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

Most Active VC Funds in Israel 2010

Most active Israel VCs in 2010 IVC Research

With six first investment deals Evergreen Venture Partners was the most active VC fund in Israel in 2010, according to the latest IVC Research Center report. The second place was shared by Battery Ventures Israel and Pontifax, with five investments each. Continue Reading

Libox Wants To Manage All of Your Media and on Any Device (Interview with Erez Pilosof)

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Libox, a new Tel Aviv-based startup offering a free service to share and store photos, videos and music, wants to disrupt the industry. To learn more about the product and the founder’s ambitious vision, I interviewed Erez Pilosof, founder and CEO of Libox who also founded and ran Walla! (Israel’s largest online portal) from inception to IPO as well as Oren Nauman, deputy CEO at Libox. 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

The Impact of the Dollar Devaluation on Israeli Startups

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This year alone, the Dollar dropped 20% against the Shekel, causing startups to run out of money quicker than what they expected. In the article “Start-ups stuck in winter doldrums“, Globes interviews Erez Shachar, a managing partner at Evergreen Venture… Continue Reading