Posted by Anonymous on 2008-06-04
I have known Shlomo Kalish for over 10 years, and have pitched to him ideas as an entrepreneur (unsuccessfully â€" he didnâ€™t invest) and now work with him as a CEO recruited to run one of JGVâ€™s portfolio companies. His response time and feedback was always quick and insightful.
Shlomo very much setâ€™s the tone for JGV, this being his baby over the last 15 years (starting as an investment bank â€" then moving to direct investments) he now manages the fund. He is well versed on the goingâ€™s on of the technology markets (Internet, Semiconductor, Enterprise Software) and takes a long term view to working with his portfolio companies, never getting bogged down in details, and provides the CEO nice breathing room. Shlomo has been supportive and understanding during the challenging times of re-building the company, and has the ability to pull out a long list of contacts in the technology industry to help with everything from brainstorming, market validation and even additional strategic financing.