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Pinhas Buchris

General Partner

Pinhas Buchris, Brigadier General (Ret.) General Partner, a Senior Business Executive, and Military Officer with extensive experience in the management of large organizations and personnel, strategic planning, and technology development. Directly responsible for significant changes within the organizations under his command. Director General of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, Founder of the Cybersecurity capabilities within the Israeli intelligence, Head of 8200 Unit, the Israeli Intelligence Corps unit of the IDF responsible for collecting signal intelligence and code decryption. Led the 81 Unit – responsible for building cutting-edge technologies, and a Commando Officer. A Partner with Apax Partners and served as a mentor to numerous successful startups. Brings vast technological experience along with an in-depth knowledge of the High-tech community. Was awarded the Israel Security Award, the most prestigious national award given in Israel. Pinhas is not actively investing in new SOMV portfolio companies.

"I believe in basing investment decisions on people, people and people. The art of selecting the right team for the right mission, and building the right relationship with it, is of fundamental importance. If you do this right, the sky is the limit."
— Pinhas Buchris