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שלמה דוברת שלמה דברת קרן ויולה

“If we don't come to our senses, there is a danger of a lost decade, similar to the aftermath of the Yom Kippur War”

10.07.24|Adrian Filut
Viola Group founder Shlomo Dovrat also warned that "the markets are showing us that we are not in the right direction and that they don't believe us that much." 
Viola fintech map

Israel's evolving fintech sector: A 2024 market overview

19.06.24|James Spiro
A new report from Viola has shed light on the sector’s resilience amid a challenging economic environment  
מוסף עצמאות מימין יפתח שולמן ו עופר בנגל רדיס לאבס

Tiger Global and Viola sell $200-300M worth of Redis shares at over $2B valuation

04.04.24|Meir Orbach
The shares were sold in a secondary transaction to Generation Investment Management and a number of existing investors
Iron Nation Team

Venture Capitalists launch ‘Iron Nation’ emergency impact fund for Israeli startups

02.11.23|James Spiro
Its mission is to ensure that Israeli tech startups that have already established venture backing can continue to grow during wartime.
מימין עידו ויגדור אלכס גינזבורג ו רותי פורמן בכירי קרן ויולה

Viola Credit raising new $200 million fund

04.10.23|Sophie Shulman
The fund, which has successfully completed the first closing of $140 million in commitments, plans to extend loans to early-stage high-tech companies with valuations ranging from $20 million to $100 million
תל אביב מבט מלמעלה 6.6.23

Israel drops five places to 10th among the world's best-funded tech ecosystems

03.07.23|Sophie Shulman
Due to the sharp decline in 2022-3, Israel dropped below South Korea, Singapore, France, Germany and Canada, according to a report by VC firm Viola
עובדי SISENSE סייסנס

Only half of Israel’s unicorns are still worth $1 billion

02.01.23|Sophie Shulman
According to research by venture capital fund Viola, many unicorns haven’t raised new funds in a long time, raising question marks regarding their actual growth rate and technological progress
מתחם BE ALL חלל עבודה הייטק

Investment in Israeli startups plummeted by 36% in third quarter

13.10.22|Sophie Shulman
The drop in funding year-on-year was over 50%, with a sharp increase being registered in extension rounds by companies aiming to avoid downrounds
Hilly Rejwan Sorek Viola

Tech investment group Viola appoints new VP of BD

15.09.22|CTech
Hilly Rejwan Sorek will be joining the firm as Vice President Business Development after previous roles at Earnix and Nexar
דני צידון

Viola raising $100-150 million for new fintech fund

12.09.22|Golan Hazani
Bank Hapoalim, which was an anchor investor in Viola’s first fintech fund, decided to significantly reduce its participation in the new fund, with Bank Leumi set to be an anchor investor instead with a $15 million investment
מגזין כלכליסט טק מימין רננה אשכנזי יעל אלרואי נופר עמיקם עדי גוזס מנהלות קרנות הון סיכון

"Women in venture capital is still a big deal"

20.03.22|Sophie Shulman
Four female representatives of the next generation of executives in venture capital funds met for an open discussion on entrepreneurship, risks, technological trends and the bugs in Israeli high-tech
אלי בן ששון מאיה זהבי עמרי בן דוד

Taking stock of Israel’s blockchain and crypto landscape in 2022

17.03.22|Allon Sinai
Despite some notable success stories, Israel’s tech sector has been slow in embracing the Web3 movement. But is it too late for blockchain and crypto to follow in the footsteps of cybersecurity to become a lucrative source of export and pride for the country?
Omry Tomer Viola

Israel’s massive fintech year confirms the sector as a powerhouse

17.03.22|James Spiro
A new report from Viola Group has highlighted the impact that fintech had on Startup Nation in 2021
מימין עדי גוזס אנטריי קפיטל יעל אלרואי ויולה ונצ'ורס ליאור הנדלסמן קרן גרוב עדי הורוויץ'-לביא

What’s in store for the markets in 2022? VCs weigh in with some predictions

16.03.22|Yafit Ovadia
With fluctuating valuations, IPOs, acqui-hiring, and rising inflation, what can investors expect in 2022? Partners at Israeli venture capital firms weighed in with their assessments
Rotem Tomer Viola

A deep dive into Israeli tech’s record-breaking year

23.01.22|James Spiro
A new report by Viola reveals that total funding by Israeli tech startups reached $27 billion in 2021, with $8.1 billion being raised in a record-breaking fourth quarter
ג'ף שפירו Viola

Viola appoints new Partner to lead human capital operation

16.11.21|CTech
Jeff Shapiro, a senior executive search professional, will head the new operation whose mission will be to support portfolio companies as they build their global and local management teams
דני כהן Viola

New unicorns in Israel growing at an unprecedented rate

02.09.21|Allon Sinai
The report by the Viola investment group showed that the level of business traction required to become a $1 billion company is falling over time and that the “time-to-unicorn” parameter has significantly decreased over recent years