• 09 Jul 2017

    Aeronautics– the biggest IPO on the TASE in 2017
    Aeronautics Ltd., a leader in integrated turnkey solutions for defense and civil applications, successfully completed an IPO on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange based on a company valuation of approximately NIS 1 billion. This marks the largest IPO in Israel since the beginning of 2017, and one of the biggest IPOs in recent years The Fund made an equity investment in Aeronautics in September 2009 and over subsequent years invested an additional one, bringing the total Viola holdings in the company to 23.4%. In 2013, the Company underwent a major restructuring and turnaround under the management of Sami Totah, General Partner of our Fund, who served as interim CEO of the Company. Aeronautics' management was replaced, a change which enabled the Company to reach profitable growth. Prior to the IPO, Sami Totah and Jonathan Kolber, served on Aeronautics' Board of Directors on behalf of the Fund and will both continue to do so following the IPO.
  • 18 May 2017

    Matomy's MobFox Launches Premium Private Marketplace for Mobile Audience

    MobFox Mobile Advertising Platform Releases a Private Marketplace, Enhancing Buying Capabilities for Demand Partners 
      
     
    TEL AVIV, Israel, May 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global media company Matomy (LSE: MTMY; TASE: MTMY.TA), announced today the launch of MobFox's premium private marketplace (PMP). MobFox now offers a data-driven private marketplace that enables advertisers to acquire traffic from tailored audience packages in order to best target their campaigns.

    The new private marketplace combines first-party data from supply partners and data from MobFox's data partnerships to deliver accurate segmentation. Publishers can have better control and user segmentation for their buyers, ensuring that they will meet their KPIs.
      
    "The market is transitioning from traditional RTB buying to data-driven media buying. We're taking media buying to the next level by providing our partners with the ability to acquire audiences in customized deals across all formats, including video," said Kumaran Sambandam, VP MobFox Exchange. "Following our recent partnership with Factual, providing our media buyers with better segmentation at scale is the next step in becoming a leading data-driven mobile company. This creates a win-win situation for publishers and advertisers-by providing more relevant ads, the data-enriched marketplace will enable an improved experience for users."

    "We are excited to launch our new PMP offering which will enable our developers to offer their audiences' profiles programmatically to buyers, at scale," said Gil Klein, EVP at Matomy. "Whether it's a preferred deal or a private marketplace engagement, our demand partners will be able to bid for the audience segments and users with which they are looking to engage."

    A top ten international mobile advertising platform, MobFox is connected to 175+ DSPs and is used by over 40,000 iOS and Android apps. MobFox has a proven track record of providing clients and media partners with access to innovative mobile programmatic advertising solutions, including a supply-side platforms (SSP) as well as serving as a single gateway for mobile, video, and native ad inventory management via a real-time bidding (RTB) marketplace.

    About MobFox 

    MobFox is a leading data-driven mobile supply side platform and exchange, enabling app developers to manage their media smarter, and generate more revenue with high CPMs and fill rates from diversified and global demand sources. MobFox is connected to 175+ DSPs and is used by over 40,000 iOS and Android apps. The platform offers comprehensive support for multiple advertising formats including banner, interstitial, video and native. Founded in 2010, the company has offices in London, San Francisco and Vienna. In 2014, Matomy Media Group acquired MobFox. For more information, see http://www.mobfox.com.

    About Matomy Media Group: 

    Matomy Media Group Ltd. (LSE: MTMY, TASE: MTMY.TA) is a world-leading media company with smarter marketing technology and a personalized approach to advertising. By providing customized performance and programmatic solutions supported by internal media capabilities, big data analytics, and optimization technology, Matomy empowers advertising and media partners to meet their evolving growth-driven goals. Matomy's programmatic platforms include MobFox for mobile, Optimatic for video, and the mobile, self-serve demand-side platform myDSP. Founded in 2007 with headquarters in Tel Aviv and 11 offices around the world, Matomy is dual-listed on the London and Tel Aviv Stock Exchanges. Learn more about Matomy at http://www.matomy.com.




  • 20 Feb 2017

    Additional $20M in Funding Secured by Vatbox, a Leader in Automated Vat Recovery and Tax Management
    February 20, 2017 - VATBox, a recognized leader in global VAT recovery, today announced the successful completion of a $20 million financing round. The investment by Target Global Fund – with the participation of existing investors Viola Private Equity and other private investors – brings the total equity raised since founding to $50 million. The financing will accelerate VATBox’s international expansion and the rollout of its innovative VAT solutions. 

    VATBox was founded in 2013 by CEO Isaac Saft and his partner Noam Guzman, both experienced entrepreneurs with broad experience in the global software market. Together with a team of more than 100 employees, VATBox has successfully streamlined the global VAT recovery process, providing businesses with unrivaled visibility, compliance and data integrity. Leveraging the cloud and utilizing full automation, VATBox provides complete control of a company’s VAT spend, while making the recovery process more productive and yielding higher returns. VATBox serves hundreds of multi-national corporations and Fortune 500 companies around the world, including Eli Lily, Danone, 3M, Nike, Dell, Amazon, and many others.

    Indirect taxation is a large market that suffers from limited solutions and few innovations. VATBox has succeeded where many successful companies have failed, thanks to unique technology that optimizes the VAT return process and ensures global regulatory compliance, giving businesses full control over their tax spend and recovery. Over the past several years, the FinTech company has earned wide coverage and recognition from many organizations, including ‒ MasterCard, Citi Bank, Red Herring, Finovate London and others.

    Commenting on the announcement, Shmuel Chafets, Partner at Target Global said, “Prior to the era of VATBox, companies were forced to forgo substantial VAT returns and were at risk for non-compliance. VATBox’s impressive client list is proof of the company’s achievements in less than tree years of sales. Apart from the immediate value inherent in the automation of VAT refunds, the company is positioned strategically to deal with the increasing complexity of international taxation. Investment in VATBox is in line with Target Global's strategy to invest in companies with the potential to become market leaders. We believe that within a few years VATBox’s services will become an integral part of the financial infrastructure for every international company.”


    Isaac Saft, VATBox CEO, added “This round of financing marks the completion of a challenging and exciting year full of achievements. We are proud of our list of new customers, in the financial returns they earned, and of course in the quality of the products and the added value that we supplied. We feel very fortunate for the opportunity to be active in such an immense market at the right time, providing innovation in the area of tax. We are very excited about the cooperation with Target Global and thank the existing stockholders for their continued support in the company.”

  • 29 May 2017

    Check out photos of the 1st #IsraelGrowthSummit, held by Viola & Israel Growth Forum led by @Wix… https://t.co/x9L1IzBeD8
  • 27 May 2017

    Great read: 4 Things Entrepreneurs Can Do to Build a Truly Great Business, by @Payoneer CEO. https://t.co/7Og2uJ8Hh0
  • 19 May 2017

    RT @PyramidAnalytic: 25 Big Data Terms Everyone Should Know https://t.co/CHJsTEpPzC via @DataconomyMedia #BigData https://t.co/nSSmsjNbtq

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Founded in 2008, Viola Growth provides an opportunity for growth stage companies to raise the capital they need to develop and expand. Viola Growth focuses on value creation in its portfolio companies and utilizes its strong management team to accelerate the growth of these companies. By providing direct capital investment, combined with strong leadership support, it propels portfolio companies forward, turning recognized companies into global technology leaders. The Viola Growth team has vast experience in working with management teams to build organic and non-organic growth plans, scale operations, strengthen management teams and aim to create business partnerships with global leaders. Our team searches for established companies that have strong product differentiation, a potential for leadership, a technological advantage and top-tier management teams. Viola Growth provides substantial equity commitment along with strong leadership to accompany its implementation. The general partners of the fund have led exits both through public offerings on NASDAQ and through significant M&A transactions in the US and Europe. Members of our team are proactively involved in each of our portfolio companies. We have guided many companies to global financial success. We work with our companies to formulate strategy in order to achieve superior returns. Above all, we believe in a culture of transparency, integrity and hard work, both within our fund and within our portfolio companies.

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    • Zend and Microsoft Announce Strategic Partnership for Microsoft Azure

      Focus on Accelerating Developer Cloud Adoption for WordPress, Drupal and PHP Applications 
    • Zend Announces the Future of PHP Frameworks: Zend Framework 3

      New Next-Generation PHP-based Application Framework for Web and Mobile Applications Unveiled
    • Matomy Media Group Reports 2014 Full-Year Financial Results

      Strong operational and financial performance — poised for further growth
    • RR Media Reports Record Revenues of $33.1 Million for the Third Quarter 2014; Up 8.2% Year-Over-Year

      Quarterly Gross and Operating Margins Improve Sequentially; Management Reiterates Full-Year Revenue Guidance
    • Orad and KamaKama deliver on-demand real time video highlights from live sports events in seconds to smart mobile devices

      Orad and KamaKama announced today they have joined forces to provide sports content right holders and broadcasters a cutting edge platform to deliver instant and personalized sports’ clips to their mobile viewers. With the new platform, sports fans will benefit from the ultimate on-the-go viewing experience: exclusive personalized video highlights from live sports events available for immediate viewing on smart mobile devices in real time, based on users’ settings. - See more at: http://www.orad.tv/orad-and-kamakama-deliver-on-demand-real-time-video-highlights#sthash.7IVcfL8g.dpuf
    • France BFMTV relied on Orad’s PowerWall video wall solution for 2014 Municipal Elections

      Orad announced today that BFMTV – France’s leading 24/7 news channel relied on Orad’s PowerWall video wall solution to display linear graphics and videos during 2014 Municipal elections broadcast. The graphics and videos were controlled from Orad’s 3DPlay controller.
    • Zend Broadens Executive Team With President to Support Accelerated Growth

      Stu Schmidt Brings 25+ Years of Leadership Experience and Demonstrated Success in Scaling Global Business Operations.
    • RRsat Enhances Presence in United States to Better Serve Growing

      RRsat America Brings Media Management, Monetization and Global Content
      Distribution Services to the U.S. Market, Opening Opportunities for International
      and U.S. Media Companies Alike
    • Zend announces the availability of Zend Framework 2 Certification

      Zend announces the availability of Zend Framework 2 Certification

       Zend, the PHP Company, has announced the immediate availability of the Zend Framework 2 Certified Architect certification. Zend Framework is the leading open source PHP application framework, utilized in hundreds of thousands of applications globally, and one of the world's most successful projects, providing re-usable code and best practices that developers can use to create modern, high-performing web applications.
      Featuring over 10,000 certified software professionals worldwide, Zend Certifications have become the acknowledged industry standard enabling developers, and software development organizations, to demonstrate mastery of their PHP skills. Zend Certifications are built to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards.

      The Zend Framework 2 Certified Architect exam was developed by an expert advisory board led by Zend Framework’s Project Lead, Matthew Weier O'Phinney, and a team of Zend Framework 2 contributors, developer community leaders and engineers with practical experience building real-world applications.
      “We have heard from many developers that studying for, and obtaining, a Zend certification helps developers improve their skills through the process of exam preparation.” said Debbie Otterstetter, Senior manager of Global Training and Certification at Zend, “Taking and studying for these certification exams can really help a developer get a wide understanding of the full range of PHP's & Zend Framework capabilities.”
      Zend has introduced two new certification exams in the last six months, Zend Certified PHP Engineer and Zend Framework Certified Architect. “PHP, driven by its large developer community and vast ecosystem, has become the platform of choice for developing the backend of web and mobile applications, as well as many business critical enterprise apps “said Ido Benmoshe, VP of Global Services at Zend, “Many developers and development managers realize the importance of keeping current with their technical certifications, best practices and modern development techniques”.
      Reservations for the Zend Framework 2 Certified Architect exams are available at the PearsonVUE testing centers starting on March 6th.

      In order to aid developers enhance and master their PHP and Zend Framework skills, Zend has created a complete curriculum of classes expediting the learning process. All classes are designed and taught by professional, experienced PHP developers who understand how to equip you with the knowledge and tools to architect and develop professional PHP and Zend Framework applications. You can find the complete set of classes at: http://www.zend.com/training

      Attend the Webinar: Accelerate Your Career with Zend Certifications
      Wednesday April 9th, 8:30am PDT

       

    • RRSAT Reports Record Revenues of $32.5 Million For the fourth quarter 2013 ; up 10.5% year-over-year

      Record Full-Year Revenues of $121.8 Million, Up 7.4% from Year-Ago Period;
      Record High Next 12-Month Backlog of $92 Million
    • NTV+ picks Orad's graphics for their Sochi Winter Olympic coverage

      NTV+, Russia's digital satellite broadcaster, has chosen Orad to cover the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. NTV+, the host broadcasters for the Sochi Olympics who have domestic broadcasting rights for the entire event, will be using multiple Orad graphic solutions to facilitate and simplify their production workflow.

    • Zend Announces Enhanced Long-Term Support Policy for PHP

      New Zend Server 6.3, Zend Studio 10.6 Announced, Along With Extended Support for PHP 5.3 and Beyond

    • RRsat Wins a Tender to Broadcast Duna TV, Hungarian Public TV Channel and Radio, to Americas and Australia

      Contract is for $1.2 Million with Potential Expansion to $2.5 Million

    • Matomy Media Group Merges MediaWhiz into global Operations

      Performance media company MediaWhiz will now operate as U.S. hub of global firm Matomy
    • RRSAT delivers live and delayed coverage of 2013 winter universiade events to CBS sports network

      Collaboration with TGVN to Deliver Coverage Reprises Successful Live Broadcast by RRsat of 2013 Summer Universiade

    • RRsat posts $1.1M net income in Q3 2013

       

      Nov 13, 2013 (Menafn - M2 EQUITYBITES via COMTEX) --RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd RRST, a provider of comprehensive digital content management and global content distribution services to the broadcasting industry, on Tuesday reported GAAP net income of USD1.1m, or USD0.06 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2013, ended 30 September 2013.


    • Viola Private Equity Acquires control of Gaon Holdings

      Viola invested NIS 70 million and became the Company’s largest shareholder (57%).

      Within the framework of the deal, Viola also received options which, when realized, will bring Viola’s holdings in the Company to 68.5%. The realization of the options will inject additional cash into the Company in the future.

    • The Viola Group Acquires 20% of the Israeli company RRsat for $28 Million

      THE INVESTMENT GROUP SIGNED AGREEMENTS TO ACQUIRE PART OF KARDAN COMMUNICATIONS’ AND DAVID RIVEL’S HOLDINGS IN THE COMPANY. THE COMPANY IS TRADED ON NASDAQ AND PROVIDES MANAGEMENT AND CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SERVICES TO MORE THAN 630 TELEVISION AND RADIO STATIONS IN ISRAEL AND ABROAD * BEIT-ON, A FOUNDER OF THE VIOLA GROUP: “THE COMPANY HAS SIGNIFICANT GROWTH POTENTIAL, BOTH ORGANICALLY AND THROUGH THE ACQUISITION OF OTHER COMPANIES
    • Corning Incorporated to Acquire MobileAccess

      Corning Incorporated to Acquire MobileAccess Acquisition to extend wireless technology platform within Corning’s telecommunications segment
    • Viola Private Equity Invests $7 million in Zend Technologies

      Viola Private Equity Invests $7 million in Zend TechnologiesLeads a $16.5 million Investment Round Intended to Fuel Growth of PHP Market Leader
    • Viola Private Equity invests $17 million to acquire 21% of Matomy Media Group (previously Adsmarket)

      Adsmarket, an established internet advertising company, is the third largest company in Europe in this field and employs around 140 people, mainly in Israel. The Company, founded in 2007, recorded sales of $80M in 2010, compared to $7M in 2007.
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FAQ

  • #01

    Fund Size:

    Fund I – $164M
    Fund II - $275 

     

     

  • #02

    Stage of companies:

    Expansion phase
  • #03

    Areas of investment:

    New media, Software, Communications, Cleatech/Agritech, Med-Tech and Technology-Enabled Services
  • #04

    Selection Criteria:

    Technology-oriented

    Scalable management team
    Existing business model with a path to profitability

  • #05

    What else we look for:

    Israeli related companies
    Operating in global markets
    Looking for an unfair advantage in accelerating their growth globally

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Ackerstein Towers Bldg. D
Herzeliya 47625 Israel
Tel: +972-9-9720500
Fax: +972-9-9720515
Email: info@violagrowth.com

 

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