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Shmuel Chafets

General Partner at Target Global


Shmuel Chafets, General Partner at Target Global, invests in businesses with people he is passionate about and believes in. With his knowledge of the German, European and Israeli ecosystem, Shmuel has the expertise and experience to connect different markets, he has led numerous investments, such as Auto1, VATbox, and Zooz, while helping startups succeed.
Prior to joining Target Global Shmuel was a partner at the Berlin based Hasso Plattner Ventures where he invested in companies such as iZettle and Hansoft and served as a board member in DreamLines and reBuy. Before that Shmuel was a partner at Giza Venture Capital in Tel Aviv where he invested in companies such as Soluto (sold to Asurion), Vishal.ly and other early stage internet ventures. Together with Giza, Shmuel founded GPV, a pioneering Warsaw based venture fund where he also lead virus internet and software investment. Shmuel was also co-founder of LocaLoco (sold to Say Media Group ) a social gaming start up targeting emerging markets.