Shai Davis
Professional Product Guy.

UX/UI & Design Afficianado.

Data Lover.

MEAN Developer.

Startup Addict.

About Me

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I help good people build great things.

Perhaps more than the business itself, what excites me most of all is working with a committed, creative, and talented team. I am driven and inspired by the momentum of those I work with, and seek to drive and inspire them in return.

I am passionate about user experience and product development. These areas allow me to both find fulfillment in connecting with users, and challenge me to tackle new issues every day. I thrive in a fast-paced environment, working with all divisions within a company to help drive a unified vision and extraordinary success. I have built a career guiding talented developers and designers, helping them build innovative, first-class products.

Whether guiding social innovators or CPG entrepreneurs, teaching skills or advising startups, my career has focused on helping people achieve their dreams, and using technology to better their lives. Great ideas are great, but stellar execution is better.


Years in Israel


Cities I've Lived In


Startup Ideas


Nieces & Nephews


Books on "To Read" List


Good Jim Carrey Movies


Buffalo Wing Recipes


Photos Taken since 2012

  • Creativity: 95%
  • Leadership: 91%
  • Communication: 93%
  • Ego: 23%
  • English: Native
  • Hebrew: Fluent
  • Spanish & Arabic: Somewhere in my Brain
  • Assigning Numeric Values to Skills: 87%

My Objectives

Make Awesome Things

Make things that offer true value, empowering users to do better. Everyone has a dream. Let's help them achieve it.

Make Beautiful Things

In addition to helping people do, I strive to make them feel. Life is measured in our growth more than our accomplishments.

Do It Passionately

Making great things happen is worthless unless you do it with passion, humor, respect, and humility. These are my guiding values.

My Projects

I am available for freelance work

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My Experience

  • Present
  • Elevation Academy
    JULY 2016 - SEP 2016

    Completed the intensive programming bootcamp, acquiring the skills to become a bona fide programmer. Skills focused on Javascript and the entire MEAN stack.

  • StartleLabs

    Sep 2015 - Present

    Founded and run a boutique consulting agency for young startups, focusing on product development, branding, and communication.

  • Helped found Tel Aviv's Senior Product Roundtable - an invitation-only forum for leading tech companies' senior product directors.

  • Petri Dish
    April 2016

    Participated as a founding member of Petri Dish, an invitation-only retreat in Sweden for leading, hand-selected entrepreneurs and technologists

  • Retro:Metro Prints
    Dec, 2015 - Present

    Launched Retro:Metro Prints as a side project, as a way to indulge my interests in architecture, research, NYC, and design.

  • 52Frames

    CEO & Co-Founder
    May 2014 - Dec 2015

    Co-founded and led 52Frames, a platform for teaching aspiring photographers the craft. Built the community to over 1,200 users and 10,000 fans.


    VP, Product
    Nov 2009 - June 2014

    Joined Abe's as its 2nd employee, growing with the company for nearly 5 years. Oversaw all product development. Abe's was acquired in 2016 by

    July 2010

    Awarded 1st Place at Startup Weekend TLV for my project,, which was subsequently pursued for funding.

  • PresenTense

    Director of Communication
    Sep 2008 - Oct 2009

    Offered the position after completing its flagship fellowship program, I helped direct the vision and mission of the organization devoted to social entrepreneurship as one of its earliest employees.

  • Web Design Insight

    Senior Marketing & Branding Consultant
    May 2006 - Aug 2008

    Worked with clients to help create their brand identities, marketing strategies, product direction, and user experience.

  • Harvard University

    Bachelor's Degree
    Graduated: 2006

    Graduated cum laude and with high departmental honors, earning a double B.A. in Visual Arts and Comparative Religion. Served in many extracurricular capacities and earned various awards.

My Process

  1. Research

    Investigate the context. Study the problem and existing solutions.

  2. Ideate

    Draft solutions to the challenge. Get more creative. Iterate. Iterate again.

  3. Implement

    Specify, and get it done, whatever it takes. Solo or with a team.

  4. Review

    Check deliverables against objectives. Focus on essentials. Keep it lean.

  5. Deliver

    Share it with the world. Test, analyze user data, and constantly improve.

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Tel Aviv, Israel