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JUL.30.2015 | Highlights of the Israeli high-tech, venture capital, startups and private equity industry
Research Highlights
Summary of Israeli High-Tech Company Capital Raising Q2/2015
Israeli high-tech financing breaks records again: $1.12 billion in Q2/2015. Key facts: VC-backed deals shrink to 44%, down from 75% quarterly average in past 6 years ; Israeli VC funds involvement down to just 10% of total investments ; Late stage companies attract 43% of all capital in Q2/2015 ; Software leads all investments, with $487 million – highest quarterly amount for the sector
$5.29 billion in exits for Israel's high-tech industry in H1/2015:
Key facts: Average exit in H1/2015 was 51% above the 2014 average; H1/2015 is the second strongest half year for M&A activity in six last years; Temporary slowdown in IPO activity – only 6% of total exit proceeds in H1/2015
From the Editor
All the Reasons the Israeli High-Tech Industry is Booming… (or is it?)
In the past two years we’ve been seeing the Israeli high-tech industry benchmarks scaling up one notch after the other. In this post I’ll briefly cover these benchmarks, and try to explain what the reasons are for the apparent boom
Zvika Schechter's Recommended Reads of July
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.
2015 Yearbook
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The IVC High-Tech Yearbook 2015
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Financing Rounds
Company Name Round Type Capital Raised
Percepto Seed $1m
Behalf Second Round $119m
BIScience Third Round $9m
DIGEST: 59 financing rounds were made this month.
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Most Viewed Companies
Company Name
DIGEST: There are currently 6559 high-tech profiles in the database. These are the top -3 most viewed in the past month.
IVC-Online Highlights
Company Name Exit Type Amount
cCAM Acquired $95m
Nextpeer Acquired $9m
SHL Telemedicine Acquired $130m
15 exits were closed this month.
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Seeking Capital
Company Name Capital Raised
HyPR $10m
VacAgent $0.35m
ShakeAway $0.5m
DIGEST: 35 startups are now raising capital.
These are the latest 3.
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Upcoming Events
Event Name Event Date
Robotics as a business 2015 Jul. 30, 2015
2015 Proof of Concept Innovation Fair Aug. 01, 2015
Game Developers Conference Europe 2015 Aug. 04, 2015
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Company of the Month
Blitz Electric Motors Ltd.
Blitz Motors produces 100% electric vehicles, independent of rising fuel prices and free from high maintenance costs. Blitz Motors’ strategy is to source top quality electric parts all around the world from expert suppliers and assemble them in its factory to create strong, powerful and stunning 100% electric vehicles at affordable prices. The companies’ main values are service and quality.
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Trading Places
Nati Amsterdam
Country Manager
VMware Israel Ltd.
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Barak Rabinowitz
Venture Partner
Genesis Partners
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In the News
Chinese entrepreneurs come to learn Israeli attitude
Failing in order to succeed is a conundrum of Israeli tech success – and visitors from China are eager to learn how to do it, too
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Tel Aviv top tech site outside US, report says
Although falling from its number two perch for ‘technical reasons,’ Israel’s tech center is still among the best, according to the Compass study’s authors
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High-Tech Industry Reports
Report of the Month
IVC High-Tech Yearbook 2015 Research Overview Report
The IVC High-Tech Yearbook 2015 is Israel’s most comprehensive business guide of the Israeli high-tech, venture capital, startup and private equity industries. We are now offering the entire research and statistics content of the IVC High-Tech Yearbook in a single 60-page PDF report package.
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