Everipedia Logo
Everipedia is now IQ.wiki - Join the IQ Brainlist and our Discord for early access to editing on the new platform and to participate in the beta testing.
Kfir Gavrieli

Kfir Gavrieli

Kfir Gavrieli is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of Tieks.

BornJanuary 4, 1983
OccupationFounder and CEO ofTieks


Gavrieli graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Economics in 2004. He subsequently completed an M.S. in Materials Science & Engineering at Stanford in 2005 and an MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2008.


Kfir Gavrieli is an American businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist.

He is the co-founder and current CEO of Tieks, an American footwear brand founded in 2008 and one of the early fashion brands to sell directly to consumers online.

In 2010, Tieks launched its line of exclusive, high-end ladies’ flats, designed to fold to fit inside a purse.

The shoes come with a portable carrying bag to carry an alternate pair of shoes in.

Made of top-of-the-line, split-sole Italian leather and unique Italian textiles, ensuring comfort and portability, with classic designs that can make the leap easily from work to play, the flats became an instant online hit.

In fact, Tieks flats are so wildly popular that even Oprah Winfrey wears and endorses these comfy and versatile ballet flats.

Today, the Tieks line of high-end foldable flats has a worldwide following of loyal customers, and the shoes are known for their exquisite materials, fine craftsmanship, and one-of-a-kind design.

Tieks, a pioneer in the area of not only design but also marketing, was one of the first brands to market its products exclusively through its own website, with no brick and mortar stores.

Today, after 10 years of successfully marketing and selling their line of flats on the Internet, Tieks has grown into one of the top web-only fashion brands in the world, and the company continues to grow tremendously online.

Gavrieli, along with Tieks and its boldly simple and effective business model, has caught the attention of such business publications as Forbes (“25 Most Innovative Consumer Brands”), Inc (“30 Under 30”), Entrepreneur (“Top 30 Startups to Watch”), The Oprah Magazine (“The O List”), and several other renowned national publications.

Early Life

Before Tieks, Kfir Gavrieli was in the hedge fund, venture capital, real estate, and tech industries.

Gavrieli currently lives and works in Los Angeles, where he is also an investor, and is actively involved in several non-profit organizations.


Gavrieli and Tieks are committed to supporting women’s empowerment and, through the Gavrieli Foundation, has been supporting women entrepreneurs globally to help impoverished women in communities around the world to develop small businesses.

In fact, Tieks became the largest individual lender in the world on Kiva, an online lending platform that connects lenders to entrepreneurs, delivering over $10 million to women entrepreneurs living in poverty around the world.

Tieks also launched Operation #SewTogether, in response to COVID-19 by donating medical-grade face masks and enlisting the Tieks community to sew lower-grade masks for hospitals across the country.


Citation Linken.wikipedia.orgThe original version of this page is from Wikipedia, you can edit the page right here on Everipedia.Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.Additional terms may apply.See everipedia.org/everipedia-terms for further details.Images/media credited individually (click the icon for details).
Jul 21, 2016, 11:29 AM
Citation Linklinkedin.comPage on Linkedin
Aug 12, 2020, 7:34 PM
Citation Linktieks.comLink on tieks.com
Jul 21, 2016, 11:29 AM
Citation Linkinc.comLink on inc.com
Jul 21, 2016, 11:29 AM