• Moneta Seeds

    Moneta Seeds is a Venture Capital fund that leads investments in Israeli related, early stage, Data Science ventures…

    Moneta Seeds

    Moneta Seeds is a Venture Capital fund that leads investments in Israeli related, early stage, Data Science ventures. Our areas of interest within the Data Science paradigm include Fintech, Insuretech and Cyber. The fund has established strategic partnerships with large international firms who allocate significant funds for investing alongside Moneta. As of 2017, strategic partners have joined almost all of the fund’s investments. According to IVC (Israeli Venture Research): Moneta Seeds has been one of the most active funds in Israel (Awarded: ‘2016 Most active fund’) and the most active Fintech/Data Science’ investor.
  • Moneta Lab

    Moneta Lab is an in-house accelerator program that hosts four pre-seed teams who are working on the fine tuning of their venture towards their initial fund raising…

    Moneta Lab

    Moneta Lab is an in-house accelerator program that hosts four pre-seed teams who are working on the fine tuning of their venture towards their initial fund raising. The Lab participants enjoy the energetic vibe of a modern high-tech space as well as daily mentoring and assistance by Moneta managers and its Strategic partners. To qualify for the Moneta Lab program, we require that at least one Strategic partners will show keen interest in the startup idea. Upon admission to the program, the team receives a non-equity sponsorship cash grant, and is invited to work at Moneta-Lab for 6 Months.

We Want To Partner With You

Moneta is a venture capital firm that invests in Data Science Technology startups and help them become successful companies. We specialize in Fintech, Insuretech and Cyber, and support our ventures across all stages of their capital development.

Moneta’s management team takes a hands-on approach and assists entrepreneurs in realizing their vision and building great companies. As high-tech investors for well over a decade, we have seeded dozens of startups and have seen many of them growing towards a successful exit.

In January 2015, we set up Moneta Seeds, the early stage investment arm of Moneta Venture Capital. Moneta Seeds has already led multiple investments and was named as one of the most active funds in Israel. In almost all its investments, Moneta’s strategic partners have joined the round from the first days.

To sum up: If you are looking for a professional investor with a proven track record and a wealth of experience, partnerships and networking – Moneta would like to be your investor and partner.

 

 

“First they ignore you, Then they laugh at you, Then they fight you, Then you win.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

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The Fintech revolution:The financial world is facing a paradigm shift with new breakthrough services revolutionizing 100-year-old concepts. During the next decade, banks and insurance companies will have to reinvent themselves in order to remain relevant. Back in 1993, Bill Gates, co-founder and CEO of Microsoft, coined the phrase: “Banking is necessary; banks are not”. With the unbundling of banks, his prescient words seem more relevant today than ever before.  Read More

Data is Eating the World:Data and analytic technologies are shaking up the world and the effects are poised to reshuffle the landscape in multiple industries. In a lecture at the Google user’s meeting in 2006, Steve Jobs, Founder and CEO of Apple, used this phrase to emphasize the tectonic change in consumer’s habits: “if your user is not the one paying, then he is not the customer but rather the product being sold”. These words reflecting on the huge value of data, seem more relevant now than ever before: users’ data is becoming the core value being sold. Read More

  • Area of Interest

    We are investing in the following technologies: 1) Big Data 2) Fintech 3) Insuretech 4) Cyber Security

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    Area of Interest

    We invest in technology solutions that solve major problems in these areas:

    1) Big Data
    2) Fintech
    3) Insuretech
    4) Cyber Security

    In all the above areas, we are looking for innovation driven solutions that employ leading edge technologies such as: Big data analysis, Machine learning, Predictive analytics, Artificial intelligence, Robotic advisors, New algorithms, Blockchain architectures, Authentication & Biometrics, Algo trading & Quant analytics.

     

  • Our Added Value

    Once we have invested, we roll up our sleeves and offer our help in the following areas: lever….

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    Our Added Value

    Once we have invested, we roll up our sleeves and offer our help in the following areas: leveraging strategic partners and networks to explore new business; assisting with exec-team building; and managing the capital development by utilizing our huge investors’ network.

    We are telling the entrepreneurs – We’re committed to bringing our experience to bear. Before we did what we’re doing now, we did what you’re doing. We’ve started companies, run them, raised money and helped them Exit. We’re not just financiers. Quite the contrary. We’re seasoned Tech managers who understand finance, operations, engineering & marketing. We’ve applied those disciplines in dozens of startups before. Sitting on both sides of the term-sheet for years, gave us something far more valuable than the capability to invest. It gave us perspective. We understand how to help you achieve the goals.

  • Investment programs

    We offer a few investment programs: 1) Moneta Lab – In house accelerator…

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    Investment programs

     

    We offer a few investment programs:

    1) Moneta Lab – In house accelerator,

    2) Moneta Seeds – leading $1M seed rounds,

    3) Moneta Capital – Syndicating mature-stage (A and B) rounds.

    The typical round led by Moneta is the first institutional seed of about $1M. Moneta leads the round with up-to 50% of the funding, and the balance is invested by strategic co-investors brought by Moneta. In all our deals, strategic investors have joined, adding not just their funds but more importantly, their prestigious names, and the huge added value as a first client and design partner.

  • Strategic partners

    We have established strategic partnership agreements with world leading banks and insurance….

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    Strategic partners

    We have established strategic partnership agreements with world leading banks and insurance firms. Our partners join most of our deals as co-investors and are the early adopters of the startups’ products.

    Once we have met a startup that we think may satisfy our criteria, we always connect it with our Strategic partners and listen to what they have to say about it. If they are impressed, than it is likely that we become more interested. This model is unique: we don’t just consult with Strategic partners; we are also managing their investments in Fintech. Their vote of confidence is manifested in writing checks to our startups. We view this as a Win-Win model: Win for the startup (Funds and client), Win for the Partners (exposed to cutting edge startups), and a big Win also for us.

  • Investment Method

    We are an active lead-investor. We conduct deep DD and then syndicate …

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    Investment Method

    We are an active lead-investor. We conduct deep DD and then syndicate the financing round, mostly alongside our strategic partners. After the investment, we sit on the board and help guide the strategy and the execution.  

    The thesis in all our investments requires a case study that validates the story, prior to investment. We are experienced enough to establish our decisions based on real feedback from clients who have experienced a POC or examined the new venture and were impressed. That’s why we have partnered with leading financial institutions – we want their full attention and interest when we need an opinion.

     

  • What we are looking for:

    In each of our investments, we are looking for: 1) An exceptionally talented founding team….

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    What we are looking for:

    In each of our investments, we are looking for these qualities and in this order:

    (1) An exceptionally talented founding team,

    (2) Market need that represents annual TAM of Billions,

    (3) Unique product/IP with descent entry barriers,

    (4) A clear Exit strategy within 5 years.

    An exceptional team is comprised of complementary technology and Management skills. We want to see that the team understands its domain much better than we do (and we try to get it quick). The Market size is a key factor and without the conviction that the startup is up to something big on a worldwide scale, we shall pass. Then comes Technology: actually, service-innovation is also acceptable as long as the IP is deep and sets an entrance-barrier for enough time.

The Team

  • Adoram Gaash

    Founder, Managing Partner

    Adoram Gaash, Founder, Managing Partner

    Adoram brings to Moneta a solid track record as a VC and startups CEO. Prior to founding Moneta, he founded StageOne VC [2001] that invested in Israeli ICT startups and resulted in seven exits. In 2009, Adoram relocated to the USA, and joined GrowthPoint Technology Partners, A Palo Alto, CA, Investment Bank that specialized in cross-border M&A deals. During the 90’s, Adoram was a founder/CEO of a successful startup that developed Telco grade systems and was acquired in USA during 1999.
    Adoram’s operational experience in large companies and startups, has given him a broad point of view as an investor. During the past years, he has led dozens of funding and M&A deals, including selling two startups as a CEO. Adoram’s most interesting success stories include: Radwiz (Telco IP) that was sold to TERN; Magnifire (App Firewall) that was sold to F5; Octalica (Semi) that was sold to Broadcom; Trivnet (E-wallet) that was sold to Gemalto; Oversi (IP Video cache) that was sold to Allot; and Crescendo (App Delivery) that was sold to F5.
    Adoram graduated (cum laude) from the Israeli Technion, with a BScEE in Computers Engineering. He has an MBA from Tel Aviv University, and an MA in Philosophy from Tel Aviv University.

  • Meirav Har Noy

    Founder, Managing Partner

    Meirav Har Noy, Founder, Managing Partner

    Meirav brings to Moneta two decades of experience as an investor with some of the world’s leading VCs. Moneta is Meirav’s third venture capital firm. In 1997, she joined Intel Capital, a world-leading corporate venture capital arm of Intel corporation. Meirav played a pivotal role in Intel Capital’s investment in some 10 companies during her five-year tenure. Later in her career, Meirav joined Apax Partners, a leading international investment private equity fund. During her five-year tenure at Apax Partners, Meirav was involved in six technology investments. Recently, Meirav served as the CEO of Iris Ventures, a technology incubator that is supported by the Chief Scientist.

    Meirav’s experience as a technology investor, board member and CEO has given her a broad point of view that translates into tremendous added value, which she brings to her companies. Meirav has specialized in making wireless and mobile investments and in advising the managements and boards of leading cyber security companies. Seven of the companies at which Meirav was serving as an investor or board member have made it all the way to a successful exit. Meirav’s most interesting technology success stories include: Panaya (Enterprise SW) that was sold to Infosys; Storwize (Storage) that was sold to IBM; Fiberxon (Optical Coms) that was sold to MRV; and Aeroscout (Wireless SW) that was sold to Stanley Healthcare.

    Meirav graduated with honors from Bar Ilan University with a BA in Economics and Political Science. She has an MBA from Ben Gurion University, majoring in corporate financing.

    Meirav grew up in Silicon Valley until the age of 18, when she came back to Israel to join the IDF.

  • Ami Shafran

    Venture Partner

    Ami Shafran, Venture Partner

    Major General (Res.), Shafran, is one of the world’s renowned experts in Data Science & Cyber. He has served the Israeli army and government for more than 40 years at the highest roles of technology command. His last position was IDF’s Head of C4I Division (telecommunications and IT). He served in various senior roles in R&D, Intelligence, and telecommunication. He also was head of the R&D unit of the Ministry of Defense – Maf’at.

  • Paul T. Idzik

    Advisory Board

    Paul T. Idzik, Advisory Board

    Paul Idzik, brings to the Advisory Board of Moneta VC, a world-class expertise in global banking and growth strategy. Mr. Idzik has served as the CEO of E*TRADE between 2013 and 2016, Previously, Mr. Idzik served in various senior management roles with Barclays Bank plc, including: Chief Executive of Investment Bank, COO, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Barclays Capital Limited, with global responsibility for risk management, finance, technology, operations, facilities, HR, legal, compliance and planning. Mr. Idzik joined Barclays Capital in 1999 following a career with Booz Allen & Hamilton where he was a Partner and Senior Member of the Financial Institutions Practice.

  • Isaac Krymolwsky

    Venture Partner

    Isaac Krymolwsky, Venture Partner

    Isaac Krymolowski is an expert on business strategy and the growth of global companies. With 15 years’ experience in top-management consulting, Isaac has served in the San-Francisco office of Booz Allen Hamilton. Isaac subsequently moved to London, where he was the Head of Group Strategy & Planning at Barclays and the Global Head of Consulting & Research at DTZ. Now based in Israel, Isaac has served as Chairman and Director of several public and private Israeli companies.

  • XINGHONG HUA

    Chairman

    XINGHONG HUA, Chairman

    Mr. Xinghong Hua is a member of the Board and the investment committee of Moneta VC since its foundation.

    Mr. Xinghong executive experience includes: serving as the Managing Director and Head of China at Cerberus Capital Management LP. Prior to that Mr. Hua was the Asia Pacific Vice President of Alcoa Inc. Prior to that, he served for many years at the headquarters of Bank of China. Mr. Hua serves as a Member of Advisory Board of Middleburg Capital Development, Ltd. He serves on board of AES Inc.; Teach for China; and The Institute for Industrial Productivity.

    Mr. Hua graduated from Beijing University with Bachelor and Master of Law degrees, and from the Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. with a Master’s degree in International Economics and International Energy and Environment.

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