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Arie Capital Limited
Arie Capital is a UK based venture capital firm focused on investing in Israeli technologies. Israel is now a technology superpower and we support small businesses with advanced technology expertise to build on their commercial abilities. It is home to major players in the high tech industry and has one of the world’s most technologically – literate populations.
Israel’s innovation R&D (Research and Development) is recognised as a leading global centre, second only to Silicon Valley.
We believe that with our extensive experience in both venture capital investment and start-up management; we can optimise global reach and increase the reach in high-growth economies.
ARIE Capital focuses on venture capital and M&A, capitalising on the growing interest of Chinese investors in Israeli technologies and overseas opportunities in general. We believe that with our extensive experience in both venture capital investment and startup management, we can optimise global reach and increase a company’s capacity in high-growth economies.
The fund will invest in a mixture of SEIS and EIS technology companies.
2) Life Sciences
4) Sports and Media Tech
Key team members
Stephen, originally a lawyer with over 35 years’ experience in asset finance, founded Taurus Asset Finance (ARIE Capital’s parent company) in 2011 as an alternative asset finance boutique with a particular focus on opportunities in the real estate, intellectual property and media sectors.
Since the firm’s inception, Stephen has been involved in raising over £500 million for a wide variety of projects including the construction of data centers in North East England, the renovation of a city landmark building as an educational facility, and the development of next-generation haptic and sound technology.
Prior to setting up Taurus Asset Finance, Stephen founded Future Films and has been involved in raising over £2 billion for film and TV production, with credits as a producer, executive producer or financier on more than 30 titles, including “Cracks”, “Bend It Like Beckham”, “Flawless”, and “Ladies in Lavender”.
A globally-experienced investment and business development professional and entrepreneur, Simon has more than 25 years’ experience in banking, venture capital, corporate finance, M&A and general management. Prior to founding ARIE Capital, Simon forged a strong reputation as a strategic advisor to senior management and boards using strong analytical and financial engineering skills with a ‘big picture’ vision.
Previous positions include spells at Rothschild Bank, as the Economic Adviser to the Israeli Minister of Finance, and as General Manager of Corporate Finance at the Israel Discount Bank.
Simon currently sits on the UK-Israel EdTech Task Force, and is fluent in five languages, including English, French and Hebrew.
Martin has served as the Head of Business Development for Taurus Asset Finance (ARIE Capital's parent company) since November 2016.
Martin is able to leverage his strong relationships with accountants, IFA’s, Wealth Managers and Family Offices as well as high level contacts within the banking and real estate sectors.
Martin previously held roles with the Rebus Group and the Scion Investment Group, among others.
Example portfolio companies
Oasis Smart SIM provides both end-to-end and customized services to enable the deployment of global Smart SIM technology connectivity and management. Oasis solutions are key in enabling IoT solutions (soft SIM) as well as creating the next generation of connectivity devices (E-SIM).
Redux creates technology that uses vibrations to turn the surfaces of phones or tablets into speakers to provide haptic feedback. Its technology can bring benefits to a variety of markets, including the automobile and industrial sectors. Redux was acquired by Google in 2018.
CementDAO is the only decentralized platform that curates and unifies the best stablecoins to provide risk-protection to stablecoin holders. Our independent rating agents select qualifying stablecoins into a basket and a market-driven insurance provides the holders with risk protection.
Bosco is an AI-powered app that predicts threats to children. Boscos’s innovative approach offers parents insights about their children’s activity (such as alerts whenever behavioral patterns shift suddenly or something out-of-the-ordinary occurs) without providing the data itself. It’s a solution that keeps kids safe without compromising their privacy.
MYCAB offers a fully-managed professional car service that includes round-the-clock support. For corporate travel companies and booking platforms, MYCAB offers consolidated invoicing and reporting to reduce admin costs and identify global cost efficiencies for large organisations. The MYCAB product and technology is already integrated with most of the world's leading travel management companies and GDS booking platforms.
JobJob is an innovative, location-based mobile app for the hourly-wage industries. It provides a full-stack HR solution for enterprise clients. JobJob easily and quickly allows job seekers to find a job that suits their needs, whilst also allowing employers to find the right candidate for the job.
IntelliGym is a comprehensive and adaptive cognitive training programme for athletes that significantly enhances Sport IQ and improves on-field performance. Working with professional teams and elite teen athletes, IntelliGym improves a range of crucial skills – perceived as untrainable until recently – including awareness, anticipation, decision-making under pressure, execution, concentration and avoiding errors.
Net4 is currently operating two platforms: “Voica” (enabling anonymous voice calling to be added to any app), and “Thingable” (creating dashboards to control and interpret data received by sensors). Net4 has the capability to provide sensors, gateways and IoT devices, connectivity (Cellular, LoRa & BLE), connectivity management and distribution, and has channel partners of IBM, Arm and SCC..
CUJU is a web-based platform creating original content that brings the excitement of the English Premier League to a football-obsessed audience in China. Present on all the major web platforms, CUJU captures the unique spirit of English football fans before, during and after the matches and creates an authentic Chinese community around the Premier League teams.
flo is a global Internet of Things connectivity enabler. Most players in the IoT space talk about ‘connected devices’ but the vast majority do not have the connectivity capability nor the ability to secure these connections. flo is making this possible via a ‘virtual core network’ and a unique IoT security layer.