Japan Israel High Tech Ventures Fund 1 (TAU Fund) overview
Chartered Group has acquired investment opportunities as an anchor investor for “TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY INCUBATION FUND”, the first fund set up by Tel Aviv University, one of the most innovative and central organizations among Israel’s entire startup ecosystem. We offer investment opportunities to investors through “Japan Israel High Tech Ventures 1 LP”. The fund focuses on start-up companies founded by students and professors of Tel Aviv University. In addition, we have secured the right to negotiate for additional investments in companies that are particularly promising among our portfolio of startups, and have the opportunity to increase investment returns.
Tel Aviv University provides various support necessary for the growth of start-up companies invested through this fund, including support for research and development as well as providing a network with external organizations. Going forward, we have put in place a system that will strongly support growth.
About Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv University is one of the driving forces of the world’s startup market. It is among the Top 10 colleges worldwide that have produced the most founders of privately held billion-dollar startups, also known as unicorns, according to British business management firm Sage, which ranked the Israeli institution eighth in the world. It’s the only non-American university in the top tier.
Tel Aviv University has been ranked ninth globally, the only non-US university, in the PitchBook Universities Report, which ranks universities according to the number of graduates who founded venture-capital-backed startups.