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Israel: Venture Capital Firm FinTLV raises $120 Million for New Fintech Fund

Israel’s VC firm has raised $120 million to fund fintech companies.

FinTLV, an Israeli venture capital, firm has raised $120 million for a new fund investing in global growth stage fintech and insurance companies.

A statement on Sunday revealed that investors participating in the fund include Hong Kong’s FWD Ltd, Japan’s MS&AD Insurance Group, and a few of Israel’s biggest investment houses.

FinTLV invested $50 million in Hippo Insurance last year. Image Source: Pinterest

In the past year, FinTLV fund through an earlier fund invested about $200 million, which includes $50 million each into Hippo Insurance and Next Insurance, two insurtech unicorns. The VC firm was a participant in Unquork's, a software firm, fundraising round of $200 million led by BlackRock Inc.

Insurtech investments have, in recent years, surged as more efficient services were introduced by startups. Bloomberg Intelligence reckons however, that capturing revenue in Insurance, a heavily regulated industry, will be an uphill climb with most tech companies pursuing partnerships with large insurance outfits.

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Population: 9 million (2019)

GDP: $395 billion (2019)

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