Giza was founded by Mr. Zeev Holtzman and has been at the forefront of Israel's venture capital industry for more than 20 years, supporting innovative entrepreneurs and helping them build great businesses. Since 1992, Giza has formed five venture capital funds and invested approximately $600 million in more than 100 start-ups and has achieved 38 successful exits.
Giza consistently generates top financial returns for its investors which include leading international financial and strategic investors from US, Europe and Asia.
Our investment strategy and criteria in terms of sectors, products, technology, stage and market, is built to meet market needs and challenges and is based on in-depth due diligence and disciplined investment process. Our network and ongoing dialogue with leading global technology companies is key in our assessment of new opportunities.
Giza, leveraging its team's wealth of expertise and accumulated in-house know how, focuses its investments on early stage innovative technologies in IT/Software (information technology), enterprise software, Internet, mobile, media and IoT sectors. Additional sectors such as: Cleantech, Energy, Advanced and efficient Agro are also covered by our team.
Giza is one of the most active early stage investors in Israel, investing in: entrepreneurs with vision who are capable of growing and scaling up companies; ground breaking technologies and products that meet real market needs; and addressing large and growing markets.
Giza is a lead investor and is playing an active role in supporting the companies from initial stages until exit. Giza's added value is reflected by active board participation, assistance in strategy, recruiting senior management, capital raising and syndication with co-investors, introduction to potential customers, assistance in establishing joint venture with strategic partners as well as in exit formulation and implementation.
Through the vast network of its partners, alongside IVC Research Center (the leading research center in Israel covering the high-tech industry) whose Chairman and Founder is Mr. Zeev Holtzman, Giza has access to proprietary deal-flow and investment opportunities.
Giza was one of the first international VCs to identify Asia as a major target market and has extensive experience in working with Asian partners and companies, as well as successful investment track record in Asia.
Giza's vision in recognizing future technology leaders led to the following winning investments: XtremIO (acquired by EMC), Soluto (acquired by Asurion), Actimize (acquired by NICE Systems), Prosight (acquired by Primavera Systems), Oplus (acquired by Intel), Cyota (acquired by RSA), X Technologies (acquired by Guidant), Precise (IPO NASDAQ, acquired by Veritas), Oridion (IPO Zurich, acquisition by Covidien pending), Zoran (IPO NASDAQ, acquired by CSR), M-Systems (IPO NASDAQ, acquired by SanDisk), DSPG (IPO NASDAQ), Butterfly (acquired by TI), DSPC (IPO NASDAQ, acquired by Intel), Libit (acquired by TI), Scorpio (acquired by US Robotics), Telegate (acquired by Terayon) and Danen (TWSE:3686).