Israel Funding Ecosystem

Here are the top highlights of our funding landscape and analysis:

  • Incubators are becoming less of a trend, with only 9 incubators opening and remaining active over the past four years. By contrast in the last decade, 92 accelerators have been established and remain active. 67 of them have been established in the last four years.
  • There are over 320 active funds in Israel. Since 2015, an average of 23 VCs have been established annually.
  • Israeli tech companies raised $33.1 billion over the past 5 years. During the first half (H1) of 2020, 312 deals were closed, compared to 258 deals in H1/2019. The average deal amount in H1/2020 was $16.8M compared to $14.5M in H1/2019.
  • During the last five and a half years, most of the capital (69.5%) was deployed by foreign investors.
  • The share of foreign investors increased by 33% in H1/2020 compared to the same period in 2019. In contrast, the share of Israeli investors decreased by 20% in H1/2020 compared to H1/2019. The number of deals increased in H1/2020 compared to H1/2019 among both types of investors.
  • Given the number of active funds in Israel, activity remains strong despite the effects of COVID-19.
Total Investments by Type of Investor
*2020 collects data from H1
Number of Deals by Type of Investor
*2020 collects data from H1
  • Even though 44% of all funds invest at an early stage, during the last three and a half years more deals closed in growth stages (119).
  • Israeli VCs carried out the largest number of investments in early-mid stage companies.
  • Most of the Israeli funds that invest in late stages focus on healthcare (20%).
  • We identified 102 active angel investors, of these 8 are female.
  • Tel Aviv continues to lead the Israeli high-tech innovation industry with 289 out of 328 funds.

Cardumen Capital is a European Venture Capital and Private Equity Management Company.

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