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

Bitesize Monday: eToro, Covertix, Iway, Tawkon, Grouper….

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Bitesize Monday on VC Cafe- the headlines that make the startup nation what it is today… founding rounds raised by eToro, Covertix, Playcast Media and Omek Interactive, product launches by Tawkon, acquisition by Groupon and much more.
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ignitad Announced A Round of $2 Million and New “Hedge Fund” for Display Ads [Interview]

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“In the online advertising industry there is never a dull moment”, told me Assaf Roth the founder of IgnitAd. Indeed, this early stage startup has a lot going on. On Wednesday this week, the company announced a its first round of funding of $2 million, led by DFJ Tamir Fishman Ventures and JVP Media Labs. Continue Reading

2009 First VC Investments in Israel Down 50 Percent

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Terra Venture Partners, a $25 million fund made the most first investments in 2009 (6 deals) followed by Carmel, Giza, JVP, Magma, Pitango, Sequoia and TriVentures (another small fund with $25 million under management), who all made 5 first time investments. 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