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

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A new report by IVC Research center, 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… Continue Reading

Innovid Raises a $9.5 Million Round Led by Sequoia

Innovid, a video advertising startup, has raised $9.5 million round led by Sequoia Capital with Genesis Partners and T-Ventures (Deutsche Telecom) participating in the round. As part of the funding round, Sequoia partner Gili Raanan will join Innovid’s Board of Directors. Continue Reading

Special: Top 50 Israeli Startups for 2011

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For the third consecutive year, Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist put together a list of the top 50 startups in Israel (in Hebrew). VC Cafe took note to bring you the full list of top 50 Israeli startups in English: PowerMat, Broadlight, Conduit, PrimeSense, Objet, Kenshoo, Imperva, Anobit, DoubleVerify, Wix, SuperDerivatives, AeroScout, Siano, Waze, TaKaDu, ExLibris, SolarEdge, Adsmarket, (Matomy), dbMotion, RADWIN, cVidya, Boxee, N—trig, Cotendo, Varonis, Kontera, Outbrain, RedBend, Mobixell, Celeno, AMIMON, Pontis, Gigya, Clarizen, Mobileye, Celtro, Altair, Amobee, WhiteSmoke, Cyber—Ark, OpTier, Wanova, ConteXtream, eXelate, Peer39, Netformx, Tradonomi (eToro), Surf, Zend, Soluto Continue Reading

Stealthy Startup Any.do Raises $1 Million Seed Round for Voice Mobile Commands

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Israeli startup Any.Do has announced this morning a $1 million round led by Genesis Partners, Blumberg Capital and Innovation Endeavors, Eric Schmidt’s investment fund, as well as private investors including Joe Londsdale (founder of Palantir). Continue Reading

Face.com Gets $4.3 Million from Russian Yandex and Rhodium

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Face.com raises $3.4 million from Yandex for its face recognition technology. The space has become hot following the acquisition of Polar Rose by Apple for a rumoured $29 million. Continue Reading

Crisis Shmisis: Q2 2010 Closes with 40 deals and more than $400 million raised in Israel (Deal Summary)

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The second quarter of 2010 has come and gone and despite the depleting VC and incubator capital in Israel, the quarter has brought approximately 40 deals with over $400 million invested Continue Reading

Israeli VC Funds Raised $793 Million in 2008

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The capital available for investment now reaches $1 Billion, of which $400 million is intended for first investments in high-tech companies and the remainder reserved for follow-on investments. Forecasts for 2009 are pretty grim – IVC estimates only $300 million to be raised this year Continue Reading

Nickels and Dimes in Israeli Venture Capital

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The Israeli venture capital industry has experienced a $250 million decline in the past few months. Israeli venture capital funds have struggled to raise the target capital and the impact is likely to be felt on emerging technology companies in Israel. Continue Reading