What We’re Doing
Simplex is a fintech company focused on online payment processing and fraud. We process credit card payments for goods and services sold online – with zero fraud exposure and guaranteed chargeback liability. Fully regulated as a financial institution, Simplex enables online merchants to focus on the thing they value most: growing their business.
Founded in 2014, Simplex began operating in the bitcoin ecosystem, and enhanced its fraud prevention capabilities in the high-risk cryptocurrency industry. Our proprietary state-of-the-art AI algorithms have been forged in the fire of the high-fraud-risk crypto market. Today Simplex offers its services to all online merchants & marketplaces, especially those dealing with high-level fraud and chargebacks.
Where We’re Going
Simplex is creating a world without fraud. Our goal is to eliminate inherent online payment risk and make online commerce safe for all.
Our Secret Sauce
When it comes to processing online payments and guaranteeing security, there are no shortcuts. Our team has years of extensive experience in payment fraud mitigation, combined with advanced AI and machine-learning technologies committed to the cause. Our in-depth experience and proven track record puts us in a unique position to provide a solution that offer businesses a robust and risk-free environment for online payments.
Our Chief Navigators
Nimrod Lehavi, Co-Founder & CEO
Hacker, maker, bookworm, geek, serial entrepreneur.
Simplex founder Nimrod Lehavi’s career spans two decades of experience and knowledge. He is well respected in Israel’s startup scene for his proven ability to lead large scale top notch software projects. Nimrod is a board member of the Israeli Bitcoin Association.
Nimrod holds a BA in computer science from IDC Herzliya, Israel.
Erez Shapira, Co-Founder & CTO
Co-founder Erez Shapira brings to Simplex extensive hands-on experience as a developer and team leader working on developing fraud detection and decision-making systems at both PayPal and the IDF’s intelligence corp. A seasoned leader, Erez drives the tech team to uncompromising excellence.
Erez holds a B.A. in Computer Sciences and Economics from Bar-Ilan University, and a MBA from Tel-Aviv University.
Netanel Kabala, Co-Founder & CAO
A specialist in all aspects of fraud, risk and decision-making systems, co-founder Netanel Kabala provides Simplex with essential experience from the world of digital finance.
Before Simplex, Netanel worked for PayPal as a fraud analyst, team and group leader, dealing both with back-end automation and user-facing risk platforms. He holds a B.A. in Economics & Management and an MBA, both from Tel-Aviv University.
Ohad Shamian, CFO
Ohad has over 10 years of experience specializing and leading the finance, legal, accounting and operations departments of global companies.
Before Simplex, Ohad fulfilled numerous finance management positions such as Director of Finance and VP Finance & Operations in companies like Palo Alto Networks (Israel) Ltd. Ohad worked as a lawyer in the international corporate team of Meitar, Liquornik, Geva, Leshem, Tal law office, and represented dozens of startups and enterprises.
Prior to Meitar, Ohad worked as an auditor and financial advisor on a specialized Hi-Tech and Clean-Tech cluster at Ernst & Young.
Ohad holds a dual Degree in Law (LL.B) and Accounting from Tel-Aviv University.
Gil Almog, COO
Gil Almog brings to Simplex over 25 years of experience in the high-tech and software industries, specializing in operational excellence and scale in product companies.
Prior to Simplex, Gil led global organizations as COO & Managing Director at Matific, and held senior management positions in various startup companies such as Optitex (sold to EFI), MediaMind (NASDAQ IPO and later sold to DG/Sizmek), and RichFX.
Gil holds a BA in Computer Science and Economics from Bar-Ilan University, and an MBA in Marketing and Technology Management from Tel-Aviv University.
Chen Kleinman, HR Manager
Chen specializes in HR and employee recruitment for technology and startup companies for more than 9 years. Chen joined Simplex in its early days, and established the entire HR and recruitment foundations of the company.
Prior to Simplex, Chen fulfilled various HR management positions working with the Israeli Hi-Tech industry, as an HR Consultant, HR Business Partner and Technology Talent Recruiter.
Chen provided consultation to companies such as DealPly Technologies Ltd. and Meme Global Media Group. Chen also led employee recruitment teams and fulfilled various managing roles in SeeV, a technological recruitment company.
Chen holds a BA in Social Science from Tel-Aviv University.