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Signs of Optimism in Israel VC Investment?

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April 26, 2012

Total investments by Israeli VC funds are still relatively low compared to the past; however in the past two quarters nearly half of the investments were first rounds, according to The IVC Research Center in its latest email bulletin received by Dealmarket Digest.

 

The research group In the first quarter of 2012, venture capital investments amounted to USD 483 million, up slightly from the amount invested in Q1/2011, but down from the previous quarter, reports IVC. First investments by Israeli VC funds accounted for 48 percent of their total dollar investments in the first quarter, the highest percentage in the last four years.

 

The average first investment by Israeli VC funds was $1.9 million, while the average follow-on investment was USD 1.05 million. In the first quarter of 2012, venture capital investments amounted to USD 483 million, up slightly from the amount invested in Q1/2011, but down from the previous quarter, reports IVC.

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