High Tech and Venture Capital
"In addition to advising start-ups and VC funds, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. has one of the leading practices for technology incubators".
Legal 500 legal ranking
APM & Co. are known as a leader in the High Tech and Venture Capital arena. Our experience working with the various players in the high tech ecosystem has generated a strong network of local and international contacts that we leverage for our clients' benefit.
We are continuously involved in the creation of platforms for connecting entrepreneurs, investors and other key players. We also have a strategic relationship with Geektime, Israel's top technology portal, where members of our High Tech and Venture Capital department publish periodic posts on legal aspects of the industry.
We represent entrepreneurs, start-ups, key technology companies, private equity and venture capital funds, angel investors and technological incubators that operate in diversified fields including, web, software, mobile, homeland security, biomed etc.
We provide our High Tech companies with an array of legal services, which include representation in all stages of venture capital investments, capitalizations, ongoing protection of intellectual property rights, M&As, joint ventures and ongoing advise on legal matters involving their growth and development.
We also pay particular attention to the needs of entrepreneurs and startups, as they seek counsel on formation, founder agreements, fund raising, structuring of business models and dealings with the Israeli Chief Scientist Office.
Our expertise and wide perspective is enhanced by our leading fund formation and fund representation practice, providing us with in-depth understanding of the dynamic needs of the industry.
Our High Tech and Venture Capital department is supported by experts in our other departments, such as Tax, Litigation, Labor, all of whom have accumulated vast experience in working within the High Tech sector.
Utilizing our legal expertise and extensive knowhow, we provide sound advice in the following areas:
- All stages of high tech and venture capital investments
- Securities offerings
- Joint ventures
- Multilateral international agreements
- Blockchain technology advisory
Our vast experience in the high tech industry includes the following transactions:
- Representation of NCR Corporation in its acquisition of Retalix Ltd.
Transaction Value: US$800 million.
- Representation of MediGuide in its acquisition by St. Jude Medical.
Transaction value: US$300 million.
- Representation of Traffix Communication Systems Ltd. from its inception through to its acquisition by US software developer F5 Networks.
Transaction value: US$135 million.
- Establishment of Vintage Investment Fund, Genesis Partners Funds, Fortissimo Capital Fund and various other funds, as well as representing the funds in their various investments.
- Representation of Aeronautics Systems Ltd. in investment transactions with KCPS Fund and Bereshit Fund.
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
Excited by developments in the world of blockchain technology & cryptocurrency, and drawing on our involvement in the Fintech space, we are dedicated to helping our clients navigate the rapidly evolving legal and business landscape and capitalize on opportunities. APM & Co.'s Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Group provides a comprehensive approach, leveraging the strength of our cross-practice, cross-industry expertise in Hi-Tech & Venture Capital, Startups, Formation of Investment Vehicles, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Regulation & Compliance, Intellectual Property, Tax and our Global Desks in India, Australia, Singapore and China, to ensure we provide clients operating in every sector with cutting-edge knowledge and strategic regulatory and transactional guidance.
News   about this expertise
Not only Silicon Valley - a change in the investment market
August 5th, 2018
According to a recent survey conducted by the IVC Institute, there has been a significant increase in the volume of investments by European investors in Israeli start-ups.
Ian Rostovsky, a senior partner in the firm's high-tech and venture capital department, was interviewed by Globes magazine about the advantages and disadvantages...Read More
Lawyers are switching to digital services: "We will not burn the customer 5 hours on writing an agreement"
July 30th, 2018
The digital revolution has reached the law firms, and we are part of it!
Read the article about our new Infuse site.
Adv. Omer Beckerman, a partner in the high-tech department, was interviewed.
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The failure of the local cannabis market: There is no entry for foreign investors
July 2nd, 2018
The medical cannabis market in Israel is growing rapidly, but regulation makes it difficult for foreign investors to divert money here. Adv. Yoav Etzyon, a partner in the high-tech department, said: "An investor who did not get permission to invest here told me: 'I am wiping Israel off my agenda'.
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Publications   about this expertise
Who’s Who Legal brings together three leading experts to discuss issues facing private funds lawyers and their clients in the industry today.
November 15th, 2017
Adv. Maya Issacharov, partner in the firm's High Tech and Venture Capital Department, Participated in a round table article in the Who's Who Legal Magazine, about private funds.
For the full article, click here...Read More
Vintage Raises a 144 Million USD Fund of Funds
October 14th, 2014
Adv. Yonatan Altman and Adv. Maya Issacharov, from our High Tech and Venture Capital Department represented Vintage in raising a 144 million USD fund of funds, investing in Israeli, US and European funds.
For the full article click here. (Hebrew)...Read More
All Thwere is to Know About The Technological Incubators Program
June 2nd, 2014
Adv. Stephen Barak Rozen, Of Counsel, and Adv. Raya Vilenski of our firm's High Tech and Venture Capital Department, in a post to Geektime, refer to the Technological Incubators Program administrated by the Office of the Chief Scientist (Ministry of Economy).
For the full post click here (Hebrew post)....Read More
Recognition   about this expertise
APM & Co. was ranked in seventeen practice areas in the 2018 edition of BDI
June 11th, 2018
APM & Co. was ranked in seventeen practice areas in the 2018 edition of BDI, a leading and influential Israeli legal directory:
ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
HIGH TECH AND VENTURE CAPITAL
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW AND TENDERS
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
APM & Co.'s High Tech and Venture Capital in the 2018 Edition of Legal 500
June 7th, 2018
APM & Co. has been ranked in the 2018 edition of the Legal 500, a leading international legal directory, for its exceptional achievements to the field of High Tech and Venture Capital.
The guide noted:
In addition to advising start-ups and VC funds, Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co. has one of the leading practices for technology...Read More
APM & Co. was ranked in seventeen practice areas in the 2018 edition of DUN'S100
March 29th, 2018
APM & Co. was ranked in seventeen practice areas in the 2018 edition of DUN'S100, a leading and influential Israeli legal directory:
BANKING AND FINANCE
LITIGATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
INSOLVENCY AND BANKING LITIGATION
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Presentation   about this expertise
Advantages and Disadvantages of Debt Vs Equity Funding
March 1st, 2013
A presentation by Adv. Yonatan Altman, APM & Co.'s chairman, which was presented at a conference held by IVC Research Center at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.
For the full presentation click here (Hebrew presentation)....Read More
Patent Trolls, Licensing and Case Study
December 22th, 2010
A presentation by Adv. Ian Rostowsky, a partner in our High Tech and Venture Capital department and co-chair of our Intellectual Property practice.
For the full presentation click here....Read More