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Maayan Ventures Ltd.
Type Public (TASEMAYN)
Industry Early Stage Investments
Founded 1996
Headquarters Israel Omer, Israel
Key people Tsvika Ben-Porat,Chief Executive Officer
Amir Gal-Or, Chairman
Website myv.co.il

Maayan Ventures Ltd. (Hebrew: מעיין ונצ'רס בע"מ), is a publicly traded (TASE:MAYN) [1] chain of technology incubators, operating out of offices in Tel-Aviv, Omer, Sde Boker, Dimona Israel and China.

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About Maayan Ventures

Maayan Ventures invests in Early Stage start-ups specializing in building value. Maayan leverages the innovative technology of outstanding entrepreneurs by capitalizing on its team’s vast management experience and strategic business connections.

Maayan leverages government funds in the purpose of promoting promising Early Stage start-ups in the fields of Communications (Mobile), IT, Medical Devices, Homeland Security, Clean-tech and Energy solutions. By leveraging funds received from the Chief Scientist of Israel's Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor[2], Maayan specializes in bringing young start-ups to a point where they are attractive for investment and ripe for Exit. The fact that Maayan is publicly-traded enables its investors to benefit from a liquid asset, no 7 year waiting period, no management fees, with a diverse portfolio – thus dispersing the risk and increasing the Exit potential. By joining Maayan Ventures, technology start-ups benefit from financial investment, business tools, and support services essential for their ventures’ success. Maayan Ventures invests during the entry stage, providing start-ups with a rarified security that comes from knowing that the support will be there when they need it the most. Maayan Ventures also has the financial resources to reinvest in its portfolio companies during future rounds. Maayan currently (2010) manages a portfolio of almost 50 companies.

Maayan Ventures is proud of its best-of-breed portfolio companies. The combination of outstanding entrepreneurs with Maayan’s hands-on support makes it's portfolio companies stand out. Early investments increase the chance of significant ROI.

Maayan aims to attract promising entrepreneurs and start-ups to the Negev region. Maayan is located in the heart of Israel's Negev desert strengthening the area and as a leading financial force, Maayan wishes to "fertilize" the desert. The company's vision is that the Negev will become economically attractive for industry, investments and draw high-profile residents.

History

Maayan Ventures was established in 1996 as a government owned incubator, managed and funded by the Israeli government as part of its efforts to encourage high-tech industry development in peripheral areas. The incubator was privatized in 2003 by a group of leading Israeli investors, bringing a new management team to Maayan and additional funds. In 2005, under the leadership of its CEO, Tsvika Ben-Porat and its Chairman, Amir Gal-Or, Maayan Ventures, following a successful IPO, became the first incubator to be publicly traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange(TASE[3][4] [5]). In July 2006 Maayan, in partnership with Rotem Industries Ltd., expanded its outreach and investment platform by acquiring the ATC incubator in Dimona[6] – now called Rotem Ventures. In December of 2006, Maayan also purchased the Am-Shav Incubator in Sde-Boker[7] – now called Iris Ventures. The combination of the 3 incubators has turned Maayan Ventures into the largest incubator in Israel and provides its portfolio companies with unparalleled financial strengths and strategic connections.

Led by a group of renowned business investors, Maayan Ventures specializes in establishing, branding and marketing new technological innovations. Through Maayan's close relations with the Infinity Group, Maayan[8] has the ability to bring it's portfolio companies to the Chinese [9] [10] market.

Portfolio Companies

Selected Portfolio Companies: 1.Aespironics - www.aespira.com 2.APM Solutions - www.apm-solutions.com 3. Applisonix – www.applisonix.com 4. Audiozoom 5. B-Nano 6. B-Obvious – www.b-obvious.com 7. Behavioreal 8. Bio-Sense Technologies - www.bio-sense.com 9. Bright 10. Cardiogal 11. Cellerium - www.cellerium.com 12. Covertix - www.covertix.com 13. Droid Security - www.droidsecurity.com 14. Eternegy 15. Flow Industries - www.flow-industries.com 16. Fulcrum 17. Gizmox – www.visualwebgui.com 18. Greenoy 19. Hairstetics 20. Incauda 21. LiveSonics 22. Lucid Logix - www.lucidlogix.com 23. Lunguard - www.lunguard.com 24. Magna BSP - www.magnabsp.com 25. MDC Membranes 26. Media Jumble - www.mediajumble.com 27. Meditouch 28. MEP 29. Mingler Mobi App Technologies - www.mobi-app.com 30. Multiphy – www.multi-phy.com 31. Ophthocare 32. Paindure 33. Pixel Scan 34. Power Offer - www.poweroffer.co.il 35. Presim 36. PV Matrix 37. Redent-Nova - www.redent.co.il 38. Read Easy - www.readeasy.com 39. Renal Sense 40. Revolver - www.revolver3d.com 41. Rotec 42. Sonnetica 43. Surgix - www.surgix-med.com 44. TGE Tech 45. Virtual Web - www.govirtualweb.com 46. Yitran - www.yitran.com

References

  1. ^ "Maayan Ventures company profile on the TASE website". http://www.tase.co.il/TASEEng/General/Company/companyDetails.htm?ShareID=01094937&CompanyID=001286&subDataType=0. 
  2. ^ "Technological incubators". http://www.incubators.org.il/. 
  3. ^ "Pausner, Shai. "First technological incubator on its way to TASE: Maayan Ventures plans fund-raising of 25 Million NIS", Globes, November 6, 2005.". http://www.globes.co.il/news/article.aspx?did=1000025919. 
  4. ^ "Sowing the Seeds of Tomorrow." IVC & Private Equity Journal, 2006, Vol.6, No.4.". http://www.ivc-online.com/upload/archive/IVCJ/IVCJ-12-06.pdf. 
  5. ^ "Weinreb, Gali. "Maayan Ventures IPO oversubscribed", Globes, December 8, 2005". http://archive.globes.co.il/searchgl/Maayan%20Ventures%20IPO%20oversubscribed_h_hd_1L3WuDZ8qN34mC30mCpSrD3KkQ7HjR000.html. 
  6. ^ "Shpurer, Sharon. "Maayan Ventures merging with Dimona incubator", Haaretz The Marker, 2006.". http://www.haaretz.co.il/hasite/pages/ShArtPE.jhtml?itemNo=740895&contrassID=2&subContrassID=6&sbSubContrassID=0. 
  7. ^ "Weinreb, Gali. "Maayan Ventures buys Am-Shav incubator", Globes, Januray 2, 2007". http://archive.globes.co.il/searchgl/Maayan%20Ventures%20buys%20Am-Shav%20incubator_h_hd_1L3atDZSnN34mC30nDZWsCZSkQ7HjR000.html. 
  8. ^ "Maayan Ventures on the Infinity Group website". http://www.infinity-equity.com/portfolio_company.asp?ID=34. 
  9. ^ "Maayan Ventures Ltd. Signed a MoU with Suzhou Industrial Park", Israel Globe, September 9, 2007.". http://www.zero2ipo.com.cn/en/n/2007-9-11/2007911211341.shtml. 
  10. ^ "Habib-Valdhorn, Shiri. "Infinity brings Chinese funds to Maayan Ventures", Global Times, June 24, 2010.". http://en.chinaventure.com.cn/News.aspx?id=38755. 

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