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28 July 2015

Israel sees record-breaking high-tech investment despite slump in VC backing $

business-163501_1280 (1) Israeli high-tech companies raised a record $1.12bn in the second quarter of this year despite a fall in the proportion of capital coming from venture capital sources.

22 January 2015

Israeli high tech companies hit record $3.4bn fundraising in 2014 $

israel High tech capital raising in Israel hit an all-time high in 2014 after $3.4bn was invested in 688 companies.

6 November 2014

Corporate venture capital on course for strongest year since 2000 $

office glass US corporate venture capital has recorded its strongest quarter of 2014 as a percentage of overall VC investing after firms invested almost $1bn in 176 deals.

20 August 2013

Corporate investors prop up venture capital deal-making in Q2 $

Corporate venture capital deal activity jumped 23 per cent year-on-year, with more firms seeking to do deals alongside a small group of “hyperactive” corporate investors.

2 November 2012

Corporate venture capital model “here to stay” $

tech_light_170sq Corporate venture capital investing is back in style, and this time it’s here to stay as a host of new industries are rushing to join the game, forming cross-industry networks to fund promising start-ups.

14 August 2012

Private equity takes consortium route for technology deals $

Private equity buyers are increasingly partnering with fellow GPs to invest in technology businesses, as higher valuations fuelled by a robust IPO market contrast with ailing credit markets.

14 December 2006

Corporate venture activity on the rise in 2006 $

In the second quarter of 2006, corporate venture capital investment reached its highest level since the first quarter of 2002, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the NVCA, based on Thomson Financial data.

27 November 2003

Corporate venturing? Make sure it’s cautious venturing $

Working with corporate venturers can provide venture capital and private equity firms with a rich source of investment opportunities. But they should be wary of a corporate’s objectives and ensure they are well protected if circumstances change, says Edengene’s Julian Wheatland.

9 June 2003

Corporate venture capital – window on the world $

Corporate venturing has unsurprisingly been affected by the global economic downturn as companies batten down the hatchets and prepare to weather the storm. But according to a report produced by Mackewicz & Partner, the majority of industrial firms view corporate venturing as vital to innovative growth and are maintaining programmes despite intense economic pressures.

23 April 2003

Venture and secondary market trends $

The market for direct secondaries is constantly evolving and is becoming increasingly attractive to private equity firms. Corporate venturing is also on the rise. Yet they are not without their pitfalls. Columbia Strategy discusses the rise of direct secondaries and corporate venturing and the potential obstacles that must be overcome.

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