StageOne Ventures raises $110 mln for third fund

StageOne Ventures has closed its third oversubscribed fund at $110 million. StageOne Venture Capital Fund III’s limited partners include “prominent investors” from Israel, the U.S. and Europe. StageOne focuses on B2B software and next-generation information technology infrastructure.

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TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — StageOne Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm focusing on Israel-related technology startups, announced the closure of its third venture capital fund, with $110 million in committed capital. Led by Yuval Cohen, Yoav Samet, and Tal Slobodkin, with presence both in Tel Aviv and in Palo Alto, StageOne Ventures helps entrepreneurs traverse the Israel-Silicon Valley axis and build global businesses.

Stage One Venture Capital Fund III, L.P. (StageOne III), the firm’s largest fund to date, closed at $110m after an oversubscribed fundraising process in summer 2017. StageOne III is backed primarily by StageOne’s existing LPs, with the addition of several prominent investors from Israel, USA, and Europe.

StageOne focuses on ambitious deep-technology endeavors in B2B software and next-generation information technology infrastructure. By leveraging wide global networks, multinational operational experience, and presence in both Israel and the Silicon Valley, StageOne’s team members dedicate themselves to turning the fund’s portfolio companies into global successes. StageOne III will aim to invest in 15-18 companies, focusing on seed and series A rounds, with a typical initial investment size in the range between $500,000 and $3,000,000.

As artificial intelligence, deep learning, big data analytics, and advanced DevOps paradigms continue to impact multiple industries, StageOne Ventures partners with entrepreneurs who seek to harness transformative innovation to lead categories in enterprise software, cyber security, fintech, communication, and the future of transportation.

Venture capital funds managed by StageOne Ventures have invested in more than 30 companies to date. The new fund follows StageOne II, a 2014 vintage fund, that currently boasts fourteen portfolio companies, including, Avanan, Capitali.se, DBmaestro, Minerva, Otonomo, and SafeDK, which have already raised significant subsequent rounds of financing from leading global investors. StageOne’s first fund (StageOne I) has been fully invested, and had six exits including, among others, Guardium (acquired by IBM), Traffix (acquired by F5 Networks), and Octalica (acquired by Broadcom).