Terra Venture Partners Hits First Close for $50m Fund II
Terra’s second fund aim to invest in ventures outside the traditional CleanTech industry including internet, software and mobile with favorable impact on the environment
TEL AVIV, Israel, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
TERRA Venture Partners [http://www.terravp.com ] LP announced today the first
closing for its new fund, of USD 20 million. Its primary investors include a leading US
private equity fund, a Brazilian bank, European family offices, and additional strategic
investors, many of which have invested in TERRA’s first fund. TERRA targets a $50 million
second fund. Upon completing its raising of capital, TERRA will manage a total of USD 90
The capital raised for the second fund is expected to be invested in ventures not
necessarily associated with the traditional CleanTech industry, and which connect between
internet, software and mobile technology, and have a favorable impact on the environment
and our way of life.
The fund was selected by Israel’s Chief Scientist at the Ministry of Industry, Trade
and Labor to operate a business incubator in the northern part of Israel technology scene.
As part of the tender, TERRA will operate the incubator for the next eight years, whereas
for each dollar invested by TerraLab, the State of Israel invests 5.5 dollars. TERRA aim
to invest through TerraLab in five to seven companies annually and also performs the
Terra General Partner Dr. Astorre Modena said: “CleanTech is undergoing dramatic
change in the last two years, and we see more and more revolutionary and breakthrough
which target the end user and include green technologies in our daily lives. CleanTech
stopped being intended for just heavy industry long ago, as we have proved with our
current portfolio companies, there are outstanding CleanTech companies on the market with
promising economic viability.”
Dr. Astorre Modena, and DR. Harold Wiener founded TERRA Venture Partners in 2007.
TERRA’s first fund, which raised USD 25 million, invested in nine CleanTech companies.
Most of its portfolio have raised large follow-on capital, and four have substantial
revenue and cooperation agreements with industry leaders.
Terras portfolio companies include Phoebus Energy Ltd, hybrid water heating solutions
for institutions; Wi-Charge Ltd. [http://www.wi-charge.com ], which has developed
radiation-free wireless solutions for recharging electrical products and mobile phones;
and SmarTap Ltd. [http://www.smartap-tech.com ], which provide smart water saving
solutions for the home, and which won the Eco Innovations Award for 2013.
For additional information -
Barak goldstein , venture partner in Terra Venture firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.terravp.com/ [http://www.terravp.com ] +972-54-4202050
SOURCE Terra Venture Partners Management Ltd