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Viola Ventures (formerly Carmel Ventures)

Viola Ventures (formerly Carmel Ventures)

Viola Ventures is a venture capital firm that invests in Israeli-related early-stage companies.

Company Overview

Viola Ventures (Hebrew: ויולה ונצ'רס ), (formerly Carmel Ventures (Hebrew: כרמל ונצ'רס )), established in 2000, is an Israeli venture capital fund with over $1.3 billion under management. Viola Ventures is focused on early-stage companies in the fields of enterprise infrastructure and applications, frontier and deep technologies (automotive, IOT, AR/VR, drones), software, software as a service, financial technology, Internet, media, communications, semiconductors, and consumer electronics. Viola Ventures is a member of the Viola Group, a private equity investment group with over $2.8B under management, focused on technology-based investment opportunities in Israel. Shlomo Dovrat was a founder.

History

Viola Ventures (formerly Carmel Ventures) is a venture capital firm that invests in Israeli-related early stage companies with significant ideas that can lead to transformational companies. Founded in 2000 by Avi Zeevi and Shlomo Dovrat, Viola Ventures manages over $1B across five funds and is the only Israel-based VC fund with six investing partners solely dedicated to early-stage tech investments. This allows for unique depth and diversification that spans across a wide range of backgrounds and verticals. With a portfolio of over 90 companies, Viola Ventures has backed a substantial share of Israel's exits to date, including Actimize, RedBend, DesignArt, CopperGate, Exelate, and ECI.



With over $1B million under management, several successful exits, and a growing portfolio of promising companies, Viola is among Israel's top-tier venture capital funds. Viola provides significant capital and active support through the growth cycle of its portfolio companies and is recognized as a true company building fund in Israel. The firm's Fund IV has funded early-stage tech companies, with the help of Asian investors like Baidu.

Focus Industries:

Preferred Financing Stage:

  • Seed
  • 1st Round
  • 2nd Round
  • 3rd Round
  • 4th Round and later
  • Pre-IPO (initial public offering)
  • Mezzanine Buyout/acquisition 

Preferred Company Type:

  • Private Company(backed by venture capital firms)
  • Private Company(not backed by venture capital firms)
  •  Public Company.



Investments

Viola Ventures has made 189 investments. One of their investments was on Feb 19, 2019, when they invested $60M in Redis Labs. The firm has raised a total of $1B across 5 funds, one of them being Carmel Ventures V. This fund was announced on Nov 1, 2017, and raised a total of $200M.

Timeline

February 19, 2019

Redis Labs.

$60M

November 1, 2017

Carmel Ventures V.

$200M.

2000

Founded in 2000 by Avi Zeevi and Shlomo Dovrat, Viola Ventures manages over $1B across five funds, and is the only Israel-based VC fund with six investing partners solely dedicated to early-stage tech investments.

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