|Introduction to Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation in the Middle East
Dr. Barak Ben-Avinoam is a Partner at Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV), a Silicon Valley-based early stage venture capital fund that focuses on enterprise IT innovation. Barak is an expert in the field of early-stage investments, accelerators and incubators.
Prior to BGV Barak Ben-Avinoam was a Managing Partner at Fastlane Ventures (FLV), the leading Internet accelerator in Russia, and a Managing Director at QuantumWave Capital (QWC), a boutique, Paris-based investment banking firm specializing in technology mergers and acquisitions.
Before his tenure as an investor Barak was a co-Founder and held C-level positions at several technology start-up companies, including CEO of Flash Networks, GM of European Operations at Business Layers, and CEO of Prolify.
Barak holds a Doctorate of Business Administration, with honors, from the International School of Management, Paris, France, and a B.Sc. in Information Systems, with honors, from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.