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The First Accelerator for Israeli Start-ups in Los Angeles. We Help Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Dream Companies. http://fusionlabs.la/

Our vision is to create a bridge between Silicon Beach and the Start-up Nation. We hold open events intended for the entire entrepreneurs' community in Los Angeles and Israel. You can track and register to these events in this group, and get an opportunity to network with like minded individuals.

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Fireside chat with Silicon Valley VC - Jacques Benkoski, Partner @ USVP

We are thrilled to host our next meetup featuring a fireside chat with Jacques Benkoski, Partner @ U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) - one of the leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms. Since its inception in 1981, USVP has invested over $3.8 billion across a wide range of sectors. Out of the 484 companies financed by USVP, 88 have completed an initial public offering (IPOs). When: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Doors Open: 6:00pm | Talk Starts: 6:40pm Where: SPACES Santa Monica | Fusion LA 730 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401 More about the speaker: Jacques Benkoski - Partner @ U.S. Venture Partners https://www.usvp.com/ An international businessman, Jacques was born in Belgium, educated in Israel and the U.S., and has held executive positions in Europe and the U.S. Jacques leads USVP’s Israel practice and is an active investor in the Israeli market and in the IT markets in the U.S. Past USVP companies include Trusteer (acq by IBM), Dune Networks (acq Broadcom) and ClearShape (acq Cadence) along with executive chairmanships at Certess (acq Springsoft) and Synfora (acq Synopsys). Jacques currently works on the boards of Hellosign, Kenna Security, Luminate, Qnovo, Supplyframe, Zerto and ZypMedia. Before joining USVP, Jacques was CEO of Monterey Design Systems from 1999 until its acquisition in 2004. He founded the European subsidiary of Epic Design Technology (EPIC) which had a successful IPO in 1994 and became Vice President of European Sales following its acquisition by Synopsys in 1997. Earlier in his career, Jacques held a number of positions at IMEC, IBM and STMicroelectronics. Fluent in English, French and Hebrew, Jacques holds a B.Sc. in computer engineering from Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. He is on the Board of Governors of Technion and on board of the California Israel Chamber of Commerce. About USVP: U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) is a leading Silicon Valley venture capital firm, partnering with entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into world-changing companies. USVP has invested in over 400 companies spanning three decades, including: Box, Castlight Health, Check Point Software, Concur, GoPro, Guidewire Software, HotelTonight, Imperva, InsideSales.com, Intersect ENT, Omada Health, OncoMed, SanDisk, Sun Microsystems, ThreatMetrix, Trunk Club, Trusteer, Yammer, and Zerto. USVP focuses on early-stage start-ups that transform cybersecurity, enterprise software, consumer mobile and e-commerce, and healthcare. The USVP team consists of former entrepreneurs, technologists, corporate executives, and financial professionals who assist with strategy, scaling, team building, product development, and business development. https://www.usvp.com/ USVP IN NUMBERS: $3.8B Total Invested | 484 Companies | 88 IPOs <<>> Fusion LA is the first accelerator for Israeli Start-ups in Los Angeles. We help great entrepreneurs build their dream companies. Fusion LA’s vision is to support a long-term bridge of innovation between the LA & Israeli tech ecosystems. http://fusionlabs.la/

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Investing Early On! VC Panel @USC

USC Marshall School of Business

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