Oren Boiman was a Ph.D. student working with artificial intelligence and researching the science of video vision when entrepreneurial inspiration struck. It was while editing together all of the videos he and his wife had taken of their newly born child that he realized it had taken him two weeks to create a three-minute film. He knew it could be easier. From this experience an idea was born that would change how millions of people told their personal stories with video and photos. Magisto was founded in 2009, driven by the desire to help people turn their ordinary video and photo memories into storytelling magic. Together with his co-founder, Alex Rav-Acha, Oren used his background in AI and computer science to develop the cloud-based mobile technology that enables Magisto to automatically select the most compelling moments from videos and photos and weave them together into cohesive personal narratives. Oren, whose background includes research lead for Applied Materials, has a Ph.D. in computer vision from the Weizmann Institute of Science and earned an M.Sc. and B.Sc. in computer science from Tel Aviv University.
Co-founder and CEO, Magisto