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JAN.31.2016 | Highlights of the Israeli high-tech, venture capital, startups and private equity industry
Research Highlights
IVC and KPMG report: Israeli high-tech capital raising soars to $4.43B in 2015; 30% above 2014’s previous record
Key facts: Phenomenal quarterly results in Q4/2015– $1.2B raised ; VC-backed deals capture majority of investments in 2015, with $3.2B – up 36% from 2014; Israeli VC fund investments grow, while their share is down to 15% of total capital in 2015 ; Number of large deals of $20M or more - up 62% in 2015 ; Mid- and late-stage companies: 41% increase in dollar proceeds from 2014
IVC-Meitar Exits Report 2015: 2015 Israeli high-tech exits hit $9.02 billion -
Key facts: VC-backed exits reached an outstanding $4.98B – highest in 10 years; M&A deals below $1 billion strongest in 10 years – at $7.2 billion; IPO activity slows down in 2015, with $609 million raised in foreign markets; M&A deals are getting bigger: Deals above $50 million make up 40% of deals and 90% of proceeds
From the Editor
January run-down: reports galore
In case you missed it, we've been having a busy month at IVC. We published our end-of-year VC and high-tech industry capital raising reports, expose our 2015 Exits-report in a very successful event, prepared a special report and map focused on cyber security for the CyberTech 2016 conference last week, as well as launched our own events to be held February and March
Zvika Schechter's Recommended Reads of January
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.
2016 Yearbook
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The IVC High-Tech Yearbook 2016
IVC Yearbook   The Israeli High-Tech, Venture Capital, Startup and Private Equity Directory

The IVC High-Tech Yearbook 2016 Is Israel’s most comprehensive business guide of the Israeli high-tech, venture capital, startup and private equity industries.
The 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
Neuronix Third Round $2m
Valtech Bridge $30m
Everysight Second Round $6m
DIGEST: 38 financing rounds were made this month.
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Most Viewed Companies
Company Name
DIGEST: There are currently 6963 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
Visual.ly Acquired N/A
Altair Acquired $212m
cVidya Acquired $30m
4 exits were closed this month.
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Seeking Capital
Company Name Capital Raised
GARD QoL4U $1m
Ewave MD N/A
Aspectiva $5m
DIGEST: 31 startups are now raising capital.
These are the latest 3.
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Upcoming Events
Event Name Event Date
iNNOVEX 2016 Feb. 03, 2016
BioAsia 2016 Feb. 10, 2016
Expanding your business into the US market - 3rd annual IVC high-tech seminar Feb. 09, 2016
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Company of the Month
Griiip Automotive Engineering Ltd
Griiip - the first Israeli race car manufacturer. Our mission – To design race cars infused with adrenaline. In a country dedicated to innovative technology but with no motorsport or racetracks, we believe that where there is nothing – everything is possible. We are establishing a new industry, developing new technologies, and creating what will ultimately be a worldwide leading center for motorsport
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Trading Places
Yaron Ravkaie
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Nir Shalom
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AT&T Global Network Services International Inc.
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In the News
MassChallenge to open ‘start-up friendly’ accelerator in Jerusalem
No-strings-attached tech mentoring program aims to nurture great ideas in the diverse environment of Israel’s capital
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America’s TV execs want to make Israeli tech a star
The National Association of Broadcasters hopes to host firms with promising video technology at its annual bash in April
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High-Tech Industry Reports
Report of the Month
Cyber Security Companies Report
IVC has recently conducted a wide research into the Israeli cyber security industry, aiming to map the industry's trends over the past three years. This report contains a list of the active companies in the cyber security industry, with background information about the companies as well as some info about their technology and contact details
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