Israel based GreenRoad Technologies, formerly known as (Diagnostics Drive), develops innovative driver safety technologies that prevent risky driving before an accident occurs. The company has just completed a $14.5M round led by Virgin Green Fund and Benchmark Capital with participation from [...]
A year ago people used to say that “content is king” when it comes to making it big on the internet. But does the old paradigm hold today when every web 2.0 startup seeks user-generated content and 156,046 social networks were created on Ning? Meet the new king – “syndication”. [...]
Volatility in the markets soared this past week as we approach the end of the first month of 2008, and as we’ll approach the likely reality that the US has already entered a recession. The San Francisco Business Journal asked me to provide a comment for the article “Israel rolls out high-tech stars“. The [...]
I loved reading this headline: “SVB FINANCIAL GROUP OPENS ITS DOORS IN ISRAEL”. I first heard about Silicon Valley Bank’s intention to open an Israeli branch from Michael Moretti back in 2006. We met at the Israel/US Venture Summit and talked about all the great activity and [...]
In an effort to fight fraudulent transactions and boost trust in online purchases, Paypal, the online payment service of eBay (NSDQ: EBAY), bought Israel/California based Fraud Sciences for a whooping $169 million in cash.
Fraud Sciences is has developed online risk management [...]
In an exclusive interview with VC Cafe, Levy Cohen, CEO and Founder of Israel/US based Collarity, provides insights into the company’s value proposition, future plans and lessons learned along the way.
Founded in 2005, Collarity has developed a comprehensive content monetization platform for web publishers. What does it mean? Collarity [...]
SemantiNet, a semantic search technology startup based in Israel, raised a round of $1.7 million led by Giza Venture Capital. Israeli angel and internet guru Yossi Vardi is listed among Semantinet’s previous investors along with Sir Ronald Cohen (founder of Apax Partners), Robert Imershein, Moudi Ben-Shachand and Jeff Pulver.
There’s not [...]
Will Price of Hummer Winblad summarizes an interesting session at the University Venture Fund‘s Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah. The session titled “Quick Hits: Do’s and Dont’s of Entrepreneurshipa” was given by Martin Plaehn’s, CEO of Bungee Labs, to a crowd of 300+ students of UVF from [...]
Investing in stocks is a risky business, especially when the markets are a roller coaster like today. Rather than putting all your money in US government bonds until the storm is gone, one can use the web to alleviate the risk by following every move of experienced money managers with verified [...]
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