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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