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APR.30.2018 | Highlights of the Israeli high-tech, venture capital, startups and private equity industry
Research Highlights
IVC Special Review – Women: An Under-represented Minority in the Israeli High-Tech Sector
• Since 2010, the Number of Women Entrepreneurs Is on the Rise; • Near Parity between Male and Female CEOs at the Seed Stage; • Women are Far Less Prominent in Later Rounds and Exits
Israeli high-tech service exports drove to a high record in 2017
Israeli high-tech exports hit a record high in 2017 on the heels of a boom in service exports. An Israel Export Institute analysis found that, for the first time ever, service exports overtook industrial high-tech exports, accounting for 51% of the total of $46.5 billion last year.
From the Editor
The number of funds & investors investing in Communications & Semiconductors startups has shrunk significantly
On April 5, I read an interesting interview in the economic magazine TheMarker with Zohar Zisapel, a serial entrepreneur and investor, who at 69 does not sit on his laurels and continues to invest in young promising entrepreneurs.
Zvika Schechter's Recommended Reads of April
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.
IVC Magazine FEB 2018
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IVsCene – IVC’s Magazine
IVC Magazin   The magazine includes the high-tech research summary for 2017 and an overview of the Israeli medical cannabis eco-system

A comprehensive publication geared specifically for the Israel venture capital community.The research section includes valuation, funding and statistical analysis of the VC deals in Israel, as well as in-depth profiles, stats and contact information for the vast majority of Israeli high tech companies. The February issue presenting a dedicated overview of Israel’s medical cannabis eco-system. IVC Research Center screened the high-tech medical cannabis companies, investors cutting edge technologies and leading investors.
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Financing Rounds
Company Name Round Type Capital Raised
NovellusDx Second Round $6m
Watteam First Round $5m
Kela Second Round $50m
DIGEST: 49 financing rounds were made this month.
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Most Viewed Companies
Company Name
Genie Enterprise Ltd.
DIGEST: There are currently 7721 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
ONDiGO Acquired N/A
Secdo Acquired $100m
VisionSense Acquired $75m
5 exits were closed this month.
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Seeking Capital
Company Name Capital Raised
EqualWeb $0.4m
MSolutions $0.75m
Aeroshela $0.05m
DIGEST: 27 startups are now raising capital.
These are the latest 3.
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Upcoming Events
Event Name Event Date
TECHNOVATION May. 02, 2018
FoodTech IL May. 07, 2018
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Company of the Month
V-Wave developed a novel implantable medical device for treating Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) patients suffering from the consequences of excessively high left atrial pressures (LAP). The company has developed a miniature shunt, which is implanted by catheterization into the left ventricle, to reduce the pressure on the muscle controlling the blood flow between the heart chambers in patients who are frequently hospitalized with heart attacks.
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Trading Places
Gadi Porat
Partner, JVP Cyber Labs
Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) Management
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Merav Bahat
Deputy General Manager
Microsoft Israel Research & Development Ltd.
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In the News
Shared workspaces proliferate in Israel
Israel has 200 shared workspaces with an aggregate 40,000 square meters. How much more can the sector grow?
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Israeli agriculture and high-tech form a winning team
From mushrooms that nourish other crops to mass production of edible grasshoppers, Israeli startups are impacting agriculture.
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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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