Targetech’s Newest Project: Neatcall

Targetech Innovation Center, which changed its name from Target Technology Center (perhaps to avoid confusion with the known US retailer Target), is a “new privatized dynamic high-technology center located in Israel.” Managed by experienced CEO Azriel Kadim, Targetech is a… Continue Reading

Israeli VC’s Invest $4.25M in US Based Proficiency


Israel’s Catalyst Investment, along with Carmel Ventures and Pitango Venture Capital have invested $4.25M in Boston-based Proficiency, a “leading developer of solutions that enable manufacturers and their suppliers to extract and share product knowledge from diverse engineering and manufacturing environments.”… Continue Reading

Microsoft Wises Up With The Acquisition Of Israel’s YaData


The Israeli exit list for 2008 continues to grow. Microsoft announced today the acquisition of YaData (literally means “you knew” in Hebrew), a provider of advanced tools for the discovery of unique customer segments. Exact deal terms were undisclosed, but… Continue Reading

Potentially Groundbreaking Cancer Treatment Needs Money


Professor Avraham Hochberg from the Hebrew University is the Chief Scientist of Biocancell, a two-year-old Israeli biotech startup specializing in the development of patient-oriented, targeted therapy for the treatment of a wide range of cancers. Biocancell was created with former… Continue Reading

Given Imaging not Given FDA Approval

Given Imaging’s new PillCam COLON was not approved for commercial distribution by the FDA on February 18, even though it’s been approved for commercial use in Israel and Europe. The Israeli company develops, produces and markets innovative, patient-friendly products that… Continue Reading

New Fund Raises $162M to Invest In 17 Israel BioMed Companies

SCPVitalife Fund is a new Israel venture capital capital that has just raised a whole lot of money to invest in Israel’s promising biomed startups. Jeff Dykan, Managing Director of the fund said they “planned to raise $150 million but… Continue Reading

There can only be a single #1 recommendation platform for blogs: Outbrain Closes $5M A-Round


Outbrain announced the closing of a $5M A-round investment today, led by Gemini Israel Funds and Lightspeed Venture Partners. Outbrain’s seed investor GlenRock Israel, also participated in the round. Outbrain is a content recommendation and rating platform for blogs, news… Continue Reading

The land of milk and honey: Ten Israeli companies annouce rounds in less than two weeks

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Tonight was the Oscar night, but Hollywood stars are not the only ones getting the attention. No less than eight rounds were raised by Israeli companies in the last couple of weeks, totaling over $72 million. What are the reasons… Continue Reading

VC Cafe Featured in “Blogs Every Israeli Startup Must Know”

TheMarker, Israel’s prominent business magazine and Haaretz, one of Israel’s largest newspapers, featured VC Cafe in a spread on “The Blogs That Every Israeli Startup Should Know“. Guy Grimland, editor of TheMarker IT, interviewed me a couple weeks ago and… Continue Reading