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About Benson Oak Ventures

Benson Oak Ventures focuses on investments in Israel with a mission to support great entrepreneurs build the platforms of the future.

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Hamenofim 10

Herzliya,

Israel

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Aktivate Raises $7M in Seed Funding

Sep 17, 2021

Aktivate , a New York-based sports technology platform, raised $7M in Seed funding. The round was led by Will Ventures with participation from Tal Ventures, Village Global, Benson Oak Ventures, angel investors Zeke Emanuel and Howard Morgan. The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and accelerate its growth. Founded by serial entrepreneurs Hesky Kutscher and Dhruv Singh, Aktivate provides a SaaS based tecnology platform for K-12 schools to manage and fund scholastic sports. The system features administration and engagement tools to bring together student-athletes, their families, schools, and valued partners. Through recent acquisitions and integrations of Utah-based Register My Athlete and New York-based Sportz Ventures, Aktivate now powers student-athlete administration for over 1,300 K-12 schools and 1.5 million athletes across 30 states and has strategic relationships with numerous state athletic associations including Texas’ University Interscholastic League. The company has also named three education technology and sports industry leaders to key founding executive positions at the company. These include: Brian Cooley who joins as chief commercial officer Sara Petry who joins as chief product officer Shane Emmons who joins as chief technology officer. FinSMEs 17/09/2021

Benson Oak Ventures Investments

12 Investments

Benson Oak Ventures has made 12 investments. Their latest investment was in Tailor-ED as part of their Seed VC - II on September 9, 2021.

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Benson Oak Ventures Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

9/16/2021

Seed VC - II

Tailor-ED

No

Israel Colorado Innovation Fund, Lucas Venture Group, Symbiosis Technology, and Y Combinator

1

9/14/2021

Seed VC

Aktivate

$7M

Yes

Howard Morgan, Tal Capital, TechAviv, Village Global, Will Ventures, and Zeke Emanuel

2

4/27/2021

Series A

ZenGo

$20M

No

Austin Rief, Collider Ventures, Distributed Global, Elron Electronic Industries, FJ Labs, Insight Partners, Samsung NEXT, and Temasek Holdings

3

1/26/2021

Seed VC - II

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$99M

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10

11/13/2019

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

Date

9/16/2021

9/14/2021

4/27/2021

1/26/2021

11/13/2019

Round

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Series A

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Company

Tailor-ED

Aktivate

ZenGo

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Amount

$7M

$20M

$99M

$99M

New?

No

Yes

No

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Co-Investors

Israel Colorado Innovation Fund, Lucas Venture Group, Symbiosis Technology, and Y Combinator

Howard Morgan, Tal Capital, TechAviv, Village Global, Will Ventures, and Zeke Emanuel

Austin Rief, Collider Ventures, Distributed Global, Elron Electronic Industries, FJ Labs, Insight Partners, Samsung NEXT, and Temasek Holdings

Sources

1

2

3

10

10

Benson Oak Ventures Team

1 Team Member

Benson Oak Ventures has 1 team member, including current Managing Partner, Robert Cohen.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Robert Cohen

Managing Partner

Current

Name

Robert Cohen

Work History

Title

Managing Partner

Status

Current

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