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Maor Investments Close Second Fund, at $180M

Maor Investments
Philippe Guez (founding partner), Ido Hart (partner), Eric Elalouf (founding partner)

Maor Investments, a Luxembourg-based venture capital firm dedicated to Israeli technologies, closed its second fund, at $180M.

Founded by Philippe Guez and Eric Elalouf in 2018, Maor Investments is a venture capital firm exclusively focused on investing in Israeli tech companies. With an Israel-based team recruited from the country’s military intelligence units, the firm has raised $280M across two funds and built a diversified portfolio both in terms of number of assets and of technology sectors covered, including many startups in the field of Israeli tech.

The new fund, MAOR II, will follow a similar investment strategy to MAOR I, with diversification in number of investments and sectors covered, equal-weight portfolio distribution, and focus on the growth/early-growth segment (startups already generating revenues).

Four investments have already been made, representing 16% of the fund’s total size. These include: SupPlant, Quantum Machines, as well as two cybersecurity investments.

In four years, MAOR I has assembled a diversified portfolio of Israeli tech startups, including WSC Sports (SportsTech), Aidoc (HealthTech), Coralogix (DevOps), Silverfort (Cybersecurity), MinuteMedia (Sports ContentTech), Pyramid Analytics (BI & Analytics) as well as Buildots (ConstructionTech). MAOR I also completed two exits at 3 and 4 times cash on cash, respectively, returning 30% of the invested capital (DPI) to its investors in two years.