- $ 4.8 billion were invested in Israeli start-ups in 2016, i.e. 11% more than in 2015, according to data provided by Keyrus.
Near 25% of funds have been invested priming.
Investments made by foreign funds represent 87% fundraising over the year.
With one start-up per 1,800 inhabitants, Israel is the country with the highest ratio of start-ups per inhabitant in the world, according to data included by Keyrus in its infographic “The start-up ecosystem in Israel, 2016 report“. In 2016, 48 billion dollars were invested in the capital of Israeli start-ups, an increase of 11% in the space of a year, underlines the data specialist. For comparison, in France 1.6 billion dollars were invested in the capital of start-ups over the same period, according to data KPMG.
While 87% of fundraising includes at least one foreign investor, Israeli investment funds still invested $ 634 million in 2016. Another finding, nearly a quarter of funds were invested in seed over the period (1,156 billion dollars, 30% more than in 2015).
Finally, in terms of sectoral distribution, 35% of operations concerned software publishers, 20% of life sciences companies, and 17% of companies in the communication sector.