BillGuard – Fends Off VCs in $10M Series B Round

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BillGuard has raised $10 Million in their Series B round of financing. Investors include bigtime funds like Khosla Ventures, Peter Thiel’s Founder’s Fund, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors; previous investors Bessemer Venture Partners and IA Ventures also contributed to this round Continue Reading

Top 11 Startups in Tel Aviv (and Other European Cities) by Wired Magazine

Top startups in Europe according to Wired magazine

Wired magazine published a great spread on its print version, covering Europe’s hottest startup capitals, including Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Moscow, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam and Barcelona, ranking the hottest startups in each of the cities (link to the pdf version after the jump). Continue Reading

Organization Sponsors Interns to Work at Israeli Tech Companies [guest post]

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The TAMID Fellowship is a selective program that funds TAMID’s most promising student leaders for an eight-week internship and business immersion experience in Israel. For Israeli companies, the TAMID Fellowship is a boon. TAMID compensates the interns directly, and companies are not required to provide a wage. Continue Reading

Bitesize Monday: Recap of Israeli startup investments and product launches

BITESIZE TUESDAY VC CAFE

June 2011 kicks off with the completion of HTIA, Israel’s high tech association conference, where more than 90 (!) startups have exhibited. May has been a busy month for Israeli startups with great exposure in Techrunch disrupt in New York, funding rounds and debate about the future of the Israeli venture capital funds. Below are the headlines. Continue Reading

Zeev Holtzman: Israeli VC is on the verge of collapse [but wait, there’s more]

Zeev Holtzman, founding partner of Giza Venture Capital and founding member of the Israel Venture Association (IVA), cautioned that “Israel’s venture capital and startup industry is heading for collapse. The industry, which is the economy’s growth engine, is liable to be irreversibly damaged”, in a recent interview to the Venture Capital Journal Continue Reading

Bitesize Monday: eToro, Covertix, Iway, Tawkon, Grouper….

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Bitesize Monday on VC Cafe- the headlines that make the startup nation what it is today… founding rounds raised by eToro, Covertix, Playcast Media and Omek Interactive, product launches by Tawkon, acquisition by Groupon and much more.
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Four Stealth Israeli Startups with promise: Intential, SourceFox, INEZE, BillGuard

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Four Israeli startups in stealth: Interntial, SourceFox, Ineze and BillGuard. Check them out and help them grow. Continue Reading