Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), a Jerusalem, Israel and NYC-based venture capital firm, closed its latest fund, at $220m.
JVP VIII received support from investors from across the U.S., from Europe, such as France, Germany, Austria, Italy and the UK, and from Asia, including Japan. These included U.S. and European government sovereign funds, leading international insurance companies, endowments from universities and major global corporations.
This new fund aims to invest in early through mid-stage technologies that are transforming key global markets, such as:
– computer vision meets wellness,
– cybersecurity meets fintech and insurtech,
– artificial intelligence meets retail and media,
– big data meets healthcare IT and
Established in 1993 by Dr. Erel Margalit, Jerusalem Venture Partners is a venture capital firm which has raised $1.4 billion across 9 funds to date and has built over 130 companies, leveraging a broad network of partners and market expertise. JVP has facilitated 12 Initial Public Offerings on NASDAQ including CyberArk Software (NASDAQ: CYBR, $3.6 billion mkt. cap.), QLIK Technologies (NASDAQ: QLIK, then $2.5 billion mkt. cap.) and Cogent Communications (NASDAQ: CCOI, $2.3 billion mkt. cap.).
With investment hubs located in Jerusalem, in Beer Sheva, and in New York, JVP ended 2018 with nine new investments in emerging companies across tech categories like cyber and big data.
The JVP team includes:
– General Partners Fiona Darmon and Yoav Tzruya;
– Partner and head of JVP Cyber Labs, Gadi Porat;
– Chief People Officer and Partner, Tali Rabin;
– Partners Michal Drayman and Haim Kopans;
– CFO Rinat Remler, and
– Venture Partners, Joy Marcus and Gadi Tirosh.
They are supported by Barrel Kfir, Julia Kagan and Alex Dikman.
The Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) investment team. From right to left: Julia Kagan, Senior Associate; Barrel Kfir, Senior Associate; Michal Drayman, Partner; Tali Rabin, Partner and Chief People Officer; Gadi Porat, Partner and Head of Cyber Labs; Erel N. Margalit, PhD, Founder and Executive Chairman; Fiona Darmon, General Partner & COO; Joy Marcus, Venture Partner; Yoav Tzruya, General Partner; Dana Hyde, Advisor; Rinat Remler, Partner and CFO; Haim Kopans, Partner; Alex Dikman, Senior Associate. Photographer: Kobi Har Tzvi.