Startup Factory is created and managed by dozens of Israel’s recognized industry and technology leaders and offers an early stage investment fund to technology entrepreneurs.
We came together to provide new companies with a better starting point, promote and cultivate brilliant ideas and entrepreneurs. We do this by an investment model consisting of the following:
» An industry leader will join each venture: One of our Members joins each of our portfolio companies in an active mentoring position, such as Chairman.
» An open access to our network and expertise: Our entrepreneurs have access to the broad network, skill set and diverse expertise that our members offer.
» Cultivation towards further investment rounds: provide sufficient financing to reach a significant milestone that will enable further financing and growth of the company.
Selected leading service providers for technology companies partnered to strategically enhance and support our eco-system, are offering their services to our portfolio companies.
Evergreen is one of Israel's first venture capital firms which has grown into a market leader, generating consistent top-quartile performances. With $600 million of venture capital funds under management, Evergreen has gained an extensive experience in supporting more than 100 technology companies. Evergreen invests in early-stage, including Seed and Pre-seed, Israeli and Israel-related ventures in the following fields: software, Internet & Media, communications and healthcare. Evergreen has exited successfully 35 portfolio companies through IPOs and acquisitions. Some of these companies include BigBand, Colbar, Identify, P-Cube, Actona, Exalink, Creo, Galileo, Backweb, Radvision and Radware.
A pioneer in Israel’s venture capital industry, Gemini Israel Funds has grown to be the leading Israeli seed and early stage fund in the Information Technology arena. The firm, founded in 1993, manages $550 million in four funds. Investments are focused on the areas of Communications and Wireless Technologies, Enterprise Software, Internet, Consumer Electronics and Semiconductors.
IBM established the Global Technology Unit (GTU) in Israel towards the end of 2001 as a corporate initiative to promote world wide business for IBM with Israeli-based technology companies. The GTU has established itself as the crossroads between IBM and the Israeli high-tech industry: enabling Israeli based high-tech companies who are interested in conducting business and cooperating with IBM world wide to receive local support together with international sales assistance. At the same time, the GTU has become recognized within IBM as the driver behind new world wide opportunities for IBM with the Israeli high-tech sector.
The members of the global Ernst & Young organization help companies in businesses across all industries from emerging growth companies to global powerhouses deal with a broad range of business issues. Our 114,000 people in 140 countries around the globe pursue the highest levels of integrity, quality and professionalism to provide clients with a broad array of services relating to audit and risk-related services, tax, and transactions.
Ernst & Young’s Venture Capital Advisory Group (VCAG) is a global team of professionals dedicated to serving the needs of the venture capital community. The Israeli team's main activity is to provide a pure value added service for E&Y clients, both companies and investors, in the process of fund-raising. Using its close connections, the team has an open channel to leading top-tier institutional investors, and leverages this relationship to facilitate future investments. Early stage companies often take advantage of the VCAG advisory services in order to meet investors' requirements. These services include custom tailored packages from brainstorming to documentation, presentation materials and coaching sessions.
HFN The firm provides a complete package of legal services to domestic and foreign clients, with an emphasis on cross-border corporate and finance transactions and infrastructure projects. As a full-service international law firm with a diversified corporate practice and the largest tax department of any general commercial law office in Israel, HFN is especially equipped to handle multinational transactions of all types.
Ehrlich & Fenster is Israel's Leading Patent Attorneys Firm. The Firm specializes in all matters concerning protection of Intellectual Property. For the past several years Ehrlich & Fenster was the fastest growing Firm in the field of Intellectual Property in Israel. This significant growth is due to unrivaled knowledge and expertise in all technological fields and due to the personal service rendered to each and every client. The Firm provides Patent, Design, Trademark, Litigation Support and Breeder’s Rights services to Corporations, Institutions, Governmental Institutes, Universities and Individual clients around the world.