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B is for BUBBLE: Venture Capital in 2013

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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

David Teten

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)

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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

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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

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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

A Look Back On VC Cafe’s Journey Since 2005

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IVC Report: The most active VC Funds in Israel in 2012

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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 – October 2012 Edition

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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

IVC: Most Active Venture Capital Funds in Israel - 2011

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In 2011, venture capital funds made 140 first investments in Israeli and Israel-related companies. Seventy-three first investments by 23 foreign VC funds accounted for 52 percent of the total number of investments, while Israeli VC funds accounted for the remaining 48 percent.

12% Drop in VC Investments in Israel for Q1 2010

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According to the Q1 2010 report, Israeli companies managed to raise $234 million from both Israeli and foreign venture capital funds.

Crisis Shmisis: Q2 2010 Closes with 40 deals and more than $400 million raised in Israel (Deal Summary)

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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

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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

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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 – June 2013 Edition

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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.

Most Active VC Funds in Israel 2010

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The second place was shared by Battery Ventures Israel and Pontifax, with five investments each. Capital Managed ($m). Company. 1.

Global Venture Capital (VC) Blog Directory – Ranked By Monthly Uniques

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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).

The 50 Most Promising Israeli Startups in 2016

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Gett – Taxi hailing and deliveries in Israel, Russia and UK (Raised $102M). Image credit: Kosher OC Magazine. Billion. 150M each).

Special: Top 50 Israeli Startups for 2011

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For the third consecutive year, Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist put together a list of the top 50 startups in Israel (in Hebrew). link].

Israeli Tech Funding & Exits in 2012: Lots of Chutzpah but Show Me Your Instagram?

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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! ]].

Israeli VC Fundraising In 2012 Down 30% but Micro VC Funds on The Rise

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Startups Start Local But Go Global. Is Europe Included?

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Invest in Israel Newsletter February 2011 Edition

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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

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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

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IVC Online and KMPG have released their summary of venture capital raising for Q2 2011, in Israel.

Invest in Israel Newsletter January 2011 Edition

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Bonus video: Israel is chairing Eureka this year, and have produced this video on advancing R&D in Europe. Intel Israel Ltd.’s

PWC MoneyTree Report Q3 2012: Israeli VC Investments Down 33%

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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

Going Down? Q3 VC Investments in US Tech Drop 14%

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billion in venture capital funding in Q3 2010, representing a 14% decline in total funding amount compared to the previous quarter.

European venture growing nicely – UK remains strong

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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)

Steve Blank

Torch has four major parts:  Innovation Clusters , Technology Business Incubators (TBIs), Seed Funding (Innofund) and Venture Guiding Fund.

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144 Israeli startups raised $483 million In Q1 2012

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The remainder of capital came from foreign as well as other Israeli investors. Israeli venture capital investments. million.

General Motors Invests $5 Million in Israel’s PowerMat

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The GM venture arm was set up in June 2010 , with a fund size of $100 million, dedicated for companies developing auto-related technologies.

Why Governments Don’t Get Startups

Steve Blank

Scalable startups are what Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and their venture investors aspire to build. Who’s an entrepreneur? There are 5.7

Invest in Israel Newsletter – April 2012 Edition

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For the Invest in Israel archive,  click here. MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY CENTER TO OPEN IN ISRAEL. Invest in Israel Israel COV ORIDN DG

Imported From Israel: 4 Key Start-up Lessons

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On a per capita basis, you could argue that Israel leads the world in start-up success. Israel has about 7 million citizens.

Startup America – Dead On Arrival

Steve Blank

As they can’t provide the scale to attract venture capital, they fund their businesses via friends/family or small business loans. 2.

Israeli Startups Look to New York, and increasingly Shanghai

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Meir Brand, Google’s GM in Israel said Israel should start thinking more strategically about its future rather than just reacting to threats.

How Do VCs Mitigate Risk In Their Investment Portfolios?

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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.

Former Head of Microsoft Israel Dreams of Billion Dollar Israeli Startups

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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

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The following data are based on information collected by IVC Research Center and analyzed by IVC in cooperation with KPMG Somekh Chaikin Israel.

VC Per Capita: Europe $7, US $72, Israel $142

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He went to highlight the differences in venture capital, "If you take the amount of VC per capita, in Europe, it is $7. In the U.S.