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ABOUT US

iArgento operates as a Multi-Family Office  specializing in wealth management and investment banking with its main focus on alternative investment management platforms . In the late 90s, as part of its investment banking activity, iArgento led the first and second rounds of financing of Mobileye, Volorin and Ecotest. In recent years,  it has completed its financing rounds for Ayyeka Technologies and Wisesight Technologies.

 

Founded in 1995, iArgento is owned and managed by Yiftach Jacob and Shai Hod. Their  extensive experience and expertise in the business and investment management industries is at the core of the company's strength . Due to the solid nature of its operations and the personal rapport with its clients, the company has succeeded in building and maintaining a loyal customer base over the years. 

WEALTH MANAGEMENT

iArgento provides wealth management services on two different levels:

 

Financial Planning: In iArgento, we map out our clients financial needs and see them through the financial planning process from advisory to implementation stages. The company provides a comprehensive range of investment products and wealth solutions to create a portfolio adapted to our customers' needs and in line with their risk profile. We are committed to assist our clients to build financial assets for the future by identifying goals, objectives, and  risks, and by implementing  an optimal investment outline.

 

Alternative Investment management platforms: iArgento offers three major alternative investment management platforms  in the form of hedge funds established as limited partnerships. The funds are conservative and combine tradable and non-tradable assets.

  • iArgento Fix-Income Fund - invests mainly in debt instruments, aiming to earn a fixed quarterly return while striving to maintain the investment principle

  • iArgento Advanced Investments - has an investment policy  in marketable securities which tracks digital currencies.

  • iArgento Digital Assets - Invests in digital assets in the growing online trading world (E-Commerce).

ACTIVITY

iArgento has two

main divisions 

INVESTMENT BANKING DIVISION

iArgento acts as an underwriter to private capital raising (Angels Investors) for Israeli based start-up companies from the pre-seed stage to advanced financing rounds.

As part of this activity, the company has developed extremely high analytical capabilities both in terms of the technology and of the business aspect of the target companies. Furthermore, iArgento provides the target companies with a wide range of services including the analysis of target markets,  the development of a business analysis model, the development and consolidation of the IP and know-how strategy, and support in matters related to marketing and investor relations.  

iArgento offers its clients three different paths of investment:

  • Limited partnerships which integrate private investors into a platform conceived to invest in the target companies on their behalf . A separate platform (SPV) is  established for each company and each round of funding.

  • iArgento Angels Fund - Designed for private investors (angels) willing to commit to an annual fixed investment. The continuity enables the diversification of the investment in several projects, while the iArgento Angels Fund continues to expand its portfolio of investment with a new start-up company every year.

  • iArgento is establishing a VC Fund - iArgento Growth Tech-Fund, with a capital of approx. $30M, aimed to support the target companies during their advanced life stages.  The Fund will have a ten year life span, and  will participate in future rounds of funding of the portfolio's companies alongside additional investors, while striving to be a leading shareholder.

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OUR PORTFOLIO COMPANIES

AYYEKA

Ayyeka is an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology company that provides all-in-one remote monitoring solution. Its low-power, cyber-secure data collection kits enable the creation of affordable plug-and-play smart infrastructure networks. Ayyeka’s Kits (Wavelet) are used in the water, wastewater, waste management, transportation, energy and environmental sectors.

CHAKRATEC

Chakratec developed an energy storage device which provides optimal solutions for high demand energy. One of its primary applications is in the EV charging eco-system. The company has succeeded in circumventing the problem of insufficient power in the grid by applying the Kinetic Power Booster based on Chakratec's Kinetic Energy Storage System for fast and ultra-fast EV charging and other applications requiring multiple daily high-power cycles.

WISESIGHT

Wisesight has developed a low-cost electro-optical solution for the creation of the infrastructure of the smart city, which is currently being applied to the smart parking sector.  The company provides services for private parking lots and smart cities by helping municipalities manage their parking spaces and promote a better organized and more orderly urban environment. The technology for real-time automatic parking management, allows for an effective control of on-street parking and parking lots, statistical analysis and increased revenues through the use of efficient automatic inspection and payment methods.

TUQQI

Tuqqi, is a smart digital platform to find, retrieve and deliver information to employees, from internal and external sources, based on their daily tasks and calendar events. This all-in-one virtual workspace based on AI, increases the efficiency of the working process by minimizing the time spent searching for information that is already available within the organization. Additionally, it facilitates remote work without disrupting the routine of the organization.

SCIROOT

Sciroot is an agricultural knowledge-management company that provides farmers with precise irrigation knowledge to make crop growth more efficient. This unique system manages the full irrigation cycle of the plant by installing a smart  sensor system, which measures and monitors crops 24/7 and instructs growers how much and how often to irrigate

 

OUR TEAM IN ISRAEL

SHAI HOD

CEO

Shai started his investment banking career as Senior Investment Advisor at Bank Hapoalim. He subsequently worked as an investment Portfolio Manager at Clal-Finance Private Investment House. His expertise in banking and insurance systems coupled with his strong analytical skills have greatly contributed to the success of iArgento's business initiatives, portfolio management and business development activities.  


Shai holds a B.A. in Business Administration, Sociology & Anthropology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and  an M.B.A. with honors in Advanced Studies from the Open University of Israel.

CHAIRMAN

YIFTACH JACOB

Before becoming Chairman of iArgento Ltd. in 1995, Yiftach held leading positions with major companies in Israel.  He was CFO at KOOR Industries, Head of the Financial Department at ZIM Integrated Shipping Services, and CEO of Moritz - Tüchler Private Investment House. He is personally signed on the largest exit ever accomplished in Israel – Mobileye.
 

Yiftach holds a B.A. in Economics and Philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a master's degree in Economics and Finance from the London School of Economics.

 

He was decorated by the I.D.F with the Medal of Distinguished service during the 1973 Yom-Kippur War.

 

He is the nephew of late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

COO

JUDITH AMSELEM

Before joining iArgento´s team, Judith held varied management positions within the International Relations Department at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. With a career of more than two-decades in the non-profit sector, Judith brings with her a vast wealth of experience in project management, donor relations, international relations and  event planning and production.

Judith holds a B.A. and a master´s degree with honors in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

 
 

OUR TEAM ABROAD

SURAJ BADLANI

Partner, Head of Operations Europe & Asia

VALERIA KARIN SILVA

VP Argentina

JESSICA MARIA SOUSS

VP Argentina

 
 
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Goldfarb Seligman & Co., one of Israel's largest law firms, is among the elite group of firms that deliver top-tier legal services at international standards. The firm, which traces its history back over 80 years, focuses on three core practice areas: corporate and capital markets in Israel and overseas; litigation of all types; real estate and planning and construction. The firm also offers highly specialized practices in taxation; finance; banking and insurance; energy and infrastructure; environmental law and sustainability; regulation and competition; labor law; and more.

 

Goldfarb Seligman has consistently been ranked among the leading law firms in Israel in various practice areas by international and local ratings.

Shtainmetz Aminoach & Co accounting was founded in 1987 by Reem Aminoach and Kobi Shtainmetz. The firm is recognized in Israel as a leader in taxation, and  provides tax planning and tax construction services to private clients, and to some of the largest, leading and most prestigious corporate entities in the Israeli market. The firm is part of the international UHY net with  300 offices in 99 countries around the world.

Accounting firm UHY Shtainmetz Aminoach & Co is one of the few Israeli firms holding the esteemed and strict PCAOB standard of approval handed by the SEC.

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David Ben Yaakov C.P.A. offers professional financial, tax, auditing, consulting and accounting services since 1994.   

The Firm provides services to companies, corporations, entrepreneurs, start-ups, investment companies and freelance professionals operating  in a wide range  of areas of activity – high-tech, biotech, internet, software, high-tech in agriculture, smart cities, online commerce and commerce, productions, franchises and agencies.

 

The Firm acts in compliance with  the requirements and procedures set by the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Israel and per its equivalents abroad, while taking into consideration  its clients' requests and  special needs.

 

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88 Agripas Street, Jerusalem, Israel

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