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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

1001 Avenue Of The Americas 19Th Floor

New York City, New York 10018

United States

Company Description

A world-class academic institution, BGU has: pioneered a radical approach to community-based healthcare created award-winning programs in arid land agriculture and water resource management fostered interdisciplinary research in fields such as nanotechnol ... more

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Background Information

Employment History


CopperGate Communications Ltd

Executive Vice President

Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd

Founder, General Partner

TelAviv Venture Partners (previously DFJ Tel Aviv Ventures)

Chief Executive Officer

Ganot Corporation


Board Member
EZchip Technologies Ltd

Board Member
LANOptic Video Solutions Inc

Board Member
Tel Aviv University

Board Member
InfoCyclone Ltd

Board Member In Allot Communications, CopperGate Communications
Commil Ltd.

Board Member
Allot Communications Ltd

Board Member
WebStyle Hosting Solutions

Board Member
Native Networks


LL.B. degree

Tel Aviv University

Web References (38 Total References)

EZchip Technologies | Biographies [cached]

Benny Hanigal | Eli Fruchter | Shai Saul | Ran Giladi | Karen Sarid | David Schlachet | Joel Maryles

Shai Saul
Shai Saul has served as a director of our company since December 2006 and is a member of our Audit Committee and Chairman of our Compensation Committee. Mr. Saul serves as Founder and General Partner of DFJ Tel Aviv Venture Partners, an Israeli technology-focused venture capital fund since 2011. Mr. Saul served in similar capacities in two preceding venture capital funds (DFJ TFV III and TFV II) since 1999.
From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Saul served as Chairman of CopperGate Communications, a developer of chips for the in-home broadband connectivity (acquired by Sigma Designs, NASDAQ: SIGM), and during 2001, he served as CopperGate's Chief Executive Officer. From 1994 to 1999, Mr. Saul served as Executive Vice President of Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALDN, acquired by SafeNet). From 1993 to 1994, Mr. Saul served as Chief Executive Officer of Ganot Ltd., a cleantech company. Mr. Saul also serves as a director of Superfish and board observer at Doat Media, among others. His past investments and board positions include Native Networks, a developer of carrier-class optical Ethernet transport solutions (acquired by Alcatel, NYSE: ALU), Allot Communications (NASDAQ: ALLT), a provider of bandwidth management solutions, Wave Systems, fables developer of hardware-based digital security products (NASDAQ: WAVX), and Voltaire, a developer of scale-out solutions for high performance data centers (NASDAQ: VOLT acquired by Mellanox, NASDAQ: MLNX). Mr. Saul holds an LL.B. degree from Tel Aviv University.

EZchip Technologies | Board of Directors [cached]

Shai Saul, Director

Draper Fisher Jurvetson Network: DFJ Tamir Fishman [cached]

Shai Saul Managing General Partner

Board of Directors - Allot Communications [cached]

Shai Saul

Director Shai Saul has served as a board director since 2000. Saul is the Founder and General Partner of DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures. Shai has spent most of his professional career developing technological ideas into global companies, predominantly in the networking and semiconductors spaces, his primary investment focus areas.  He has played an active role in a number of successful companies including Executive Vice President of Aladdin Knowledge Systems Ltd., a leading provider of digital security solutions; CEO of cleantech vendor Ganot; and Chairman and interim-CEO for CopperGate, a leading fabless semiconductor company focusing on the in-home entertainment networking market.  Shai currently also sits on the boards of EZchip (NASDAQ ticker: EZCH), a leading provider of Ethernet network processors and SuperFish, a visual search company, among others. Past investments and board positions include CopperGate (acquired by Sigma Designs), Native Networks (acquired by Alcatel), and Wave Systems (NASDAQ ticker: WAVX).  Saul holds an LL.B. from Tel Aviv University.

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Shai Saul - Chairman of the Board

Shai spent years developing technological ideas into global companies, predominantly in the Internet, networking and semiconductors spaces, his primary investment focus areas. He has been with DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures since 1999.
His operational experience includes acting as CEO for cleantech vendor Ganot between 1993 and 1994. He then joined Aladdin Knowledge Systems (NASDAQ: ALDN, acquired by SafeNet), a leading provider of digital security solutions, as Executive Vice President. In 2001, he acted as CEO for home networking chip vendor CopperGate Communications, where he also acted as Chairman of the Board from 2000, to its acquisition in 2009 by Sigma Design (NASDAQ: SIGM).

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