IVC Report: The most active VC Funds in Israel in 2012

A new report by IVC Research centerIVC VCCAFE, ranks the most active VC funds in Israel according to their first money investments. Carmel Ventures topped the list with 11 new investments followed by Horizons Ventures. In total, 90 VC funds in Israel made first investments in Israeli startups, but only 19 funds (both Israeli and foreign) made more than three. Fund size didn’t really affect the number of first investments as Accel and Pitango only had 4 first investments each.

Marianna Shapira, IVC’s Research Manager, said:

“Israeli and foreign venture capital fund activity clearly demonstrate that the market is thriving and filled with players. At the same time, most first investments in the last year were relatively small. This reflects a certain caution that investors are applying in their activity, trying to fully assess a company’s potential before committing substantial funds.”

Most Active Venture Capital Funds in Israel – 2012

Ranked by Number of First Investments

Rank VC Fund Capital Managed ($m) Total First Investments Portfolio Company Name
1 Carmel 608 11 Facemoods, Ekoloko, TradAir, Tapingo, Tonara, SAManage, Adapteva, ironSource, Desti, Abes Market, Cooldata
2 Horizons Ventures
N/R 10 Everything.me, PlayMyTone, Hola, Wibbitz, Ginger Software, Shine Security, Preen.Me, Invy, Stevie, Mishor 3D
3 Gemini 696 7 Moovit, Jfrog, WalkMe, Sckipio, MoMinis, Sportority, SAManage
Genesis 618 7 EatWith, Commerce Sciences, TradAir, 3Dsloes, DaPulse, Preen.Me, Sckipio
4 JVP 901 6 Correlor, Wishi, Gamba Games, Playshift, Theta Ray, ReDuxIo
5 Magma 295 5 twtrland, Corephotonics, AppsFlyer, Xplenty, Fortycloud
6 Pitango 1490 4 JethroData, DudaMobile, Skycure, Magenta Medical
OrbiMed Israel
222 4 Otic Pharma, RDD Pharma, Ornim, cCAM
Accel
N/R 4 Dragonplay, Fiverr, MobileSpaces, Origami Logic
Blumberg Capital
N/R 4 Moment.me, Mishor 3D, Cyvera, MentAd
Bessemer
N/R 4 Vayyar, MyHeritage, Intigua, Ravello
7 Sequoia Israel
780 3 BigPanda, Indeni, Adallom
Giza 562 3 StorONE, WalkMe, Pebbles
Vintage 535 3 Clarizen, FiftyOne, Celeno
Greylock
364 3 Applicaster, Cooladata, Xplenty
Cedar 325 3 Wochit, SherPa, 365Scores
Ascent
N/R 3 CloudLock, StartApp, ScaleBase
Crossroad
N/R 3 Regentis, Pharma Two B, Hairstetics
Social+Capital
N/R 3 Base, Simplee, CloudOn

 

 

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Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Ezewas a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.
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Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Eze was a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.