It is still hard to say what 2019 will be in terms in capital raising in Israel, and many Japanese corporates worry about the high in numbers in Israel in terms of capital raising and exits.
If January 2019 is an indicator for 2019 as a whole compare to 2018 the numbers are not so different, where Q1 2018 ended with almost $1.5 Billon, we expect only a more competitive landscape in Israel with more Japanese companies investing in Israeli startups.
Some of the Japanese companies that invested in Israel in January 2019 are Softbank, Itochu, Asahi Casei Medical, Mitsui Fudosan and more.
Here are some of the top raising capital startups in Israel for January 2019:
$55 Million - Cato Networks
Industry: Cyber Security
Product: Network security solutions for cloud enabled enterprises
Round investors: Lightspeed Venture Partners, Aspect Ventures, Greylock Partners, Singtel Innov8 Ventures and USVP Management Company LLC.
$50 Million - Syqe Medical
Industry: Medical Cannabis
Product: A first-in-class pocket-sized metered-dose cannabis inhaler, poised to become the most advanced and versatile inhalation-based drug delivery platform of its kind.
Round investors: Philip Morris, Shavit Capital, PRM Holdings, Martin Bauer Group and another unnamed investor.
$39 Million - EarlySense
Industry: Digital Health
Product: FDA approved, innovative patient-monitoring solution from EarlySense that delivers timely indications of changes in clinical parameters that may indicate the onset of medical distress. Monitoring of the patient begins automatically, as soon as he or she enters the bed.
Round investors: Hill-Rom, the world’s leading hospital bed manufacturer, and Wells Fargo Strategic Capital. Additional funding came from BlueRed Capital, Israel Innovation Fund, Argos Capital, Hotung Capital, Pitango Venture Capital and JK&B Venture Capital.
$33.5 Million - TytoCare
Industry: Digital Health
Product: Tyto platform can replicate a full primary care visit from home including clinical examination of the heart, lungs, skin, ears, throat and abdomen and measure body temperature for a remote diagnosis.
Round investors: Ping An Global Voyager Fund, Shenzhen Capital Group of China, Japan’s Itochu, and Sanford Health of the US.
$30 Million - Innovid Media
Product: Innovid helps users seamlessly merge the TV, OTT and digital video advertising worlds by delivering pre-roll, interactive and personalized video across desktop, mobile, tablets, set-top boxes and connected TV.
Round investors: Goldman Sachs.
$30 Million - Wiliot
Product: Wiliot is a fabless semiconductor company developing passive SoC platforms for the IoT market. No battery and seamless connectivity operation will be the baseline enabler of IoT future growth.
Round investors: Amazon Web Services Investment Arm, Samsung Venture Investment Corp., Avery Dennison, Norwest Venture Partners, 83North, Grove Venture Partners, Qualcomm Ventures and M Ventures.
$30 Million - Pliops
Industry: Advanced storage solutions
Product: Pliops is creating a new category of product that enables cloud and enterprise data centers to access data up to 50X faster with 1/10th of the computational load and power consumption.
Round investors: SoftBank Ventures Asia, with participation of Intel Capital, State of Mind Ventures and Viola Venture.