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

Israeli Startup Wanova Raises $10 million in Series B

Wanova Cloud Israeli startup

Wanova, the Israeli corporate cloud services provider, has announced the completion of its round B financing totaling $10 million. The round was led entirely by previous backers: the Israeli offices of Greylock Partners and Carmel Ventures, as well as US fund Opus Capital. Continue Reading

Israeli Startup Zerto Raises $15 million B Round for Disaster Recovery on the Cloud

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Israeli startup Zerto has now announced the launch of a new product suite, the Zerto Virtual Replication as well as the completion of a $15 million B round led by U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) and joined by existing investors Battery Ventures and Greylock Partners. Continue Reading

Supersonic Ads Raises $4.2 Million from Greylock

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SupersonicAds, the London-based Israeli startup developing social in-game advertising solutions, has announced the completion of a $4.2 million round led by Greylock Israel. $6 million have been invested in the company to date, and as a result of this round, Greylock IL partner Yoram Snir will join the board of SupersonicAds. Continue Reading

Zeev Holtzman: Israeli VC is on the verge of collapse [but wait, there’s more]

Zeev Holtzman, founding partner of Giza Venture Capital and founding member of the Israel Venture Association (IVA), cautioned that “Israel’s venture capital and startup industry is heading for collapse. The industry, which is the economy’s growth engine, is liable to be irreversibly damaged”, in a recent interview to the Venture Capital Journal Continue Reading

Bitesize Monday: Indian Summer in Israeli VC funding (Takadu, Celeno, Superfish, Headway, Real Match)

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The VC funding news from Israel are piling up on my inbox. Is it because there are more worthy companies for investment all of a sudden, or are VCs driven by the need to deploy some of their capital before the end of the calendar year? Continue Reading

MySuperMarket Raises $7.4 Million, Won’t Be The New WebVan

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Israeli startup MySupermarket has completed a new round of investment of $7.4 million, led by Graylock and Pitango. The company has raised $22 million to date. 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

IVC: Investment dollars in Seed Israeli start ups down 28%

Venture capital is the shi(r)t

According to IVC Research, 28% of the venture capital investments were made in seed stage companies in 2008, compared to 43% in 2007. More than 30% of the vc funds in Israel made no investments in seed companies in 2008. Greylock… Continue Reading