Amnon Shoham brings to Cedar Fund a wealth of experience investing in and building quality high tech companies from the ground up since 1993. His Cedar Fund success record includes early stage investments in companies that he helped build to successful exits, including Cloudlock (acquired by Cisco), Guardium (acquired by IBM), Onaro (acquired by Network Appliance - NetApp(NASDAQ: NTAP) and Appilog (acquired by HP/Mercury (NYSE:HPQ). Mr. Shoham focuses on investments in the enterprise software space, and is an active board member on several of Cedar Fund’s portfolio companies.
Prior to founding Cedar Fund, Mr. Shoham was the Managing Partner of Star Ventures in Israel, where he built and managed its investment activity in Israel. Mr. Shoham has served as director on the following Nasdaq-traded companies’ boards: Accord Networks (ACCD, acquired by Polycom, PLCM); BreezeCOM (BRZE, now Alvarion, ALVR); Fourth Dimension Software (DDDDF, acquired by BMC Software, BMC); Fundtech (FNDT); Jacada (JCDA); NICEcom (acquired by 3com Corp.,COMS); Paradigm Geophysical (PGEO) and ViryaNet (VRYA). Mr. Shoham’s activity on Star’s behalf also included investments in Armon Networking (acquired by Bay Networks), Summit Design (now Innoveda, INOV) and Precise Software (PRSE). He was also instrumental in facilitating Star’s investment in Creo Products, (CREO) and Orckit Communications (ORCT).
Before turning to venture capital investing, Mr. Shoham worked as an attorney in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, a leading U.S. law firm, where he focused on public offerings and mergers and acquisitions involving high technology companies.