In “Save and Print These LumaScapes to Get a Grasp on Digital Media [Infographics]” posted on VC Cafe in June 2011, we shared the useful infographics created by US consultancy LumaPartners. The LumaScapes are a great way to depict an industry value chain all in one page. While [...]
Israeli startups are now aquiring each other. In 2010, I wrote about Israeli startup Afterdownload on VC Cafe, and was really impressed with what I saw. Today, Carmel Ventures shared the news that AfterDownload was sold to IronForge, its Israeli partner, for $28 million.
US accelerator program Techstars, recently ranked #2 startup accelerator worldwide by Forbes, is moving to the UK, merging with UK accelerator program Springboard. Up until now, TechStars had operated a franchise model in Europe in the form of StartupBootcamp, but this one is different, said David Cohen.
The official [...]
Israeli startup Taboola is growing from strength to strength. The recent news of a D Round of $15 million round led by Pitango and joined by previous backers Evergreen Venture Partners, WGI Group and Marker.
Taboola’s flagship product, EngageRank, suggests related videos users may click on, and helps publishers [...]
Ciaran O’leary of Earlybird, a VC fund in Berlin, gives founders a checklist for running due diligence on their potential investors. Due diligence should go both ways: VC check-list for entrepreneurs, suggests three main categories that entrepreneurs should check before accepting to take [...]
Most of the mobile industry players (hardware, software, networks, etc) converges to Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona once a year to show off their latest innovations, sign deals and set the new horizon in mobile. The Israeli Pavilion has long been one of the top attractions of MWC, drawing [...]
A new report by IVC Research center, ranks the most active VC funds in Israel according to their first money investments. Carmel Ventures topped the list with 11 new investments followed by Horizons Ventures. In total, 90 VC funds in Israel made first investments in Israeli startups, but only 19 [...]
The New York Times is launching a new startup accelerator, TimeSpace, a 4 month program taking in early stage media startups into the NYT Headquarters. TimeSpace will bring in three to five start-ups to connect with NY Times staff, demo their product, and teach/learn alongside entrepreneurs and employees who make their livings in digital media, technology and journalism.
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