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Investments

91

Portfolio Exits

15

Partners & Customers

1

About BIRD Foundation

The BIRD (Binational Industrial Research and Development) Foundation works to encourage and facilitate cooperation between U.S. and Israeli companies in a wide range of technology sectors and offers funding to selected projects. BIRD has approved over 900 projects over its 37 year history. To date, BIRD's total investment in these projects has been over $300 million and has received approximately $100 million in repayments. BIRD funded projects have generated direct and indirect sales of approximately $10 billion.The BIRD Foundation provides support of up to 50% of a project's budget, or up to $1 million, beginning with R&D and ending with the initial stages of sales and marketing. The Foundation supports projects without receiving any rights in the participating companies or in the project itself. The Foundation shares the risk and requires the investment to be repaid only if the project reaches the sales stage.

BIRD Foundation Headquarter Location

Kiryat Atidim Building 4, 15th floor

Tel Aviv, 6158001,

Israel

972-3-6988300

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Latest BIRD Foundation News

US-Israel Foundation Calls For Project Proposals That Focus On Green Energy

Apr 5, 2022

Moving energy and light concept. Photo by Federico Beccari on Unsplash BIRD Energy, the energy division of the Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD) announced its next funding cycle for joint US-Israeli project proposals that focus on green development relating to renewable energy, improving energy efficiencies, and other decarbonizing technologies. Project proposals must include a joint R&D cooperation in which one company or academic institution is from the US and the other is from Israel in order to be considered. Proposals must also include commercialization as one of their ultimate goals. Examples include proposals for solar and wind power tech and water tech. The conditional grant is up to 50 percent of the combined project R&D budget, and up to a maximum of $1 million per project. This year’s call for proposals includes a call for technologies that scale up carbon-free technologies and lower carbon emissions. The US and Israeli governments both agree on the urgent need to address the global climate crisis by accelerating the transition to a clean energy and carbon-free economy, BIRD said in the announcement. BIRD Energy was created in 2009 by the US Department of Energy, Israel’s Ministry of Energy, and the Israel Innovation Authority, following the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. It was established three decades after the BIRD foundation itself was established in 1977, to foster collaboration between Israeli and American industries. After more than a decade, BIRD Energy has funded 60 joint US-Israel clean energy projects for a total investment of approximately $47.5 million and approximately $62 million in funds matched by the private sector to commercialize clean energy technologies. “BIRD Energy…supports initiatives that promote innovative technology in clean energy that combat climate change,” said Limor Nakar-Vincent, deputy executive director for business development and BIRD Energy. “The program provides funding for cooperation to advance sustainable and renewable sources of energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. BIRD can assist U.S. and Israeli companies and universities in their search for potential partners and support them in their proposal Submissions. The application process is web-based and requires a prior discussion with BIRD Foundation. Deadline for executive summary submissions is June 30th. If approved, the deadline for the full-scale proposals is August 16. Projects will be selected for funding in November. Refer to BIRD’s website for submission details. Subscribe to NoCamels weekly newsletter and get our top stories

BIRD Foundation Investments

91 Investments

BIRD Foundation has made 91 investments. Their latest investment was in MyndYou as part of their Grant on October 10, 2021.

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BIRD Foundation Investments Activity

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Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

10/17/2021

Grant

MyndYou

$0.9M

Yes

1

10/6/2021

Grant

BeeHero

$4M

Yes

5

9/27/2021

Grant

YonaLink

$1M

Yes

1

9/27/2021

Grant

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$99M

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10

4/27/2021

Series B

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$99M

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10

Date

10/17/2021

10/6/2021

9/27/2021

9/27/2021

4/27/2021

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Grant

Grant

Grant

Grant

Series B

Company

MyndYou

BeeHero

YonaLink

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Amount

$0.9M

$4M

$1M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

5

1

10

10

BIRD Foundation Portfolio Exits

15 Portfolio Exits

BIRD Foundation has 15 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Radiflow on April 29, 2022.

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Companies

Valuation
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Acquirer

Sources

4/29/2022

Corporate Majority

$99M

1

12/6/2021

Acquired

$99M

3

11/24/2021

IPO

4

10/7/2021

Acquired

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10

3/26/2021

IPO

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10

Date

4/29/2022

12/6/2021

11/24/2021

10/7/2021

3/26/2021

Exit

Corporate Majority

Acquired

IPO

Acquired

IPO

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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1

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4

10

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BIRD Foundation Partners & Customers

1 Partners and customers

BIRD Foundation has 1 strategic partners and customers. BIRD Foundation recently partnered with Liberty Defense Technologies on July 7, 2021.

Date

Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

7/12/2021

Partner

United States

Liberty Defense Announces Contract Signing for BIRD HLS and DHS Funded Program - Liberty Defense

Atlanta , GA> , USA -- July 12 , 2021 -- Liberty Defense , a leading concealed weapons and threat detection solutions company , is pleased to announce that it has signed the Cooperation and Project Funding Agreement with The Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development , Binational Industrial Research and Development Program , for $ 1M USD .

1

Date

7/12/2021

Type

Partner

Business Partner

Country

United States

News Snippet

Liberty Defense Announces Contract Signing for BIRD HLS and DHS Funded Program - Liberty Defense

Atlanta , GA> , USA -- July 12 , 2021 -- Liberty Defense , a leading concealed weapons and threat detection solutions company , is pleased to announce that it has signed the Cooperation and Project Funding Agreement with The Israel-US Binational Industrial Research and Development , Binational Industrial Research and Development Program , for $ 1M USD .

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1

BIRD Foundation Team

1 Team Member

BIRD Foundation has 1 team member, including current Chief Financial Officer, Shlomo Cohen.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Shlomo Cohen

Chief Financial Officer

Current

Name

Shlomo Cohen

Work History

Title

Chief Financial Officer

Status

Current

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