VC-backed Agora taps Yativ as CRO and COO

Santa Clara, California-based Agora, a provider of real-time communications solutions, has named Reggie Yativ as chief revenue and operations officer. Previously, Yativ worked at Redis Labs. Agora is backed by Morningside, SIG, GGV Capital, ShunWei and IDG.


SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Agora (, the global leader in real-time communications solutions, today announced the hiring of Silicon Valley business and technology leader Regev (Reggie) Yativ as chief revenue and operations officer (CRO & COO). Reggie assumes the position at an exciting and critical juncture, overseeing the next phase of Agora’s growth at a time of rapid global expansion just as the live streaming video and audio markets experience explosive growth worldwide.

An accomplished executive having led growth for both Fortune 500 companies and high-growth startups, Reggie brings more than 17 years of strategic commercial enterprise leadership and business management experience, driving companies and teams to success and achievement worldwide.

Reggie joins Agora from Redis Labs, a world-leading NoSQL database technology company where he helped bring talent into the organization and lead the team to dramatic growth as its vice president of sales. During Reggie’s time at Redis Labs, the team topped Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ for 2017, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in North America.

Prior to Redis Labs, Reggie served as a senior director at Johnson & Johnson, as well as CRO at Magic Software Enterprise, a Nasdaq-traded enterprise software company headquartered in Israel.

An enthusiastic believer in the power of teamwork and the fearless spirit of startups and salesmanship,Reggie brings a “yes” and “can-do” attitude to his new role at Agora. “I’m thrilled to join Agora’s amazing team and look forward to contributing to Agora’s journey as it continues on path to become the number one communication platform of the real-time generation,” said Reggie Yativ. “We’re building an aggressive attack plan to scale the team and infrastructure to keep up with the global demand for our RTC suite and support both domestic and international expansion.”

According to Agora’s CEO and founder Tony Zhao, Reggie has the personality, experience, and know-how to lead Agora’s commercial and operations teams during this new phase of the company’s growth. “We’ve made great strides over the past year, and we’re thrilled at the prospect of a proven leader like Reggie joining us to get to the next level,” said Zhao. “The live video revolution is fueling the demand for high-quality and easy-to- deploy RTC solutions worldwide, so we will continue to innovate and drive our global business expansion.”

Founded in 2014, Agora is a high-growth Communications-Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS) provider delivering mobile-first, real-time communications for developers and businesses globally. Agora’s API is the most widely adopted API for real-time communications around the world, installed on more than 500 million devices and rapidly growing.

The Agora real-time communication stack includes features like include voice calling, video calling, group conferencing, interactive broadcasting, and much more. Reliable, accessible and scalable, provides communications services to organizations across industries, including telemedicine, education, financial services, customer service, social media applications, and mobile gaming.
Agora is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and backed by venture capital firms Morningside, SIG, GGV Capital, ShunWei, and IDG.
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