Founded in 2000, BRM Capital is an Israeli venture capital firm focused on seed and early stage companies in the Enterprise Software, Communications Technologies and Components sectors. The team is made up of seasoned entrepreneurs with a unique skill set, combining extensive investment, technological and entrepreneurial expertise, who are committed to the success of their portfolio companies. With $150M under management, BRM invests in and cultivates Israeli or Israel related companies, several of which have enjoyed noteworthy exits, including Whale Communications (acquired by Microsoft), Passave (acquired by PMC-Sierra) and Oplus (acquired by Intel Corporation).
Intel’s global investment organization makes equity investments in innovative technology start-ups and companies worldwide. Intel Capital is stage agnostic and invests in a broad range of companies offering hardware, software, and services targeting enterprise, home, mobility, health, consumer Internet, semiconductor manufacturing, and cleantech. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than US$7.5 billion in approximately 1,000 companies in 45 countries.
Headquartered in Herzliya, Israel, Claridge Israel is an investment firm focused on Israel related growth investments in innovative companies with a technological advantage, across a variety of business sectors. Claridge Israel was initiated through a partnership between Claridge Inc./the Stephen Bronfman Family Office) – a leading Canadian family office and private equity investor, and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) – one of Canada’s leading institutional fund managers (>$250B), that invests globally in major financial markets, private equity, infrastructure and real estate.
Fortissimo Capital is a private equity fund, established in 2004, that invests primarily in Israeli-related technology and industrial companies to expedite their growth. Fortissimo raised $1.6 billion across five funds.
A few notable portfolio companies that the fund exited include: Kornit Digital (Nasdaq:KRNT), AOD (sold to Primus), SodaStream (SODA, later sold to Pepsi), Diptech (sold to Ferro), Nur Macroprinters (sold to HP), Cadent (sold to Align) and Starhome (sold to Tomia Global).
Among the existing portfolio companies of Fortissimo there are a few leading software companies such as Priority Software, Incredibuild and One Hour Translation.
Established in 1980, Leumi Partners has grown to become Israel’s premier merchant and investment bank solely responsible for managing the largest operating company investment portfolio in the Israeli banking sector.
Leumi Partners has the privilege of a small and independent team while leveraging the capital and prominence of their parent company, the Leumi Group – among the two largest banking groups in Israel with more than 13,000 employees and a global presence in key financial centres worldwide.