Shmil works with internet, mobile, and technology companies in Israel. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2000, he was the President of Lucent Technologies Internetworking Systems Division. Shmil joined Lucent following Lucent's acquisition of Lannet where he served as the President and CEO. Shmil joined Lannet as VP for R&D. Shmil also served as VP of Madge Networks. Before joining Lannet, Shmil held senior technical positions at IAI, Boeing and Astronautics in the area of Avionic Systems. Shmil has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Ben Gurion University.
We like working with founders at the earliest stages of company creation. We almost always have one or two of these small companies working inside our office, within shouting distance of recruiting, marketing, business development services—and, of course, our Partners.