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  • mayay 1:15 pm on August 27, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , angel investment stats, equity crowdfunding investment, iangels, israel angel investment, venture capital   

    iAngels Survey Finds Angel Funding, Not VCs, Behind Biggest Exits 

    iangelsAugust 27, 2014 | Equity crowdfunding platform iAngels conducted a survey which found that venture capital firms actually had little to do with startup exits over the past three years. The figures, which measured high tech and technology companies (including biomedical companies), showed that 45 percent of the 20 most profitable exits were based exclusively upon angel investments. In addition, the survey found that the most profitable exit since 2011 was Cyvera that sold in March 2014 to Palo Alto Networks for $200 million. Second place was taken by Playtika, which sold to casino giant Harrah’s for $145 million after raising just $1.5 million from investors and third by Crossrider, which was acquired by Teddy Sagi for $37 million after raising $2 million.

     
  • mayay 1:23 pm on July 23, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: alon dolev, , homeland, rubicon business group, , tv formats, tv pilots, venture capital   

    TV Format Fund Will Invest $55M In Israeli TV Pilots 

    tvformatfundJuly 23, 2014 | The TV Format Fund, created by Alon Dolev and the Rubicon Business Group six months ago, will invest $55 million in TV shows for their sale aboard. The fund hopes to capitalize on the recent success of Israeli TV pilots like “Homeland” by investing in new pilots being launched in Israel and selling them aboard, much like a venture capital firm in the world of high-tech. Dolev’s fund raised the initial funds from Rubicon, an investment group with stated interests in the finance, tourism, insurance and leisure, and hopes to bring in new investors, Dolev told Reuters. In addition, Dolev asserts that he hopes to invest in between 12-14 new shows each year. “We can return 60-100 percent of the investment from selling options,” Dolev said.

     
  • mayay 5:39 pm on July 15, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , equity, , , jon medved, , , , , venture capital   

    OurCrowd Raises $60M In Equity For 46 Companies In 16 Months 

    OurCrowd Raises $25M In Series B FundingJuly 15, 2014 | OurCrowd, the Israeli venture capital crowdfunding platform, announced that it has raised $60 million in equity for 46 companies since its founding. Twenty of those companies raised more than $1 million each in investments, and four companies raised well over $3 million using the OurCrowd platform. OurCrowd’s roster of supported companies includes ReWalk, Consumer Physics (the creators of SCiO), BioCatch and Abe’s Market. CEO of OurCrowd Jon Medved stated, “We are proud to have raised these amounts in just 16 months since launching. These numbers demonstrate that our model works and can be effectively used for major funding rounds. The fact that OurCrowd has deployed more money for our companies than our Silicon Valley competitors proves that we are indeed at the forefront of equity crowdfunding innovation.” OurCrowd is a hybrid VC-equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors who wish to invest in Israel and global early stage companies.

     
  • mayay 11:59 am on July 13, 2014 Permalink
    Tags: , , , google ventures, , , , venture capital, ventures   

    Google Ventures Sets Up European Branch Set To Serve Israel As Well 

    Google_Ventures_logoJuly 13, 2014 | Google Ventures investment fund announced that it will open a branch in Europe that will have $100 million to invest in startups and ventures in the continent. Although Google did not explicitly mention Israel as within the scope of the venture fund, sources reported to “Globes” that Google will use the fund to invest in Israeli startups and companies as well. Google Ventures was launched in 2009 and currently works with over 250 companies in the United States. To date, the company has invested in startups like Uber, Nest, which was acquired by Google, Parse, which was acquired by Facebook, and the Secret social network among others.

     
  • mayay 12:10 pm on July 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Hexadite Cyber Security Startup Raises $2.5M In Seed Funding 

    hexadite July 2, 2014 | Israeli cyber security company Hexadite raised $2.5 million in seed funding in a round led by YL Ventures, with participation by Microsoft Corporate VP Moshe Lichtman. The startup only recently emerged to launch its groundbreaking new approach to cyber security incident response, using special investigative tools to cut down the time it takes to identify cyber security breaches by 95 percent. The Hexadite Automated Incident Response Solution (AIRS) is already being implemented by four global customers. Hexadite was founded by former military intelligence officers and cyber security experts Eran Barak, Idan Levin and Barak Klinghofer.

     
  • mayay 12:24 pm on June 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: andreessen horowitz, , hindawi, tanium, , venture capital   

    Andreessen Horowitz Invests $90M in Tanium Cyber Security Startup 

    tanium_logoJune 23, 2014 | Andreessen Horowitz, a venture capital firm based out of California, invested $90 million in Tanium, a cyber security firm established by Technion graduate David Hindawi and brother Orion Hindawi. Tanium is an enterprise security and system management startup that allows IT to control an entire network using natural language and a search engine-like interface. It is the first investment by Andreessen Horowitz, a VC firm established in 2009 by Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz, in Tanium. Tanium was founded in 2007 by brothers CEO David Hindawi and CTO Orion Hindawi.

     
  • NoCamels Team 7:40 am on September 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Pitango Raises $150m For New Venture Capital Fund 

    Pitango Raises $150mIsraeli venture capital firm Pitango has announced that it has raised $150 million first closing for its sixth fund, Pitango VI. The key to the announcement, made on Sunday, was the commitment made by a main investor, which allows the company to pursue its aim of raising an overall fund of $250 million.

     
  • NoCamels Team 10:34 am on May 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Online Advertising Co ‘myThings’ Raised $8.4M 

    myThings , an Israeli online advertising technology company, has raised $8.4 million in a financing round led by Viola Private Equity Fund, the fund announced today. myThings, founded in 2005, is a startup that helps increase revenue for advertisers online by providing personalized display advertising, individualized and in real time. To date, the company raised $37 million and has 100 employees, 65 of which are in Israel.

     
  • NoCamels Team 10:02 am on April 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , casino, , , , , venture capital   

    Gaming Startup ‘Dragonplay’ Raises $14M 

    Dragonplay - News Flash - IsraelDragonplay, an Israeli social and mobile game startup, announced today that it has raised $14 million in a first round of funding from the global venture capital firm Accel Partners, alongside Entrée Capital and Founder Collective. The Tel Aviv-based company specializes in multi-platform social game experiences in the cards, casino and board game category, which run on social networks and mobile platforms. The company will use the investment to expand its existing portfolio of games on Android and Facebook, launch on new platforms including iOS and grow its team.

     
  • NoCamels Team 9:46 am on March 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: ABB Technology, investors, , venture capital,   

    Water Data Startup TaKaDu Raises $6M 

    TaKaDu - News Flash - IsraelIsraeli water data startup TaKaDu has raised $6 million from investors: half from ABB Technology Ventures and another $3 million from its current investors, Emerald Technology Ventures, Gemini Israel Funds and Giza Venture Capital. TaKaDu provides water utilities a solution that detects, alerts and provides real-time insight on leaks, bursts and zone breaches.

     
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