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About Us

Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV) is an early-stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley. Like the talented entrepreneurs we work with we share a passion and commitment for building valuable companies; and especially those that drive the digital transformation of enterprises.

We place particular emphasis on cloud technologies; virtual and software defined networking; productivity-based applications; cyber security, mobility and the Internet of Things. These companies will already have a product or proof of concept validated by a few customers and seek the expertise of the BGV team to fine tune and scale their marketing and sales plans. Targeted opportunities will tend to exploit three fundamental disruptive shifts:
1.“Extending” the enterprise to a new mobile perimeter of users and “Things”
2.“Virtualizing” infrastructure and applications through cloud architectures
3.“Defending” core assets against cyber threats of all types

We are a team of people that combine many years of investment experience with successful senior operating roles in major global companies. This has enabled us to establish a powerful network of technical advisors, executives and functional experts who will actively engage with our portfolio companies. Together we are able to offer our entrepreneurs substantial expertise, resources and strong connections.

“We are often the first and most active institutional investor. Our goal is to partner with our CEO’s to provide the support and advice they need, in order to build game changing companies”

Anik Bose, General Partner

Learn more about our approach to investing
Recent Posts
17 Nov2017
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OneKloud Announced Winner of 2017 Red Herring Top 100 Global

The following was published by Sarah de Castro (sarah@onekloud.com) oN November 15, 2017.

San Francisco, Calif —November 16, 2017.  OneKloud…

17 Nov2017
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SDO Included in 2017 Gartner Market Guide for User Authentication Report

From Raz Rafaeli, CEO of Secret Double Octopus:

 

14 Nov2017
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SDO in 20 Most Promising Identity Governance & Administration Solution Providers – 2017

Secret Double Octopus was ranked in the 20 Most Promising Identity Governance & Administration Solution Providers for 2017 by CIO,…

13 Nov2017
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Protecting Mobile Apps from Inside

The following piece by Edward Amoroso was published on LinkedIn on November 10, 2017.

 

The late great Edsger Dijkstra once…

06 Nov2017
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Users Say They’d Prefer Face ID to Passwords, Survey Suggests

The survey, conducted online by Secret Double Octopus , asked 522 employees, aged 25-64, wor

27 Oct2017
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Virtual Instruments Teams with Cisco to Dramatically Simplify and Lower the Cost of Storage Network Performance Monitoring

Technology Integration Helps Enable Enterprises to Seamlessly Integrate Virtual Instruments’ VirtualWisdom with Cisco’s MDS 9700 32G Module and Fibre…

20 Oct2017
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BGV Perspectives: The Legal Tech Market

Yash Hemaraj (Principal at BGV) and AJ Singh (BGV Intern and MBA candidate from Duke University) share their perspective…

18 Oct2017
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Frost & Sullivan Names IntelliVision the 2017 Entrepreneurial Company of the Year for Security Intelligence and Video Analytics

“Best-in-Class in Areas of Demand, Brand and Differentiation.”

Testimonials
Gabby Nizri
We are excited to work with an experienced team like BGV with exceptional operating and go to market expertise required to build our business in the US Enterprise market
Gabby Nizri, CEO/Co-Founder Ayehu
Paul Fulton
Working with BGV means that we get the full weight of the operational and strategic “billion-dollar company building” experience of the entire team. From the moment we engaged with BGV, we experienced this first hand ranging across areas such as deep domain specific expertise in marketing, product/market fit, strategic partnerships and customer engagement. Sensor participates in an rapidly growing area of IoT where this focus & insight helps us a build a product that our customers love and generate tangible value quickly
Paul Fulton, CEO Sensors.com
Guy Yehiav
BGV is a stable VC partner for Profitect – one that has deep rooted experience in building best of breed technology companies. Working with the full team we can leverage BGV's industry leading vision and leadership to not only achieve Profitect’s near term objectives, but also to establish the foundation for longer term growth
Guy Yehiav, CEO Profitect
Julio Casales
The BGV team’s operating backgrounds enables them to brings a unique perspective to investing in cross-border technology firms and working with entrepreneurs to build them into global leading companies. A multi-disciplinary and collaborative team that is always trying to help, connect, and find quorum to push the company forward
Julio Casales, CEO/Founder Survela
Garret Gafke
In evaluating investment partners we selected BGV during a oversubscribed financing round, one where the company was courted by multiple VC firms. The entire BGV partnership team has outstanding operating backgrounds and understands the complexities of scaling companies from start-up to billion dollar businesses. It was important for me that Eric, Anik, and Eric were always available and reinforced their commitment to provide operational and strategic value.  I am a firm believer in BGV’s overall philosophy in adding the value actually requested by the entrepreneur instead of becoming a lead balloon for the executive team to manage (unlike other venture firms who tout their value add).  For me this translated to a patient and ideal investment partner on all fronts
Garret Gafke, CEO Identity Mind
Amir Nayyerhabibi
BGV is a new breed of venture capital , it is the brainchild of serial entrepreneurs and experienced operating individuals that have built and operated great companies. They understand the needs of the entrepreneurs and what it take to build  great technology companies
Amir Nayyerhabibi, Serial Entrepreneur
Branden Spikes
We’ve found that getting a BGV partner means having several powerhouse operating experts behind you.  With vast knowledge, experience and a formidable network this creates an invaluable “company building” partner.  The entire BGV team cooperates to deliver multi-disciplinary expertise with responsive, pragmatic and constructive advice
Branden Spikes, CEO/Founder – Spikes Security