Clearhaven Partners buys Israeli co SundaySky

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Israeli personalised online video platform enterprise SundaySky has introduced that it has marketed handle in the corporation to US personal equity business Clearhaven Associates. At the similar time SundaySky has declared that it is laying off 13% of its workforce totaling 24 staff in Israel, the US and Japan.

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SundaySky’s announcement is slim on details but states that Clearhaven Companions will devote around $100 million in the organization with some of the cash heading to current shareholders to purchase a stake of far more than 50% and some into the firm’s coffers for upcoming investment decision.

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This volume is far beneath the $280 million valuation that SundaySky prepared at the commence of the year to get hold of in a Tel Aviv Inventory Exchange IPO. The corporation was reportedly previously drawing up its prospectus and hoped to raise $70-100 million.

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SundaySky was launched in 2007 by president and CPO Shmulik Weller and CTO Yaniv Axen. Considering the fact that 2017 the company’s CEO has been an American – Jim Dicso. The company has elevated $75 million to date from traders together with Viola Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Classic and NTT Docomo.

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SundaySky lets organizations to create customized online video clips for their clients which includes particular facts of the customer from their name and the use they make of products. So an insurance firm can make their yearly report obtainable to all customers in a clip that involves facts about the purchaser. In the same way online ecommerce firms can develop a video clip about distinct solutions but working with the similar total clip – a new element that SundaySky released only previous year.

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In accordance to specifics posted at the conclusion of final calendar year, SundasySky experienced once-a-year recurring revenue (ARR) of extra than $40 million in 2021. The company’s small business design is created around once-a-year subscriptions for its software program.

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One particular of SundaySky’s rivals is Israeli enterprise Idomoo, which held an IPO on the TASE final calendar year at a company valuation of NIS 344 million but has since found its share selling price fall by 80%. Idomoo had revenue of $13.1 million in 2021.

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Published by Globes, Israel business news – en.globes.co.il – on July 11, 2022.

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