Elron Ventures helps promising companies with big ideas become global leaders. Whether in the enterprise software, cybersecurity, or healthcare industries, we identify transformative technologies, nurture entrepreneurial talent and partner with them to build thriving companies.
And we’re doing so now, more than ever.
Our mission is to build long-lasting and profitable technology companies that are all based on Israeli innovation, helped by our unique heritage of building some of this country’s most successful companies of the past decades. We believe in the distinct entrepreneurial spirit of Israel and we’re dedicated to harnessing this for the benefit of all our partners.
Our aim is to partner with founders and senior teams and provide them with a full range of operational and management support. We’re committed to helping them tighten their connections to the global market and maximize the benefits of our network and expertise. Our partnerships, including our years-long relationship with Rafael – Israel’s largest defense company – allows our founders to develop and test their tech with some of Israel’s smartest IT and cyber professionals.
We have a proven track record of investments and M&As deals with some the world’s leading companies. For example, Microsoft, Palo Alto Networks, Rapid7 and more. In recent years, Elron Ventures has played a part in exits valued at a total of $1.6 billion and today we manage more than $300 million in assets.
Our investment strategy
How we do it
We usually lead seed rounds, but we also co-lead and follow when necessary. Aided by a number of strategic partners, we invest with fair terms and total transparency.
Our strategic partners often help our portfolio companies develop their first product with real data, in live environments, and with real potential customers.
How we work
First and foremost, we believe in teamwork and partnership. We’re diligent and committed investors that are actively involved in the day-to-day operations, helping our founders in every aspect of their journey, from establishing a diverse and competent management team to developing a go-to-market strategy, creating strategic partnerships, and securing financing.
Meet our team
Starting in the 1960s, we pioneered many of Israel's tech sectors, including defense, medical imaging, semi-conductor development, telecommunications, and medical devices. In each sector, we established eventual market leaders like Elbit Systems, Elscint, Zoran, Orbotech, Partner, Netvision, and Given Imaging. Since 1993, we have had the privilege of partnering with Rafael, Israel's largest defense company.
Today, we are focused on the continually evolving enterprise software and cybersecurity sectors as well as reaping the benefits of our investments in the medical devices arena.
Today Elbit Systems (NASDAQ: ESLT) is the largest non-government-owned defense company in Israel.
Elron established Oprotech (today Orbotech, NASDAQ: ORBK)