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Eric Benhamou
Founder & Global Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures

Profile

Eric Benhamou is the Founder and General Partner of Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV). Eric has over 40 years of experience in the IT industry, including 14 years of active venture capital experience, with active investments in early stage information technology firms focused on global enterprise markets. Eric currently serves on the boards of Grid Dynamics, Ayehu, Virtual Instruments, Totango, 6d bytes, Silicon Valley Bank (SVBFG) and Finjan Holdings (FNJN). Prior to BGV, Eric Benhamou served as 3Com’s CEO until the end of 2000, and as Chairman until the acquisition of the company by HP. He also served as Palm’s CEO until the end of 2003, and as Chairman until the acquisition of the company by HP. Eric Benhamou has extensive corporate governance experience, having served on more than 25 corporate boards, including 10 publicly traded companies such as 3Com, Cypress, SVB, Finjan, Palm, Netscape, Legato and Real Networks. Through his career, Eric Benhamou participated in 7 IPO’s and 36 M&A’s. He served on the boards of several non-profit organizations and was the Founding Chairman of the Israel Venture Network. He holds a Masters degree from Stanford’s School of Engineering, a diplôme d’Ingénieur and a doctorate from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Arts et Métiers.

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