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JAN.29.2015 | Highlights of the Israeli high-tech, venture capital, startups and private equity industry
Research Highlights
Summary of Israeli High-Tech Company Capital Raising Q4/2014
IVC and KPMG report: 2014 Israeli high-tech capital raising hits $3.4 billion – a record high Key facts: All time high in large deals, above $20 million; Internet companies led capital raising in Q4/2014 with $320 million – 29% of total; VC-backed deals climbed to $845 million in Q4/2014 – the highest amount for a quarter in six years
IVC-Meitar Exits Report 2014
2014 Israeli high-tech exits reach $6.94 billion Key facts: 2014 IPO activity highest in 10 years - $2.1 billion; Increase in deals ranging from $100m to $500m in 2014 – 18 deals vs 12 in 2013; Average time to exit: 9 years for all sectors, excluding cleantech; M&A return on equity ratio up sharply in 2014
From the Editor
Who benefits from the Israeli high-tech industry?
In recent years, Israel's high-tech industry has been experiencing a string of successes and achievements. This is reflected in the impressive numbers we have published over the past month, regarding high-tech capital raisings, the notable volume of exits and increase in venture capital fund raisings
Zvika Schechter's Recommended Reads of January 2015
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
Vicomi First Round $0.9m
Cabara Seed N/A
ClickTale Third Round $35m
DIGEST: 42 financing rounds were made this month.
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Most Viewed Companies
Company Name
DIGEST: There are currently 6285 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
Annapurna Labs Acquired $360m
Red Bend Acquired $200m
CloudOn Acquired $100m
9 exits were closed this month.
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Seeking Capital
Company Name Capital Raised
IPV Cyber Tech $1m
SociaLasso $0.5m
Moonja $0.5m
DIGEST: 47 startups are now raising capital.
These are the latest 3.
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Upcoming Events
Event Name Event Date
Doing Business in the UK Jan. 29, 2015
BioAsia 2015 New Era of Life Sciences Feb. 04, 2015
3rd Annual SuperInvestor Asia 2015 Feb. 04, 2015
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Company of the Month
Bellboy HMS Ltd.
Bellboy is an advanced software, based on mathematical and statistics algorithms which allow hoteliers to face the new challenges of the industry. The product is offered as an add-on to current management systems used by the chain / independent hotel or can be sold as part of the Bellboy PMS software which manages all operational activities of the hotel.
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Trading Places
Lior Susan
General Partner
Formation 8
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Ornit Shinar
Director of External Innovation
Lenovo Group
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In the News
The Currency Of High Impact: MassChallenge To Officially Launch in Israel & New Minute To Pitch Event
When you get a chance to sit over coffee with Moran Nir, you get this immediate sense that she is intently focused on curating promising Israeli startups that have the ambition and admiration to become the highest impact startups globally.
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Teva, Philips Healthcare incubator begins operations
Sanara Ventures in Ra'anana will invest in medical devices and fields that complement drug development.
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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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