Zeroing in on Israeli tech innovation – Leading U.S. VC firm Insight Partners opens office in Tel Aviv

Insight Partners, a leading US venture capital and private equity firm with over $20 billion AUM, is opening its first international office in Tel Aviv. Insight is already one of the biggest investors in Israeli high tech. Since inception in 1995, the firm has invested more $700 million in Israel and has more than 15 active investments in some of the country’s top companies, including Checkmarx, Lightricks, and WalkMe. Back in 2011, Insight also made an investment in Israeli success story Wix after leading their Series D and supporting them through to IPO in 2013. 

Zeroing in on Israel, one of the most advanced tech ecosystems

Israel hosts one of the globe’s highest concentrations of high-tech companies and is the 5th most innovative country in the world (Bloomberg 2019 Innovation Index). “As growth investors, we are excited about the opportunity to build a deeper presence in Israel, one of the most advanced tech ecosystems with a thriving R&D community,” Insight Partners’ founder Jeff Horing said. “ 

Insight Partner added that as one of the first software growth equity investors, they can leverage decades of experience in the sector, as well as an ability to invest from early to late stage, to support the growth and international expansion of innovation centres around the world. The firm is committed to bringing its software expertise to Israel’s vibrant, innovative environment, and partnering with the next generation of category winners.

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Philippe Gelin

Philippe Gelin

Philippe Gelin is Partner and co-Founder of Shorex Innovation, raising capital for Israeli and EU startups in Artificial Intelligence and disruptive innovation Tel. +44 20 7482 8118 WhatsApp. +972 58 483 4836
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