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2011 Summary of Israeli High-Tech Company Capital Raising

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Saturday, March 10th, 2012

Israeli venture capital funds were back to capital raising in 2011, after two very difficult years. No capital had been raised by Israeli funds in 2010, and only $256 million was raised in 2009, a 76 percent drop from 2008 levels. The $796 million raised in 2011 was a much needed breath of air for the local industry, though well short of amounts raised in vintage 2007-2008.

Seven funds that raised capital in 2011 are considered “micro funds.” These funds, with less than $30 million under management, invest small sums and generally focus on early stage candidates. Micro funds raised a total of $87 million in 2011, nearly 11 percent of total capital raised last year.

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