• About
  • Fast Facts
  • Portfolio
  • Partners
  • Blog
  • 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.

    Fast Facts

    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.

    News

    Portfolio

    Filters

    Industries
    Industries
    CleanTech & AgriTech
    FinTech
    AI
    Retail
    Web Mobile & Media
    Biotech & Medical
    Cybersecurity
    Software & Cloud
    Semiconductors
    Data Center Infrastructure & Communications
    Automotive
    Enterprise Software
    Industrial & General Technology
    Status
    Status
    Active
    Exits

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Zvika Orron

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Zvika Orron

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Zvika Orron

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen
    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David

    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

    ACQUIRED BY:

    PERFORCE

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir
    Viola Credit

    ACQUIRED BY: SolarWinds

    SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC (NYSE: SWI)

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen
    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    ACQUIRED BY:

    FRANCISCO PARTNERS

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

    ACQUIRED BY:

    GRUBHUB

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Zvika Orron

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    ACQUIRED BY:

    FORTINET

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures

    ACQUIRED BY:

    MEDALLIA

    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 | Daniel Cohen

    ACQUIRED BY:

    INTUIT

    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 Credit
    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David
    Viola Credit

    ACQUIRED BY:

    K1 INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

    ACQUIRED BY:

    NICE SYSTEMS

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures

    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 Credit
    Viola Ventures

    ACQUIRED BY:

    QUALCOMM

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat
    Viola Partners
    Viola Credit

    ACQUIRED BY:

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

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Credit
    Viola Ventures
    Viola Partners

    ACQUIRED BY:

    NEUSTAR

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat
    Viola Credit

    ACQUIRED BY:

    HARMAN

    viola notes

    Will we see a “Lyft Bank”?

    We had a really interesting talk with Ran Makavy last week (EVP Strategic Initiatives at Lyft), on embedded fintech. Lyft processes over $20B annually on its platform, which makes it an ideal platform to build financial services into. If you’re looking to pitch to them - here are some of our key takeaways: Lyft’s goals…

    Sales Compensation In SaaS Companies – COVID Edition

    This research is presented by Viola's Business Operations team Our 2020 Survey on Sales Compensation in Israeli SaaS Companies revealed valuable insights about both the matureness of the Israeli industry in the past two years as well as the the effects of COVID-19. We encourage the industry to use this survey as a sanity check…

    Staying Agile as a Fund: Why We Decided to Become an LP in a Games Fund

    Today we announced the launch of VGames, a new fund that was initiated by games expert Eitan Reisel. VGames is a dedicated fund just for games, with a strong focus on studios based out of Israel and Eastern Europe. We are announcing a first close of $30M, with an overall target to reach $40M. VGames…

    Viola-Facebook Mini-Series – The New Reality

    We’re living through one of the most disruptive events of our lifetime, and this makes us wonder how life after COVID-19 will look. Together with our friends at Facebook, we went on a mission to get some insights from people who are leading companies in areas undergoing disruption – from ecommerce to future work, health,…

    The importance of Fin in the success of FinTech companies

    I’ve been active in the FinTech space for over four decades. The common denominator of the successful companies I’ve been involved with has always been a deep understanding of the financial side of the problem they were addressing – what are the financial drivers of their customers, be they financial institutions, SMBs or consumers, and…

    The New HR Operational Model: Redefining the Employee-Employer Psychological Contract

    This is the HR edition of our New Operational Model series - a practical department-by-department guide for startups operating in the post-COVID world. When new employees are hired, they sign 2 contracts with their employer. One, the physical contract, lays out the terms of her employment – salary, benefits, expectations, etc. The other contract they…

    Japanese Regulatory Disclosures

    Pursuant to the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act of Japan, effective as of March 1, 2016, a person who has submitted a notification regarding Specially Permitted Businesses for Qualified Institutional Investors, etc. is required to make certain information available to the public. Viola Ventures 4 Ltd. and Viola Ventures 5 Ltd. submitted such notification, and its information can be obtained upon request to INFO@VIOLA.VC
    Viola Ventures 4 | Viola Ventures 5 Ltd

    Join Our Mailing ListSign up to receive regular updates from our blog and news about Viola