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    Viola Ventures (formerly Carmel Ventures) is a venture capital firm that invests in Israeli or Israeli-related early stage companies with significant ideas that can lead to transformational companies.

    Founded in 2000, Viola Ventures manages over $1B across five funds, and is the only Israel-based VC fund with six investing partners solely dedicated to early-stage tech investments. This allows for unique depth and diversification that spans across a wide range of backgrounds and verticals.

    With a portfolio of over 90 companies, Viola Ventures has backed a substantial share of Israel’s exits to date, including Actimize, RedBend, DesignArt, CopperGate, Exelate and ECI.

    We actively partner with our entrepreneurs, providing them with global access to customers and partners, potential investors and unique talent, helping them build and execute on their path to building large tech companies.

    As part of the Viola Group, We lead an independent investment strategy with a dedicated team and investors, while also offering our portfolio companies the added value of being part of a multi-strategy investment group with $2.8B AUM.

    Fast Facts

    SIZE

    $1B AUM across 5 funds:
    Fund I $171M
    Fund II $202M
    Fund III $235M
    Fund IV $194M
    Fund V $200M

    INVESTMENT AREAS

    We invest across a number of key market segments including Enterprise Software/SaaS, AI, Cloud Infrastructure, FinTech, Frontier Technologies (automotive, IOT, AR/VR, drones), Big Data, Digital Media, Consumer Services, Semiconductors and more.

    WE PARTNER EARLY

    Our mission is to partner with Israeli tech startups from inception, even as early as a PowerPoint deck. Typically we invest as the first institutional money with flexibility around seed, A, B rounds -$2m-$10m.

    OUR APPROACH TO INVESTING

    Our team approaches the investment as a proactive, hands-on endeavor. Viola Ventures typically leads or co-leads investments and takes an active role on the Board of Directors while keeping a low ratio of companies per partner.

    WHAT WE LOOK FOR?

    ● Team: complementary founding team, track record of excellence with drive and capabilities to scale.
    ● Significant innovative ideas that can lead to transformational companies
    ● Market: significant opportunity, ripe for disruption

    Portfolio

    Filters

    Industries
    Industries
    Web Mobile & Media
    FinTech
    Software & Cloud
    Data Center Infrastructure & Communications
    Retail
    IoT Software & Cloud
    Semiconductors
    Automotive
    Machine Learning
    Enterprise Software
    Hardware
    Industrial & General Technology
    Status
    Status
    Active
    Exits

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat
    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen
    Viola Growth | Harel Beit-On

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi
    Viola Growth | Ayal Shiran

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ori Bendori

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ori Bendori

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Zvika Orron

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ori Bendori

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat
    Viola Ventures | Zvika Orron

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Zvika Orron

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi
    Viola Credit

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ori Bendori
    Viola Credit

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David
    Viola Credit

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

    ACQUIRED BY:

    NICE SYSTEMS

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ori Bendori

    ACQUIRED BY:

    SIGMA DESIGNS

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

    ACQUIRED BY:

    NIELSEN

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    ACQUIRED BY:

    MEDALLIA INC.

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures

    ACQUIRED BY:

    AMOBEE (A SINGTEL COMPANY)

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

    ACQUIRED BY:

    ALLOT COMMUNICATIONS LTD.

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures

    ACQUIRED BY:

    PROVIDENCE STRATEGIC GROWTH

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

    ACQUIRED BY:

    VMWARE

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures

    ACQUIRED BY:

    FACEBOOK

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir
    Viola Credit

    ACQUIRED BY:

    MICROSOFT

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ori Bendori
    Viola Credit

    ACQUIRED BY:

    QUALCOMM

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat
    Viola Partners

    ACQUIRED BY:

    GROUP OF PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTORS

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Credit
    Viola Ventures
    Viola Partners

    ACQUIRED BY:

    NEUSTAR

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat
    Viola Credit

    ACQUIRED BY:

    HARMAN

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Growth | Sami Totah
    Viola Ventures
    Viola Credit

    Meet The Team

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