iAngels Deal Digest – September Monthly Wrap Up

Greetings from Tel Aviv and welcome to another monthly wrap up! It’s been now a full quarter since starting the iAngels deal digest, and over time I’ve learned that a mid-month and end-of-month digest is more meaningful, manageable, and informative than a weekly update. So from now on you can expect an update twice a month.

On the heels of August’s $415m of new capital, September brought $377m of investment, with Security and Safety Technologies (36%), Social Media and Advertising (18%), and Enterprise Solutions (17%) leading the way, alongside $95m in disclosed M&A (total M&A was higher). 


September witnessed light acquisition activity, with one company acquired for a disclosed $95m and four companies acquired for undisclosed amounts.

  • Crossense a company helping advertisers and market researchers better understand their audiences, was acquired by Toluna, a survey software firm, for an undisclosed sum.
  • Wiser, a pricing strategy and analytics application, was acquired by Quad Analytix, a leading player in competitive intelligence solutions, for an undisclosed sum.
  • Imagu Vision Technologiesa provider of software that recognizes objects in digital images and video, was acquired by iCarbonX, a Chinese unicorn focused on big data medical analytics, for an undisclosed sum.
  • Blazemeter, a software platform simplifying continuous testing, was acquired by CA Technologies,  one of the largest independent software companies in the world, for $95m.
  • WatchMe88, a social discovery application for the Apple Watch and iPhone, was acquired by ChampagneSG, a Singaporean dating agency, for an undisclosed sum.

The past two weeks, another $60m was invested in Israeli start-ups.

Seed Rounds

  • OMGWhen, a mobile discovery platform for activities, raised $2m from a syndicate of private investors.
  • Curve, a payment method provider that aggregates numerous payment methods into a single plastic card, raised $2.6m from Connect Ventures, Samos Investments, and private investors.
  • Quicargo, a mobile and web platform that connects carriers to shippers to maximize use of extra loading space, raised $500,000 from Bootcamp Ventures, Ignite Accelerator, and Money Train IL.
  • uChange, an application that enables travelers to find each other and exchange money at low rates, raised $500,000 from private investors.
  • Pixoneye, an adtech company profiling consumers based on their photo and video libraries , raised $3.1m from Telefonica Ventures, Seedrs, and HBS Angels of London.
  • Karamba Security, a software company focused on securing automtive controllers and IoT devices, raised $2.5m from Fontinalis Partners, GlenRock, and YL Ventures.
  • NewSight Imaging, a company developing a camera chip for medical devices, raised $500,000 from EnnoVenture and private investors.

Series A Rounds

  • Codefresh, an end-to-end contain lifecycle management platform, raised $7m from Carmel, Hillsven, and Streamlined Ventures.
  • Folloze, a prospect engagement platform for marketers, raised $7.3m from NEA, Cervin Ventures, and private investors.
  • SecBI, an advanced threat detection system for enterprises, raised $5m from Amichai Shulman, JVP, and Connecticut Innovations.
  • Aqua Security, a provider of container security solutions to the enterprise, raised $9m from Microsoft Ventures, Shlomo Kramer, and other private investors.
  • Reporty, a video application that enables citizens to report crime to the authorities, raised $5.15m from Ehud Barak, Pinchas Buchris, and private investors

Series B Rounds

  • Anodot, an advanced anomaly detection and prediction platform, raised $8m from Aleph, Disruptive Fund, and Greylock Israel.
  • Mobilize, a platform helping organizations manage social causes, raised $6.5m from Hillsven, Trinity Ventures, Upwest Labs, and private investors.

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Max Marine
Max Marine is an iAngels Investment Analyst. Prior to iAngels, Max was a Junior Partner at Venture1st, providing marketing and communications support to Israeli start-ups. Max passed the three CFA exams consecutively, holds an MS in Investment Management, and a B.B.A. in Finance, Real Estate, and Risk Management and Insurance from Temple University’s Fox School of Business. Contact him at [email protected]