Investment Strategy

Our Vision

The world as we know it is rapidly changing. The global COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis has created a “new normal” business environment. At the same time, circular economy and ESG practices are driving legacy industries to adopt new business strategies and processes that will enable them to quickly adapt to new and constant challenges. As such, it is the perfect time for disruptive technologies to leverage these industries’ significant resources and potential for cost optimization, and seize the opportunity brought on by significant market demand.

IL Ventures is committed to accelerating the growth of Israel’s most promising startups by supporting teams that are simultaneously able to capitalize on technological and industry advancements.

Our Focus

Investment Domains​

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0

Globally, fast and cheap have been replaced with "local and smart" by rapid and unprecedented advancements in technology. Israel’s booming high-tech ecosystem, with hundreds of cutting-edge start-ups in the fields of Operation Optimization, Supply Chain, Additive Manufacturing, Inspection, Maintenance, IoT Platforms Connectivity, and much more, poses a tremendous opportunity for disrupting traditional industries.

AgTech

AgTech

As labor shortages in agriculture continue to grow across the developed and developing world, as well as population changes and environmental concerns, it will become more and more necessary to develop technologies that will help farmers grow more food using fewer resources. Smart Farming, Irrigation, Post Harvest, Smart Growing, and other technologies help transform this vision into reality.

FoodTech

FoodTech

Currently, Israel is a leading player in the global food technology industry. Through the use of advanced technologies like the Internet of Things (IoT), big data, and artificial intelligence (AI), we can improve sustainability and efficiency across food production, supply, sale, and consumption chains. Prominent sectors include Yield Optimization and Harvest and Alternative Food Sources.

Enabling Technologies

Big Data

Big Data

The exponential increase in the amount of information across all industries required a paradigm shift. Big data enables different ways to analyze, systematically extract information from, or otherwise, deal with data sets that are too large or complex to be dealt with by traditional data-processing application software.

AI & ML

AI & ML

Artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms are used to optimize processes that are beyond a person’s capacity. They enable better manufacturing operations, as well as more agile and responsive supply chains. AI and ML are also applied in Agtech to detect disease in plants, pests, and poor nutrition on farms. In the food technology industry, AI improves packaging, increases shelf life, and creates a more efficient supply chain management system.

Computer Vision

Computer Vision

Computer vision deals with how computers can gain high-level understanding from digital images or videos. As such, it seeks to understand and automate tasks that the human visual system can do - but with far superior performance.

Robotics

Robotics

Autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) are increasingly being used on assembly lines, and are also used to pack food into wrappers, containers, or vacuum-sealed bags in the food-tech industry. In Ag-tech, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated a shift to robotic farming operations

AR & VR

AR & VR

Manufacturing companies face greater competition than ever before as they strive to deliver greater innovations in a faster, more effective, and more affordable manner. As a result, VR and AR can significantly improve the design, manufacturing, and functionality of existing products and services, enabling entirely new possibilities.

Cyber

Cyber

Smart factories and critical infrastructure are susceptible to the same vulnerabilities, malware, device hacking, and other common attacks as other networks. As a result of the interconnected nature of operations and the accelerated pace of digital transformation, cyberattacks will have a far greater impact than before - and demand cutting-edge, multi-layered solutions - and Israel has the best to offer in this field.

Investment Criteria

To guarantee that we cherry-pick the best investment opportunities, we make sure that every investment should meet a set of predetermined criteria.  

Team

Start-ups run by exceptional founders & solid management; team leaders who are open-minded and receptive to our active approach.

Technology and IP

We are looking for companies with a significant patent portfolio or technology know-how for solving new, real-world, multi-billion-dollar problems.

Product Market Fit

We like investing in companies with mature product offerings and proven commercial viability, i.e. advanced POCs and early revenues from Tier-1 customers.

Investment Thesis

We serve as an avant-garde, active investor that seizes just the right moment

Venture Capital - Private Equity

We employ a hands-on, operational approach and frequently engage with portfolio companies to create significant value for the long-term, in the short term

ticket size

We invest in Seed to Round A start-ups, average initial ticket is $1M-3M

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