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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 February 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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Mike Butcher
April 30, 2021
TechCrunch
A US/Israeli startup, Sorbet -- which is tackling what companies do with the financial risks as employees accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) -- has raised $6 million in a Seed funding round led by Viola Ventures, with participation by Global Founders Capital, Meron Capital. The economics of Paid Time Off is relatively hidden in the [...]
Mike Butcher
April 30, 2021
TechCrunch
A US/Israeli startup, Sorbet -- which is tackling what companies do with the financial risks as employees accrue Paid Time Off (PTO) -- has raised $6 million in a Seed funding round led by Viola Ventures, with participation by Global Founders Capital, Meron Capital. The economics of Paid Time Off is relatively hidden in the [...]
Warburg Pincus
February 16, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Personetics, the leading global provider of data-driven personalization and customer engagement solutions for banks and financial services...
August 10, 2020
WebWire
CANDIS, the platform for automated accounting and payment processes, raised €12M in a financing round led by Viola Ventures and Rabo Frontier Ventures, the investment arm of Rabobank. Existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners, Point Nine Capital, Speedinvest, the main incubator of Commerzbank and 42CAP also participated. CANDIS intends to use the capital to continue the development of its machine learning engine and to fuel growth and expansion within Europe. The company is executing...
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