Catalyst Funds has announced the closing of its fourth fund Catalyst IV – which will manage assets of $150 million. Catalyst Funds now have a total of $450 million in managed assets.
This new fund – which has already invested in 3 companies: Curalife, Addionics and Nexar – will invest in growth companies in various sectors including cybersecurity, life sciences, mobility, climate tech, food tech, and renewable energy. The partners in Catalyst include Edouard Cukierman, Yair Shamir, Boaz Harel and Lisya Bahar-Manoah, Luc Muller.
Catalyst IV was announced at GoforIsrael – an International Investments Conference organized by Catalyst Fund and Cukierman Investment House – which marked this year as its 30th anniversary. And the Conference hosted over 1,000 participants, including hundreds of investors from Europe, the US, Latin America, and Asia.
Along with the new fund, Catalyst also announced the launch of Catalyst Investors’ Club (CIC), which is a global technology startup in the fin-tech market.
CIC is an investment platform that enables accredited investors to invest alongside VCs or lead investors. And it aims to democratize access to unique investment opportunities, available only to the VC community, reduce risk and personalize the investment process by using AI to make informed decisions.
This platform provides a VOD interface designed to serve as a gateway for startups seeking exposure within the accredited investors community. And the simple onboarding process allows companies to showcase their technology through engaging videos.
CIC works closely with Catalyst Investments along with Cukierman & Co., the leading Israeli investment house, with more than 30 years of experience and proven success.
“We are proud that 50 percent of our portfolio companies from our last Catalyst Fund went public in the US. The fund had five exits out of 8 investments, while four of them were IPOs and one was an M&A transaction”, he added. Among the IPOs are Tufin, Taboola, and Arbe Robotics.”
“As we look to the future, we recognize that the challenges and opportunities before us are greater than ever before. We saw in our last 30 years of investment activities so many crises, and how the Start-Up Nation managed to overcome all obstacles. We believe that we are well-positioned to meet these challenges head-on. Catalyst will play a crucial role in supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators in Israel.”
— Edouard Cukierman, Managing Partner at Catalyst and Chairman of Cukierman Investment House
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