Vertex Ventures Israel, TLV Partners Are Israel’s Busiest Venture Firms in 2018
According to a new report published Tuesday, the two venture firms each made 11 first investments in Israeli companies last year
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Coming in second with nine investments each in 2018 were CE Ventures, an Israel-based venture fund backed by Chinese peer-to-peer lending company CreditEase, which has been active in Israel since 2015; Tel Aviv-based automotive fund Next Gear Management Ltd.; and MizMaa Ventures, a venture fund based in San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Israel.
Altogether, venture capital firms active in Israel made 503 first investments in local companies in 2018, compared to 533 in 2017. Out of these investments, 60% were made by four firms. According to the report, there are currently 211 foreign venture capital firms active in Israel.