Carmel Ventures has over $ 600 million under management in three funds.
We currently make new investments out of our third fund, Carmel III, which was raised in 2008 and has $ 235 million under management.
Carmel II was raised in 2005 with $ 201.5 million under management.
Carmel Software Fund was raised in 2000 with $171 million under management.
We invest primarily in early stage companies in the fields of Software, Communications, Semiconductors, Internet, Mobile, Digital Media, and Consumer Electronics.
Our focus is on early stage companies, but will also invest in later stage opportunities.
Typical size of investment in A, B or C rounds is around $1M – $10M.
Our seed program offers smaller investments of $100K - $1M. The goal is to bring the company to a fundable stage and to potentially participate in the A round. It is never too early to approach us.
Yes, however our focus is on Israeli or Israeli related companies.
We should be able to broadly understand the business opportunity, the market and its dynamics, and the disruptive nature of your offering/service. It is also important to describe the underlying technology, the business model, the go-to-market strategy and the financials. As we put high emphasis on the people we partner with, make sure to provide background information on the team members.
Our investment professionals will review the materials (therefore it’s very important to provide as much information as you feel comfortable with) and will provide feedback and / or plan for next steps as soon as possible.
We consider investment ideas to be confidential and proprietary and we regard them as such. Due to the high volume of business plans we are exposed to, we are unable to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA). It is our belief entrepreneurs should have a high level of trust in their venture partners and we work hard to maintain our credibility in that regard.