Yanki Margalit is an Israeli entrepreneur and speaker best known for starting Aladdin Knowledge Systems. He is currently Chairman of SpaceIL, a non-profit space technology organization competing for the Google Lunar X Prize,Scoreoid and SCREEMO. He is also a partner in Innodo, a seed investment fund.
Margalit is on the boards of Idealist.org, Latent, College4all.org, Meet.mit.org, Adama.org.il and SpaceIL.com.
Yanki Margalit built his first computer at the age of 14, started his first business at 15, and was kicked out of school at 17. In 1984 Yanki built KnowPro, a software program that used artificial intelligence to help human experts in their decision-making process. Yanki has been busy thinking and speaking about technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, and human evolution, while nurturing a new love affair with molecular biology and biotechnology.