Primary Role
Head of Samsung Ventures Israel at Samsung Ventures
University of California, Berkeley

Person Details


Investor/global strategist with a deep business/financial training and the ability to understand technology at the engineering level.

Related investments:

* Replay Technologies * Pitango VI VC fund (Israel) * StoreDot (Israel) '12 * NextIO: Datacenter IO Virtualization company (US), '12 * Undisclosed Flash based storage company (US) '12 * Yume, Digital Ad Network, (US,Operational DD) '11

Specialties: Areas of investment focus: 1) Mobile: Comp. Vision, Imaging, Wireless Comms 2) Cloud : IAAS, PAAS, Ent. Storage, Servers, Virtualization, Big data processing/management 3) Semicon: Equipment/Process Technology/Metrology

Other: Media, Digital Advertising, Online Gaming/Gambling

Geographic Coverage: 1) Israel 2) Europe 3) USS

Managed Portfolio: Replay Technologies Giraffic StoreDot (Board Member) Pitango VI LP representative Purestorage (past) FusionIO (past) PrimeSense (Past)

EXPERIENCE Principal Samsung Ventures December 2011 – Present (1 year 3 months)San Francisco Bay Area Deal sourcing, due diligence, term sheet negotiation and execution, portfolio management and exit

Manager - Global Strategist Samsung Electronics August 2010 – December 2011 (1 year 5 months) Founded in 1997 by Group Chairman Kun-Hee Lee the Global Strategy group is an internal strategy consulting team created to help Samsung face its globalization challenges. Project Lead and UC Berkeley School Recruiting Champion: (Open)1 honor or award Senior Consultant PwC Consulting July 2005 – August 2008 (3 years 2 months) Promoted from Analyst to Senior Consultant within 7 months. Strategic plans, process re-engineering, proforma modeling and investment appraisal for multiple industries. Systems Design Engineer AEA Technology (Former Atomic Energy Authority) July 2003 – July 2005 (2 years 1 month)London, United Kingdom EMI studies (C++, Matlab). High Voltage Power Supply desig. Relevant projects: West Coast Route Modernization, CTRL, etc.

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