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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1921

Number of Boards

49

Birthday

1956

Age

65

Number of Awards

5

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President & Chief Executive Officer at SVB Financial Group

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Advisor, Pulse Q&A at Pulse Q&A, Inc.

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Former Founder & Chief Technology Officer at Grid Dynamics Consulting Services, Inc.

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Chief Executive Officer & Director at Grid Dynamics Consulting Services, Inc.

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General Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures LLC

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Co-Founder at Totango Metrics Ltd.

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Executive Chairman at Virtual Instruments Corp.

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Chief Acquisition Officer at Carney Technology Acquisition Corp. II

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Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures LLC

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Co-Founder at New Art Trust

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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
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.

Visiting Professor
Current

IDC Herzliya is an academic institution that changed the face of higher education in Israel and became a successful, pioneering model and a source of inspiration. Founded by renowned Israeli Professor Uriel Reichman in 1994, IDC Herzliya is a non-profit organization modeled after leading universities in the U.S. In the twenty years since its establishment, IDC Herzliya's success has drawn both international recognition and some of the finest lecturers and researchers from around the world to its doorstep. IDC Herzliya's founders sought to create an Israeli university in which personal achievements go hand in hand with social responsibility. Its outlook is rooted in the concepts of freedom and responsibility and emphasizes initiative and leadership alongside community service.

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. They also looks for industry-leading companies with experienced management teams and high barriers to competitive entry. They 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
Member, Board of Directors
2010 - Prior

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.

Director
Prior - 2009

Blue Security, Inc. develops anti-spam and spyware solutions. Its software protects clients from unsolicited e-mails. The company was founded in 2004 by Eran Reshef and Amir Hirsh and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Director
2007 - 2011

Mellanox Technologies TLV Ltd. designs and develops server and storage switching and software solution. It also provides cluster computing. The company was founded by Amir Prescher on April 9, 1997 and is headquartered in Raanana, Israel.

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.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

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

Vice Chairman
Prior

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is one of Israel's leading research universities and among the world leaders in many fields. It has around 20,000 students and 4,000 faculty members in the Faculties of Engineering Sciences; Health Sciences; Natural Sciences; the Pinchas Sapir Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management; the Joyce and Irving Goldman School of Medicine; the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies; and the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies. More than 100,000 alumni play important roles in all areas of research and development, industry, health care, the economy, society, culture and education in Israel. The University has three main campuses: The Marcus Family Campus in Beer-Sheva; the research campus at Sede Boqer and the Eilat Campus, and is home to national and multi-disciplinary research institutes: the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev; the National Institute of Solar Energy; the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology; the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research; the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism, and Heksherim - The Research Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture.

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 LLC, 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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Load DynamiX, Inc. is a holding company that provides workload modeling, workload analytics, and performance validation solutions for network storage infrastructure. The company was founded by Leonard Sheiba, Clayton L. Marr, Alan Newman, and Richard C. Bush in 2008 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

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Cresta Technology Corp. develops software-defined integrated circuits. It offers a portfolio of programmable hardware and software technologies enabling universal television reception for a host of devices including TVs, tablets and PCs. The company was founded by George T. Haber and Mihai H. Murgulescu in 2005 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA.

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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.

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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
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