Menashe Ezra joined Gemini in 2008 as a Managing Partner. His principle areas of interest include semiconductors, wireless communications and networking. Menashe sits on the boards of Gemini portfolio companies Autotalks, Axxana, ColorChip, Mominis, Oliver Solutions, Sckipio and SupportSpace. He also serves as Chairman of Altair Semiconductor.
Menashe has over 25 years of experience in information technology, both as an entrepreneur and investor. He is a former Managing Partner of Israeli venture capital firm BRM Capital, where he led investment rounds in leading technology companies including Passave (acquired by PMC Sierra for $300M) and Oplus (acquired by Intel for $100M).
Prior to joining BRM in 2001, Menashe founded and served as CEO of WaveAccess, a wireless network company that was sold to Lucent in 1998. Lucent then appointed Menashe to lead the Fixed Wireless Network Systems department where he served as Vice President.
Menashe is a two-time recipient of the prestigious Israel National Security Award, which he received while heading an elite technological unit of the Intelligence Corps of the Israel Defense Forces. He holds a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Tel Aviv University.