Israel – Startup & Innovation Nation: No Room for Small Dreams


Israel – Startup & Innovation Nation: No Room for Small Dreams


Israel – Startup & Innovation Nation: No Room for Small Dreams


NUS Middle East Institute and SUTD’s Lee Kuan Yew Center for Innovative Cities present to you an exclusive by-invitation-only talk by Mr Chemi Peres, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Peres Centre for Peace & Innovation and Managing General Partner and Co-Founder, Pitango Venture Capital.

Mr Peres will be speaking on the topic of Israel – Startup & Innovation Nation: No Room for Small Dreams.

Seats are limited so please register before 14th May to ensure your slot.

For queries or more information, please email


5.15 pm: Arrival of Guests

5.30 pm: Talk by Mr Chemi Peres,
Chairman, Peres Centre for Peace & Innovation and Co-Founder, Pitango Venture Capital

6.00 pm: Q&A Session Moderated by Prof Chan Heng Chee,
Chairman, Lee Kuan Yew Centre for Innovative Cities, Singapore University of Technology and Design

6.30 pm: Reception

7.00pm: End


Event Details
Date & Time

Mr Chemi Peres
Chairman, Peres Centre for Peace & Innovation and
Co-Founder, Pitango Venture Capital

Screening Room, Ground Floor,
The Arts House, Old Parliament Lane,
Singapore 179429

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About the Speaker(s)

Chemi Peres is one of Israel’s foremost venture capital and innovation pioneers, serving as Managing General Partner and Co-Founder of Pitango Venture Capital, Israel’s leading Venture Capital Group, with a portfolio of some 230 global hi-tech companies. With a wealth of experience, Mr Peres is an integral part of the thriving Israeli innovation scene and key player on the global entrepreneurial stage. He serves on the board of directors of numerous companies such as Taboola and Via Transportation, and recently joined the board of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries – global leader in generic pharmaceuticals.

Mr Peres has dedicated himself to continuing the legacy of his late father, Ninth President of Israel, Shimon Peres, by fulfilling his vision through leading the implementation of his numerous initiatives and activities in the field of Peace and Innovation. Mr Peres serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Peres Center for Peace & Innovation, Israel’s leading non-profit organization, established in 1996 by Shimon Peres. Mr Peres is leading the Peres Center’s flagship initiative, the Israeli Innovation Center, which will tell the remarkable story of Israel as the Innovation Nation. The Peres Center is a pioneer in developing and implementing innovative and cutting-edge peacebuilding programs in the fields of Innovation, Peace Education, Medicine, Business, and Environment, bringing together tens of thousands of Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians in meaningful cooperation over the last 21 years.

Mr Peres also serves as Chairman of Peres & Associates Global Advisory, which he established together with his late father. Peres & Associates was founded with the objective of harnessing the vast professional network and wealth of experience at its disposal to advance the goals of a diverse host of clients, both private and governmental. Furthermore, Mr Peres is co-founder and board member of SOSA – Connecting Global Innovators.

Mr Peres is highly active in the field of impact investments in Israel. He is Chairman of the Al-Bawader Fund (Investing in the Israeli Arab Minority sector), Chair of the Advisory Board of Impact1st (early stage technology fund addressing social and environmental challenges) and serves on the board of Social Finance Israel (Social Impact Bonds). He is Founder and Chairman of Amelia Investments (Focused on the Middle East Region) and chairs the investment committee of TakwinLabs (An Israeli Arab technology Incubator).

Mr Peres founded and served as Chairman of Israel Venture Capital Association (aka IAI – Israel Advanced Technology Industries), and was Chairman of the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce.

Mr Peres is married to Gila, they have three children and live in Ra’anana, Israel. He holds a BSc. degree in Industrial Engineering & Management and MBA degree from Tel Aviv University. He served as a pilot in the IAF (Israeli Air Force).