Eric A. Benhamou

Founder & General Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures LLC

Eric A. Benhamou

Eric A. Benhamou

Founder & General Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

ChaSerg Technology Acquisition Corp.
Grid Dynamics Holdings, Inc.
Palm, Inc.

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1929

Number of Boards

49

Birthday

1957

Age

63

Number of Awards

5

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President & Chief Executive Officer at SVB Financial Group

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Founder at CIO Advisory Group LLC

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General Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures LLC

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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at Tonomi, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Totango Metrics Ltd.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Grid Dynamics International LLC

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President of the Core IP, Wireless Internet & the Enterprise Divisions at Nortel Networks Corporation

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Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures LLC

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Acting Chief Executive Officer at Virtual Instruments Corp.

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General Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures LLC

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Eric A. Benhamou
Founder & General Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures LLC
Education
Doctorate Degree
Master of Science

Stanford Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business and beyond. The school’s faculty, students and alumni have established thousands of companies and laid the technological and business foundations for Silicon Valley. Today, the school continues to seek solutions to important global problems and educate leaders who will make the world a better place.

Career History
Co-Founder
1981 - 1987

Bridge Communications Corp. is a communications consulting firm that is an authorized agent for every major carrier in the United States.

Project Manager, Software Engineering Manager & Design Engineer
1977 - Prior

Zilog, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets micrologic semiconductor products for embedded control and communication applications worldwide. It provides semiconductor devices that its customers design into their end products. Its devices combine a microprocessor memory and input and output functions on a single device. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Founder & General Partner
2003 - Current

Benhamou Global Ventures invests in companies located in the US, Israel and Europe. The firm focuses on companies operating in the fields of IT sectors including cyber security, cloud-based infrastructure services & applications, web scale infrastructure, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence as well as industrial internet of things (IOT). The firm provides financing for early-stage capital requirements.

Boards & Committees
Director
2017 - Current

Secret Double Octopus Ltd. engages in the provision of passwordless authentication solutions. Its product is The Octopus Passwordless Enterprise, it provides access to workstations, remote services, cloud applications, and on-premises systems while providing protection against cyber attacks. The company was founded by Raz Rafaeki, Sholmi Dolev, Shimrit Tzur David, and Chen Tetelman in 2015 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Director
2017 - Current

6d bytes, Inc. operates as a mobile fast food store. It uses robots to prepare and serve food items. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

Director
2016 - Current

Totango, Inc. provides enterprise customer success platform for recurring revenue businesses. It offers customer success center, Zoe, DNA-CX, and Totango Shield. The company was founded by Oren Raboy, Guy Nirpaz and Omer Gotlieb in 2010 and is headquartered in San Mateo, CA.

Chairman, Board of Directors
2000 - Current

Israel Venture Network is venture network of high-technology entrepreneurs, business executives, venture capitalists, corporations, and philanthropists from Israel and the United States of America. Its products include Tandem Fund, Yozma Fund, and Seed Fund. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel.

President Emeritus
2007 - Prior

TO INCREASE SCIENTIFIC AND EDUCATIONAL COOPERATION BETWEEN ARTS METIERS PARIS TECH (FORMERLY KNOWN AS ECOLE NATIONALE SUPERIEURE D'ARTS ET METIERS) AND AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS.

Member, Executive Committee
2003 - 2008

The Computer Science and Telecommunications Board is where the nation turns for independent and informed assessments of computing,

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2010

Israel Venture Network is venture network of high-technology entrepreneurs, business executives, venture capitalists, corporations, and philanthropists from Israel and the United States of America. Its products include Tandem Fund, Yozma Fund, and Seed Fund. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Herzliya, Israel.

Political Donations
$2,600
2013

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 18th District, Anna Eshoo

$2,300
2008

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 18th District, Anna Eshoo

$1,300
2008

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 19th District, Zoe Lofgren

Transactions
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Insight Venture Partners, Intel Capital Corp., Mirantis, Inc., Siguler Guff & Co. LP, Sapphire Ventures LLC, Grid Dynamics Consulting Services, Inc., WestSummit Capital Management Ltd., Dell Ventures purchase Tonomi, Inc. from Benhamou Global Ventures LLC, Rally Ventures Management LLC

Investments
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PureWave Networks, Inc. provided wireless broadband equipment solutions. The company was founded by Eric Garcia and Gideon Ben-Efraim in 2003 and was headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

Public Holdings
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Advisors
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Partner, Head of US Technology at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Awards & Honors
University of South Carolina
Widener University
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Other Affiliations

Eric A. Benhamou is affiliated with Bridge Communications Corp., ZiLOG, Inc., Benhamou Global Ventures LLC, 3Com Corporation, Palm, Inc., More Ventures, INSEAD, BGV II Partners LLC, TechNet, WI Harper Group, Inc., Lakewood & Company, ChaSerg Technology Acquisition Corp., Grid Dynamics Holdings, Inc., 3Com Ventures, Inc., Secret Double Octopus Ltd., 6D Bytes, Inc., Totango, Inc., Virtual Instruments Corp., Ayehu Software Technologies Ltd., SVB Financial Group, Silicon Valley Bank, Grid Dynamics Consulting Services, Inc., Grid Dynamics Holdings, Inc., ChaSerg Technology Acquisition Corp., Grid Dynamics International LLC, Tonomi, Inc., Load DynamiX, Inc., Dasient, Inc., PureWave Networks, Inc., Blue Security, Inc., Mellanox Technologies TLV Ltd., ConteXtream, Inc., Swan Labs Corp., Finjan Holdings, Inc., Finjan Software, Inc., RealNetworks, Inc., Atrica, Inc., GO Net Systems Ltd., WisdomArk, Inc., Intransa, Inc., Palm, Inc., Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, 3Com Corporation, Tigo Energy, Inc., New Aurora, Go Networks Ltd., Converted Organics, Inc., Onekloud, Inc., Legato LLC, Totango Metrics Ltd., Ramtron International Corp., Benhamou Global Ventures LLC, Finjan Software Ltd., SVB Capital, Israel Venture Network, American Friends of Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Computer Science & Telecommunications Board, New America Foundation, TechNet, American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Stanford University - School of Engineering, Institute for the Future

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