We start young and aim high
Jerusalem Venture Partners (“JVP”) is a repeatedly ranked international top-quartile venture capital firm dedicated to building world class companies by identifying innovative technologies for early-stage investments and scaling them to international market leaders. JVP was established in 1993 by Dr. Erel Margalit who has been ranked by Forbes as the leading non-American venture capitalist and by The Marker, a leading Israeli economic newspaper, as the first Israeli venture capitalist “with the golden touch”. JVP has a longstanding history of spanning all stages of venture capital from early stage through growth.
With over $1.75 billion raised across more than 10 funds, a rich network of international strategic and business partners, deep technological expertise and strong company building skills, JVP has invested and built ~160 companies in Israel, Europe, and the US. Our companies are intersections of unique technological innovations with business verticals, that create game-changing companies, alongside a global network of strategic partners spanning the key industries guiding our world today. As a result, JVP has been credited with creating some of the largest and most disruptive international market leaders to emerge from Israel, Europe and the US. JVP has orchestrated 42 noteworthy exits – including 13 IPOs, and an additional 29 industry sales to multinational corporations. Some of our Funds’ most notable international companies include CyberArk (NSDQ: CYBR) which reached over $9B valuation, Qlik Technologies, which reached a $2.4B valuation, Cogent which reached a $3.5B valuation; NETRO (Nasdaq: NTRO), a leading provider of broadband fixed wireless solutions which reached a $5.5B valuation; CHROMATIS which was sold for $4.8B to Lucent Technologies, and more. Accordingly, JVP, which held significant holdings in each one of these international market leaders, generated high multiples for its investors from these investments.
Over two decades, JVP has orchestrated investments in some of the most disruptive innovations in the world today. Under the leadership of its founder, and a seasoned team of investment professionals, JVP repeatedly invested ahead of the curve, identifying key trends and demands setting the tone of the market today.
Our success is rooted in our proactive investment approach which helps create global go-to-market strategies, and a boardroom mindset that defines corporate leadership and helps them rise to the next level. We create strong international teams around CEOs, and lead companies from technology mavericks to business category leaders. With a company building tradition, JVP works in building companies in unique Centers of Excellence around Israel and in New York thus taking large early positions in the companies and then investing again with leading third-party investors, as the company scales and becomes an international market leader. JVP leverages its market expertise, experienced and dedicated team, and substantial capital base to build companies with the potential to shape and lead in global markets.
With over $1.6 billion raised across 10 funds, and a rich network of strategic and business partners spanning the world, JVP has led some of the largest and most noteworthy exits out of Israel. With 38 exits, 12 initial public offerings on NASDAQ and a long roster of industry sales, JVP has been repeatedly recognized for industry awards including consistent performing VC by Preqin, most active VC funds’ award by IVC and fund of the year by Geektime. Located in the historic British Mandate MINT building in the heart of Jerusalem, Margalit Startup City Jerusalem is a unique center of innovation that has become a magnet for innovators and luminaries from all over the world. At Margalit Startup City in Jerusalem, the cyber epicenter in Be’er Sheva, the International FoodTech Center in the Galil, the Digital Health Center in Haifa and the International NYC Cyber Center, JVP creates the majority of its own deal flow from early to late stage, by seeking groundbreaking new innovations.
Renowned for its hands-on approach in supporting and mentoring its companies, JVP welcomes global strategic and investment partners through all phases of the maturity cycle, with a view to creating disruptive technologies and solutions.