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Yozma Ventures

Portfolio Exits

In both Yozma I and Yozma II, the Group has demonstrated an enduring capacity to identify early stage investment opportunities and help them reach the IPO/M&A stage. The following table presents notable portfolio exits of companies in which Yozma was a seed, lead or early-stage investor:

Yozma Companies that reached IPO/M&A stage

Yozma Companies that reached IPO/M&A stage
Oramir Dry wafer cleaning Acquisition (Applied Materials, NASDAQ : AMAT)
Inspechtech Automatic Inspection Equipment Acquisition (Camtek , NASDAQ:CAMT)
MainControl Software for computer resource management M&A (MRO: MROI)
X-Technologies Medical Devices Acquisition (Guidant, NYSE:GDT)
Eship Web Managed Network of Automatic Delivery machines Acquisition (Siemens, XETRA : SIE)
Telegate Communications Infrastructure M&A (Terayon, NASDAQ:TERN)
E-Sim Internet simulation Platform IPO (NASDAQ:ESIM)
Commtouch Web-based e-mail IPO (NASDAQ:CTCH)
Ligature OCR Software M&A (Wizcom)
Ubique Internet Communication M&A (America Online, NYSE:AOL)
Security-7 Web security M&A (Computer Associates, NYSE:CA)
BioSense Cardiac Systems M&A (Johnson & Johnson, NYSE: JNJ)
Instent Cardiovascular Stents IPO (NASDAQ :ININ)
Influence Urological Technologies M&A (AMS, NASDAQ:AMMD)
AG Israel Microelectronic Systems IPO (NASDAQ : AGAI)

A Value Added Investor

Yozma holds seats on the Boards of Directors of virtually all of the Group's portfolio companies.
Through its extensive worldwide network of contacts and relationships, Yozma was able to help its portfolio companies grow and attract leading international corporations.
The Yozma management team was actively involved in the selection of many of the international investors/partners in its portfolio companies. Following are some of the entities that have made a significant investment in and/or have entered into a strategic agreement with Yozma's portfolio companies.

Investors and partners to Yozma Portfolio Companies

Investors and partners to Yozma Portfolio Companies
Predix Computational Drug Discovery Orbimed
Kailight Optical Components & Sub-Systems Iucent
Kilolambda Optical Components & Sub-Systems Skypoint Capital
Hywire Fabless Company for the high-End Routers Space Infineon
CardoNet Internet e-Commerce Infrastructure Sequoia Capital
Telegate Communications infrastructure General Instruments ECI Telecom (NYSE : GIC)
(NASDAQ : ECIL)
MainControl Resource management Software Sevin Rosen Funds
Influence Technology for Urological Disorders Medtronic (NYSE : MDT)

Success Stories

The select cases below demonstrate the special capacity of the Group to identify early-stage companies with highly-differentiated technologies, to add significant value to these companies, and attract world leading strategic and financial investors.

Notable Success Stories

Notable Success Stories
BioSense The Yozma Group was the sole investor in BioSense, a Medical Technology compant that developed the first effective treatment in the world for cardiac rhythm disturbance called ventricular tachycardia (VT). In October 1997, Johnson & Johnson (NYSE : JNJ) acquired BioSense for nearly a half a billon dollars, representing the single largest acquisition of an Israeli technology company up to that time.
E-Sim The Yozma Group was the founding/seed investor in E-Sim, a software company that develops Web-based products for the embedded systems market. Yozma provided E-Sim with extensive support in positioning itself for an IPO. In July 1998, E-Sim went public in the US (NASDAQ: ESIM). In October 1999, America On Line (NYSE : AOL) made a significant strategic investment in E-SIM coupled with a strategic partnership with the company.
Telegate The Yozma Group was the founding/seed investor in Telegate, a communications company that developed infrastructure for telephony over cable TV. Since its initial investment in Telegate in March 1994, the Group provided the company with extensive support in developing its business direction and in attracting strategic investors such as General Instruments (NYSE : GIC) and ECI Telecom (NASDAQ : ECIL). In December 1999, Telegate was acquired by Terayon Communications (NASDAQ : TERN).

What Our Portfolio Companies Say About Us

The Group's efforts in creating value in its portfolio companies haven't gone unnoticed. Here's what some of our portfolio companies have to say about us.

Testimonials

Testimonials
CardoNet
Dr. Itay Meiri, Founder and CEO
as our first venture fund investor, Yozma was instrumental in helping us transition CardoNet from an Israeli-based R&D-focused start-up to a US-based revenue-generating enterprise positioned to receive substantial funding from sequoia Capital.
NextNine Ltd.
Eldad Maniv,
Founder and CEO
Yozma helped us immensely in all aspects of building our business: opening doors to international venture funds, actively contributing to the development of our strategy, assisting us in hiring and attracting top-notch executives, and propelling our efforts to build a presence in the U.S. I cannot imagine an investor could be more helpful and committed.
BioSense
Prof. Shlomo Ben Haim,
Founder and CEO
as the only Israeli Investor in BioSense, Yozma was a true value added partner, supporting us from the early days until we have been acquired for almost half a Billon dollars by Johnson & Johnson. The special relationship with Yozma has made it natural for us to come back to fund our new technology venture.
Telegate
Ehud Eiloni
Founder and CEO
In 1993, I came to Yozma with a paper highlighting the idea of carrying telephony services over cable. Yozma had the vision to help me transform this idea into a real business, being instrumental in cementing Telegate’s initial group of investors. For six challenging years, Yozma demonstrated non-compromising commitment to the company until our dream turned into reality : having sales potential of hundreds of millions of dollars to major Telcos, the company was successfully acquired by Terayon Communications.