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Benchmark Israel Venture Capital

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Rated 2.9 / 5.0 by 11
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Record
2.7
Operating
Competence
2.8
Pitching
Efficiency
3.2
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Deal Terms
2.9
Execution
Assistance
2.9

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FIRM OVERVIEW: Very Small Private VC founded in 1995 based out of Herzliya Pituach, Israel (Middle East / Africa)

TEAM MEMBERS: Arad Naveh, Gadi Maier, Gideon Barak, Mark Kremer, Michael Eisenberg,

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Michael Eisenberg

Fund: Benchmark Israel Venture Capital

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-04

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Michael is a manipulative and dangerous guy.
however - he is well connected. use at your own risk and cover your back.

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Strong Brand but Differs From Partner to Partner

Fund: Benchmark Israel Venture Capital

Posted by VCresource on 2007-09-06

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In general Benchmark is a strong brand in Israel. However, as other reviewers mentioned, Michael Eisenberg is very connected but manipulative and dangerous and can be difficult to deal with. The way he typically works is when he identifies an interesting early stage opportunity, he would host the company in the Benchmark peremises which would allow him to monitor progress closely without committing a dime. The minute he sees major progress in terms of development of technology or customer interest, the company would get a term sheet. However, he is not assuming any risk in the process and he makes sure there is no communication with other potential investors which can really imperil any leverage the entrepreneurs might have. So think seriously before taking any money. As for the other partners. Arad Naveh is a very capable, hands on and down-to-earth VC. He has solid operating experience and is very respected in the community. On the other hand, Mark Kremer is very arrogant and not considered to be a good guy to deal with. Most entrepreneurs that he funds are typically replaced in six months to a year.

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Michael Eisenberg

Fund: Benchmark Israel Venture Capital

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-05-01

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The fact is that Michael is very manipulative/ dangerous to his partners and especially to his entrepreneur. If you look closely in his past investment, you may find more than 3 casualties.
Watch your back with him and never take what he say for granted, there are more "talks" behind your back. That's his code of operation, multiple tracks with his partners.

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Michael Eisenberg

Fund: Benchmark Israel Venture Capital

Posted by chompyZ on 2007-03-24

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Baware. One of the more sophisticated/ manipulative/ dangerous people in the industry. If he is on your side then GREAT! for you, because he is a great weapon to move things (in contrast to most other venture capitalists who think of themselves too highly). But until he is on your side, he is dangerous to you, and will not hesitate for a single second to share your internal information with other portfolio companies, a potential entrepreneur in residence (like happened to us) or anyone else for that matter.

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Rumor Says Benchmark Israel Will Not Get a New Fund …

Fund: Benchmark Israel Venture Capital

Posted by Anonymous on 2010-01-16

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The partners at Benchmark have decided not to raise an additional fund.

If this is true, don't waste your time pitching Benchmark Israel.

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