E&Y Journey 2011, The Great Debate: Go Public or Stay Private

Journey 2011 Panel

Last week Ernst & Young held their annual conference Journey 2011 at the Hilton hotel in sunny Tel Aviv, Israel. There were over 2000 participants and around 100 speakers from all over the world. Representatives from banks, VCs, publicly traded… Continue Reading

Special: Top 50 Israeli Startups for 2011

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For the third consecutive year, Israeli financial newspaper Calcalist put together a list of the top 50 startups in Israel (in Hebrew). VC Cafe took note to bring you the full list of top 50 Israeli startups in English: PowerMat, Broadlight, Conduit, PrimeSense, Objet, Kenshoo, Imperva, Anobit, DoubleVerify, Wix, SuperDerivatives, AeroScout, Siano, Waze, TaKaDu, ExLibris, SolarEdge, Adsmarket, (Matomy), dbMotion, RADWIN, cVidya, Boxee, N—trig, Cotendo, Varonis, Kontera, Outbrain, RedBend, Mobixell, Celeno, AMIMON, Pontis, Gigya, Clarizen, Mobileye, Celtro, Altair, Amobee, WhiteSmoke, Cyber—Ark, OpTier, Wanova, ConteXtream, eXelate, Peer39, Netformx, Tradonomi (eToro), Surf, Zend, Soluto Continue Reading

IBM to Buy Database Security Co Guardium for $225 Million

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IBM is about to acquire Guardium for $225 Million, according to Haaretz. Guardium provides software solutions for database activity monitoring, security, and auditing. This is the largest high-tech Israeli exit in 2009 and a great achievement for Guardium’s investors, who will be getting 10x returns on their bets. Continue Reading

Israeli VC Funds Raised $793 Million in 2008

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The capital available for investment now reaches $1 Billion, of which $400 million is intended for first investments in high-tech companies and the remainder reserved for follow-on investments. Forecasts for 2009 are pretty grim – IVC estimates only $300 million to be raised this year Continue Reading

Bitesize Monday: 5 Israeli Companies Get Cash Injections

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Ben Gurion once said: “In Israel, in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles”. Boy was he right. Ehud Olmert’s entanglement in what seems to be a deep bribery case, is the sixth investigation opened against Israel’s… Continue Reading

Investors Believe In Iamba Networks, Add $7 Million Investment

Iamba networks has secured a $7 million round from previous investors Pitango Venture Capital, Cedar Fund, Giza Venture Fund and UK-based Kreos Capital. The company develops chips for telecommunications, specifically Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON), a technology that aims to… Continue Reading