Carmel Ventures

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Carmel Ventures
Private
Industry Venture capital
Founded 2000
Founder Shlomo Dovrat, Avi Zeevi
Headquarters Herzliya, Israel
AUM USD 800 million
Number of employees
~30
Website www.carmelventures.com

Carmel Ventures, established in 2000, is an Israeli venture capital fund with over $800 million under management. Carmel is focused on early stage companies in the fields of Software, Internet, Media, Communications, Semiconductors, and Consumer Electronics.

Carmel Ventures is a member of the Viola Group, a private equity investment group with over $2B under management, focused on technology-based investment opportunities in Israel.

General Partners[edit]

Shlomo Dovrat – General Partner, Co-founder. Founder of Tecnomatix; A prominent figure in the Israeli hi-tech entrepreneurial landscape; Until 2007 the chairman of ECI Telecom.

Avi Zeevi – General Partner, Co-founder. Veteran IT executive, with track record on global Fin-Tech ; A leading figure in the Israeli venture capital community.Leading Carmel’s investments in the FinTech and Software sectors

Ori Bendori – General Partner. CTO of Lannet and manager of the LAN Systems Group at Lucent Technologies; Leading Carmel’s investments in the communications and infrastructure space.

Ronen Nir - General Partner. Director and VP Product in Verint Systems; Project Team Manager in ECtel Ltd; elite Israeli Defense Forces' Intelligence Unit; Leading Carmel's investments in SaaS, Big Data, Cyber Security and Internet.

Daniel Cohen - General Partner. Was General Partner in Gemini Israel Ventures. Leading Carmel's investments in Digital Media, Gaming and Consumer Internet.

Itzik Avidor - CFO & Partner. Senior Audit Manager at Brightman Almagor & Co.

Rina Shainski – Venture Partner. R&D and business development manager in several high-growth companies, including Daisy Systems and Tecnomatix; A major investor and thought leader in mobile software.

Active Portfolio Companies[edit]

Exits[edit]

Company Industry Description Initial Investment Date Exit
Followap Communications Presence-based and Instant Messaging (IM) solutions to Mobile Operators 2001 Acquired by NeuStar in 2006 for $139M[1]
Actimize Enterprise Software Brokerage compliance, anti-money laundering, and fraud prevention 2001 Acquired by NICE Systems in 2007 for $280M[2]
ECI Telecom Communications Networking Infrastructure Equipment 2002 Acquired by Swarth Group in 2007 for $1.25B[3]
CopperGate Communications Home Networking Company 2005 Acquired by Sigma Designs in 2009 for $180M[4]
Snaptu Mobile Mobile Applications 2010 Acquired by Facebook in 2011 for $70M[5]
Oversi Networks*Wanova Communications rich-media caching and content delivery solutions 2004 Acquired by Allot Communications in 2012 .[6]
DesignArt Networks Communications Small cell modem and system design for cellular base stations 2005 Acquired by Qualcomm in 2012 .[7]
Wanova Communications desktop virtualization software 2009 Acquired by VMWare in 2012.
Shunra Software Software Network virtualization solutions for software testing 2004 Acquired by HP in 2014.[8]
Kontera Digital Advertising Content activation platform 2007 Acquired by Amobee in 2014 for $150M .[9]
Red Bend Software Software Mobile Software Management (MSM) 2000 Acquired by Harman in 2015.[10]
eXelate Media Digital Advertising Advertising Data 2007 Acquired by Nielsen N.V. in 2015.[11]
cVidya Networks Telecommunications Revenue assurance, Fraud management, 2004 Acquired by Amdocs in 2016 for $30 million[12]

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