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THE ISRAELI TECH ECOSYSTEM

Entrepreneurs, Companies, Investors

and Major Trends 2016-2022


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About IVC

Established in 1997, IVC is the leading data source and business information company in Israel's high-tech industry.

COVERAGE

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9358

Active startups

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2845

Investors

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70622

Key Executives

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458

Multinational Corporates

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429

Accelerators & Startups Communities

ISRAELI ECONOMY AND GENERAL INFORMATION

ISRAEL at a Glance

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    Population 01/22: 9.46M

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    Area: 22,145 Sq/Km

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    GDP Growth (Q4/2021): 16.6%

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    GDP (Q4/2021): 418.44B (NIS)

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    GDP/PER Capita (Q4/2021): $44,214

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    Ratio of National Debt/GDP (2021): 71.8%

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    Investment in R&D (2021): 5.4% of GDP

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    Inflation Rate: 2.8%

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    Unemployment Rate: 3.9%

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    Employees: 4.1m

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    OECD: Full Membership since 2010

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    Credit Rating: Fitch A+

The Israeli High-Tech Main Hubs

Tel Aviv 

Tel Aviv is one of the greatest tech hubs in the world; it has the highest number of startups per capita in the globe and the highest investment of GDP in R&D

Haifa

Haifa is an industrial zone and a tech hub. It hosts leading companies such as Microsoft, Intel and Google and academic institutes

Herzliya

The Herzliya high-tech park is home to +480 startups and large companies, including Apple’s R&D center, and Microsoft

Jerusalem

The city already has +550 active technology companies

Upper Galilee

Foodtech, AgroTech, ii2020 – emphasize on periphery

Beer Sheva

Cyber Center - a joint venture of the Israeli National Cyber Bureau, Beer Sheva Municipality, Ben Gurion University and leading global companies in the cybersecurity industry

The Israeli High-Tech Main Hubs

Venture Funding Global Comparison, 2021

Global Tech Investments, $B

Israeli Tech Industry at a Glance, 2016-2021

More than 5,500 Startups established

$62,086m investments in Israeli tech companies

$0m were raised by 166 Israeli VC funds, mostly from foreign investors

Total Exits $6,097m (731 deals)
Total M&A’s $5,206m (614 deals)
Total IPOs $1,379m (117 deals)

44 listed in US STOCK EXCHANGES

The Story of the past 5 years
From Startup Nation to Scale-up Nation

Israeli tech companies established between 2016-2021

Currently there are +9300 active tech companies in the IVC Database

In the past few years there has been a decrease in the number of tech companies being set-up, with only 298 companies established during 2021

However, looking at Israeli tech investments between 2016-2021, There is a significant increase in the amount of money raised by the companies

From a Startup Nation, Israel is becoming a Scale-up Nation.
The number of funding rounds involving Mature Stage Companies (Companies with significant income) more than doubled in the last 5 years

From a Startup Nation, Israel is becoming a Scale-up Nation.
The amount of money invested in Revenue Growth companies in 2021 is more than 10 times higher than it was in 2016, and also represents about 80% of the overall amount of money invested in Israeli startups in 2021

The Story of the past 5 years
From Startup Nation to Scale-up Nation

Number of Currently Active Tech Companies by Growth Stage

Stages definitions 🔽

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Leading Technology Clusters

Israeli Tech Leading Clusters, Total $m and # of deals

Israeli VC Funds Activity Over the Last 5 Years

$18 Billion raised by 183 Israeli VCs

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Israel Entrepreneurship DNA
Attitude, Characteristics, Culture

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    Challenging - question everything

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    Strong drive, must win attitude

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    Knock on every door

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    Solution driven approach to real problems

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    Cost effective use of limited resources

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    Going global from inception

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    Learn from mistakes, tolerate failures

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    Short history past is not a constraint

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    Rewarding financial, prestige, popular

Israeli Tech Ecosystem
Critical Mass of Success Elements

Leading Israeli Unicorns 2021

Selected Multinational Corporations With R&D Centers in Israel

Israel is only second to Silicon Valley in MNC's presence

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