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

logo_themarkerTheMarker, 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 at the outset of the interview asked me “why should startups approach VC Cafe rather than traditional media?” It was early in the morning, but the question was easy for me to answer. I believe that blogs represent another angle of the media, but they’re not here to kill the traditional printed word. I told Guy what Israeli startups already know: I don’t need a scoop as the pre requisite of an interview with a company that has a cool story or product. Blogs simply provide additional exposure, especially in the early stages of the startup’s life cycle.

Though the news on Israeli venture capital and startups is constant, I decided a long time ago that real lessons and takeaways don’t lay behind the press releases and the official announcements. The lessons are in the stories that entrepreneurs share, in the companies’ visions, in the business model creativity, the bootstrapping abilities and the dedication and skill of the management teams. That’s why I like the interview format so much.

Below are some of the stats featured in TheMarker IT article:

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I’m truly honored to be featured alongside some of my favorite and most respected bloggers. Below is the list of blogs described in the article as “Must Know” for all Israeli startups:

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Original article in The Marker(Hebrew): http://it.themarker.com/tmit/article/2896

and also in Haaretz

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Eze Vidra

Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote
Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Ezewas a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.
Eze Vidra
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Eze Vidra

Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Eze was a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.