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JUL.31.2018 | Highlights of the Israeli high-tech, venture capital, startups and private equity industry
Research Highlights
IVC-Meitar Exits Report H1/2018 Israeli exits in H1/2018 – $6.2 billion in 58 deals; Continuous downturn of medium range exits
• Two mega deals captured 73% of the total exit amount • Overall amount declined in H1/2018, excluding two mega exits • Number of exits decrease – following the trend begun in 2015 • The decrease in the number and amounts of exits force down Return on Equity multiples
IVC Research Center and ZAG S&W Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co report: Israeli High-Tech Companies Raised $1.61 Billion in 170 Deals in Q2/2018
Key facts: • $1.61 billion was raised in 170 deals—including $300 million by Landa Digital Printing • Israeli high-tech capital raising peaked at a high of $3.2 billion in H1/2018 • The number of VC-backed deals declined to 94 in Q2/2018 • C rounds captured 26% of total capital raised due to a single large deal in Q2/2018: Landa • Artificial intelligence (AI) companies attracted the highest capital share among the leading verticals
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IVC's Recommended Reads of July
IVC Magazine FEB 2018
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
Nobio First Round $3.6m
Vectorious Second Round $2m
CollPlant PIPE $1.25m
DIGEST: 69 financing rounds were made this month.
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Most Viewed Companies
Company Name
Arbe Robotics
Aurora Labs
DIGEST: There are currently 7880 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
Solebit Acquired $100m
Corr.BI Acquired N/A
RedKix Acquired $100m
8 exits were closed this month.
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Seeking Capital
Company Name Capital Raised
Farmster $0.5m
Ann Education $0.72m
KobGames $0.5m
DIGEST: 34 startups are now raising capital.
These are the latest 3.
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Upcoming Events
Event Name Event Date
Shaping the Future 2018 Sep. 03, 2018
CITIES SUMMIT 2018 Sep. 05, 2018
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Company of the Month
Urban Aeronautics
Urban Aeronautics develops vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) vehicles - essentially helicopters with internally mounted rotors - designed for military logistics support, medical evacuation, troop mobility and air-taxi urban transport. In advanced development is an unmanned modular flying vehicle for aerial medical access and evacuation, power-line maintenance, bridge inspection and ship-to-shore taxi service.
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Trading Places
Rafi Carmeli
Viola Growth
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Yuval Matalon
General Manager
LivePerson Israel Ltd.
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In the News
‘Kosher’ Co-Working Spaces Aim To Integrate Ultra-Orthodox Into High-Tech Sector
At first glance, it looks like any other shared workspace: the hip interior design, the abstract art, the ferns gracing the round cafe-style tables, the board with the latest news. But this particular one has a whole library of Talmud books and a strictly kosher kitchen.
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Palestinian High-tech Workers Plugging Shortage of Israeli Tech Staff
'For the price of one Israeli engineer, an [Israeli] company can hire three Palestinians in the West Bank, and they have very high motivation'
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High-Tech Industry Reports
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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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