January 21, 2015 | According to the IVC Research Center and KPMG Somekh Chaikin, Israeli high-tech capital reached new heights in 2014, raising an unprecedented $3.4 billion. This amount, raised by 688 companies, is up 46 percent from the $2.3 billion raised by 659 companies in 2013. Particularly, the fourth financial quarter of 2014 was outstanding, with companies raising $1.1 billion, the most raised by Israeli companies since 1999. In Q4/2014, 110 VC-backed deals attracted more capital than in any previous quarter in the last six years – $845 million or 76 percent of total capital invested. IVC Research is a leading provider of online data and analysis on Israeli high-tech, venture capital and private equity industries.