Israeli VC’s Invest $4.25M in US Based Proficiency

proficiencyIsrael’s Catalyst Investment, along with Carmel Ventures and Pitango Venture Capital have invested $4.25M in Boston-based Proficiency, a “leading developer of solutions that enable manufacturers and their suppliers to extract and share product knowledge from diverse engineering and manufacturing environments.”

According to Yair Shamir, CEO of Catalyst, “Proficieny has revolutionized the way people view their product when it is sent as a 3-D model from one CAD computer workstation to another.” Catalyst said its network of connections in the aerospace and automotive industries would help Proficiency expand its reach to new users.

What is Catalyst Investment? According to its website:

“Catalyst Funds are Israeli-based private equity funds investing in mature technology-related companies that are in pre-IPO, expansion, buyouts, or turnaround phases”. They target companies that answer market needs with high-growth potential in Europe and North America. “Our goal is to provide maturing companies with the necessary resources to attain global leadership in their respective market sectors.”

For more info check out Proficiency’s press release

Or this article (in Hebrew) from Globes.

By Dani Dechter

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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.