An Infatuation Over Israel’s Start Up Industry

Israeli flag @ Blue Bay Hotel_0511As Passover is here and spring as sprung, we thought it was a good enough reason to collate all the recent blogosphere buzz on Israeli start ups. A small counrty with lots of tech, Israel caught some headlines in recent weeks, questioning its mojo. From Sarah Lacy’s provocative piece, to the compliments from the Economist, below are the headlines that caught our attention.

Now that China Is the New Israel…What’s Israel? (Israeli startups, Part I – 434 comments, mostly anti-Israel)

Reponses:

Risk Aversion And The Perils Of Selling Too Early (Israeli Startups, Part II) 

Israeli Entrepreneurs: Know What Game You Are Playing (Sarah Lacy, for the third time, on her experience in Techonomy)

Lands of opportunity (The Economist, Special report on Entrepreneurship, features Israel, Denmark and Singapore)

Does Israel Still Have its Mojo? AOL Certainly Thinks So (Roi Carthy, on AOL’s newly appointed office manager for Israel)

MyHeritage: Avoiding the MetaCafe Curse (Techcrunch, on openning offices outside of Israel)

 Value of Israeli high-tech M&A fell 19 percent in 2008 (Globes, and the sad reality of exits in 2009)

Study on a Possible Israeli Strike  on Iran’s Nuclear Development Facilities (pdf report)

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Makes Israel sound like an interesting place, right? Happy holidays everyone and a joyous spring.

Eze Vidra
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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.