This article showcases our top picks for the best Israel based Venture Capital companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Venture Capital industry, but are all exceptional startups and companies well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
Top Israel Venture Capital Companies
OurCrowd was started in 2013, driven by the idea that the business of building startups grows bigger and better when the global ‘crowd’ gains access to VC-level investment opportunities. Today, OurCrowd is a global venture investing platform that empowers institutions and individuals to invest and engage in emerging companies.
The most active venture investor in Israel, OurCrowd vets and selects companies, invests its capital, and provides its global network with unparalleled access to co-invest and contribute connections, talent, and deal flow. OurCrowd builds value for its portfolio companies throughout their lifecycles, providing mentorship, recruiting industry advisors, navigating follow-on rounds, and creating growth opportunities through its network of multinational partnerships..
Lightbits Labs, founded in 2016, is remaking modern cloud infrastructure on a global scale. The company’s mission is to reinvent the way storage and networking are conducted in cloud data centers.
As trailblazers in this field, its solutions are successfully being used in industry-leading cloud data centers around the globe. With strategic investors including Dell Technologies Capital, Cisco Investments, and Micron, and with investments from Chairman and Founder Avigdor Willenz, Lightbits Labs is disaggregating storage and compute to improve performance and TCO..
Vertex Ventures Israel
Over the past 22 years, we backed more than 120 Israeli tech companies and overseen more than 40 exits. We focus on early-stage companies from Seed stage to B round who aim to disrupt large markets across several categories and verticals.
From inception through growth, our team has been fortunate to work with some of Israel’s leading entrepreneurs and be an early investor in 3 of the 10 largest VC stories out of Israel in the last decade: Waze (acquired by Google for $1.3B); CyberArk (IPO, $1B+); and SolarEdge (IPO, $1B+). In addition to Israel, the Vertex Global Network of funds is active in Silicon Valley, China, Singapore and India, providing a unique platform for our portfolio companies to realize their full potential by leveraging the combined experience and resources of our extensive network..
Eden Block is a private, independent, research-centric investment vehicle dedicated towards enriching the environments that make up the new iteration of the internet: web3.0. Focused on Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity, Eden Block continues to support the world’s most formidable teams, spearheading concrete development and foundational business application.
Eden Block is a direct filial company of the Messika Holdings Group, a single-family office that specialises in pioneering across industries. Under the Messika Holdings Group, Eden Block brings together 40 years of entrepreneurial experience, the building of hyper-growth brands, and decades of capital investments into a highly specialised tech-focused investment team.
Eden Block is joined by a variety of industry leaders, including Lior Messika, Rami Beracha (Pitango, SOSA), Ben Livshits (Brave Software), Mustafa Al Bassam (ChainSpace Co-Founder), and a dedicated team of investment professionals. With less than 2 years of activity, Eden Block has collaborated with 24 early-stage companies, with 2 companies concluding in high-profile acquisitions by industry leaders such as Facebook and Coinsquare..
S Capital VC
S Capital was founded to give the Israeli entrepreneur a unique set of tools that was missing in the market. On one hand S Capital brings with it all of the experience and methods that were acquired while working at one of the best firms on the globe.
On the other hand S Capital is a boutique fund. Today, S Capital uses the advantages of both of these worlds, bringing the knowledge and know-how of an established firm as well as the agility of a boutique firm..
Cardumen Capital is an early stage venture capital fund working to provide qualified investors access to the world’s most advanced technologies via the Israeli market. Cardumen Capital was established in 2017 by the former Samsung Ventures Israel team and other leading professionals.
With a track record +$240M investments in Venture Capital during 2012-2017, this team has been Israel’s most active corporate investor and is on track to become a reference deep tech institution in Israel´s and Europe´s VC ecosystem.. .
Homrun aims to help Israeli entrepreneurs build lasting businesses that will have significant financial and human impact and returns world wide. Our team of members are a group of executives, successful CEOs, influential figures in the Jewish community and innovative entrepreneurs.
They are dedicated to provide contacts and create opportunities to help Israelis grow their business. Homrun leverages our strategic connections to ensure new Israeli products, services or ideas get in front of the right people in order to ensure the business gains traction in a global marketplace.
Homrun is a for-profit business with a philanthropic mission to boost the Israeli economy by helping Israeli companies sell their innovative products abroad.. .
Yozma has earned worldwide recognition as the creator of the Israeli venture capital industry. Yozma makes equity investments in technology companies engaged in fields where Israel has demonstrated world leadership.
The Group targets high-growth companies in the sectors of Communications, Information Technologies and Life Sciences.Yozma effectively created the Israeli venture capital market in 1993 through the formation of its first venture fund, Yozma I. Originating from a government program aimed at prompting venture investments in Israel, Yozma I has transformed the domestic landscape of private equity investments.
Over a period of three years, the Group established ten drop-down funds, each capitalized with more than $20 million. In parallel Yozma started making direct investments in start up companies.
This marked the beginning of a professionally managed venture capital market in Israel. Today, Yozma’s drop down funds constitute the backbone of the Israeli venture market..
Giza Venture Capital
Giza Venture Capital, established in 1992, is a pioneer investor in seed and early-stage technology companies and currently manages five funds totaling over $600 million. Giza has invested in over 90 companies in the sectors of Communications, Information Technology, Enterprise Software, Life Sciences, Internet and New Media.
Giza’s vision in recognizing future technology leaders has led to over 30 successful exits. Giza also has a seed stage investment plan called the Ofek Program whose goal is to secure investment in high-quality seed opportunities at the earliest possible stage..
Viola Growth is an Israeli technology based growth capital fund focused on investing in global companies at expansion phase. By providing direct capital investment, combined with strong leadership support, it propels portfolio companies forward, turning recognized companies into global technology leaders.
The general partners of the fund have led exits both through public offerings on NASDAQ and through significant M&A transactions in the US and Europe. Viola Growth was founded in 2008 by Harel Beit-On and is part of the Viola Group.
To date, Viola Growth has raised two funds totaling at $438M.. .
Yeda Research and Development Co. Ltd
Yeda Research and Development Company Ltd. is the commercial arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Yeda holds an exclusive agreement with the Weizmann Institute to commercialize the unique intellectual property developed by the scientists. The income generated serves to support further basic research and science education.
– Identify and assess research projects with commercial potential. – Protect the intellectual property of the Institute and its scientists.
– Create business relationships and license the Institute’s inventions and technologies to the industry. – Channel funding from industry to research projects.
For further information please contact Tamir Huberman, CIO and Head of Marketing. .
The Kitchen – FoodTech Hub
The Kitchen FoodTech Hub is a seed investor and a Technology Incubator focusing on FoodTech. It invests in 3-4 new FoodTech startups each year.
During the incubation period the startups benefit from close support from The Kitchen’s team and a large range of experts. The Kitchen was established in 2015 by the Strauss-Group, an international food company based in Israel and is a member of the Israeli Innovation Authority incubators’ program..
Smart Funding ltd.(Israel)
Smart Funding connects young and leading start-up companies in Israel with investors all over the world. Our company was founded by a team of experts with extensive experience in entrepreneurship, capital management and technology.
Our goal is to expose our investors to developing revolutionary Israeli companies. The companies we choose to work with undergo a strict inspection process in order to reduce risk and create reliable and secure investments for our investor’s community.
Inspection are carried out by professionals within our company and by independent experts who specialize in the areas of the companies we offer to invest in. Investing with SmartFunding is an opportunity to be a part of the next big thing.
We provide you with access to unique companies at the beginning of their path and You can be a part of their growth and success.. .
WebPick Internet Holdings Ltd.
WebPick Internet Holdings Builds and Invests in tech startups with solid business models. We provide knowledge, guidance, and tools to empower entrepreneurs, while building strong Friendships and having fun along the way.
BUILD Why build separate companies? Back when we just started, four people working from a cozy living room, we were able to develop quality high-end products in a very short time. After we had started growing and scaling up, as well as recruited the best people in the industry, we still didn’t see the linear growth we were expecting.
Instead, we lost something we had with just four people in a cozy living room. At a certain point, when our first company had exceeded 200 employees and three different product lines, we felt that in order to continue building the best products, we must create separate entities, each with its own autonomy, and founders, so each product line gets the attention it deserves.
We are always working on new and exciting projects, so if you are a Ninja developer… a killer salesman…. or a super analyst, please submit your CV HERE.
INVEST WebPick invests in exciting and talented entrepreneurs, especially those who come with solid business models. We mainly invest between Seed and Series A rounds, but we are always willing to hear a good pitch.
If you would like us to review your company, please submit it HERE. FRIENDSHIPS At WebPick, friendships are being formed in every corner.
Impact First Investments
Impact First Investments is the first Israeli impact venture capital fund with the trifold aim to bolster Israeli technology, to build global social impact, and to obtain market-rate returns. Impact investing is dynamic.
It’s a web of enterprise, venture, and ingenuity with the goal to do good and do well. At Impact First, they capitalize on boldness.
Technology has the ability to both address challenges and scale solutions. They capitalize and advance this interest.
They recognize this growing potential of doing good and doing well, and combined with experience in Israeli high tech, they have the ability to address global social challenges by supporting social tech startups.. .
An Investment Development and innovation Powerhouse for both Hitech & Traditional Industry. we provide a wide array of professional services solutions and investments to both Hi-Tech companies & traditional Industries from scouting to Due-Diligence, Special situations and turn around to leading investment rounds & M&A’s as well as complex technological projects across industries.
We specialize in pairing up start-up companies that own top-notch technology/product with clients searching for additional revenue streams or bolster existing practices. Our broad network of Israeli entrepreneurs and investors allows us to scout and cherry-pick only the best ones from all the start-ups we work with.
Startups that been chosen after an internal due diligence process – and present an opportunity to acquire great technology/product. Fusion Partners is a team of highly experienced, knowledgeable professionals dedicated to matching startups with investments / M&A’s and government grants and companies looking for new avenues, expanding their portfolio, new opportunities, and new challenges.
our clients are VC’s / investors and startups. Decades of accumulated experience in the worlds of finance, entrepreneurship & venture capital, allowed me to build a wide network of connections.
Ranging from local to global relationships with companies and investors, buyers & sellers. We are strategically placed to provide you with solutions that fit your unique needs.
Fusion Partners works alongside: * Israeli ministry of economy * Multinationals searching for innovation * Corporations on the lookout for new investment and acquisition opportunities * Companies seeking specific skills/knowledge/technologies * Angel investors & Venture Capital funds looking to maximize their investment, manage deal flow and due diligence * Startup incubators, accelerators, technological & scientific research centers & institutes * International Accounting & law firms. .
Israel Corporation Ltd., an investment holding company, operates in the fertilizers and specialty chemicals, energy, shipping, and transportation sectors in Europe, Asia, Israel, and the United States. The company produces and sells fertilizers and specialty chemicals, such as phosphate fertilizers, phosphoric acid, and specialty fertilizers; bromine-based and phosphorus-based flame retardants and various bromine compounds; and specialty phosphates based on purified and thermal phosphoric acid for various markets, as well as delivers engineered water treatment and desalination solutions.
It has concessions and licenses for the production of minerals from the Dead Sea, concessions for mining phosphate rock in the South, and mining agreements and licenses covering the mining of potash and salt from underground mines in Spain and the United Kingdom. The company also engages in refining crude oil, producing fuel products, and providing raw materials for the petrochemical industry and materials for the plastics industry; and owns a portfolio of hydro-electric, natural gas, and other power plants located in Latin America, as well as focuses on renewable energy, primarily in the solar power and bio-fuels sectors.
In addition, it provides container shipping services; and end-to-end shipping services, including overland transport, distribution, and storage, as well as operates a logistics network. Further, Israel Corporation operates electric recharge grid that integrates lithium ion batteries, charge spots, and renewable electricity generation to create a zero emission transportation system based on the use of electric cars, as well as manufactures cars.
Additionally, it produces integrated circuits. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Israel Corporation Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Ofer Brothers Properties (1957) Ltd..
Random Forest Ltd
Random Forest is a boutique early-stage fund. We focus on market disruptive ventures, based on cutting-edge Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence technologies.
The partners of Random Forest, pioneered as executives of companies where machine learning was a key factor to their success. We invest in ventures with superior technologies at their very early stage of formation, led by extraordinary entrepreneurs who are passionate to disrupt the market they are taking part in.
We support the entrepreneurs with Machine Learning development services to accelerate their development, allowing their venture to enjoy fast growth.. .
Evolution Venture Capital Fund LP.
Evolution Venture Capital Fund I LP is an expansion capital fund for medium and small size, revenue generating, technology based, Israeli and Israel-related companies. The fund began operations following its first closing on September 1, 2006.
Evolution Fund seeks to invest in revenue generating companies, across a range of growing industries, with modest financial requirements of up to $2 million, in able to meet their long term business targets with down-to-earth exit expectations.. .
Mivtach Shamir Holdings LTD
Mivtach Shamir Holdings is a publicly-traded Israeli investment company headed by owner and CEO Meir Shamir. It holds a diverse portfolio of lucrative international assets, investing primarily in commercial real estate, startups, and tangibles.
Corporate History Mivtach Shamir’s roots extend back to December 1958. At that time, there was a company named Attas Industries Halva, Tahini, and Sweets.
Attas was a small private company that was in the business of producing confectionaries and luxury foods. In 1983, Attas Industries was listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange and became a public company for the first time.
Approximately 10 years later, Attas Industries caught the eye of Meir Shamir a savvy businessman who purchased the company. At this time, Attas Industries began its transition from food production to pension fund management and insurance.
Its name was changed to Mivtach Shamir Insurance Agency. But, this was only the beginning.
The following year, Attas Industries became Mivtach Shamir Holdings, Ltd, with a refocused mission and new portfolio of assets. Mivtach Shamir Investments Mivtach Shamir Holdings has concluded a number of notable investments.
VCM Software is a venture capital and private equity company that offers a software platform that specializes in an integrated fund management system. Its software platform helps companies and businesses in capitalization tables, deal-flow, and fundraising.
The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Yerushalayim, Israel.. .
JivyGroup is An alternative venture builder that invests in making next generation companies extraordinary. Jivy Group invests in exciting ventures that aim for impressive long term growth.
We provide an active investment role – joining the team shoulder-to-shoulder to dramatically increase the probability of success by avoiding bumps along the way. We are as likely to invest in companies changing the world, as those with exciting commercial prospects.
Long-haul, not the quick exit. Jivy Group is headquartered in Tel Aviv, with R&D centers in Israel, Moldova, and Ukraine..
Crowdmii (Crowd Made in Israel) is a non-equity pro-active fundraising platform focused on connecting Israel supporters from around the world with selected Israeli innovative business ventures who comply with their supporters’ vision. Crowdmii offers Israel supporters a new alternative to support and identify with Israel by helping unique Israeli business ventures generate social wealth, while offering their chosen Israeli ventures direct access to unique supporters, contributors and future potential clients.
Crowdmii identifies and screens chosen Israeli ventures and connects them through the platform to various Israel supporters who are aligned with their goals and operation.. .
Information is power. And Comparisons.org gives you the information you need – quickly, easily, and in one convenient place.
They are a service-oriented website, created to provide today’s consumers with useful information and comparison services on a wide range of topics, including a strong focus on middle class financial and lifestyle issues. You live a busy life, and research can be time-consuming.
They make it simple, and help demystify the often confusing world of mortgages, refinancing, auto insurance, credit cards, and similar. With expert, plain-English articles on a diverse range of topics and their unique “side by side” rate comparison services, they all help you save money by being a smarter, better informed consumer.
So pour yourself a cup of coffee (or anything else you fancy) and take a few moments to browse their articles and services. They are constantly adding more content and expanding their scope, so be sure to check back often..
Sherpa InnoVentures is an innovation-focused investment fund that invest in highly innovative technological companies to deliver value to its investors and to portfolio companies. Sherpa InnoVentures invests directly in internet and other information and communication technologies and non-pharma life sciences.
The company is committed to personally escort each portfolio company and to work closely with each company’s management team according to the company’s specific needs. Sherpa InnoVentures’ approach to fund management is developed to add value to both investors and portfolio companies by applying unique innovation tools at all stages and effecting personal working relationships between all parties involved.
The company uses a structured approach for identifying and implementing innovation. Sherpa InnoVentures is headquartered in Israel..
Minimal Transaction Requirements : Drug Development -2M euro, protected IP, Proof of concept in animals. Medtech:-2 M euro, working Beta prototype, protected IP.
Past transactions: Our experience ranges from start-ups and spin-offs to PIPE in NASDAQ quoted Companies, phase III transactions. We have also done fundraising for incubators, funds, and operations between funds specialized in Life Sciences.
Company funded in 2003 Who are our clients Kerentech renders services to companies looking for fundraising in the form of: Venture capital Business Angels Co-development agreements Joint ventures Participative loans Patent financing As well as to investors raising funds to invest ( incubators, VCs), or co-investors for their portfolio Companies.. .
Moris Hasky Innovation
We help corporations through services that explore and hunt technologies that have exceptional potential to impact every industry. As CEO I am the first point of contact for new clients.
I use my experience and agility to understand the challenges and organize their priorities. I have an active part in filtering the solutions presented to clients, being responsible for the success of the project.
We work as a multinational network formed by young and determined entrepreneurs who together bring the winds of innovation to Latin America and the world. Our services: – Research on emerging companies in selected industries – Cured B2B meetings with industry leaders – Private events for investors, both corporate and private, to meet emerging companies related to their industries or funds – Technology development or project management.
VentureApp is proprietor and distributor of the VentureApp Application is a cloud based system for Deal Flow and Due Diligence management for Venture Capital Funds, Technological Incubators, Micro VCs and even Angel Investors. It is the most comprehensive, user friendly, dynamic and industry compatible solution of its kind available today.
The solution is based on SalesForce infrastructure, supporting various SalesForce Editions, making it easily deployed, scalable and tremendous value for money. The solution enables investment professionals to keep track of due diligence progress and action items, and manage all screening aspects – down to documents, contacts, email messages and calls – on a single platform.
The system dynamically generates visual dashboards evaluating the fund performance, available for viewing online, as well as via Mobile. Fund managers are provided with a never before available tool for fund performance evaluation, which is constantly updating, as well as a management platform allowing them to assign tasks and follow up on execution..
TradEqual is simple and user friendly binary options trading platform where any person can experience buying and selling options in a real life marketplace. TradEqual is the first platform to provide traders with peer-to-peer trading experience and the opportunity to join a real, dynamic and social trading community to share ideas and trends with peers.
Similar to the way Lending Club changed the Banking Industry, Betfair changed the online betting industry and Uber & Lyft changed the transportation industry – TradEqual leads the Sharing Economy revolution in the Binary Options Market. TradEqual’s unique and transparent “”OrderBook”” displays the best possible payout and ensures that traders will receive the most optimized and profitable trading environment.
This development enabled us to launch a simple and user friendly binary options trading platform where any person can experience buying, writing and selling options in a real life marketplace while eliminating the presence of the “”house””, thus, improving dramatic the traders payouts and odds and ensuring a fair social trading environment and community.. .
Penza Perception Lab
PenZA Perception Lab is a discovery crucible for yet unknown and unrealized new perceptions and their application, considering the current state of human affairs. PenZA Group is a unique multi-dimensional global membrane of people who care for the future, and develop new strategies, methodologies and projects to meet future needs and challenges, based upon universal values.
PenZA specializes in designing comprehensive strategies together with national and corporate leaders, focusing on innovation, sustainability and education. Within this, PenZA develops and applies advanced methodologies and instruments for leading and mentoring innovation processes, as well as new approaches for education, sustainability, leadership development and training; designing new templates of thinking; building programs for social responsibility and a variety of other areas..
IT Business Week
IT Business Week is the only Russian-language publication on Israeli innovations. Its unique positioning, relevant audience, and professional materials all make IT Business Week the most authoritative Russian-language source of what is happening in the country that is being called the “Startup Nation”.
IT Business Week is equally interesting to professional players of the venture capital market and innovation industry as it is to anyone else who follows scientific and technical progress. Among the publication’s audience are startup entrepreneurs and venture capital investors, analysts and business angels, journalists and service providers, as well as enthusiasts of new technologies and ideas..
They create powerful written and visual materials for companies so they can focus on what actually matters. Like building the next big thing.
NooYalla helps founders and seasoned management teams alike develop compelling investor materials, create smarter customer content, and pitch strategic partners in the global marketplace. It’s your story.
they just help you tell it better.. .
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