July 7, 2017

Women Increase Visibility at Israeli VC Funds

Managing Director of Verizon Ventures Israel, Merav Rotem Naaman, was recently featured in Lady Globes among other prominent women venture capitalists in a piece written by Aviv Levy on raising visibility of women at Israeli VC funds. Levy writes…

More Israeli women are becoming venture capital partners and some are setting up funds. "Lady Globes" investigates.

The Israeli venture capital industry is red hot. Local venture capital funds invested over $160 million in the first quarter of the year, 16% of the over $1 billion raised by Israeli high-tech companies, thereby continuing the rapid pace set in 2016. Behind this hype, a new pattern is emerging - women as venture capital fund managers and founders. More and more women are reaching important management positions and becoming partners or senior executives. Even if the change is not yet dramatic in numbers, their greater visibility in the sector is significant.

One explanation for this refreshing change is a new evolutionary change in this industry in Israel. Funds are developing more complex investment models, which are making them realize that they need more dominant female involvement in order to tackle the multi-tasking in this new world.

"Lady Globes," "Globes" magazine on women in business, has assembled the important women managers in these funds in order to hear what they have to say about dealing with the obstacles, dilemmas, successes, and failures, and what goes on in the funds...

Read the full article here.

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Tags: VC , women in tech , Verizon Ventures Israel , Merav Rotem Naaman