Chemi Peres

  • Managing General Partner and Co-Founder of Pitango Venture Capital, Israel’s leading Venture Capital Group
  • Chairman of Board of Directors, Peres Center for Peace and Innovation
  • Israel's foremost venture capital and innovation pioneer

One of Israel's foremost venture capital and innovation pioneers, Chemi Peres has invested in over two hundred technology enterprises. With over twenty-five years of experience, Chemi is an integral part of the thriving Israeli hi-tech scene and a global leader in the development of cutting-edge innovative technologies. He serves as Managing General Partner and Co-Founder of Pitango Venture Capital, Israel’s leading Venture Capital Group, with over $2 Billion under management, and a portfolio of some 230 global hi-tech companies.

Chemi has also dedicated himself to continuing the legacy of his late father, Ninth President of Israel, Shimon Peres. Chemi has for several years served as Chairman of the Peres Center for Peace & Innovation, Israel’s leading non-profit organization that is focused on developing and implementing innovative and cutting-edge peacebuilding programs. Established under President Peres’ vision of harnessing innovation to pursue peace and prosperity, the next step in the Peres Center's story is The National Israeli Innovation Center, an initiative which Chemi is taking the lead on.

Beyond his work, Chemi has a wealth of experience in different speaking engagements with a wide range of audiences. From intimate panels large keynotes, Chemi expertly adapts to his audience, ensuring his remarks are appropriate and relevant. As the son of one of Israel's founding fathers, from a young age Chemi has been exposed to outstanding leadership and intimately witnessed many of Israel's major decisions. Chemi has been a featured speaker in numerous global summits relating to an extensive range of issues including: technology and innovation, finance and venture capital, and education and leadership.

 
  

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Biography

Chemi Peres is one of Israel’s foremost venture capital and innovation pioneers having invested in over two hundred technology enterprises. Chemi, with over twenty-five years of experience, is an integral part of the thriving Israeli hi-tech scene and a global leader in the development of cutting-edge innovative technologies. He serves as Managing General Partner and Co-Founder of Pitango Venture Capital, Israel’s leading Venture Capital Group, with over $2 Billion under management, and a portfolio of some 230 global hi-tech companies.

Chemi also serves as the Chairman of Board of Directors of the the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, leading the establishment of the Israeli National Innovation Center. The Peres Center for Peace & Innovation-- founded by Chemi's late father Shimon Peres, the Ninth President of Israel-- is Israel’s leading non-profit organization that is focused on developing and implementing innovative and cutting-edge peacebuilding programs. Established under President Peres’ vision of harnessing innovation to pursue peace and prosperity, the next step in the Peres Center's story is The National Israeli Innovation Center, an initiative which Chemi is taking the lead on.

Among the many prestigious organizations Chemi has been a part of, include: 

  • Board memeber at Taboola, Via Transportation, Radwin, and Social Finance Israel
  • Chairman of the Al-Bawader Fund
  • Founder and Chairman of Amelia Investments
  • Chair of the investment committee of TakwinLabs 
  • Founder and former Chairman of Israel Venture Capital Association
  • Former Chairman of the Israel America Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Peres holds a BSc. degree in Industrial Engineering & Management and MBA degree from Tel Aviv University. He served in the prestigious Israeli Air Force as a Pilot and was honored with a certificate of honor from the Air Force’s Commander for an act of bravery.