Israel: from Startup to Scaleup Nation

More and more Israeli startups are joining the “big companies” club. This club has been developing steadily through a major—albeit quiet—disruption over the past few years, taking Israeli-founded companies to the next level. The phenomena got an acceleration starting 2019 with a sharp increase of the number of the so called “Mega Growth Rounds (up to 16 from an average of 3 in the prior four years).

In this Mind the Chat we will discuss about the most recent evolutions in the Israeli investment landscape with Natalie Refuah, Partner at Viola Growth.

Viola Growth is a technology growth capital fund that focuses on investing in Israeli-related global technology companies at their expansion phase. Founded in 2008, Viola Growth manages three funds with a total of more than $725M AUM and has invested in more than 28 companies to date, with close to a dozen exits. The fund invests in fast-growing, growth stage companies, with potential for category leadership, substantial annual revenues, profitable unit economics and a proven business model. Our average check size ranges from $15-$30M. Viola Growth is part of Viola investment group with over $3B assets under management.