Speaker: Erez Shachar, Managing Partner Qumra Capital
With the Israeli technology market maturing, and larger companies coming out of Israel, is there a glass ceiling for Israeli originated technology companies? What are the missing pieces in the puzzle in order to build larger companies?
About the speaker:
Erez Shachar started his career almost thirty years ago as a software engineer in Scitex, one of the first Start-Ups coming out of Israel, and the first Israeli technology company to go public in NASDAQ. After receiving his MBA from INSEAD, in Fontainebleau, France, he rejoined Scitex and ran its European Sales and Marketing operations. In 1997, he joined Nur Macroprinters, at the time a young Start-Up, as CEO, and ran the company though its rapid growth stages to global leadership in its field. Nur was publicly traded in NASDAQ, and eventually acquired by HP.
Erez joined Evergreen Venture Partners, one of Israel’s leading Venture Capital firms, as Managing Partner, in 2004, and led the firm’s internet and enterprise software investments. Erez co-founded Qumra Capital, which recently closed a $100M fund. Qumra is focused on investments in late-stage Israeli technology companies.
Erez is currently on the board of directors of Taboola and Fiverr, and was previously on the boards of Varonis Systems, Traiana, Identify, Itemfiled, eGlue, Aduva and Nur.