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Firstime Venture Capital

Investor type Micro VC
Founders Ilan Shiloah Jonathan Benartzi Nir Tarlovsky


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Total investments 80
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 33
Rounds per year 10.00
Lead investments 11
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 3
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Internet
  • Software
  • Health Care
  • Fashion

In 2014 was created Firstime Venture Capital, which is appeared as VC. The fund was located in Asia if to be more exact in Israel. The main department of described VC is located in the Tel Aviv.

This organization was formed by Ilan Shiloah, Jonathan Benartzi, Nir Tarlovsky. Besides them, we counted 3 critical employees of this fund in our database.

Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Playbuzz, Wannabiz (Sociopal), Livekick. We can highlight the next thriving fund investment areas, such as Retail Technology, Security. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 4-5 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Israel.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 1-2 partakers. Despite the Firstime Venture Capital, startups are often financed by Spark Capital, Maxfield Capital, Viola Ventures. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Viola Ventures, Ilan Shiloah, BRM Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Spark Capital, SoftBank, Viola Ventures.

The important activity for fund was in 2018. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 4 percentage points less often commits exit comparing to other organizations. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 deals per year. This Firstime Venture Capital works on 28 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. The usual things for fund are deals in the range of 1 - 5 millions dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Internet of Things
Machine Learning
Predictive Analytics
Social Impact
$42M01 Dec 2022 Fresno, California, United States


Retail Technology
$12M16 Nov 2022 Israel, North District, Israel


Internet of Things
Network Security
$21M13 Oct 2022 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel


Video Streaming
$161M13 Jun 2022 Israel, North District, Israel


Health Care
$17M02 Dec 2021 Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Autonomous Vehicles
Computer Vision
Homeland Security
Machine Learning
Public Safety
Smart Cities
Video Streaming
$10M19 Aug 2021 Tel Aviv-Yafo, Tel Aviv District, Israel


E-Commerce Platforms
Information Services
Retail Technology
Virtual Reality
$7M11 Aug 2021 New York, New York, United States


E-Commerce Platforms
Information Services
Retail Technology
Virtual Reality
$6M11 Jul 2021 New York, New York, United States


$3M25 Mar 2021 London, England, United Kingdom
SecuriThings Raises $14M in Series A Funding

– SecuriThings is a Tel Aviv, Israel-based IoTOps company.
– Series A $14m round was led by Aleph with participation from existing investors Firstime VC and angel investors.
– The new investment will be used to expand the functionality of its IoTOps platform, and build out its global sales and marketing operations.
– The company has already established partnerships with global system integrators, device management systems and edge device vendors including Microsoft, Convergint Technologies, Johnson Controls and many others.


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