Israeli tech transfer co SNÉ raises $2.5mJul. 28, 2016
SNÉIsrael’s Technology Transfer Company, has closed a $2.5 million financing round from Arieli Capital, a venture capital fund founded and managed by Eric (Ariel) Bentov. This is the first significant external financing round by SNÉ, which was selected by the Council of Higher Education in Israel (CHE) as the preferred provider of intellectual property commercialization services for all academic colleges and government-funded hospitals and research institutes.
SNÉ provides commercialization of intellectual property for more than 40 Israeli colleges and government-funded research institutes and hospitals. Through the use of a proprietary methodology, SNÉ's services save time and hassle in the establishment of a commercialization center for promising inventions, providing research institutes with a proven and efficient solution.
Based in Ra’anana and with 10 employees, SNÉ was founded in 2013 by Omri Raisman, Gerardo Nahum, Dr. Shai Yarkoni, and Adv. Amos Konforti. The company won an eight-year government tender published by the Council of Higher Education (with an option to extend for four more years) to establish a company to encourage the commercialization of knowhow and intellectual property at colleges, hospitals and research institutes.