August 5, 2018 | PitchBook, a global financial data and software company that provides the PitchBook Platform, a suite of award-winning software applications, announced its list of top 13 VC investors in Israel.
The list is based on the number of deals for each VC firm since the start of 2016. It excludes incubator and accelerator rounds.
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At the top of the list is OurCrowd, the leading equity crowdfunding platform based in Jerusalem led by serial entrepreneur and CEO Jon Medved, with 32 deals.
VC firms Magma Venture Partners, Pitango Venture Capital, and Vertex Ventures Israel take the next three spots with 17 deals for each. This is followed by Jerusalem Venture Partners and Keiretsu Forum with 16 deals each.
Maniv Mobiltiy, the VC firm focusing on early-stage mobility startups from Israel and around the world, takes the next spot with 14 deals, tying with Pontifax Venture Capital, and iAngels, which also have the same number.
Rounding out the list is VC firms Bessemer Venture Partners, StageOne Ventures and Aleph with 13 deals each and finally, OrbiMed, the leading investment firm focused on the healthcare sector, with 12 deals.
According to PitchBook data, Israeli startups have already received €1.25 billion ($1.45 billion) across almost 200 deals this year, which is about 68 percent of the total capital raised last year, although it includes a fall in the number of total deals.
In July, NoCamels reported that Israeli startups and high-tech companies were sold for $6.22 billion and raised a record $3.2 billion in the first half of 2018, according to reports from Israel-based IVC Research Center, ZAG law firm, and law firm Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal.
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