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    Viola 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.

    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.

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    $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 Enterprise Infrastructure & Applications, FinTech, Frontier & Deep Technologies (automotive, IOT, AR/VR, drones), Robotics and Consumer 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 -$2m-$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, DesignArt, CopperGate, Exelate and ECI.

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    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat
    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

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    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Zvika Orron

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    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

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    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen
    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David

    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

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    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir
    Viola Credit

    ACQUIRED BY: SolarWinds

    SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC (NYSE: SWI)

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

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    FRANCISCO PARTNERS

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

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    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David

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    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

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    Viola Ventures | Zvika Orron

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    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

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    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

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    Viola Ventures | Zvika Orron

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    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

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    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

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    Viola Ventures

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    MEDALLIA

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

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    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat
    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 | Daniel Cohen

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    INTUIT

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    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

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    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi
    Viola Credit

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    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David

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    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

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    PERFORCE

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    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

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    GRUBHUB

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    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

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    Viola Ventures | Daniel Cohen

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

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    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat
    Viola Partners
    Viola Credit

    ACQUIRED BY:

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

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    Viola Credit
    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

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    Viola Ventures | Avi Zeevi

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    NICE SYSTEMS

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    Viola Ventures

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    SIGMA DESIGNS

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    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat

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    NIELSEN

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    Viola Ventures | Ronen Nir

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    MEDALLIA INC.

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    Viola Ventures

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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

    FUNDED BY

    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
    Viola Credit

    ACQUIRED BY:

    MICROSOFT

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    Viola Credit
    Viola Ventures

    ACQUIRED BY:

    QUALCOMM

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    Viola Credit
    Viola Ventures
    Viola Partners

    ACQUIRED BY:

    NEUSTAR

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Shlomo Dovrat
    Viola Credit

    ACQUIRED BY:

    HARMAN

    FUNDED BY

    Viola Ventures | Omry Ben David
    Viola Credit

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    K1 INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

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    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
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