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  • EMPOWERING EARLY-STAGE TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES TO BECOME GLOBAL CATEGORY LEADERS

    Viola Ventures is committed to investing in startups and empowering them to become global category leaders. With over $1B managed across five funds, Viola Ventures is led by a team of 6 investment partners dedicated solely to early-stage tech investments (seed, A and B).

    With a 20-year legacy in Israel’s vibrant technology ecosystem, Viola Ventures is known for repeatedly backing global tech companies and unicorns, such as ironSource, Payoneer, Lightricks, Redis Labs, and Outbrain. The fund holds a substantial share of Israel’s significant exits, including Actimize, RedBend, ECI, Samanage, Perfecto, Tapingo, and more.

    Viola Ventures invests in exceptional teams with a strong focus on AI technologies looking to transform traditional markets, the semiconductors and deeptech industries, and consumer facing products.

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    SIZE

    $1B AUM across 5 funds:

    Fund I   $171M
    Fund II   $202M
    Fund III   $235M
    Fund IV   $194M
    Fund V   $223M

    INVESTMENT TEAM

    Founded in 2000, we are 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.

    INVESTMENT AREAS

    We invest across a number of key market segments including Vertical AI, B2B, Deep Tech (semi and storage), Healthcare, Fintech, Consumer and SMB Services.

    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 -$500K-$10M.

    PORTFOLIO

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

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    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat
    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

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    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Yael Alroy

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    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

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    Viola Ventures | Zvika Orron

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David

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    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

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    Viola Ventures | Zvika Orron

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    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

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    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

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    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat
    Viola Ventures | Zvika Orron

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    Viola Ventures | Zvika Orron

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Zvika Orron

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    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David

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    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

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    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

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    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David

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    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

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    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen
    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David

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

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    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi
    Viola Growth | Ayal Shiran

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    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

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    PERFORCE

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    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir
    Viola Credit

    ACQUIRED BY: SolarWinds

    SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC (NYSE: SWI)

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    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

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    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

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    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen
    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David

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    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

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    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

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    FRANCISCO PARTNERS

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    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

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    Viola Ventures | Zvika Orron

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    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

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    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

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    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

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    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David

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    Viola Ventures | Zvika Orron

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    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David

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    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

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    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi
    Viola Credit

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    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

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    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

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    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

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    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

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    NICE SYSTEMS

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    SIGMA DESIGNS

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    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

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    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

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    MEDALLIA INC.

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    AMOBEE (A SINGTEL COMPANY)

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    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

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    ALLOT COMMUNICATIONS LTD.

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    Viola Ventures

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    PROVIDENCE STRATEGIC GROWTH

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    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

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    VMWARE

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    Viola Ventures

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    FACEBOOK

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    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir
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    MICROSOFT

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    QUALCOMM

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    Viola Partners
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    GROUP OF PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTORS. CURRENTLY AN ACTIVE VIOLA CREDIT PORTFOLIO COMPANY.

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    Viola Ventures
    Viola Partners

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    NEUSTAR

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    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat
    Viola Credit

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    HARMAN

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