Menlo Park, California.And January 10 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Silicon Valley-based Benhamou Global Ventures (BGV) announced that Patrick Nicolet, a former CTO and Executive Board Member of Capgemini, joined its investment team as an operating partner. In addition, BGV welcomes incoming Chief Financial Officer Sai Sood, former Chief Controller of Sapphire Ventures, along with the new partner Roman Lenoir, as she strengthens her team and moves to a new office in Menlo ParkFollowing the closing of its BGV IV fund.
in a 110 million dollarsAnd 60% larger than the previous fund, BGV IV represents a new chapter for the global company, which focuses on the intersection of Enterprise 4.0 and cross-border innovation. As it grows, the company is expanding its footprint in Europe. Given Patrick Nicolet Extensive experience in establishing CapGemini’s presence outside FranceHe has strong leadership credentials and operational experience, as well as a deep specialization in distributed computing, digital transformation and decentralized architectures.
“BGV’s cross-border artistic focus and philosophy aligns with my view of the innovation landscape,” explains Nicolet. “My experience as CTO at CapGemini, and then as an entrepreneur at Linebreak Capital, leads me to believe that Europe – And France In particular – it is a land of excellence in terms of innovation. I’m joining the BGV, along Sarah Bin Hamou And Roman LenoirTo work on sourcing and supporting companies that tomorrow will spread their activities across the Atlantic to become global leaders.”
Nicolet joins an investment team of six French experts, including new assistant Romain Lenoir, who recently graduated with an MBA from Ecole Superieur, and director of BGV Sarah Bin Hamou, who has been leading BGV’s investment efforts in France.
Sai Sood, the former Chief Financial Officer of Sapphire Ventures, has proven experience in scaling a global venture capital firm. He will lead the Operations, Finance and Investor Relations teams at BGV and is based in Silicon Valley. With the ability to continuously implement, Sai brings a wealth of knowledge in valuations, accounting, taxation and venture capital.
“The recent additions to the BGV core team reflect the expansion of our platform in several dimensions,” explains Eric Benhamo, founder and president of BGV. “With Patrick joining our investment team at EuropeWe are working to expand our ability to materially grow our portfolio of born companies Europe ready to cross the Atlantic to become a true world leader in its class. We are also expanding our ability to engage and attract limited European partners on the ground to our platform. With Sai joining our Silicon Valley CFO position, we are bringing in an experienced CEO with a proven ability to scale cross-border project funds and meet the expectations of demanding LPs around the world. We are delighted to be able to attract talent of this caliber and welcome these new additions to our team.”
BGV is a venture capital firm with deep roots in Silicon Valley and exclusively focused on global technology innovation for Enteprise 4.0. The partnership supplies companies from innovation centers around the world and employs financial and human capital from the stage of incorporation to the IPO. with offices in Palo AltoAnd Tel AvivAnd Paris And MumbaiBGV has championed a cross-border venture investment model with a portfolio representing companies in the United States, IsraelAnd Europe and India. Visit www.bgv.vc to find out more.
Emmanuel Ben Hamou
Source: Benhamou Global Ventures