B is for BUBBLE: Venture Capital in 2013
JANUARY 20, 2014
The BUBBLE came to Israel too, with a record $4.2 Last year, the VC industry partied like its 1999. Seed-stage deals now require $5.1 million.
How ff Venture Capital Works With Universities And Students
MARCH 13, 2015
I meet with a lot of people from the academic world, so I thought it would be helpful to summarize how ff Venture Capital works with universities.
UK and Israel – Growth through Partnership (Guest Post)
NOVEMBER 28, 2013
Britain and Israel are inextricably linked by a profound and intimate history. Israel and the UK have such a partnership.
Venture Capital (VC) Blog Directory – 2011 Edition
Thinking About Thinking
JANUARY 19, 2011
This is the 4th edition of the Venture Capital Blog Directory ( 1st edition , 2nd edition , 3rd edition ). This directory includes 149 venture capital, microVC/seed, and growth equity blogs. Fred Wilson ( @fredwilson ), Union Square Ventures, A VC (81,483). Mike Speiser, SutterHill Ventures, Laserlike (490).
Invest in Israel Newsletter – August 2013 Edition
SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
As every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, which offers many helpful tools for prospecting investors. ibm Invest in Israel ivc ivc online MIT Trusteer VentureBurn apple Israel venture capital
12% Drop in VC Investments in Israel for Q1 2010
APRIL 29, 2010
According to the Q1 2010 report, Israeli companies managed to raise $234 million from both Israeli and foreign venture capital funds.
HTIA 2012 – The Current VC Vibe in Israel
SEPTEMBER 13, 2012
We’ve seen some pretty good years recently, with VC funding in Israel reaching an all-time high in 2011 at a record $2.2 Israel Israeli Chief Scientist Israeli Economy Israeli High Tech Chief scientist Israel Israel VC Venture Capital in Israelbillion. [[ This is a content summary only.
Crisis Shmisis: Q2 2010 Closes with 40 deals and more than $400 million raised in Israel (Deal Summary)
JULY 6, 2010
Worth noticing that Battery Ventures and Sequoia are picking pace amongst the foreign funds and Carmel and Gemini. Ofakim Hi-Tech Ventures Ltd.
Invest in Israel Newsletter – January 2014
FEBRUARY 3, 2014
For the Invest in Israel archive, click here. ” JOHNSON AND JOHNSON TO OPEN MED-TECH INCUBATOR IN ISRAEL. Uncategorized IFF
2009 First VC Investments in Israel Down 50 Percent
FEBRUARY 15, 2010
Below are two interesting charts from IVC Online’s survey of active venture capital funds in Israel, based on first investments.
Invest in Israel Newsletter – October 2012 Edition
NOVEMBER 1, 2012
As every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, which offers many helpful. [[ This is a content summary only. Invest in Israel Israel startup nation Israel venture capital
A Look Back On VC Cafe’s Journey Since 2005
JANUARY 27, 2013
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Most Active VC Funds in Israel 2010
MARCH 29, 2011
The second place was shared by Battery Ventures Israel and Pontifax, with five investments each. Capital Managed ($m). Company. 1.
IVC Report: The most active VC Funds in Israel in 2012
FEBRUARY 12, 2013
A new report by IVC Research center, ranks the most active VC funds in Israel according to their first money investments.
Invest in Israel Newsletter – June 2013 Edition
JUNE 27, 2013
As every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor, which offers many helpful tools for prospecting investors. For the Invest in Israel archive, click here.
Israeli VC Fundraising In 2012 Down 30% but Micro VC Funds on The Rise
JANUARY 28, 2013
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Invest in Israel Newsletter February 2011 Edition
MARCH 15, 2011
As every month, VC Cafe is re-posting the “Invest in Israel” Newsletter, published by the investment promotion center of Israel’s Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor , which offers many helpful tools for prospecting investors. Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics also reported a higher-than-expected annual growth rate of 4.5
FT Covers Israel The Startup Nation – Sep 1 2011
SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
In the first half of 2011, over $1 billion of VC funding was raised in Israel (according to IVC). Yet not all is rosy.
First Half of 2011 Showed Boost in Later Stage VC Deals in Israel
JULY 20, 2011
IVC Online and KMPG have released their summary of venture capital raising for Q2 2011, in Israel.
Special: Top 50 Israeli Startups for 2011
MAY 17, 2011
For the third consecutive year, Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist put together a list of the top 50 startups in Israel (in Hebrew). link].
Global Venture Capital (VC) Blog Directory – Ranked By Monthly Uniques
Thinking About Thinking
JANUARY 13, 2010
It’s exciting times these days after we launched Volition Capital on Monday (01/11/10). The first post on the blog is: Why did you choose the name Volition Capital? Global VC Blogs: Europe , Canada , Israel. Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures, A VC (100,279). Bill Gurley, Benchmark Capital, Above The Crowd (23,084).
Startups Start Local But Go Global. Is Europe Included?
NOVEMBER 2, 2012
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The 50 Most Promising Israeli Startups in 2016
MAY 12, 2016
Gett – Taxi hailing and deliveries in Israel, Russia and UK (Raised $102M). Image credit: Kosher OC Magazine. Billion. 150M each).
Israeli Tech Funding & Exits in 2012: Lots of Chutzpah but Show Me Your Instagram?
JANUARY 15, 2013
Groucho Marx could have been talking about the Israeli hi-tech sector when he said “I made a killing on Wall Street a few years ago…I shot my broker”. In 2012, as Israeli exits topped $5.5 billion, [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].
Going Down? Q3 VC Investments in US Tech Drop 14%
DECEMBER 7, 2010
billion in venture capital funding in Q3 2010, representing a 14% decline in total funding amount compared to the previous quarter.
Invest in Israel Newsletter January 2011 Edition
FEBRUARY 1, 2011
Bonus video: Israel is chairing Eureka this year, and have produced this video on advancing R&D in Europe. Intel Israel Ltd.’s
General Motors Invests $5 Million in Israel’s PowerMat
JANUARY 6, 2011
The GM venture arm was set up in June 2010 , with a fund size of $100 million, dedicated for companies developing auto-related technologies.
Brexit: Why the EIF must remain
The Equity Kicker
OCTOBER 13, 2016
The European Investment Fund (EIF) is an EU institution that exists to stimulate the startup ecosystem by investing in venture capital funds. They have made a huge contribution to the UK scene, backing 37% of UK based venture funds between 2011 and 2015. Venture CapitalIt’s a big deal.
Invest in Israel Newsletter – April 2012 Edition
MAY 3, 2012
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Israeli Startups Look to New York, and increasingly Shanghai
DECEMBER 7, 2010
Meir Brand, Google’s GM in Israel said Israel should start thinking more strategically about its future rather than just reacting to threats.
PWC MoneyTree Report Q3 2012: Israeli VC Investments Down 33%
OCTOBER 30, 2012
Last week PWC released its quarterly moneytree report on the state of the venture capital industry in Israel. Last week PWC released its quarterly moneytree report on the state of the venture capital industry in Israel. Israel Israel VC Indicator Israel venture capital MoneyTree PWC
European venture growing nicely – UK remains strong
The Equity Kicker
OCTOBER 6, 2015
Gil Dibner just published this great analysis of Q3 venture activity in Europe and Israel. UK and Israel dominate with France and Germany next at approx half the size (slides 10 and 11). Venture CapitalHere are the seven points that stick in my mind.
China’s Torch Program – the glow that can light the world (Part 2 of 5)
APRIL 11, 2013
Torch has four major parts: Innovation Clusters , Technology Business Incubators (TBIs), Seed Funding (Innofund) and Venture Guiding Fund.
Former Head of Microsoft Israel Dreams of Billion Dollar Israeli Startups
OCTOBER 18, 2011
In 2006, Moshe was promoted to corporate vice president and head of Israel Research and Development. By Ben Bakhshi.
Israeli Venture Capital Fund Raising 2010
Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.
MARCH 16, 2011
The following data are based on information collected by IVC Research Center and analyzed by IVC in cooperation with KPMG Somekh Chaikin Israel.
How Do VCs Mitigate Risk In Their Investment Portfolios?
Ask The VC
OCTOBER 2, 2011
investing in the US, China, and Israel), but these tend to be limited to a few very large firms. Venture Capital hedging risk vcQuestion: How do VCs mitigate risk in their investment portfolios? Are While I’m sure there are some folks that do this, I don’t believe it’s prevalent. This ebbs and flows. 4.
Why Governments Don’t Get Startups
SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
Scalable startups are what Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and their venture investors aspire to build. Who’s an entrepreneur? There are 5.7
Bitesize Monday: Indian Summer in Israeli VC funding (Takadu, Celeno, Superfish, Headway, Real Match)
NOVEMBER 15, 2010
T he VC funding news from Israel are piling up on my inbox. Other venture capital links. Funding news. venturebeat ].
Startup America – Dead On Arrival
FEBRUARY 8, 2011
As they can’t provide the scale to attract venture capital, they fund their businesses via friends/family or small business loans. 2.
Cotendo Raises $12 Million To Improve Speed and Content Delivery on the Net
MAY 5, 2010
T enaya Capital led a $12 million C round in Israeli start up Cotendo, joined by current investors Sequoia Capital and Benchmark Capital.