President Trump and the Future of US Healthcare Regulation & Reimbursement – Opportunities for Startups

The Trump Administration will undoubtedly transform US healthcare regulation and reimbursement. For ventures looking to capitalize on increasing consumerism in patient behavior, home-based aging in place, and other lower-cost, technology-driven solutions, the net effect of more out-of-pocket spending is likely to be positive. Continue Reading

Israel & Japan: Konnichi Wa to Collaboration, Sayonara to Stagnation

Japan is the world’s #3 economy…but not for Israel. It is not even a top 10 trading partner. To strengthen bi-lateral trade, Avi Hasson, Chief Scientist and Chairman of the Israeli Innovation Authority, led a delegation of 11 Israeli IoT startups this… Continue Reading

Snapchat – The Next Great Advertising Platform (guest post)

In his guest post, Levi Shapiro examines the validity of Snapchat as an advertising platform and the successful campaigns brands were already able to use on the product to reach millennials. Continue Reading

Israeli Consumers Prefer ONLINE Media

In a survey released this week by Google and BCG, among the 11 countries surveyed, Israelis ascribed the most value to their online media. The value that Israeli consumers attach to online media suggests that business models will need to rapidly adapt to this new environment. Continue Reading

Occupy the App Store!!

As developers grow increasingly desperate for monetization, Amazon (which runs its own app store in 200 countries) identified success factors of the Top 50 applications. Continue Reading

Want Your Startup To Appear in TechCrunch? Lean Marketing Hacks for Startups

How to get the first users to your startup and spread the word using growth hacking techniques. Continue Reading

mHealth & Digital Health: Guide to the Future of Healthcare

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The healthcare sector is undergoing historic transition, spurred by the reforms of Obamacare and innovation in mobile, digital and nano technology. This VC Cafe post by Levi Shapiro covers a high level view on the trends in mHealth and eHealth. Continue Reading

From a modest $200 million in bi-lateral trade in 1992 (when diplomatic relations were established), India-Israeli trade surpassed $6 billion in 2012-13. This number is projected to double with the passage of a Free Trade Agreement. Continue Reading