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.
Swan Labs Corp.
Palm, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

2289

Number of Boards

44

Birthday

1956

Age

63

Number of Awards

5

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Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at SVB Financial Group

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Co-Founder at Executive Board Exchange 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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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Grid Dynamics International, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Totango Metrics Ltd.

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Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures LLC

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at ChaSerg Technology Acquisition Corp.

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Executive Chairman at Finjan Holdings, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Virtual Instruments Corp.

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Eric A. Benhamou
Founder & General Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures LLC
Education
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.

MS EE

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Graduate

Arts et métiers ParisTech is a school of art and craft that provides various engineering courses.

Career History
Chief Financial Officer, President & Director
2018 - Current

ChaSerg Technology Acquisition Corp. is a blank check company, which engages in the capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization, and similar business combination with one or more businesses. The company was founded on May 21, 2018 and is headquartered in La Jolla, 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.

Advisor
Current

WI Harper Group focuses on early- and expansion stage investments in companies with significant operations in China. The firm invests primarily in the information technology, medical technology, healthcare services and clean technology sectors. They seek to invest in technology-driven companies at early, early growth and expansion stages. WI Harper also looks for industry-leading companies with experienced management teams and high barriers to competitive entry. The firm seeks to achieve superior returns through medium-term (3 to 5 years) to long-term (5 to 8 years) investments. Investments range from $500,000 in early-stage companies to $8 million in expansion stage companies and from $10 million to $15 million over the life of a company.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
Current

Ramtron International Corp. designs, develops, manufactures, and sells specialty high performance semiconductor memory devices. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO.

Chairman, Board of Directors
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.

Director
Current

Finjan Software Ltd. provides security software solutions. Its solutions protect threats arriving through the web such as Spyware, Phishing/Pharming, and Trojans. The company was founded by Shlomo Touboul in 1996 and is headquartered in Netanya, IL.

President of the Board
2007 - Current

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.

Director
2000 - Prior

The New America Foundation engages in public policy issues, including technology, education, national security, political reform, and economics. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Vice Chairman, Board of Governors
Prior

AABGU PLAYS A VITAL ROLE IN CREATING A WORLD CLASS UNIVERSITY IN THE ISRAELI DESERT.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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2010

The Organization is at the forefront of the social business arena in Israel, nurturing and growing this emerging sector and generating sustainable social impact by providing Israel's social businesses with knowledge, financing and business world connections.

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

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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
Legal Advisor

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

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