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Southern Starlight Initiative

Investing in the Negev tech ecosystem. For Resilience. For the Community.


Empowering the South

In these trying moments, Arieli Capital stands steadfast in its dedication to championing the resilience and innovation of Israeli startups. As the nation navigates the complexities of the current situation, our belief remains unshaken: unity is our strength, and together we will persevere.

With deep commitment, we announce that Arieli Capital has earmarked 5 million NIS to bolster early-stage Israeli startups affected by recent events.

Our mission is clear: to nurture and empower these startups, ensuring that their pioneering spirit thrives, even in the face of adversity. Just as our portfolio companies are stepping up to the challenge, we also remain committed to driving innovation and resilience.

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Helping those in need

Our Commitment

Arieli Capital has always been, and will continue to be, dedicated to fostering innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship in Israel. We understand that the current situation has brought unforeseen challenges to many startups. We firmly believe that by investing in the future of these companies, we invest in the future of the nation.

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Our Support

  • Financial Assistance: We are allocating 5 million NIS to invest in early-stage startups that are struggling due to the ongoing situation. This capital will be directed towards startups with innovative solutions and the potential to make a significant impact.
  • Mentorship and connections: Beyond financial assistance, we will also provide mentorship and guidance to help the startups navigate through these challenging times. Our global team at Arieli Capital is dedicated to providing expertise and support to help these venture thrive.

Who Should Apply

Early-stage startups, particularly originating from, or operating in,  the south that have been impacted by recent events. We look to support startups, from seed to Series A funding stages, that possess innovative ideas, demonstrate strong potential, and exhibit a resolve to triumph over adversity.

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Apply here to be considered for the funding opportunity, please fill out all application details below. Subject to due diligence and evaluation by the investment committee.

We will review each application carefully and strive to work closely with the selected startups to provide the necessary support in the process.