About lool ventures
We invest in exceptional founders. We work with them shoulder to shoulder on their journey to build companies that aspire to become global category leaders in their domain
An extended reality company (XR), enabling an immersive and natural flight experience, coupled with advanced HMI and Autonomous Technologies. Working on a wide range of applications-all centered around empowering the person flying with super-human abilities.
Voca’s virtual agent platform enables companies to reach their customers at scale, with a personal human voice.
MediSafe is the world’s leading medication management platform, enabling patients to better manage their daily routines and physicians to better understand their patients’ status.
Wibbitz is a market leading provider of automated video creation technology for publishers, enabling a great content experience with seamless integration.
Zooz, the market leading global payment platform designed to help merchants maximize their payments performance. In July 2018, Zooz was acquired by PayU, the fintech and e-payments division of Naspers, one of the largest technology investors in the world.
NoTraffic is on a mission to reduce traffic and vehicle collisions. A smart network of plug and play AI sensors, underpinned by a set of computer vision and deep learning algorithms reacting and communicating with cars in real time.
Farm Dog is a breakthrough cloud based platform that enables effective pest and disease control management, transforming the farming industry’s ability to predict, react to, and manage pest and disease.
LawGeex is disrupting the legal industry by offering an innovative online alternative for people and businesses who need to sign contracts by automatically reviewing contracts and providing users with simple English explanations on potential issues.
SiteAware (former Dronomy) is a provider of construction management solutions enabled by autonomous drone technology.
MarketMan is a network for the $1 trillion restaurant supply market. It connects restaurants and vendors all across the US, creating new revenue opportunities for both sides.
Shopial allows online businesses to reach new customers in 1-click at scale from social networks.
~ Acquired by Magento
Brodmann17 is enabling a state-of-the-art artificial visual intelligence technology compatible with every edge device out there and with almost no computing power limitation.
DBmaestro is a leading DevOps tool provider for the database industry, offering a unique solution for controlling the database continuous delivery processes.
A leading content discovery platform for kids, the KIDOZ Network allows content publishers to promote, distribute, and monetize their child-friendly content. Kidoz was acquired by Shoal Games Ltd. (TSXV:SGW) in December 2019.
Mabaya offers a unique SaaS platform that helps online retailers and marketplaces generate new revenue through promoting sponsored products in their virtual stores.
Lightico, a fintech SaaS platform for financial institutions and insurance companies. The solution enables collection and verification of customer identity, form completion and document signing during a single call.
SaaS project management platform for cities to increase capacity and speed to discover, evaluate and implement new technologies. Partner cities include Palo Alto, San Jose and Sacramento, already seeing huge benefits in innovation.
Sensibo brings magic to everyday life by turning physical objects into personalized experiences. Their first product, the Sensibo Sky, makes any air conditioner instantly smart, maximizes comfort, and saves energy.
Talenya is the world’s first technology-first talent recruiting platform. Using AI, big data, and a unique recruitment experts model, Talenya finds top talent, faster.
Saga is the first non-anonymous and reserve backed digital currency, with a formal KYC process for participants. It’s advisory council is made up of world leaders including Jacob Frenkel, Prof. Dan Galai and Prof. Myron Scholes.
Home365 is a “Property Maintenance as a Service” platform for property managers, offering all-inclusive flat-rate subscriptions to take care of all their portfolio maintenance needs.
MyPermissions, the world’s leader in app privacy protection, helps users protect their personal online information and helps developers be more transparent and build trust through certification.
Entrepreneur, Mentor, Advisor with passion for products and technologies that make a real impact on our life, led by great people that have audacious plans and aspirations on a global scale.
I’ve been building software products that people use since 1989.
That’s long enough to make a lot of mistakes in many diverse fields – technological, managerial, organizational, inter-personal.
Hopefully I’ve also learned a lesson or two along the way.
I am passionate about learning, reading, writing, becoming a better communicator, thinking critically about ideas, applying my knowledge, and serving others.
I am grateful for loving parents, relatives, friends, and acquaintances, whose support and constructive criticism have shaped my ideals, values, desires, beliefs, and goals.
I love learning about markets, business models, competitive dynamics, and new technologies.
Scale up operator – early Skype director who led mobile growth and saw the business scale from 10m to 300m+ users worldwide.
I’m passionate about working alongside entrepreneurs in building and scaling disruptive technologies into category leading global businesses.
At lool, I work hands on with our portfolio to accelerate time to market and scale team, product and business to serve millions of customers globally.
Amitai Ziv in Haaretz הארץ [Hebrew] with a collection of “moonshots” – Israeli startups that have the potential to make a significant dent in our world. Congratulations to the two Lool ventures portfolio companies that made it to the list – XTEND and Saga!
We’re excited to officially welcome GraphiteRx to the lool family. Read on to hear from Avichay Nissenbaum on why we invested and chose to back David Zilberman and team on their mission to decrease healthcare costs and improve medication accessibility.
Want to know how your SaaS startup stacks up against 500+ global SaaS companies? Check out OpenView’s 2019 SaaS Benchmarks Report. Thanks to all the Israeli SaaS founders who took part and OpenView for the opportunity to support. #expansionbenchmarks19 #saasgrowth2019 #saas
Raising a seed round? Read the final chapter of “Raising a Seed Round – a Playbook for Israeli Entrepreneurs” by Ido Bar-On – how to go from term sheet to money in the bank and getting back to company building… #termsheet #seedround #venturecapital #raisingcapital
Thrilled to share that portfolio companies Voca.ai and XTEND were selected as 2 of the 8 finalists of The Pitch. Looking forward to seeing them at the finals at The Journey conference in Tel Aviv on 18 September! #proudinvestor #THEPITCH_2019 #JOURNEY_2019
We’re thrilled to announce our latest investment and welcome XTEND to the Lool ventures family. Find out how we came to back Aviv Shapira, Matteo Shapira, Adir Tubi and Rubi Liani to take human machine interaction to another level – read on from Yaniv Golan. And see eXtended Reality in action… #virtualreality, #extendedreality #xr
Raising a seed round? Got a term sheet and need to understand it, figure out what’s reasonable and what you should negotiate? Read Chapter 10 of Raising a Seed Round – a Playbook for Israeli Entrepreneurs by Ido Bar-On. #termsheet, #venturecapital, #seedfunding, #israel, #raisingcapital
The Wall Street Journal on the growing demand for technology innovation from some of the largest global real estate players, including Hines who is working with portfolio company SiteAware #proptech, #constructiontech, #proudinvestor
Photos from our annual lool on the roof party
It’s out, Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2019 report, brace yourselves, 333 slides, so something for everyone here… #mustread #trends2019
Raising a seed round? Understand how VCs approach due diligence and be prepared: read Chapter 8 of Raising your Seed Round – a Playbook for Israeli Entrepreneurs by Max Marine #venturecapital #seedfunding #raisingcapital #israel
Summer BBQ for our portfolio leadership teams
Our beloved loolRoof
Summer is here, so we BBQ – thanks to our AIR (Asador-in-residence), Nicolle Pompas Shvo and our portfolio leaders who joined us from Brodmann17, DBmaestro, KIDOZ, LawGeex, Lightico, MarketMan, MyPrivacy, NoTraffic, SiteAware, Talenya, Voca.ai
We’re partnering with our friends at OpenView on an important SaaS Benchmarking Survey we’ve found immensely valuable for the broader software community. We’d love to see as many Israeli SaaS businesses participate this year, so please follow the link below to complete the anonymous survey:
Lawgeex beat human lawyer. Tunji Williams, graduate of the Top 10 Law School at the University of Virginia, took over an hour to review two documents with 85% and 83% accuracy. LawGeex, operated by CEO Noory Bechor, spent just 18 minutes reviewing and achieved 95% accuracy on both contracts. #legaltech #boom
NoTraffic is working with a growing number of US cities, leading the way in smart traffic management and CB Insights recognises this rockstar team amongst 40+ startups transforming the future of traffic. Watch this space… #smartcities #trafficmanagement #traffictech #onetowatch
Want to know what Series A investors look for in enterprise software startups? Lool ventures’ VP Value Creation Tony Saigh shares 5 key proof points around customer traction and product market fit in part 2 of “Avoiding the POC death trap” #startup #enterprisesales #saas #earlystage