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MAR.1.2016 | Highlights of the Israeli high-tech, venture capital, startups and private equity industry
Research Highlights
IVC and Shibolet report: $3.4 billion in private equity investments in Israel in 2015;
Key facts: $841 million in private equity deals in Q4/2015 – twice as much as in Q3/2015; Israeli PE funds accelerated investments in 2015 – a 19% increase from 2014; Straight equity investments peak, with $1.4 billion, or 42%, of total PE proceeds in 2015; The technology sector leads PE deal-making, with $2.0 billion in 2015
IVC and APM report: Israeli venture capital funds upped first investments in 2015
Key facts: Israeli VC fund Singulariteam led first investments with 12 deals in 2015; Israeli VC funds first investments up 6% in 2015; Foreign funds continued to lead, despite a 19% drop in the number of first deals made in 2015
From the Editor
Know thy partner: Five entrepreneur takeaways from the Most Active Funds Report
Earlier this month, we've published our 15th annual Most Active Funds Report with our friends at APM & Co., following a first time rooftop party at APM, to present leading funds with tokens. Not many know, but we have started this report in 2001 trying to help entrepreneurs identify relevant funds for them to approach when raising capital
Zvika Schechter's Recommended Reads of February
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
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
DeepOptics First Round $4m
medCPU Third Round $35m
Powermat Bridge $10m
DIGEST: 40 financing rounds were made this month.
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Most Viewed Companies
Company Name
DIGEST: There are currently 7051 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
EZchip Acquired $811m
Ravello Acquired $430m
Healarium Acquired N/A
3 exits were closed this month.
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Seeking Capital
Company Name Capital Raised
Melodea $3m
SensPD $1m
Babiis $0.22m
DIGEST: 63 startups are now raising capital.
These are the latest 3.
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Upcoming Events
Event Name Event Date
Military & Aviation Exhibition 2016 Mar. 01, 2016
Venture Summit West Mar. 02, 2016
LAUNCH Festival 2016 Mar. 04, 2016
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Company of the Month
Nanolock Ltd.
NanoLock has developed a groundbreaking nanoparticle technology that enables a fundamental breakthrough in bacterial and biofilm resistance. NanoLocK holds the only technology available that is both safe and effective for use in implantable elements and devices. NanoLocK aims to become the benchmark in preventing and counteracting biofilm infection in medical devices, in the food industry and much more.
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Trading Places
Gene Saragnese
MedyMatch Technology Ltd.
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Dan Ariely
Chief Behavioral Officer
Lemonade Inc.
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In the News
Russian investor brings $50m fund to ‘innovative’ Israel
Having turned his back on his home country after its activities in Ukraine, Titanium Investments CEO Alexander Ayvazov seeks safety for his portfolio
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Microsoft CEO In Tel Aviv: “No Doubt Israeli Human Capital Will Change The World”
There’s no doubt Israel is going to change the world with the human capital that’s here,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said at the company’s annual Think Next 2016 conference in Tel Aviv today.
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High-Tech Industry Reports
Report of the Month
Acquisitions by Israeli High-Tech Companies
Learn about acquisitions made by Israeli high-tech companies, expanding their global reach. This valuable report includes 10 years' worth of deals and details names, sectors, amounts and more.
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