the Group Treasurer and Director of Financial Planning, Virginmedia, as Finance Director Business Division and iiNet where he held the roles of chief financial officer and chief executive officer between 2008 and 2015. Mr Buckingham is currently the non-executive chairman of Pentanet Limited non-executive director of OpenLeaning Limited, non-executive director of Nuheara Limited and non-executive director of Hiremii Limited. Mr Buckingham holds a Bachelor of Technology (Hons) from the Loughborough University of Technology and is a qualified ACA Chartered Accountant in England & Wales and a member of the Australian Institute of Directors.

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