Perspectives

Regtech – The Convergence of Compliance Culture and Innovative Technologies

Finance and Compliance Manager
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Regulatory Risk has grown exponentially over the past five years. KPMG estimates that expenditure on compliance is growing, currently estimated at more than $70 billion in the US[1]. In interviews with customers, Bain & Co. found that Risk and Compliance can run nearly 40% of the costs in “change the bank” projects. In addition, it...

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September 17th 2017

SpaceTech – The Next Frontier

Managing Partner, JVP
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We’ve all heard that space is “the final frontier.” But that frontier seems to be opening up right now… When looking into a new area of investment, we at JVP evaluate, amongst other things, whether Israel has a qualitative edge in that arena. In space-tech in particular, entrepreneurs need to bring a lot of knowhow...

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June 4th 2017

Maximizing Opportunities in Fintech’s Arms Race

Associate, JVP
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At its beginning, the Fintech industry’s vision was to fundamentally transform traditional banking using advanced technologies. A decade later, this vision has yet to fully materialize. Despite the acceleration we’ve seen in tech-based financial solutions, it is generally agreed that financial institutions are not likely to disappear anytime soon. As active Fintech investors who review...

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June 1st 2017

Building Tomorrow’s Leading Cyber-security and Data Analytics Innovators

Partner, Head of JVP Labs
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A typical hi-tech ecosystem consists of various stakeholders, each contributing their expertise to create a vibrant community, with both internal activity and a relationship with the external world. Some of the most obvious constituents include academia – providing in-depth research and training for human capital; the government – aimed at creating infrastructure, facilitating and easing...

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May 22nd 2017

7 reasons why Israeli cyber-security will remain hot

Managing Partner, JVP
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Is Israeli cyber-security worthy of its global reputation? Are the impressive price tags of recent M&As in the field justified? And will the field of cyber-security continue to be a driving force in the Israeli hi-tech ecosystem? Over the last several years, we’ve seen a burst of activity in the cyber-security domain here in Israel....

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April 24th 2017

Israeli cyber-security experts discuss zero-day exploits, virtual money laundering techniques

Partner, Head of JVP Labs
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Last week’s Pentagon report disclosing the breach that allowed Chinese hackers to infiltrate some of America’s most advanced weapons systems reveals the U.S.’s gaping online vulnerabilities and compels U.S. leaders to make cyber-security an issue of national priority. Given Israel’s ranking as the world leader for cyber-security by Switzerland’s International Institute for Management Development in...

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Is your cyber startup IPO-ready? Check these 7 benchmarks

Managing Partner, JVP
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In recent years, several Israeli cyber-security companies have made the transition into becoming market leaders by going public on NASDAQ, including such world renowned firms as Check Point, CyberArk, Imperva, and Varonis. At Jerusalem Venture Partners, we see some 90% of the startups in the local cyber-security space and have invested in 15 of them....

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Investors and cyber security: A love story

Partner, Head of JVP Labs
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Smart investors seem to have fallen in love with cyber security lately. Just a few years ago, most investors believed that the cyber-sector did not justify significant venture capital attention or investments. There were several reasons for this: Headline-grabbing, landmark cyber-attacks only started to receive attention some two to three years ago. The IT and...

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Can Israel Create More Cyber Unicorns?

Managing Partner, JVP
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Five unicorns in the cyber-security realm have been created in Israel: Checkpoint — the mother of all Israeli cyber-security firms – NDS – acquired by Cisco for $5B, one of the country’s largest exits ever—Imperva and CyberArk — both publicly traded companies – and ForeScout. With just a handful of such cyber giants worldwide, that’s...

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February 7th 2017