Facilitators Eric Benhamou - Founder & General Partner, Benhamou Global Ventures
Timothy Cunningham - President, Touchstone Group
Boardroom discussion: The guide for preparing the next generation
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Founder & General Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures
Eric Benhamou has 40 years of experience in the IT industry, including 13 years of active venture capital experience. He founded Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV) in 2003 where he served as Managing Director and made active investments in early stage information technology Silicon Valley firms focused on global enterprise and telecommunications markets. BGV invested in Swan Labs (F5), Dasient (TWTR), Voltaire(MLNX), Finjan(FNJN), Contextream (HP) and Load Dynamix. Eric currently serves on the boards of Grid Dynamics and Ayehu, both recent investments of BGV’s fund II.
Prior to BGV, Eric Benhamou was the first 3Com CEO to formalize a corporate investment strategy and started 3Com Ventures, a $250 million corporate venture fund in 1998.
Eric Benhamou has extensive corporate governance experience, having served on more than 25 corporate boards, including 10 publicly traded companies such as 3Com, Palm, Netscape, Legato and Real Networks. He continues to serve on the boards of Cypress Semiconductors (CY), of Silicon Valley Bank (SVBFG) and of Finjan Holdings (FNJN). Through his career, Eric Benhamou participated in 7 IPO’s and 35 M&A’s.