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Entrée Capital Ventures launches USD80m Israel-focused early-stage fund

Venture capital firm Entrée Capital has closed its second Israeli-focused early stage fund with aggregate capital commitments of USD80 million.

The fund follows on from the success of Entrée’s previous Israeli fund that invested at the early-stage in Israeli startups such as monday.com, Riskified, DragonPlay (exited to Bally/Scientific Games), HouseParty, Breezometer and KitLocate (exited to Yandex).
 
“Our approach has always been ‘For Founders. By Founders’. We established Entrée to be the go-to place for founders that form great teams solving big problems. We partner with founders for the long term, by providing full and fair funding rounds so founders have the time to develop their ideas into successful companies,” says Aviad Eyal, founder and Managing Partner.
 
Michael Kim, the founder of Cendana Capital, the leading institutional LP that invests in Seed VCs, adds: “We are very excited to partner with Entrée Capital, who we believe is the vanguard of Israeli Venture 2.0. Their founder-friendly approach will help transform Israeli venture capital and align both founder and investor incentives to generate success.”
 
Entrée has also added two new partners to the new fund. Ran Achituv joined as a Managing Partner, having previously been a partner at another venture capital firm, and prior to that serving as CTO of Amdocs (Nasdaq) and Verint (Nasdaq). Ran also co-founded several startups, and recently his portfolio company, Argus Cyber, exited to Continental AG for over USD400 million. Eran Bielski, who worked at Entrée Capital for over three years, was promoted to General Partner. Eran previously worked at JPMorgan Chase, led a number of Entrée investments over the past years, and overseas SigmaLabs, Entrée’s accelerator based in Tel Aviv.
 
The new fund will target early-stage companies with Israeli founders both in Israel and abroad, in the fields of deep technology, AI, AR/VR, SaaS, Fintech and ‘loss of friction’ opportunities.

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