Israeli companies that raised $100 million or more in April-May
Mega funding for companies with Israeli offices in the past two months was led by a cybersecurity firm Semperiswhich announced it has raised over $200 million in Series C funding led by KKR, with participation from Ten Eleven Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, Atrium Health Strategic Fund, Tech Pioneers Fund and existing investors including Insight Partners.
Based in New Jersey with R&D operations in Tel Aviv, Semperis is the fastest growing cybersecurity company in America according to the Financial Times 2022 ranking.
Billed by Forbes as “a new relic for data teams”, Monte Carlo closed a $135 million Series D funding round in May. IVP, Accel, GGV Capital, Redpoint Ventures, ICONIQ Growth, Salesforce Ventures and GIC Singapore helped Monte Carlo become the first data observability company to achieve a $1 billion valuation.
Launched in 2019 by husband-and-wife team Barr Moses (CEO) and Lior Gavish (CTO), Monte Carlo intends to use the capital injection “to continue to improve the experiences of its hundreds of customers, expand the data observability category to new verticals, and grow its marketing and engineering teams in the US and EMEA. »
Business Intelligence Society Pyramid Analytics announced the closing of an oversubscribed Series E funding round of $120 million, “exceeding our goal of $20 million,” CEO and co-founder Omri Kohl blogged on May 9.
“This brings our total funding to over $200 million and puts our company on the fast track to becoming the next leader in analytics.”
Pyramid, which uses data-driven insights to automate business decision-making, has received investments from HIG Growth Partners, Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings, Kingfisher Capital, General Oriental Investments, Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP), Sequoia Capital , Viola Growth and Maor Investments.
Viz.ai, which applies artificial intelligence to medical care coordination and workflow, became a unicorn by raising $100 million at a $1.2 billion valuation. Viz.ai has offices in Tel Aviv, San Francisco, Portugal and Amsterdam. Its platform is used in more than 1,000 hospitals.
Optibus raised $100 million in a Series D round at a $1.3 billion valuation, becoming public transportation’s first unicorn. Since its inception in 2014, Optibus has helped over 1,000 cities digitize their transit sector with unique software.
Based in New York and Tel Aviv, banking platform as a service Unity raised $100 million in a Series C round led by Insight Partners, valuing the company at $1.2 billion, and will expand into business credit cards and other lending products such as cash advances.
Based in Tel Aviv Masterschool, a multinational network of tech career schools, closed a $100 million seed funding round led by Group 11, with significant participation from Target Global, Pitango Ventures, Dynamic Loop Capital, Sir Ronald Cohen and other strategic investors. Launched in 2019, the Masterschool model addresses the tech labor shortage with courses that students only pay for after being hired in the field.