Highlighting Israeli Q2 2011 Israeli VC Investments

Israel's dollar volume of deals is up almost 100% compared to the previous quarter

An illustrated report of global VC investments in Q2 2011, highlights the number and volume of deals in Israeli startups. It’s worth calling out some of the startups, which are not only making headway through product innovation, but also through the backing of world-class investment funds such as Sequoia, Battery, Greylock and up-and-comer funds such as Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Index Ventures. 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