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Q3/14 Israeli high-tech capital raising exceeds last three years’ average with US$701 million

Q3-14 Hi-Tech Capital Raising

Key facts:

  • Seed investments rise, garnering 9 percent of total capital raised in Q3/2014
  • Internet companies accounted for 30 percent of capital raised in Q3/2014
  • 38 percent of capital in Q1-Q3/2014 – deals above US$20 (S$24.8) million each

In Q3/2014, 170 Israeli high-tech companies attracted US$701 (S$869) million, 6 percent above the US$661 (S$819) million of Q3/2013, but down 24 percent from the exceptionally high US$928 million (S$1.15 billion) raised in the previous quarter. The third quarter amount was 29 percent above the US$545 (S$675) million average of the last three years.

The Internet sector led investments with 40 companies accounting for US$213 (S$264) million or 30 percent of total capital raised. This was the second largest amount raised by Internet companies in six years and significantly higher than the US$149 (S$184) million (16 percent) attracted by 49 companies in Q2/2014 and the US$181 (S$224) million (27 percent) raised by 47 companies in Q3/2013.

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