We start young and aim high

Founded in 1993 under the famed Yozma program by Dr. Erel Margalit, Jerusalem Venture Partners has created and invested in over 120 companies in Israel, the US and Europe. JVP’s investment strategy is spearheaded by a deep expertise in identifying opportunities from inception and growing them into global industry leaders. Through our theme-driven focus and strong network of strategic partners, we seek to stay ahead of the latest market trends and address the most relevant market needs. Our unique Centers of Excellence and dedicated team ensure we effectively deliver this added value directly to each of our current and prospective portfolio companies.

With over $1.4 billion raised across 8 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 12 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 for 2016 by Geektime. Located in the historic British Mandate MINT building in the heart of Jerusalem, JVP has created a unique hub of innovation that has become a magnet for innovation and luminaries from all over the world. Leveraging its Centers of Excellence, at the JVP Media Quarter in Jerusalem, in the cyber epicenter in Be’er Sheva, and at the HUB.NYC by JVP in New York City, JVP creates the majority of its own deal flow from seed 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.

Centers of

From Seed to Success

JVP’s Centers of Excellence are dynamic creative campuses where our early stage portfolio companies are provided a suite of customized services, including office space, hands-on management support, strategic guidance as well as access to our expert mentors and our vast network of global strategic partners.

The team supporting the Centers of Excellence is composed of experts in the fields of business, technology and media with years of experience building successful companies. JVP’s Centers of Excellence have become magnets for hundreds of strategic players visiting each year as well as hundreds of entrepreneurs that are evaluated each year, becoming the gateway to the world. Following the centers of excellence early-stage growth period, the companies are well positioned to raise additional financing from later stage venture capital investors – including the main JVP fund.


JVP’s innovative approach to venture capital starts with its unique location at the JVP Media Quarter. Located in the renovated Mint of the British Empire and the Historic Ottoman Storehouses next door, the Media Quarter is heralding the revitalization of the area surrounding Jerusalem’s old train station. With over 200 dynamic entrepreneurs in the Business, Social and Cultural enterprises, the JVP Media Quarter houses start-ups, VC fund JVP, early stage initiative- JVP Play, Our Crowd incubator- Labs/02, the performing arts hub – “Zappa Jerusalem in The Lab,” the social profit organization – “In the Community” (Bakehila), as well as a restaurant and a nightclub.

With a deep respect for the history of Jerusalem and its powerful legacy, JVP’s Jerusalem Center of Excellence tackles the key business challenges of today through its focus on seed-stage start-ups in the fields of artificial intelligence, computer vision, cloud, and Internet of Things (IOT) mobile amongst others. In an open plan workspace, engineers, artists, storytellers and entrepreneurs in the profit, social profit and entertainment worlds meet to develop ground breaking solutions and disruptive technologies.

The historic complex’ atmosphere of creativity and innovation is the consequence of the Fund’s innovative approach to venture capital. Collaborating around selected pre-defined themes and defining key business challenges, elected start-ups from the Israeli eco-system work to find innovative solutions, validate the pains, the product, the market readiness and the product/market-fit. The companies benefit from JVPs innovative company building process and direct access to sector specific strategic partners as they fine tune to their proposition and offering.


Cyber in Be'er Sheva

Building Tomorrow’s Leading Cyber Security And Data Analytics Innovators

JVP’s Center of Excellence in Be’er Sheva aims to identify, nurture and build the next wave of cyber security and big data companies to emerge out of Israel. JVP Cyber Labs operates the first government-backed early stage incubator focusing on cyber-security and big-data. It is strategically established in the epicenter of Israeli cyber innovation in Beer Sheva – bringing together academia, multinational corporations, and experts with experience from the military’s elite computer units.


The JVP Cyber team is currently focusing on companies in various key themes, including APT detection and prevention, encryption, Cloud Security, authentication and identification, Industrial Internet, mobile, M2M, Big-data analytics, End-point security and more. The JVP Cyber Labs are headed by a seasoned team of partners with deep industry expertise and a strong track record of developing and building early-stage companies. Since its inception in 2013, JVP Cyber Labs has become a magnet for hundreds of strategic players visiting each year, as well as hundreds of entrepreneurs that are evaluated each year. Companies such as General Electric, Siemens, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Singapore Airlines, Bank Ha’Poalim, Paypal and others, have teamed up with JVP Cyber Labs to accelerate the growth of their companies.


In March 2015, JVP Cyber Labs enjoyed its first exit when PayPal announced the acquisition of disruptive technology-provider CyActive. As a result of this exit, PayPal established its new security design center in Be’er Sheva, creating numerous jobs for the area as well as serving as a potential additional business and design partner for JVP and its portfolio companies.

FoodTech Initiative

Technological innovation isn’t only about apps and platforms. At its core, it’s about improving lives. We believe that making lives better begins with making better food. Israel is known for its strong foundation of innovation in everything from plant genetics, crop projections, water recycling to high-tech protein solutions. The new hub combines Israel’s historic strength in agricultural with its international leadership in cutting-edge technologies. By leveraging the natural assets of the region, JVP is focused on establishing Israel as the next global epicenter for AgriFood Tech.

This process began with JVP Founder and Chairman Erel Margalit’s Israel Initiative 2020 who created an economic plan to develop an international hub for agricultural and food technology. Israel Initiative 2020 is a pillar that supports the social aspect of the Agrifood Tech Hub.

Building a Global Agrifood Tech Ecosystem

JVP’s AgriFood Tech initiative unites JVP’s international network of strategic partners, multinational agricultural companies, top academic institutions and researchers, market expertise, along with the pioneering Israelis, regional consuls and entrepreneurs.

This is a model that has proved successful in JVP’s Jerusalem Media Quarter and in Be’er Sheva Cyber Labs that launched sector-specific hubs to fuel the growth of global companies. JVP has already leveraged this model to invest in and help scale numerous AgriFood Tech startups.

The opportunity in AgriFood Tech sits at the intersection of Israel’s longtime agricultural knowhow and its expertise across AI, machine learning, computer vision, and big data. This technology is transforming almost every business category. As countries around the world feel the pressure of food scarcity, there has never been a more important time to leverage Israeli innovation. Undoubtedly, Israel is uniquely positioned to undertake this endeavor, creating jobs and opportunities at home, while making a measurable and sustainable impact around the globe.


After nearly 25 years of growing global companies and building successful tech ecosystems from its centers in Jerusalem,  Be’er Sheva and the Galilee, JVP is expanding to New York City.

JVP, a global venture capital firm, has established HUB.NYC as the center of a new, integrated ecosystem. With a foundation in cybersecurity the new hub will be a home for market leaders in New York’s most important industries including Financial Services, Media, Healthcare, Wellness, Smart Cities and Retail. Hub.NYC by JVP, the iconic 50,000-square-foot space located in SoHo, Manhattan, follows JVP’s investment strategy of creating vibrant innovation ecosystems in different regions in cooperation with global companies, local businesses and pioneering entrepreneurs.

Leveraging JVP’s deep expertise, the Hub will provide growth-stage startups with space, tailored programming, and access to New York City’s local customer base. HUB.NYC by JVP will also facilitate creative and innovation processes to help startups scale, providing subject-matter experts to advise on issues ranging from HR to sales to social media marketing. The Hub will also serve as the headquarters for JVP portfolio companies and activities in the US.


The City of New York Partnership

In late 2018, JVP partnered with The City of New York on a $100M initiative to transform NYC into a global leader for cybersecurity. As part of the Cyber NYC initiative, JVP has launched NYC’s very first international cybersecurity investment hub, HUB.NYC, with the goal of  nurturing startups and creating the next billion-dollar company in cybersecurity. JVP aims to support cybersecurity companies in NYC, providing strategic guidance, business development support, funding and will leverage newly formed public-private partnerships with leading universities such as Columbia, Cornell Tech, NYU and CUNY.