Viola Ventures

Viola Ventures

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Headquarters Location

Israel, Herzliya


Viola Ventures is the renowned VC, which was created in 2000. The main office of this VC is situated in Herzliya. This investor is located in Asia, Israel.

Payoneer, Skybox Security, enSilo are amongst the various portfolio companies of this fund. Among the most popular investment industries for the fund are Mobile, Cyber Security. However, the fund’s focus is not limited to this, since there are 50 more areas of investment. The average start-up age at the time of investment by this fund is 4-5. The country of its foundation and the country of the most frequent investments for the fund doesn't coincide - United States. In addition to this location, the fund participated in 5 other locations. The fund has no a preferred number of founders for start-ups that it invests in. When a start-up has 5+ founders, the probability of closing the deal is low.

The fund usually invests in rounds together with 3-4 others. Along with Viola Ventures, start-ups are often financed by Vertex Ventures Israel, Vertex Ventures, Globespan Capital Partners as well as 73 other investors. The most common co-investors for the fund are Globespan Capital Partners, Benchmark, 83North and also 101 different VCs. The investors in the following rounds are usually Globespan Capital Partners, Benchmark, Intel Capital, and 89 VCs in total.

The highest number of exits from this fund were in 2019. At the time of investment by Viola Ventures, a typical start-up valuation would be 100-500 millions dollars. Viola Ventures participates, on average, in 11 percentage points less than the average amount of lead investments in other funds. The fund's activity peaked in 2015. Additionally, in 2019 the fund was active. The fund typically enters into 7-12 deals annually. The fund performance shows that this VC achieves 16 percentage points more exits in comparison to other VCs. Typical investments for this fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars.

The fund was established by Avi Zeevi, Shlomo Dovrat. The overall number of key employees in the fund's team is 12.

Year Founded


Fund Activity


Group Appearance [how often fund is operating separately from groups with shared interest]

96.6% of cases

Investments per Year [average amount of rounds in which fund participates each year]


Follow-on Index [how often fund is ready to support its portfolio startup at next rounds]

45.1% of cases

Average Multiplicator [the average ratio of the last valuation of portfolio startups to their total amount of financing raised]


Average Portfolio Company
Exit Age [the average age of portfolio startups at which they go public or become acquired]

1.1 years

Success / Strategy Similarity
Index [the matching between fund's investment strategy and its proved successes in the form of portfolio startups high valuations]

0.43 out of 1

Funds Investing Together

Globespan Capital Partners, Benchmark, 83North

Funds Investing in Following

Globespan Capital Partners, Benchmark, Intel Capital

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