A Different Type of Holding Company
Drawing on the fruits of two decades of hi-tech investment success, together with a reputation for integrity and managerial acumen – The BRM Group is redefining the traditional holding company business model.
With a refreshing investment strategy that encompasses both hi-tech and established industries, The BRM Group offers our partners and entrepreneurs the best of both these worlds. Together with the power of flexibly available financial resources, The BRM Group brings a new model of accessibility and hands-on management involvement to our portfolio companies.
History of Success
The privately-held BRM Group was founded in 1988 as BRM Technologies by Eli Barkat (BRM Chairman), Nir Barkat (Current Mayor of Jerusalem), Yuval Rakavy and Omri Man (no longer a partner).
Following the sale of BRM Technologies’ pioneering anti-virus and backup technology to Symantec in 1993, BRM turned its attention to early stage technology investments, notably including CheckPoint Technologies (NASDAQ: CHKP), and BackWeb Technologies (NASDAQ:BWEB), among others.
Building on the success of these and other investments, in 2001 the Group founded BRM Capital - a $150 million venture capital fund anchored by a $90M private investment by the BRM partners. Supported by a hands-on investment strategy, the fund built a first-class portfolio of market leaders, and boasted a series of successful exits, positioning the fund’s performance in the top quartile, and as one of the only year 2000 vintage funds with a positive IRR. Some of BRM Capital’s notable exits include:
Building on its Success
Today, The BRM Group continues to expand and evolve in and beyond the Israeli technology market.
leverages a streamlined decision-making process - providing
entrepreneurs easy access to valued-added senior team members
and a true alignment of interests.
The Group’s recently-launched multi-market investment vehicle,