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MAR.31.2015 | Highlights of the Israeli high-tech, venture capital, startups and private equity industry
 
Research Highlights
 
 
Israeli Venture Capital Fund Raising - 2014, IVC and KPMG report
2014 VC fund raising reaches $914m – most in 6 years. Key facts: Four VC funds raised more than $100 million each, accounting for 64% of total; Average fund size of $76; million is up 55% from previous year; Only 3 micro-VCs established, compared with 7 in 2013
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The Israeli Private Equity Market – Q4/2014, IVC and GKH report
Israeli private equity performance up 10% in 2014 Key facts: Private equity fund involvement in high-tech deals up 90%in 2014; Israeli PE deals attracted 19% more capital in Q4/2014 than in the year-earlier period; In Q4/2014, Israeli private equity funds invested 67% of total transaction value
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From the Editor
 
 
The birth of a niche buzzwords and the use of IVC data
Last week, we had the pleasure of participating in one of the most unique events held in the Israeli High-Tech industry – the 6th annual IMVC Conference. The event targeted a small niche of technology companies within the industry, many of which are affiliated with the cutting edge products and services we have been seeing in recent years.
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Zvika Schechter's Recommended Reads of March
Zvika Schechter, co-founder and Managing Director of Giza Venture Capital, is an avid reader. He goes through piles of material and sends us articles he finds interesting and relevant, on subjects spanning technology, venture capital, investments and how business is done. We are sharing some of his best recommendations with you.
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The IVC High-Tech Yearbook 2015
 
IVC Yearbook   The Israeli High-Tech, Venture Capital, Startup and Private Equity Directory

IVC Research Center is currently preparing the 19th annual edition of Israel’s most comprehensive guide: The Israeli High-Tech, Venture Capital, Startup and Private Equity Directory – IVC High-Tech Yearbook 2015.
This edition will further highlight the Israeli high-tech industry and provide exposure to thousands of Israeli technology startups. The 500-page English directory will contain in-depth data, analysis and views on the high-tech industry, highlighting six major sectors: Communications, Internet, Software, Life Sciences, Semiconductors and Cleantech, as well as focused investors and service providers chapters profiling.
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Financing Rounds
Company Name Round Type Capital Raised
GlassesUSA First Round $12.5m
MyCheck Third Round $5m
Ninox First Round $5m
DIGEST: 32 financing rounds were made this month.
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Most Viewed Companies
Company Name
Meerkat
Quixey
OTI
DIGEST: There are currently 6453 high-tech profiles in the database. These are the top -3 most viewed in the past month.
 
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Exits
Company Name Exit Type Amount
Fundtech Acquired $1200m
SolarEdge IPO $126m
SteadyMed IPO $40m
5 exits were closed this month.
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Seeking Capital
Company Name Capital Raised
CheatSheet $0.2m
Lightapp N/A
Location... $10m
DIGEST: 48 startups are now raising capital.
These are the latest 3.
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Upcoming Events
Event Name Event Date
STEP conference Mar. 31, 2015
TEDx Jerusalem Apr. 14, 2015
INTERPOL World 2015 Apr. 16, 2015
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Company of the Month
 
notesQuest
NotesQuest remembers for you all the things you don't want to forget, it does so by being a personal search engine for your own personal information.
 
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Trading Places
 
Yuval Avni
CEO
Beta-O2 Technologies Ltd.
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Mark Leuchtenberger
President & CEO
Chiasma Inc.
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In the News
 
Tech giants join to dig out top Internet of Things apps
Cisco, Intel, and Deutsche Telekom are banding together to discover the best IoT tech in the Middle East – with a special emphasis on Israel
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Tycoon Li Ka-shing Looks to Israel
Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing’s venture-capital fund, Horizons Ventures Ltd., may only be a bit player in Silicon Valley, but its making a much bigger mark in Israel
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High-Tech Industry Reports
Report of the Month
 
Machine Vision Report
IVC's Machine Vision report contains information on more than 450 Israeli high-tech companies and foreign R&D centers active in the fields of image processing, video and computer vision, 3D Display and related domains. . Also included is our March 2015 Machine Vision overview, with a comprehensive definition of machine vision and related technologies.
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