Last updated May 9th 2017

IVC Research CenterMay 8, 2017 | Private equity firms invested $316 million In Israeli startups in the first quarter of 2017, according to the IVC-Shibolet Israeli Private Equity Market Survey released today. The quarterly investment is down 45 percent from the last quarter of 2016, but 22 percent above the $260 million invested in the first quarter of 2016. According to Omer Ben-Zvi, partner at law firm Shibolet & Co., “the quarterly dollar amount scope is relatively low, but that factor tends to be highly influenced by one or two big deals, which we haven’t seen this quarter. We do expect to see those kinds of deals in the next quarter.”