Israeli tech firm funding fund Greenfield Companions has introduced the ultimate closing of latest funds totaling $350 million. The brand new funds embody Greenfield Companions Fund II, for funding in 15 early development startups (rounds B and C), and a number of other extra funding automobiles that can collectively allow investments of bigger quantities and help Greenfield’s current portfolio corporations at later phases and for the long run. The brand new funds raised convey the whole property below administration by Greenfield Companions to over $500 million.
Greenfield Companions was based in 2016 by TPG Development. In 2020, the fund’s companions arrange an impartial fund, backed by new traders together with institutional traders, entrepreneurs, and traders from Israel and overseas. Avery Schwartz, a veteran funding banker at Goldman Sachs, and Raz Mangel, beforehand with Barclays, joined Greenfield as companion and principal, respectively. Greenfield at present has a workforce of seven funding professionals in New York and Israel.
Earlier Greenfield Companions investments embody Guardicore, which was bought to Akamai final yr; Avanan, which was bought to Test Level final yr; and unicorns VAST Knowledge, not too long ago valued at $3.7 billion, and BigPanda, not too long ago valued at $1.2 billion. Greenfield Companions Fund II has already invested in Capitolis, Coralogix, Cynet, Silverfort, Panorays, EquityBee, Mixtiles, DustPhotonics, Planck, and Quali.
The fund stresses enterprise software program and likewise invests in fintech and shopper/web, whereas specializing in early stage development corporations. Greenfield’s worth comes from supporting founders and their corporations of their transition from being primarily R&D targeted, to worldwide growth and constructing worldwide advertising and marketing and gross sales operations. Greenfield’s workforce, and its international community of advisors, is comprised of a various set of former founders, senior administration in main expertise corporations, and monetary specialists with expertise in banking and investments.
Greenfield managing companion Shay Grinfeld stated, “We’re at a interval when the market is putting better emphasis on wholesome unit economics, which is the place our experience lies, after a number of years the place we noticed traders rewarding development in any respect prices. We spend money on corporations after years by which the businesses’ administration was targeted on R&D, product-market-fit, and preliminary build-out of its gross sales operate. On the early-growth phases the place we enter, new challenges emerge and now we have the experience and the instruments to work with founders to make sure they handle them within the optimum means.”
Greenfield managing companion Yuda Doron stated, “On this interval of market volatility, we’re grateful for our capability to proceed to help Israeli entrepreneurs and promote innovation by our new funds. We see the place the corporate must be a number of years down the highway and work intently with them on constructing their gross sales organizations, recruiting executives, opening worldwide places of work, enhancing KPIs, and growing scalable inner processes, which collectively arrange our portfolio corporations up for long-term success. We’ve got been lively within the Israeli expertise ecosystem for a few years and thank a number of the world’s main funding managers who’ve chosen to companion with us and consider within the Israeli expertise market.”
Printed by Globes, Israel enterprise information – en.globes.co.il – on June 16, 2022.
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