Jacques Benkoski

Jacques joined USVP in 2005 and focuses on fostering USVP position as an active investor in the Israeli market and in the IT markets in the U.S. He is working with several USVP companies such as Chute, Cato Networks, DMO, Kenna Security, Qnovo, SupplyFrame, Zerto and ZypMedia. Previously, he has advised several companies including ClearShape (acq. CDN), Dune Networks (acq. BRCM) and served as executive chairman of Certess (acq Springsoft) and Synfora (acq. SNPS). Before joining USVP, Jacques was President and CEO of Monterey Design Systems from 1999 until its acquisition by Synopsys (SNPS) in 2004. Prior to that, he founded and served as General Manager of the European subsidiary of Epic Design Technology, which went public in 1994 (EPIC) and became Vice President of Strategic Sales following its acquisition by Synopsys in 1997. Earlier in his career, Jacques held a number of research and management positions at IMEC in Leuven, Belgium, at IBM’s Scientific Center in Haifa, Israel, and at STMicroelectronics in Grenoble, France. Fluent in English, French and Hebrew, Jacques is an active global participant in the industries and topics in which he is involved. He regularly speaks on the topics of international investing as well as IT and is often found speaking on panels within the U.S. and Israel. He holds a B.Sc. in computer engineering from Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He has published more than 30 technical papers and holds one U.S. patent.

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