Shmuel Levy

Managing Partner at Sequoia Capital

Shmuel Levy

Shmuel Levy

Managing Partner at Sequoia Capital

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Sequoia Capital
Lannet Ltd.

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Number of Boards

21

Birthday

1954

Age

65

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Co-Founder at Forter, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Crankstart Foundation

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Founder at Olive Software, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Behalf, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Kenshoo Ltd.

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Co-Founder at Signals Intelligence Group Ltd.

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Co-Founder at Signals Intelligence Group Ltd.

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Co-Founder at Scodix Ltd.

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Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer at Scodix Ltd.

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General Partner at Sequoia Capital

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Shmuel Levy
Managing Partner at Sequoia Capital
Education
B.S. Electrical Engineering

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.

Career History
Managing Director
2001 - Current
Partner
2000 - Current

SCI seeks firms that make products or delivers a service that they deem would thrill a large number of consumers. They believe a step-by-step process is the only way to develop a robust firm.SCI invests in seed, startup, early stage and growth stage firms that they believe will become significant. They seek to invest across multiple sectors with a particular focus on software, systems, services and components. Within their core sectors, the firm typically invests in consumer, Internet, and professional services companies; computer, subsystems, and communication systems; semiconductor and optical components; application, network and infrastructure software.SCI prefers that their seed and early stage investments are in proximity to Israel due to frequent contacts. There is no geographic preference for their growth stage firm investments.In terms of investment levels, SCI invests from USD 100 thousand to USD 1 million in the seed stage, USD 1 million to USD 10 million in the early stage and USD 10 million to USD 50 million in the growth stage.

Managing Partner
Current

Sequoia Capital invests in seed to early stage companies. The firm focuses on energy, financial services, healthcare, Internet, mobile and technology sectors. Within the energy sector, the firm seeks to partner with start-ups focused on the alternative energy, conventional energy, energy efficiency, energy storage and energy services markets.

Boards & Committees
Director
Current

Signals Intelligence Group Ltd. provides decision analytics using intelligence methodologies and business analytics models. It offers decision analytics based on insights generated from big data on the web using intelligence methodologies and business analytics models for powerful, rapid decision-making. The firm focuses on intelligence for the new product development process and enables product and corporate teams to hit the market faster, ensure product alignment with customer needs and improve go-to-market plans. The company was founded by Joseph Green, Gil Sadeh and Kobi Gershoni in 2009 and is headquartered in Netanya, Israel.

Director
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PortAuthority Technologies, Inc. develops security systems software that controls the unauthorized distribution of sensitive information. It helps to ensure compliance with regulations like Gramm-Leach-Bliley, HIPAA, CA CC1798, PIPEDA and Sarbanes-Oxley by closing the gap between employee behavior and corporate policies. The company was co-founded by Assaf Litai and Lidror Troyansky in 2000 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.

Director
Current

Pontis, Inc. (Israel) provides contextual marketing and selling solutions. Its marketing consulting services include spend stimulation, data pricing, top-up stimulation, the art of text messages, personal welcome treatment and contextual new year activities. The firm's operational services includes pre-launch services and post-launch services. Its solutions include communications, financial services, omni-channel campaign and media and applications. The company was founded by Michael Kerbis and Ofer Sheinkin in 2003 and is headquartered in Raanana, Israel.

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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.

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Amdocs Ltd. purchases Pontis, Inc. (Israel) from Accel Partners LLC, Sequoia Capital Israel Ltd., Kreos Capital Management (UK) Ltd., Evergreen Venture Partners Ltd., Norwest Venture Partners, Liberty Global (Private Equity), Qumra Capital Management Ltd.

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Oracle Corp. purchases Ravello Systems Ltd. from Sequoia Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners

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DensBits Technologies Ltd. designs and develops flash memory technology systems. It offers IP and controller products. Its IP cores include the memory modem as a whole or some of its parts. The firm also offers ASIC controller solutions. The company was founded by Ilan Hen, Shmil Levy and Hanan Weingarten in 2007 and is headquartered in Haifa, Israel.

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