5 Tech Trends that Dominated Headlines in 2017

Corporate VC as total deal volume

In my last post, I covered 5 tech trends that shaped 2017 including the proliferation of AI, Blockchain and crypto currencies the growing dominance of GAFAM, etc. Below, I cover the trends that dominated the headlines in 2017 including fake news, the tech code of conduct, IPOs, corporate VC, Softbank and more. What would you add? Continue Reading

144 Israeli startups raised $483 million In Q1 2012

Distribution of first and follow-on Israeli VC fund investments (%)

According to the latest IVC-KMPG quarterly survey published today, in the first quarter of 2012, venture capital investments in Israel rached $483 million, up slightly from the amount invested in Q1/2011. 144 Israeli high-tech companies raised $483 million from Israeli and foreign venture investors, 15% below $569 million raised by 124 companies in the previous quarter, but almost equal to $479 million raised by 140 companies in Q1/2011. Continue Reading

First Half of 2011 Showed Boost in Later Stage VC Deals in Israel

IVC Online and KMPG have released their summary of venture capital raising for Q2 2011, in Israel. 285 companies raised $1.048 Billion in the first half of 2011, an 82% increase compared to the $577 million raised in the equivalent period in 2010. In Q2 alone, 145 Israeli companies raised $569 million from both local and foreign VCs. Continue Reading

Report: Only 3% of Israeli VC Investments Go to Seed

joint report by IVC Israel and KPMG, summarizes 2010 in Israeli venture capital. Israeli high-tech capital raising in 2010 reached $1.26 billion, 13 percent above 2009 level but the Israeli VC Fund investment share continues to decline. Continue Reading