Israeli VC JAL Ventures Closes Second Fund At $105M
Israeli venture capital firm JAL Ventures announced on Monday that it had closed JAL II, a $105 million second fund. The company said it has already made five investments in B2B startups from the fund, some of which have raised follow-up rounds at significantly higher valuations. The second fund includes insurtech companies Novidea and VOOM; […]
November 16, 2021
Azerbaijan Investment Company Inks Cooperation Deal With OurCrowd
The Azerbaijan Investment Company will invest in 10 to 15 startups from OurCrowd's portfolio in the first stage.
August 12, 2021
Israeli Fintech Sector Raises Record $2.3B In First Half Of 2021 – Report
Investments in Israeli fintech (financial tech) firms soared to a record $2.3 billion in the first half of 2021, representing a record-breaking 260 percent increase over funding in the first half of 2020. It also surpassed 2020’s full-year total of $1.8 billion by 28 percent. These fintech investments made up 19 percent of the $12.2 […]
August 01, 2021
First Investments By VC Funds In Israeli Tech Soar To 7-Year High In 2020
Even amid pandemic challenges, VC funds added a total of 620 new firms to their portfolios, up from 470 in 2019 and 439 in 2014, report shows.
April 04, 2021
Israeli Companies Raised Record $1.44B In January Alone – Report
Last month was marked by six 'mega-rounds' of $100 million in financing or more; 21 such investments were announced in all of 2020.
February 11, 2021
Li Ka-Shing: How The Chinese Billionaire Became The Startup Nation’s Biggest Supporter
What makes a self-made Chinese billionaire fall in love with Israel? Perhaps it's that like him, Israel started out without many resources, but became a high-tech powerhouse. Today, Li is the prime example of the Far-East's new-found interest in the holy land.
June 15, 2014