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Israeli Tech Industry Keeps Breaking Records in 2019

以色列科技行业2019年再破纪录

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IsCham is summarizing for you, the main facts of the Israeli Tech Industry over the last year, as well as the last decade.

中国以色列商会为您总结以色列科技行业过去十年的主要成就,重点关注即将过去的2019年。

| Significant Increase on Exits |

Technology exits totaled $9.9 billion in 2019, double the amount of 2018, and 33% more than in 2017. The Israeli technology industry posted 587 exits over the past decade - companies that were sold or held stock exchange offerings - with a total of $71 billion. If follow-on deals, companies acquired more than once or acquired after holding an offering, are taken into account, the amount rises to $108 billion. It is important to be reminded that this is happening in a country with a population of just over 8 million people, which is the size of 2 districts in Beijing. So when we measure these achievements per capita, the successes of Israeli tech companies are clear.

| 退出交易额显著增长 |

2019年,以色列科技出口总额为99亿美元,是2018年的两倍,比2017年增长33%。在过去十年,以色列科技行业达成退出交易587宗(股权出售或证券交易),总交易额达710亿美元。若将后续交易计算在内,即多次收购或上市公司被收购,总交易额将达到1080亿美元。

值得注意的是,以色列是一个仅有800多万人口的国家,相当于北京两个区的人口总数。因此,当我们按人均衡量这些成就时,以色列高科技公司的成功更显而易见。

| 20 Unicorns |

Until now, Israel was considered as a country that only knew how to invent new technologies and ideas, what is given the term ‘0-1’. However in recent years, we see many Israeli companies who have scaled up by themselves to become massive unicorns. A unicorn is a sign of a tech eco-system's maturity because a decade ago every Israeli startup dreamed of an exit - being acquired by a tech giant or a Wall Street IPO. But now the dream has changed into scaling-up to a growth company worth $1 billion. 2019 was without doubt a year in which Israel's tech sector came of age. The best evidence of this is that nine new unicorns were created during the year bringing the total number of unicorns in the country to 20. Impressively Israel's 20 unicorns are more unicorns than France, Germany and Australia have combined. Only the US, China and UK have more unicorns than Israel.   

| 科技独角兽达20家 |

以色列一向被认为是善于从0到1发明创造的创新国度。但近年来,许多以色列公司扩大规模,逐渐成为大型独角兽公司。独角兽是科技生态系统成熟的标志。10年前,以色列初创企业的梦想,无一例外是被科技巨头收购或赴美IPO。但如今,初创企业都梦想着扩大规模,成为估值10亿美元以上的成长型公司。毫无疑问,2019年是以色列科技行业成熟的一年。最有力的证明是,2019年,有9家新的独角兽公司成立,使以色列的独角兽总数达到20个。以色列独角兽公司的数量比法国、德国和澳大利亚的总和还多,仅排在美国,中国和英国之后。

| Great Rise on Late-Stage Funding |

Another strong indicator of the strength of the Israeli tech sector is an increase of investments in later stage of funding. This jumped from $3.45 billion in 2018 to $5.24 billion sofar in 2019. This shows a significant increase after somewhat stagnating during the prior three years. This has had a huge effect on total fundraising, but most importantly, it has allowed a large number of Israeli tech companies to keep growing without needing to be acquired or raise money on the public markets. There have been 15 mega rounds (of $100 million or greater) in 2019 so far, compared to only four in 2018. 

The largest financing rounds of 2019:

  • Lemonade ($300 million, D round)

  • NextInsurance ($250 million, C round)

  • Cybereason ($200 million, E round)

| 后轮融资增加 |

以色列科技行业实力增强的另一项指标是后期资金投入的增加。从2018年的34.5亿美元跃升至迄今的52.4亿美元。在前3年略有停滞的情况下,2019年显著增长。投资状况的变化对总体募资产生了巨大影响,但最重要的是,这一变化使许多以色列科技公司得以持续盈利增长,从而避免被收购或上市融资。截至2019年,共进行了15轮(1亿美元或以上)大型融资。而2018年只有4轮。

2019年最大规模的融资事件包括:

  • Lemonade斩获3亿美元D轮融资

  • Next Insurance获2.5亿美元C轮融资

  • Cybereason E轮融资2亿美元

| Significant Growth of Exports |

In the past decade, Israeli exports grew by 68%. Technology and tech services become the main export of Israeli companies to the world. According to forecasts of the economic department at the Ministry of Economics and Industry, at the end of 2019 the Israeli exports will be at 114 billion USD. This again is a significant increase compared to the end of 2009, when total exports amounted to 67.7 billion dollars.   

| 出口额提高 |

在过去10年中,以色列出口增长68%。高科技和技术服务已成为以色列公司向世界输出的主要产品。根据以色列经济与产业部经济处的预测,到2019年底,以色列的出口额将达到1140亿美元。与2009年底的出口总额(677亿美元)相比,又是一个显著增长。

Sources:
  • Israel doubles number of unicorns in 2019, Globes, 25-12,2019

  • PwC: Israel exits double in value in 2019, Globes, 24-12-2019

  • Israel's largest financing rounds of 2019 reveal surge in late-stage funding, Start-Up Nation Central, 19-12-2019

  • Israel Export Institute

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