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Israeli VC funds raised $914m in 2014

In 2014, 12 Israeli venture capital funds raised $914 million, the most raised by Israeli venture capital funds in six years, according to the Israeli venture capital fund raising 2014 report compiled by the IVC Research Center in cooperation with KPMG Somekh Chaikin. The report found that fund raising was up 68% last year from $544 million raised by 11 VC funds in 2013, and was 18% above the 10-year average of $777 million. Four vet...

Record fundraising heats up Israel's high-tech sector

The celebration in the Israeli high-tech industry is going on, marking a record quarter: The first half of the year was the best ever in the history of Israeli high-tech, with fundraising rounds amounting to as much as $1.6 billion. In the second quarter of the year, Israeli start-up companies raised a total of $930 million — the highest quarterly amount raised since 2000. The fundraising rounds were conducted by 175 Israeli high-t...

Yahoo tops list of 10 most active tech acquirers in 2013

Yahoo’s 2013 shopping spree earned the company a surprising title: most active buyer of private U.S. tech companies. With 22 acquisitions of private U.S. companies last year, Yahoo proved more acquisitive than companies like Google, Facebook, and Apple, according to new data from financial research firm PrivCo. It’s a huge shift from 2012, when Yahoo didn’t appear in the list of top 50 acquirers. But this change in pace isn...

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Tips & Advice for Angel Investors

What Every Angel Should Know Before Writing The First Check

Consider the temptation. The young entrepreneur is charismatic and smart. The new product is very cool. And the technology behind it is ground breaking. With all that, investing in this company seems like a slam dunk. Maybe, maybe not. But before you invest, make sure you’re evaluating not only this particular opportunity, but also how it fits into your bigger “angel strategy.” Experienced angel investors caution those just ...

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