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Report: Israel cybersecurity startups attract large investments

Cybersecurity startups hold a premium position within Israel's investment ecosystem and the country's cybersecurity industry as a whole is second only to the U.S., according to a report from researchers at YL Ventures.

On average, both new and existing cybersecurity startups are raising more seed capital, compared to other Israeli start ups, and are seeing increases in capital funding across all stages of investment with the largest increases occurring in later series of funding, according to the YL Ventures's "2015 State of The Cyber Nation Report."

Researchers said this may be related to the increased participation of U.S. venture capital firms which tend to invest in companies in later stages.

Approximately 15 percent of all startups established in 2015 have already secured seed funding, raising an average of $2.5 million, the report said. 

Cybersecurtiy accounted for 16 percent of the country's total investments compared to seven percent globally.

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