Board of Directors
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world. Private Capital Investing (“PCI”) is Goldman Sachs’ investment platform dedicated to providing preferred equity and mezzanine capital to growth and middle market companies based in North America. PCI invests $20 million – $150 million of equity per transaction in the form of common, preferred, and structured equity.
Benchmark Capital, a leading international venture capital firm, was founded in 1995 to help talented entrepreneurs with original ideas build successful technology companies. Benchmark’s general partners take a team-oriented, labor-intensive approach to venture investing to deliver a superior level of service to the firm’s portfolio companies. Benchmark’s portfolio includes high-profile start-ups like MySQL, Metacafe, Seeking Alpha, Zillow, Yelp, and Linden Lab’s Second Life, and franchise companies such as eBay, Juniper Networks and Red Hat. Managing more than $3.5 billion in committed venture capital, Benchmark has offices in Silicon Valley, Europe and Israel.
Viola Ventures (formerly Carmel Ventures) is a venture capital firm that invests in Israeli or Israeli-related early stage companies with significant ideas that can lead to transformational companies.
Founded in 2000, Viola Ventures manages over $1B across five funds, and is the only Israel-based VC fund with six investing partners solely dedicated to early-stage tech investments. This allows for unique depth and diversification that spans across a wide range of backgrounds and verticals.
With a portfolio of over 90 companies, Viola Ventures has backed a substantial share of Israel’s exits to date, including Actimize, RedBend, DesignArt, CopperGate, Exelate and ECI.
We actively partner with our entrepreneurs, providing them with global access to customers and partners, potential investors and unique talent, helping them build and execute on their path to building large tech companies.
As part of the Viola Group, We lead an independent investment strategy with a dedicated team and investors, while also offering our portfolio companies the added value of being part of a multi-strategy investment group with $2.8B AUM.
DAG Ventures is a venture capital partnership investing in and helping outstanding entrepreneurs create leading, long-term companies across a range of markets. With roots from the 1980’s in cable TV, infrastructure, media, and wireless industries, the partnership today is privileged to work with world-class entrepreneurs as they build tomorrow’s leaders in the information technology, energy, and life science sectors. DAG Ventures invests in companies with proven technology, from the prototype stage onward.
Leveraging over 60 years of operating experience at market leading companies such as Apple, AOL, Decru, EFI, Juniper Networks, Nike, Nokia, Radius and UUNet, Opus Capital focuses on early-stage funding of technology companies.
Vintage Investment Partners
Located in Herzliyah Pituach Israel, Vintage Investment Partners was founded in 2003 and currently has $1.3 billion under management. The firm manages a series of venture capital funds of funds, secondary funds and co-investment funds focused on Israel and Europe. Through its co-investment funds, Vintage’s team provides expansion stage venture capital for leading private technology companies. Vintage’s concentration on expansion stage technology companies allows it to provide assistance that is complementary to that of early stage firms, including through its extensive network of investors and strategic partners in the United States and Europe. Vintage’s investors consist of some of the world’s leading institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and Israel.