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OCT.30.2014 | Highlights of the Israeli high-tech, venture capital, startups and private equity industry
Research Highlights
Q3/2014 Israeli high-tech capital raising exceeds last three years average with $701 million
In Q3/2014, 170 Israeli high-tech companies attracted $701 million, 6 percent above the $661 million of Q3/2013, but down 24 percent from the exceptionally high $928 million raised in the previous quarter. The third quarter amount was 29 percent above the $545 million average of the last three years.
Israeli High-Tech Companies Global Operations: The USA Case
We recently hosted our second annual IVC High-Tech Seminar focused on business expansion to the US, for Israeli startups. Here are some of the findings we shared with our audience at the event.
From the Editor
Jumping the gun is not a good idea if you want the full picture
Want to know why we insist on NOT drawing any conclusions on the year 2014 before it actually ends? Well, we refuse to jump the gun and prefer to wait for the actual data - here’s why.
Zvika Schechter's Recommended Reads of October 2014
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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The IVC High-Tech Yearbook 2014
Chaina Directory   The Israeli High-Tech, Venture Capital, Startup and Private Equity Directory

The IVC High-Tech Yearbook 2014 is Israel’s most comprehensive business guide of the Israeli high-tech, venture capital, startup and private equity industries.
The directory contains over 500 pages of 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 such as Venture Capital Funds, Private Equity Funds,Investment Companies,Angel Investors and Incubators. Also featured are service providers, including Law Firms,Accounting Firms,Investment Banks, and Key Executives.
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Financing Rounds
Company Name Round Type Capital Raised
Capriza Third Round $27m
FreightOS Second Round $3m
Valooto Seed $1.5m
DIGEST: 25 financing rounds were made this month.
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Most Viewed Companies
Company Name
DIGEST: There are currently 6044 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
ConferPlace Acquired $3m
Openrest Acquired N/A
Diwip Acquired $100m
4 exits were closed this month.
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Seeking Capital
Company Name Capital Raised
Doorbellz $0.5m
Saturas $1m
HugHeart N/A
DIGEST: 53 startups are now raising capital.
These are the latest 3.
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Upcoming Events
Event Name Event Date
The Israel Conference 2014 Oct. 31, 2014
Journey 2014 Oct. 30, 2014
The Pitch 2014 Oct. 30, 2014
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Company of the Month
UpRight has developed a small, comfortable and discreet device that uses cutting edge technology to detect when users are slouched. The device constantly monitors posture and gently vibrates to remind users to correct their body alignment the moment they start to slouch. UpRight helps encourage users to sit straight for fifteen minutes up to an hour a day to maintain an upright posture, to look good and feel good.
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Trading Places
Steven Esses
President & CEO
Arotech Corp.
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Ori Soen
Kampyle Ltd.
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In the News
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High-Tech Industry Reports
Report of the Month
Fintech Companies Report
This report contains a list of the active Israeli Fintech companies, detailing their sector, sub-sector, stage, explanation on their technology and contact details. Also included are our September 2014 analysis and overview of Fintech in Israel, as well as the comprehensive definition of Fintech and related technologies.
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