The 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Israel for 2011

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For the 12th consecutive year, the Deloitte Brightman Almagor Zohar Technology Fast 50 Program annually recognizes and honors the 50 private and publicly held fastest growing technology companies in Israel, based on percentage revenue growth over a five-year period. Continue Reading

Half of Israel’s VCs Believe We Are Near A Second Internet Bubble

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The recent wave of Internet IPOs seems to remind the Israeli VCs of the previous tech bubble. 50% of them, believe that we’re about to enter a second bubble and 33% claim that Groupon, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Zynga are overvalued, according to the latest Israel VC Indicator Survey for Q2 2011, published by Deloitte. Continue Reading

Janvest Wants to Fill the Seed Investment Gap in Israel (Interview)

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Janvest, a new seed fund of $5 million backed by American angel investors and chaired by the former head of the Mossad (Danny Yatom), saw an opportunity to fill the gap by making offering US-based angel investors the opportunity to tap into the Israeli startup industry. To learn more, VC Cafe interviewed Brian Rosenzweig, one of the managing partners in the new fund and the former marketing director at 21Ventures. Continue Reading