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DEC.31.2017 | Highlights of the Israeli high-tech, venture capital, startups and private equity industry
Research Highlights
The hype in early stages is over
It is impossible to argue with confirmed data – since 2015, the number of early stages financing rounds have steady declined.
The short, peculiar way, to replace Venture Capital screening
In July 2017, the Ministry of Finance published a tender for the selection of four publicly traded mutual funds that will invest in Israeli high-tech companies. The designated funds will invest in publicly traded technology companies and private startups.
From the Editor
Founder-friendly: unexpected implications “When founders go too far”
I recently read an insightful article called, “When Founders Go Too Far”, by Steve Blank. The article mentions that despite the string of scandals that Uber suffered over a period of time, the BoD was reluctant to fire CEO Travis Kalanick. The simple conclusion is: “Kalanick controls the majority of Uber’s voting shares and until recently controlled most of its board seats.”
Zvika Schechter's recommended reads of December
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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Financing Rounds
Company Name Round Type Capital Raised
Shoodoo Seed $0.55m
Valooto First Round $3m
MySizeID PIPE $2.5m
DIGEST: 30 financing rounds were made this month.
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Most Viewed Companies
Company Name
DIGEST: There are currently 7657 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
ImageSat Acquired $40m
Drippler Acquired $2m
RondinX Acquired N/A
5 exits were closed this month.
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Seeking Capital
Company Name Capital Raised
Neurocan $0.5m
BrainerZ $2m
NanoScent $10m
DIGEST: 49 startups are now raising capital.
These are the latest 3.
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Upcoming Events
Event Name Event Date
FinTech-Aviv Presents: Jan. 3rd - Cyber Applications for the Financial Industry Jan. 03, 2018
Seed Program Launch Jan. 07, 2018
DigitalHealth.il 2018 Jan. 23, 2018
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Company of the Month
Lemonade Insurance Company is a licensed insurance carrier, offering homeowners and renters insurance powered by artificial intelligence and behavioral economics. By replacing brokers and bureaucracy with bots and machine learning, Lemonade promises zero paperwork and instant everything. And as a Certified B-Corp, where underwriting profits go to nonprofits, Lemonade is remaking insurance as a social good, rather than a necessary evil.
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Trading Places
Shahar Tzafrir
Managing Partner
TLV Partners
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Dov Yarkoni
Nielsen Innovate Fund LP
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In the News
Israel sets up first innovation lab to boost tech for elderly aid
Simulated living space will enable startups to test their technologies in real-life scenarios for senior citizens
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Merck, China’s WuXi AppTec to Launch Biotech Incubator in Israel
Israel-born businessman Mori Arkin and life sciences-focused venture capital fund Pontifax are also partners in the venture, set to launch in 2018
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High-Tech Industry Reports
Report of the Month
High-Tech Financing Rounds
This report delves deep into Israeli high-tech capital raising and venture capital financing, detailing all financing rounds by Israeli high-tech companies in the past two years, including dates, amounts and investors. The report can be delivered by sector, stage or type of deal.
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