Viola Group

Viola Group (Hebrew: קבוצת ויולה‎, alt: Hebrew: קרן ויולה‎), established in 2000, is an Israeli private equity investment group with over $3 billion under management.[1] Viola Group is focused on funding Israeli technology-based companies.[2]

Viola Group
Private
Industryventure capital Private Equity Private Equity
Founded2000
FoundersShlomo Dovrat, Aharon Dovrat (decd.), Avi Zeevi, Harel Beit-On, Ruthi Simha
Headquarters,
AUMUSD 3 billion
Number of employees
80
Websitewww.viola-group.com

Viola Group consists of five independent investment arms including Viola Ventures[3] – a Venture Capital fund focused on early stage startups; Viola Credit[4] – a growth and venture lending fund; Viola Growth (formerly Viola Private Equity)[5] – a technology-focused growth capital and buyout fund; Viola Partners, and Viola Fintech. Viola Group is based in Herzliya, Israel.

HistoryEdit

The Viola Group was founded in 2000 by the late Aharon Dovrat, his son Shlomo Dovrat, Avi Zeevi,[6] Harel Beit-On,[7] and Ruthi Simha[8] and has supported over 200 technology companies to date.

Active Portfolio CompaniesEdit

Viola VenturesEdit

Adapteva Kampyle (software) PandoLogic Redis Labs
Cellwize[9] Lightricks[10] Pagaya[11] Reduxio
Clarizen LiveU Payoneer Seebo
Cloudyn LuckyFish Perfecto Mobile SundaySky[12]
CrediFi[13] Maapilim Personetics Tapingo
CodeFresh Mov.ai Playbuzz[14] Taranis
CoolaData MultiPhy PlainID Tonara
Deep MyThings Pliops TradAir
enSilo nsknox Puls_(company)[15][16] VayaVision
EverCompliant[17] Optimal Plus ProteanTecs Verbit.ai
IronSource Outbrain RealMatch Worthy

Viola GrowthEdit

Aeronautics Gaon[18] Macrocure Playbuzz[19]
Applicaster Guesty Matomy Media Pyramid Analytics
Amiad[20] GlassesUSA Mobile Access RR Media
Behalf iMer[21] MyThings SimilarWeb
Bizzabo Itamar Medical Orad SundaySky
Cyberint Juganu Optimax VATBox
Degania Medical

Viola CreditEdit

Apos Therapy ColorChip[22] Feedvisor TheTime
BIScience ControlUp (Smart-X) myThings TradAir
Clarizen Earnix Teads Upstream Commerce
Clicktale ECI Telecom Telit YCD Multimedia

Viola FintechEdit

Planck
Rewire
Inshur

ExitsEdit

Viola Group has backed a substantial share of Israel's exits to date.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Goldman Sachs buys 10% of Viola Group - Globes English". Globes (in Hebrew). Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "#Israel - Overview of Viola Group FinTech Matrix - Techfoliance". Techfoliance. September 7, 2016. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "Israeli VC firm Carmel Ventures rebrands as Viola Ventures and launches new $200 million fund". November 1, 2017.
  4. ^ "Viola Credit: Private Company Information - Bloomberg". www.bloomberg.com. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "Viola Private Equity closes $250m investment fund". Globes.
  6. ^ "LinkedIn profile - Ari Zeevi".
  7. ^ "LinkedIn profile - Harel Beit-On".
  8. ^ "LinkedIn profile - Ruthi Simha".
  9. ^ "Israeli mobile optimization co Cellwize raises $24.5m - Globes English". Globes (in Hebrew). Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  10. ^ "Image-processing startup Lightricks raises $10m - Globes English". Globes (in Hebrew). Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  11. ^ "Investment Manager Pagaya Raises $1.25M". NoCamels - Israeli Innovation News. May 8, 2016. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "Israeli personalized video co SundaySky raises $30m - Globes English". Globes (in Hebrew). Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  13. ^ TheMarker (February 14, 2017). "TechNation: Talks Underway to Sell Israel's Apple Products Importer to Private Equity Fund Sky". Haaretz. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  14. ^ "Playful content platform PlayBuzz raises $3m - Globes English". Globes (in Hebrew). Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  15. ^ "CellSavers Raises $15 Million From Sequoia Capital and Carmel Ventures". VentureBeat. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
  16. ^ "Puls is Building a Repair Technician Workforce, Uber-Style". Residential Systems. Retrieved May 9, 2018.
  17. ^ "Israel-based cyber intelligence company EverCompliant has closed a $9.5m Series A round from Arbor Ventures and others. | Palico". www.palico.com. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  18. ^ "Viola set to take over Gaon Holdings for NIS 70m - Globes English". Globes (in Hebrew). Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  19. ^ "Israeli digital content co Playbuzz raises $35m - Globes English". Globes. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  20. ^ "Viola buys Amiad stake - Globes English". Globes (in Hebrew). Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  21. ^ "Medical tourism and evaluation co iMER raises $7m - Globes English". Globes (in Hebrew). Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  22. ^ "Optical communications co ColorChip raises $20m - Globes English". Globes (in Hebrew). Retrieved April 26, 2017.