Team Members

Partners & Investment Professionals

 

Nechemia (Chemi) J. Peres - Managing General Partner, Co-Founder 

Chemi Peres is a Managing General Partner and Co-Founder of Pitango. In 1992, he founded the Mofet Israel Technology Fund, an Israeli venture capital fund publicly traded on the TASE (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange), which he managed until 1996, when he co-founded Pitango. Prior to Mofet, Chemi was VP Marketing & Business Development at Decision Systems Israel (DSI), and a senior consultant to Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). Chemi served as a pilot in the Israeli Air Force for 10 years.

Nechemia (Chemi) J. Peres
Nechemia (Chemi) J. Peres

Chemi holds an MBA degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering & Management from Tel Aviv University (TAU). He continues to be involved in TAU, by serving on the Board of Directors of Ramot, the commercial arm of the TAU that focuses on Technology Transfer, and he is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Management. In addition to his involvement in the TAU, Chemi also serves on the Board Governors of the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Bezalel, Academy of Arts & Design, Jerusalem. He is also a member of the board of the Friends Association the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya.

Chemi gained extensive board experience having previously served on the boards of several publicly traded companies, such as AudioCodes (NASDAQ: AUDC), BackWeb (NASDAQ: BWEB), Magic Software Enterprises (NASDAQ: MGIC), Aladdin (NASDAQ: ALDN), VocalTec (NASDAQ: VOCL), Orckit Communications (NASDAQ: ORCT), Precise (NASDAQ: PRSE), BreezeCom - now part of Alvarion (NASDAQ: ALVR), Netro Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRO), and Koor Industries, one of Israel's leading conglomerates (NYSE: KOR) among others.

He currently serves on the boards of numerous Pitango portfolio companies (see complete list at right) and served on the Board of Provigent, acquired by Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM)

Chemi is one of the founders of the Israel Venture Association, IVA (Now known as the High Tech Industry Association, HTIA) and during 2003/4 served as Chairman of the Board 2003-2004.

Chemi acted as Chairman of the Board of Israel America Chamber of Commerce from 2008 until 2011.

He also serves as a board member in several non-for-profit organizations among them are Matan (Investing in the community), and the Caesarea Foundation