That was the second-highest quarterly total ever, after companies raised $6.5b. in the preceding quarter of 2021.
In total, Israeli companies have raised an incredible $17.78b. in the first nine months of the year, already 71% higher than the total raised in all of 2020.
Twenty of the deals done in the third quarter were mega-rounds exceeding $100 million, and comprised 55% of the total amount raised. Some 51% of the fundraising done so far in 2021 has come from such mega-rounds.
Israeli start-ups have also seen a record number of exits, with 180 transactions worth $18.9b. in the first three quarters of the year. That’s 225% more deals and 506% more money raised than for all of 2020. Of those, 65 were hi-tech companies…