Investment Banking Division
We believe in Israeli innovation and spirit and are your bridge to the Israeli high tech scene. Shai and Yiftach, our Chairman and CEO, practice parallel investing and personally invest in portfolio companies alongside our clients. Like all industries, investment banking is about “people.” Yiftach and Shai not only select companies, but their particular added value to portfolio companies is the relationships they bring to the table. With over 30 years of experience in the field, they are able to connect founders with investors and experts who can connect our portfolio companies with emerging markets, complementary technologies, and new suppliers, helping them to scale their businesses and grow in valuation in competitive fields.
It’s a well-known fact that Israeli innovation is often birthed out of technology stemming from Israeli elite military intelligence units. For Yiftach and Shai, the Israeli military is part of their identity, and it’s often through these connections that we are able to network with top founders and investors. Shai currently serves in the IDF Reserves and Yiftach is a war hero from the Yom Kippur War and a nephew of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
We invest in companies that make a difference. We believe that business done right isn’t zero-sum, but good investments are a win-win for all stakeholders. Our portfolio companies grow in valuation, bringing increasing returns to our clients, but they also have a long-term view of sustainability and offer a positive social and environmental impact by supporting cleaner local communities and utilizing green technologies that decrease the carbon footprint.
iArgento offers its clients
three different paths of investment:
Integrates 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 investment portfolio with a new start-up company every year.
Growth Tech Fund
iArgento Growth Tech-Fund, with 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 funding rounds for the portfolio's companies alongside additional investors while striving to be a leading shareholder.