Chemi Peres is Managing General Partner & Co-Founder of Pitango Venture Capital, the largest venture capital fund in Israel, with over $2B under management. Mr. Peres is also Chairman of the Al-Bawader Investment Fund, Israel’s first investment fund focused on the Israeli minorities’ sectors. He founded and managed Mofet Israel Technology Fund, one of Israel’s first venture capital funds, which was traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange. Mr. Peres is founder & chairman of Amelia Investments, a Middle East focused PE fund.Chemi was an investor and a board member of several publicly traded companies on NASDAQ and NYSE such as Aladdin, AudioCodes, BackWeb, Koor Industries, Orckit Vocaltec and Voltaire to mention a few. Currently he serves on the boards of numerous Pitango portfolio companies such as Taboola, Via Transportation and Radwin, among others. Prior to his venture capital activities Chemi was VP Marketing & BD at DSI, and a senior consultant to Israel Aerospace Industries. Before that he served as a pilot in the IAF for 10 years.Chemi holds MBA and B.Sc. degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from Tel Aviv University.Mr. Peres was co-founder of the Israel Venture Association, IVA (Now known as IATI) and served as Chairman in 2003-2004. For 3 years he served as Chairman of the Israel America Chamber of Commerce (2008-2011). in 2012 Mr. Peres joined the board of directors of SFI (Social Finance Israel). He is a board member in additional non-for-profit organizations. Currently Chemi is Chairman of the Peres Center for Peace. In addition Mr. Peres is Chairman of the Pearls of Wisdom nanotechnology initiative.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Chemi Peres and other top speakers and celebrities.