Israel’s first student-run venture capital fund.
By Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Founded by BGU’s students and recent grads. Backing BGU dreamers on their path to tech and social entrepreneurship.
Cultivating the next generation of student investors.

Ben-Gurion University is a cutting-edge institution at the vanguard of tech development and innovation. Cactus Capital is operating at the heart of Yazamut 360 Entrepreneurship Center. Our students and graduates are tackling some of the most pressing problems on the planet.

Cactus Capital is here to back the exceptional.

Cactus Capital Team 2022-2023

We Invest

Raising capital for first-time Startup Founders is hard.

We’re the type of investors that let you make mistakes but insist that you get it right. We back outstanding student entrepreneurs with the resources they need to grow their endeavors, and we back our words with an early-stage investment of up to ₪ 100,000.

Leave your excuses and doubts behind – It’s time to see if you have what it takes.


We Educate

Cactus Academy takes the sharpest thinkers and doers on an exploration of the venture capital world. Through an amazing educational training, we transform students into analysts.

We don’t require our student to have any fancy titles or prefer any major over another. We love tech, value passion, dedication, and creativity.

Cactus is here to make an impact, to embrace and empower change makers.

86 Graduates and counting

Our Portfolio

Our Partnerships

The fund is generously supported by David Bengis & family.