Why Israel?

Israel is a home to one of the most highly educated, entrepreneurial and multicultural workforces in the world, international R&D centres, cutting-edge technologies, products and services that impact lives and markets around the globe. Israel’s thriving startup industry and a flourishing business ecosystem have truly earned Israel the title of Startup Nation.

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The innovation going on in Israel is critical to the future of the technology business.


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  • Israel invests heavily in education and research, spending 4.38% of its GDP into R&D, the highest percentage in the world [1].
  • Israel is ranked 3rd in the world for the quality of its scientific institutions [2].
  • Israel is ranked 1st in the world for innovative capacity and 1st in the world for entrepreneurship [3]. Israel has the highest concentration of high-tech companies in the world, apart from Silicon Valley.
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  • Israel is ranked 1st in the world for its central bank policy and 4th for the resilience of its economy [5].
  • Israel is ranked 6th for investor protection out of 148 economies [6].
  • In 2009, as most of the world experienced economic crisis, Israel saw a 1.1% GDP growth and by the third quarter of 2013 had already leaped to 4.9% [7].

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  • The close ties between academia, industry, and government enable scientific innovation to be swiftly translated into profitable business initiatives. Israel reaches $25B in technological exports annually [4].
  • With 1000+ of innovation startups per year Israel is leading the future of business in: Media & Internet, Cyber Security, WaterTech, AgriTech, Health & Life Sciences, FinTech and other sectors.
  • In 2015 Israeli startups generated $7.2B in M&A.

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  • 300+ multinational companies such as Microsoft, Motorola, Google, Apple, Facebook, Berkshire-Hathaway, Intel, HP, Siemens, GE, IBM, Toshiba and Cisco use Israel as an international hub for their innovation, operations and investment.
  • Israel's flourishing venture capital market totals $1B [4]. Israel is ranked 9th for venture capital availability out of 148 economies [6].
  • State of Israel encourages international and local investment by offering grants and tax related benefits.

Sources:

[1] OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2013

[2] WEF Global Competitiveness Yearbook, 2014-2015

[3] IMD Global Competitiveness Yearbook 2014

[4] MIT Technological Review

[5] IMD 2013

[6] WEF 2014-2015

[7] Israeli Ministry of Finance

OUR SERVICES


Our services include, but are not limited to, searching for potential partners and breakthrough technologies based on the client’s specific goal, screening opportunities and facilitating the deal process. We also offer an in-depth analysis of the Israeli startup landscape for investment opportunities, providing our clients with the hands-on interface to their partners in Israel.

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  • TECHNOLOGY SCOUTING and LICENSING

    We scout for technologies in Israeli academic institutes and industry, which provide strategic capabilities to our clients.

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  • STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

    We assist our clients in identifying potential Israeli candidates for strategic partnerships.

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  • INVESTMENT DEAL FLOW

    We provide our financial/strategic investor clients with deal flow of Israeli investment opportunities tailored to their investment criteria.

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  • SPONSORED RESEARCH

    We identify leading Israeli researchers who are capable of addressing your specific technological challenges.

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  • MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

    We assist our clients in identifying potential candidates for M&A in Israel.

FOCUS SECTORS


We specialize in Financial Technologies (FinTech), Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Internet of Things, Biotech & Medical Technologies, Energy & Cleantech, Telecommunications, Digital Advertising, Autonomous Vehicles, Retail Technologies, Manufacturing Technologies as well as other Information Technology sectors.


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Israel is a wellspring of knowledge and skill as well as a fascinating place offering unlimited opportunity.

WHY US


Our team combines deep industry understanding and technology expertise, gained through management and engineering positions at Israel's leading industrial companies, as well as significant venture capital investment experience. Our clients benefit from the first-hand access to relevant solutions and opportunities through the company’s extensive network in local industrial, technological, academic and investment communities.


OUR LEADERSHIP

  • Eran Yarkoni

    ERAN YARKONI

    CEO and Co-Founder

    ISRAEL

  • Eran is venture capital investor, serial entrepreneur and high-tech executive. He has a wealth of hands-on experience in starting, financing and growing technology ventures. Eran was the CEO of CyOptics inc, acquired by Avago for >$400M and CEO/co-founder of EnStorage, a developer of utility-scale energy storage systems. Eran was CEO of Capital Nature, an investor in early-stage renewable energy technology ventures, and Venture partner in Israel Seed Partners, a $250M venture capital firm. Eran was held various senior management positions at Intel Corporation’s Pentium Processor and Networking divisions. Eran likes cycling and skiing around the world.




  • Marina Lomberg

    MARINA LOMBERG

    Co-Founder and MD

    UK

  • Marina holds a PhD in Renewable Energies from Imperial College London. Having been trained as a materials engineer she gained hands-on experience in cutting-edge technologies while working in Intel (Israel) and later as a post-doctorate at Imperial College London. Innovations have always been an important part of her career. A natural connector and a creative thinker, Marina focuses on innovation led strategic partnerships. She facilitates cross-industrial connections, which help businesses to grow by exploiting new ideas and solutions. Equally, the extensive network of partners allows her to drive innovation through raising funds for startups. Marina enjoys snowboarding, yoga, arts and behavioral economics.

CONTACT US


We currently have opportunities in the following sectors: Financial Technologies (FinTech), Internet & cyber security, Enterprise Software, Semiconductors, Internet of Things (IoT), Retail Technologies, Biotech & Health Technologies, Cleantech & Renewable Energies.


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