For the second year in a row, investment crowdfunding platform OurCrowd has been recognized as the most active venture investor in Israel. The ranking was provided by venture data tracking company Pitchbook..
OurCrowd recently held its annual investor summit which drew over 18,000 registrations as the leading investment site announced it had topped $1 billion in investment. Since platform launch, OurCrowd has seen 29 exits. While investing globally, OurCrowd has established a key role inn financing early stage firms in the hot Israeli innovation sector.
According to PitchBook, since 2014 OurCrowd has participated in over 138 deals in Israel setting a pace for other investors to follow.
OurCrowd CEO Jon Medved commented on the announcement saying they are proud to be recognized, the second year in a row by PitchBook, for our leadership in the Israeli venture ecosystem.
“Israel is one of the world’s foremost venture capital markets, and the fact that OurCrowd, with its democratic broad-based investor platform leads this market yet again is a testament that our unique model works.”
The other Israeli VC investors ranked by Pitchbook include:
- Altair Capital, with 111 deals since 2014;
- 83North, with 86 deals;
- Pitango Venture Capital, with 71;
- Magma Venture Partners, with 64;
- Viola Ventures, with 63;
- iAngels, with 58;
- Sequoia Capital Israel, with 57;
- Jerusalem Venture Partners, with 48;
- Vertex Ventures Israel, with 42.
The report says that in 2018, Israeli VCs participated in deals worth an aggregate of $5.4 billion—the highest total in the last five years.
Companies in the technology sector saw 53.3% of that funding ($2.89 billion), with healthcare startups raking in 28.2% ($1.53 billion).
As of March 14th of this year, Israel’s VC investors have participated in 42 deals this year totaling $808.1 million.