17 Apr 2019

Amir Faintuch Joins Pitango as Venture Partner

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Herzliya, Aparil 17, 2019: Pitango Venture Capital today announced the appointment of Amir Faintuch as a Venture Partner. Amir brings 18 years of experience in transforming tech giants into business and technological impacts and brings to Pitango unique business and technological acumens.

Prior to joining Pitango, Amir was a Senior Vice President and a member of Intel Corporation executive management committee.  During his tenure at Intel, Amir managed tens of thousands of employees globally. While in Intel Amir set the foundation for Intel’s IP-to-SoC methodology, introduced the multi-wave development model, and focused on making Intel’s critical IP and product portfolio more competitive.  

Prior to joining Intel, Amir was the president of Qualcomm Atheros, following a lead role in the $3.6B acquisition of Atheros Communications by Qualcomm. He led the integration of its multi-billion business into Qualcomm where he managed the company’s networking, connectivity infrastructure, and emerging Internet of Things semiconductor businesses. Previously at Atheros Communications Amir served as Senior Vice President of its Consumer Business Unit, overseeing the company’s wireless connectivity and location technologies. Prior to joining Atheros, Amir was Senior Director at Texas Instruments.

Among his Community activities, Amir is a member of the Streering Committee of ICON, connecting Israeli Tech startups and Innovation, to Silicon Valley Corporates, Investors and the community.

Amir earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration from Haifa University in Israel. He also holds a dual MBA degree in High Technology Management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Recanati Business School at Tel Aviv University.

Chemi Peres, Managing General Partner and Co-Founder at Pitango: “Amir brings a global track record of scaling and transforming businesses in the wireless and connectivity, networking and compute domains at large corporations such as Intel, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments.   His vast knowledge, his deep network and his unique business and technology acumen will assist Pitango portfolio companies to scale as well as helping Pitango to scout the best innovation on the market, bridging Silicon Valley and Israel.

Amir Faintuch: “The Israeli tech innovation is progressing from “start up nation” to “scale up nation”, so joining forces with Pitango was a natural choice for me as Pitango has been a pivotal player for more than two decades in incubating and growing companies in multiple domains. I’m passionate about strengthening the connections between Israel and Silicon Valley and excited about the opportunities lies ahead.”