TAU Fund Overview
Tel Aviv University is one of the driving forces of the world’s startup market.
Tel Aviv University 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 eight 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.
The newly launched “Tel Aviv University Incubation Fund” (TAU FUND), will focus on investing in startups founded by Tel Aviv University’s students and academic staff.
We founded “Japan Israel High Tech Ventures 1” (JIHTV1) fund and acquired the position of anchor investor of TAU FUND. Through JIHTV1 we will provide opportunities for investors to invest in TAU FUND.
To companies that invest though this fund, Tel Aviv University provides various support necessary for the growth of start-up companies such as support for R&D in addition to financing, provision of networks with external institutions, etc. By doing so, we have set up a system to strongly back up our growth.