Roy Mill, CEO & Co-Founder
What was your journey before you started Joshu?
I remember tinkering with my cousin’s Commodore 64 in the late 80s and being mind blown with the possibility of creating something new with that toy. In the IDF I was a “script kiddie,” an instructor, and a program manager. After that I tried to get away from software development and went to study Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in the Hebrew University. Five years later I moved from Israel to California in 2008 to earn my Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.
I left Academia to become a Product Manager and later Director of Product at Ancestry. In 2017 At-Bay recruited me as their VP of Product Management. That’s where I learned about commercial insurance and where I met Shimi. Together with our teams of extraordinary Product Managers, Designers, and Developers we built At-Bay’s technology stack: a broker portal, a homegrown Policy Admin System, and all the infrastructure that powers them, including the scan and reports.
What makes Joshu special to you?
I’m most excited about the team we were lucky to gather around. Creating something out of nothing is something I was used to do with products but I’m realizing it’s way more exciting to do with companies.
What would others find cool about working with or for Joshu?
We are a group of dedicated, professional, experienced, and caring people. We bring many disciplines together to build a platform that solves real needs for a huge industry that underpins almost all economic activity. We’re in the most exciting and adventerous stage of any company being early and with so much space to expand.
What do you do outside of work?
My wife, Gili, and I have three kids aged 11, 9, and 3. They keep us pretty busy. We like hiking together and hanging out with our friends. I also enjoy listening to podcasts and music, playing on my acoustic guitar, and reading.