Fort Ross Ventures, a venture-capital firm focused on startups in the U.S., Israel, and Eastern Europe, today announced that it closed an oversubscribed $235 million Fund II, raising an additional $35 million beyond its target. The company also announced that Ms. Sharin Fisher, former officer of Israel’s elite cyber-intelligence agency, Unit 8200, has joined the firm as a partner to help identify cybersecurity, SaaS, big data, artificial intelligence, and fintech startups. Fisher will join the Israel office based in Tel Aviv. “In these volatile financial times, we’re pleased that our second fund has garnered so much attention,” Fort Ross Ventures Founder and Managing Partner Victor Orlovski said in the news release. “This allows us to continue to bridge the U.S. and Israeli startup ecosystems with Eastern European markets.”
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About Fort Ross Ventures
Fort Ross Ventures brings together Silicon Valley venture expertise with an extensive network of relationships in the U.S., Israel, and Eastern Europe. The firm leverages their cultural and business development connections to accelerate success for portfolio companies including Uber, GridGain, Moven, eToro, Tufin, NetGuardians, Mobeewave and LendingHome, among others. For more information, visit www.FortRoss.vc.
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