Craig J Marshak

Chief Executive and Managing Director

craigmarshak@israelventurepartners.com

Craig Marshak is a veteran 20 year investment banker, having graduated Duke University in 1981, then Harvard Law School in 1985. After joining Wertheim & Co. in the corporate finance department, he moved to London, England in 1993 to head up the Cross Border and International Finance efforts between Schroders Investment Bank and Wertheim. He later moved to both Robertson Stephens, and subsequently, Nomura Securities, where he ultimately headed a $300 million investment fund focusing on merchant banking and investments into technology related companies, with an emphasis on Israel Silicon Valley. While at Nomura, he provided funding for the first round venture capital funds of Israel Seed Partners which was headed by Jonathan Medved, and then Mr. Marshak subsequently provided the first round institutional funding for DealTime / Shopping.com. Shopping.com was later sold to EBAY for over $600 million. Mr. Marshak also advised 888 Holdings (then Random Logic) in its early years, prior to its London stock exchange debut. 888 Holdings presently trades at over a $1 billion market capitalization. Mr Marshak arranged the first instititutional round to Cyber Ark on a $ 25 mm pre money valuation which listed on NASDAQ and trades at a $4 billion valuation. Mr Marshak is also widely recognized as having backed the Greidinger family with a $75 mm first round investment into Cinema City which became the second largest global cinema chain called Cineworld now valued at over $4 billion on the London Stock Exchange having just acquired Regal Cinemas in the USA.

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