Headquartered in Israel, SGF is a Fund of Funds, which invests in leading Israel-focused Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds.
Our mission is to generate superior returns for our investors, through a unique and access-restricted opportunity to invest along top-tier Fund managers in Israel – the globally acknowledged Innovation Hub.
We make investments in tier-1 Israel-focused Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds
and equity co-investments, selected by 4 major criteria:
LEADING EXPERIENCED MANAGERS
We are dynamic.
We have the span to seize the outstanding opportunity even if it does not fully fit into our “criteria box”. We allocate up to 20% of funding to such special situations.
Our collaborative approach combines Primary, Secondary and
Co-investments, with risk managed through selection and diversification
With global perspective, local platform, and trusted relationships, we offer our investors and partners exclusive Venture Capital & Private Equity exposure to the leading access-constrained managers across VC & PE strategies and industry sectors in Israel.
We locate and execute highly attractive secondary deals, allowing our investors and partners to gain additional upgrade for their portfolio by acquiring a pie in quality companies at attractive valuations.
We invest alongside highly reputable GPs in Israel with proven execution capabilities and deep investment experience. We provide access to high-quality opportunities in a wide range of market segments and industries.
Leading Funds are an access-restricted “club”, often open only to previous investment relationships and strategic partners. Most private investors face tough minimum investment requirements, while institutionals have to bear significant administrative expenses of a large number of investments. We help overcome these obstacles by scaling the investments up or down and effectively outsourcing all extensive administrative work.
SGF Management Team is based and invests in Israel, utilizing the benefits of close and direct physical connections to local leading Funds and best managers.
Venture Capital investments are known for their high risk. We keep you in the “Safe Zone” of lower volatility, investing in leading Funds and diversifying across Fund managers, industry sectors, investment stages and vintages.
The Fund of Funds Strategy has proven to outperform Public Market Equivalent and direct VC investments over the long term. We believe that it is the best Private Equity strategy for a moderate-risk investor.
Israel – the ”Start-Up Nation” - is a globally recognized leading Innovation Technology Center. Its disruptive entrepreneurial culture and rapidly growing stable economy attract investors from all over the world.
R&D Expenditure of GDP
VC Investment per Capita
*Data as of 2019
Annual GDP Growth
AA - S&P
*Data as of 2019
Multinational R&D Centers
Accelerators and Incubators
*Data as of 2019
EXITS & INVESTMENTS
Investments in Startups in a Decade
Exits Value in a Decade
*Data as of 2019
IT GOES BEYOND BUSINESS
SGF SOCIAL IMPACT
“SGF seeks to achieve an excellent performance for its investors, but I see our long-term success in taking it beyond business. We believe that alongside with competitive financial returns we must generate significant measurable social impact. We are a new generation of Russian-speaking Israelis, with deep knowledge of and connections with the Jewish business community and its enterprises in Eastern European countries. We work closely with wealthy individuals and families from Eastern Europe, who relocated the center of their economic interests to Israel or intend to do so. We believe that a lot more can be done in benefit of cooperation between local Israeli and Russian-speaking business communities - and we take it as our mission.”
Founder and Managing General Partner
EXPORT OF ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY
Help export Israeli technology to Eastern Europe, by utilizing business connections with the Jewish business community and its enterprises. Provide Russian-speaking business community access to the Israeli startup market, as well as to an ecosystem of innovation and of invaluable experience.
ENGAGE NEXT GENERATION OF EASTERN-EUROPEAN BUSINESSMEN
Establish and strengthen the business ties of Russian speaking “Next Generation” businessmen to Israel.
BRIDGE THE GAP
Facilitate the integration between the new-coming Russian-speaking and local Israeli business communities.
INVEST IN ISRAEL
Promote investments of foreign capital in Israel.
Dedicated and experienced team – SGF Fund management team together with our Board of Experts count over 100 years of combined investment experience, strong global relationships, and longstanding local presence in major technological, financial and management sectors in Israel.
BOARD OF EXPERTS
Our Board of Experts is comprised of highly reputable professionals, masters in their industry and field.
The Experts’ insight and advice play an important role in shaping the Fund strategic planning and investment decisions.
We become a strategic partner to our Partner Funds
Our investors base is a network of HNWI, who possess enterprises and extensive business connections in Eastern Europe.
We provide our Partner Funds with access to:
Eastern European overlooked capital
New strategic relationships
Distribution market for the portfolio companies, which encompasses a vast variety of business sectors, such as: IT, Automation, Transportation, Pharmaceutics, Medical Equipment, Agriculture, etc.
CREATING LIQUIDITY, MOVING FAST
By including the Secondary investments strategy in our portfolio, we help create liquidity in our Partner Funds.
Our Co-investment decisions are quick and efficient: we rely on our wide and well established HNWI clients base in Israel and in Eastern Europe, who invest with our management for years.
TRANSPARENCY AND COMPLIANCE
SGF is a transparent Limited Partnership, registered in Israel.
Our HNWI investors are brought through a structured and regulated compliance process to qualify for SGF, ensuring the most smooth compliance process for our Partner Funds.