Israel Q3 tech funding up 14 percent, deals down 13 percent: IVC/KPMG survey

By Robert Daniel — 2 days ago

Israel’s third-quarter technology funding rose 14 percent on 13 percent fewer deals, according to a survey by the IVC Research Center of Tel Aviv and consultants KPMG Somekh Chaikin. Israeli high-tech companies raised $1.19 billion in the quarter, compared with $1.04 billion in the year-earlier period. Also, the number of funding deals fell to 142 from 164. Adjusting for one large deal, a $204 million bond pricing involving Ormat, funding in the third quarter fell 5.6 percent from a year earlier to $982 million, which the survey called in line with the three-year quarterly average of $1 billion.Through the nine months, Israeli high-tech companies raised $4 billion, a 27 percent above the $3.15 billion of the year-earlier period. The number of deals was 510, up nearly 4 percent from 491.