546 Israeli hi-tech companies raised $2.14 Billion from foreign and Israeli investors in 2011, the highest amount since the dot-com crash, according to a report by YnetNews.

The figure reflects an increase of nearly 70% as measured against the $1.26 billion raised by 391 companies in 2010, according to The Israel Capital Venture Research Center (IVC) and KMPG.

According to IVC, the average investment per company was $3.92 million in 2011; $3.23 billion in 2010; and $2.51 in 2009.

In 2011, the amount raised by Israeli companies in financing rounds for foreign investors alone was $785 million or 37% – the highest in the past decade.

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