As the first Technological Innovation Fund led by the Mossad, Libertad seeks out promising startups, entrepreneurs, and ideas with a focus on technological research in its early stages.
Libertad aims to support entrepreneurs and startup companies with the goal of creating a mutually beneficial collaboration and knowledge exchange.
Libertad's fund offers up to NIS 2,000,000 (a larger fund may be approved in special cases) in equity-free capital for R&D of relevant, viable and groundbreaking projects.
Libertad is looking for innovative technologies that allow for automatic execution of the following: document categorization, document summarization, entity extraction, and definition of semantic relationships between documents, using methods from domains such as machine learning, statistics or other relevant areas, in Hebrew as well as other languages.
Libertad's simple but comprehensive process includes the following stages:
You are welcome to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.. Please attach a Word document of no more than two pages, including the following information:
Libertad translates from Latin as "freedom" – this is one of the principles on which the fund we created was based: the freedom of companies and entrepreneurs in the Startup Nation to create innovative and groundbreaking technology with our help, and the Mossad's freedom to realize this bridge with technological innovations.
Libertad is also the name of a ship that carried Jewish immigrants, which departed Bulgaria in June 1940 and reached mandatory Palestine about a month later.
Innovative, groundbreaking technologies in a variety of fields are of interest to us. You are invited to closely observe Libertad's areas of interest . From time to time, a new Calls for Proposals will be posted to the public.
Libertad will finance R&D programs of entrepreneurs and selected companies. In return for the financing, we do not expect shares in the company, the financing is equity-free, we put no restrictions on the IP, and do not demand a repayment in royalties. At the end of each development project, the Mossad receives a non-commercial and non-exclusive license to use the developed IP, as stated in the contract signed between the sides. This means that at the end of the funded development program, the IP will be available for the Mossad to use. The company that developed the IP remains the owner, and can do with it as it sees fit.
Our investment is equity free. The only thing the Mossad receives in return for its investment is access to the intellectual property created during the funded development program, by means of a non-commercial and non-exclusive license to use the IP.
The Mossad wants to encourage innovation and creation of groundbreaking technology, to realize its R&D challenges. We have built a simple contractual process. We openly publish the principles of working with us, and the technology developed will be implemented by us, in cooperation between the parties. Our model can ensure initial financing that will boost entrepreneurs at a stage when many ideas are not realized because investors do not rush to pour in funds so early, while we embrace such challenges. We are striving for a WIN-WIN situation, and feel we have built a model that will serve both us and the entrepreneurs.
Anyone can apply. Companies and entrepreneurs must have innovative, revolutionary ideas that meet our technological requirements, and a strong team. Materialization of the approved program can only be made with an incorporated entity. Libertad is not obliged to accept any submitted proposal. All proposals will be examined and evaluated by Libertad under its sole discretion and in accordance with the applicable rules.
No. We are committed to mutual commercial discretion and do not publicize the names of companies we invest in.
Of course. Libertad does not restrict additional fundraising. We position ourselves as a unique partner in the Israeli capital investment ecosystem, thus we provide as much assistance and encouragement in raising additional funding as possible.
Not at all. A clear procedure for applying, being considered and receiving a response is published on this website; Libertad thinks and acts like a commercial institution in every way.
Libertad is open to everyone. Have you read our Call for Proposals? Do you think you have an idea for innovative groundbreaking technology that could solve one or more of the problems presented, and a strong relevant team? Email us at email@example.com.
Prior acquaintance with the defense system is not necessary; it is neither an advantage or disadvantage. From our point of view, anyone can apply, it all starts and ends with excellent technology and a strong team.
We have created a simple contract of six clear pages in English. We understand that this is the way to work with startups.
We offer up to NIS 2,000,000 for an R&D project. In unusual cases, we may approve larger projects. The investment is materialized upon the signing of the agreement in four predetermined technological milestones, over a two-year period - at most.
If you are an entrepreneur who wants to develop an innovative technology that provides an excellent solution to one or more of the problems presented in the Call for Proposals, or a similar problem that you have identified, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will take it from there.