January 29, 2018 | Israel-based IVC Research Center in cooperation with Israeli law firm APM & Co released an report on Monday ranking Israel’s most active venture capital funds, with Vertex Ventures Israel in the top spot. The report analyzes first investments in Israel performed in the past five years. Vertex manages some $800 million in four funds, and came in first for 2017 with 12 first investments. In second place is aMoon Partners, a life sciences fund of $150 million managed by CheckPoint founder Marius Nach, with 11 new investments. The third spot is shared by three funds: F2 Capital, iAngels Seed Fund and Mindset Ventures with ten new investments each. In all, according to the report, Israeli VC funds increased their first investment activity with 212 new deals in 2017 amounting to 48 percent of total new investments, a record in the past five years. Foreign funds closed 233 new deals in 2017, holding 52 percent of the total, the lowest in five years.