Private investors were exclusively involved in 45% of the 20 most profitable exits in the past 3 years.
Venture capital funds are usually accorded considerable respect in Israeli high tech; they are the ones who invest the money that is supposed to keep the industry going and make Israel the startup nation. On the other hand, the funds’ behavior has aroused quite a few questions about them. Some say that the funds’ returns are low, while others say the funds are being pushed out of the local investment market by foreign funds. It is also being said that their ineffectiveness in the early startup stages is clear, although this situation is changing.